All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘National Geographic’

Harrison Ford Narrates Aviation Film After Near-Death Plane Crash

Not even crash landing his own vintage airplane can keep Indiana Jones star and aviation enthusiast Harrison Ford from the skies. The 72-year-old Ford will narrate “Living in the Age of Airplanes”, a National Geographic Studios film featuring the history of aviation. According to a National Geographic press release, “Living in the Age of Airplanes” chronicles the rise of the aviation …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Taking Star Talk to Late-Night

In order to help the world’s most-beloved astrophysicist continue his quest to educate the American public on the cosmos and beyond, someone is giving Neil deGrasse Tyson a late-night talk show. It’s National Geographic, which has just announced the new show Star Talk, set to premiere this year. Star Talk get its name from Tyson’s podcast of the same name, …

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Biggest Flying Bird Revealed, Wingspan 24 Feet

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 was found at the Charleston airport in 1983 while construction workers were doing their jobs. A backhoe had to be …

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Carl Sagan Made Science Sexy; New “Cosmos” Is Bringing It Back

Spring forward, everyone! Yep. We may be losing an hour of sleep – but starting today you’ll get to see our cosmic morning star for more hours every day for the next several months. And tonight, after it’s set, another cosmic thing you’ll get to see is Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. What’s Cosmos? Glad you asked! It’s this cool remake …

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Pinterest Reportedly Getting Into The Travel Business

Pinterest’s popularity seems to be taking it into some interesting directions. Earlier this year, the visual social network moved toward ecommerce with product pins. These enable users to see pricing, availability and information about where to buy items they see on Pinterest. Next up is apparently travel. Travel blog Skift reports that it is hearing from multiple sources that Pinterest …

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Michelle Trachtenberg As Marina Oswald

Michelle Trachtenberg has signed on to play Marina Oswald, Lee Harvey Oswald’s wife, in the new television movie, “Killing Kennedy”. In recent interviews, she discusses the challenges that have come with playing this role and how she prepared for the part. In preparation for her role, she faced many obstacles. Most of Marina’s lines in the film were in Russian. …

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Doomsday Castle: Preparing for Armageddon

There have been predictions of “doomsday” for hundreds of years. From Y2K, to the most recent scare of December 21, 2012, people have been preparing themselves, in numerous ways for the day that life will stop as we all know it. The “National Geographic” channel has already had one show regarding “doomsday”, “Doomsday Preppers”, but now they have another family …

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Not Afraid Of Snakes? You Will Be After Watching This Severed Snake Head Move In For A Kill

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 a rattlesnake. He valiantly chopped its head off, but found that nature is never that easy to subdue: Holy sh*t, …

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National Geographic Just Put Out This Video Of 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.

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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 collected on June 29. More on the “Wow! Reply” here. [via psfk]

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National Geographic to Tweet Reply to The Wow! Signal

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 in such a way that, at the very least, it would not mistakenly start an intergalactic invasion of our pale …

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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, and he intends to take it there. This is no joke, the director of the hit film Titanic is undertaking …

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