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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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 to Reward Winners Handsomely

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

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

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.