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Biggest Flying Bird Revealed, Wingspan 24 Feet

Biggest Flying Bird Revealed, Wingspan 24 Feet

By Val Powell July 9, 2014

On Monday, paleontologists revealed the biggest flying bird to ever live. They called the bird Pelagornis sandersi, which belonged to a family of toothed birds that flew over the oceans around 25 million years ago. The fossil of the bird …

You Should Probably Be Terrified Of Snakes You Should Probably Be Terrified Of Snakes

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Snakes are terrifying. The good thing is that snakes are mortal. They can no longer harm us after its head has been lopped off, right? Right? National Geographic reports that Santa Cruz resident Thomas Scott recently found himself face-to-face with …

NatGeo YouTube Video Shows Monkeys Getting Drunk NatGeo YouTube Video Shows Monkeys Getting Drunk

National Geographic uploaded a video of monkeys crashing the campsite of a liquor bootlegger to its YouTube channel. That’s pretty much it. Enjoy. Nature.

National Geographic Tweets @ Aliens National Geographic Tweets @ Aliens

National Geographic’s Chasing UFOs sent about 20,000 tweets to space, in response to the “Wow! Signal”. It’s a crowdsourced project aimed at telling beings in outer space a bit about the human race. I’ll let Chasing UFOs explain: Tweets were …

Nat Geo to Tweet Reply to The Wow! Signal Nat Geo to Tweet Reply to The Wow! Signal
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If you could say anything to extraterrestrials, do you think you could sum up your thoughts in 140 characters? To be so brief in a close encounter of the fifth kind, one would hope you could get your point across …

James Cameron Funds High-Tech Submarine James Cameron Funds High-Tech Submarine

Director James Cameron is boldly going where no man has gone before, or at least since 1960. Cameron has funded the construction of a high-tech one-man submarine capable of diving seven miles beneath the Pacific Ocean into the Mariana Trench, …

Google Science Fair Finalists, Life-Changing Prizes Google Science Fair Finalists, Life-Changing Prizes

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Winners of the Google Science Fair, the world’s largest online science competition, will be handsomely rewarded for their efforts: prizes include “once-in-a-lifetime experiences like a scientific trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions, unique scholarships, and real-life work …

National Geographic To Distribute YouTube “Life In A Day” Film
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An experimental film project in which over 80,000 YouTube users opted to participate will soon reach far beyond computer monitors and the occasional Internet-connected TV.  National Geographic has picked up the U.S. distribution rights to Life in a Day, ensuring a theatrical release.

Global “Google Science Fair” Planned
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Not much info is available at this point, but the parents and teachers of scientifically inclined 13-18 year olds (along with the 13-18 year olds themselves) might want to stay close to their computers tomorrow morning.  At 9 AM EST, Google intends to announce the first-ever Google Science Fair.

Google’s described the event as "the world’s first online global science competition," and some interesting partners are also involved: CERN, LEGO, National Geographic, and Scientific American. 

National Geographic, Weather.com Befriend Bing
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National Geographic and Weather.com are not, if we’re to be honest, nearly as trendy as something like Twitter or Facebook.  Still, both entities garner a significant amount of respect (and a significant number of page views), and Bing recently received a sort of nod from each of them.