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  • The 13 biggest food trends for 2024, from fig leaves to world whisky

    04/28/2024 11:22:49 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 6 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 1/20/24 | Joel Porter
    1. Fig leaf The humble fig leaf is the surprising new must-have ingredient for chefs — the leaves are being used in everything from ice cream to curry. The leaf can’t be eaten raw, but its sweet, creamy, herbaceous flavour can be infused into oils and dairy, or even made into syrups as a cocktail ingredient. Simon Rogan’s Aulis features a fig leaf parfait with white chocolate and mint; east London’s hot new opening, Papi, serves oysters dressed in a fig leaf mignonette; new Mayfair bar Nipperkin has a fig leaf and butter cocktail; and Parafante offers a bottled fig...
  • Miep Gies, Protector of Anne Frank, Dies at 100

    01/11/2015 12:07:41 PM PST · by iowamark · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 11, 2010 | RICHARD GOLDSTEIN
    Miep Gies, the last survivor among Anne Frank’s protectors and the woman who preserved the diary that endures as a testament to the human spirit in the face of unfathomable evil, died Monday night, the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam said. She was 100. The BBC said Mrs. Gies suffered a fall late last month and died at a nursing home. “I am not a hero,” Mrs. Gies wrote in her memoir, “Anne Frank Remembered,” published in 1987. “I stand at the end of the long, long line of good Dutch people who did what I did and more —...
  • 'Insulting': Disney+ invents person's homosexuality in famous true story

    07/11/2023 11:43:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    WND ^ | July 10, 2023 at 6:00pm | By Peter LaBarbera
    Bel Powley stars as Miep Gies in the Disney+ series 'A Small Light' (Video screenshot) How far will Hollywood "progressives" go to advance their agenda of celebrating all things LGBT? Evidently, as far as taking a real historical figure and making him homosexual – with zero evidence – as a tool to inject "queer" history into the storyline. Tony Phelan and Joan Rater are the husband-and-wife creators of the popular historical mini-series "A Small Light," about Miep Gies, a Dutch woman who famously helped hide Anne Frank's family and other Jews from Nazi occupiers carrying out Hitler's "Final Solution" in...
  • 'Insulting': Disney+ invents person's homosexuality in famous true story

    07/11/2023 2:06:26 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 4 replies
    WND ^ | July 10th 2023 | Peter LaBarbera
    How far will Hollywood "progressives" go to advance their agenda of celebrating all things LGBT? Evidently, as far as taking a real historical figure and making him homosexual – with zero evidence – as a tool to inject "queer" history into the storyline. Tony Phelan and Joan Rater are the husband-and-wife creators of the popular historical mini-series "A Small Light," about Miep Gies, a Dutch woman who famously helped hide Anne Frank's family and other Jews from Nazi occupiers carrying out Hitler's "Final Solution" in World War 2-era Amsterdam. The Hollywood couple takes "artistic license" to a whole new dimension...
  • 135-yr-old National Geographic magazine lays off its last 19 staff writers, may go off newsstands

    06/29/2023 6:36:24 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 121 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | 6/20/2023 | Keval Singh
    The job cuts are part of cost-cutting measures by the magazine’s parent company, Walt Disney.
  • For only $100,000, you can fly around in a private jet complaining about climate change

    06/09/2022 4:12:05 AM PDT · by jdege · 5 replies
    National Geographic and the Wall Street Journal ^ | June 1, 2022 | National Geographic
    The Future of Everything: Exploring Global Innovation by Private JetaGain unique perspectives on advances in science and technology—from urban design to climate change—with insights from National Geographic Experts and Wall Street Journal reporters and editors. Explore colorful bazaars and stunning architecture in Samarkand, and discuss the impacts of the Silk Road revival with archaeologist and National Geographic editor Kristin Romey. Join Wall Street Journal deputy chief news editor Gráinne McCarthy to discover Tallinn, one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe and a hub for the future of cyber technology. Document astonishing landscapes—from Iceland’s Thingvellir National Park to the Mongolian...
  • Bird-watcher wrongfully accused in Central Park video gets a bird-watching TV show

    05/21/2022 4:02:31 PM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
    NPR ^ | May 19, 2022 | Jonathan Franklin
    Christian Cooper, the bird-watching Black man who was the target of false accusations during an encounter in New York City's Central Park in 2020, has a new TV show airing on National Geographic. The channel announced this week that Cooper, a lifelong bird-watcher, will host a series called Extraordinary Birder. In the series, Cooper will take viewers into the "wild, wonderful and unpredictable world of birds," according to National Geographic. "Whether braving stormy seas in Alaska for puffins, trekking into rainforests in Puerto Rico for parrots, or scaling a bridge in Manhattan for a peregrine falcon, he does whatever it...
  • National Geographic’s Editor in Chief Goes WILD With Woke 'Race Card' Lingo

    06/08/2021 9:41:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies ^ | 6/7/2021 | Gabriel Hays
    The premier world wildlife, science and history publication National Geographic seems to be succumbing to the woke mind virus. Well, senior staff at the famous magazine are, at least. According to one conservative commentator, Editor in Chief Susan Goldberg sent out a mass email from the magazine over the weekend in which she denounced her own “white” “privilege.” Now that’s what you call a “humblebrag.” But, yes, Susan Goldberg, the head editor of National Geographic and the first woman to have ever held that position at the prestigious left-wing rag, added an extra line to her signature in a National...
  • Fauci’s ‘Expect The Unexpected’ Book Is Exactly What You’d Expect From A Self-Serving Bureaucrat

    06/02/2021 6:46:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 2, 2021 | Kylee Zemple
    The highest-paid federal employee, best known for flip-flopping on COVID messaging and fudging the numbers, is now going to pontificate about truth and service in an autobiography where he gets to be the hero? What a joke.We learned on Tuesday that even after America fully returns to normal, we will be left with yet another unpleasant side effect of the pandemic: more of Anthony Fauci’s face on our screens and pages, this time backed by the communist sympathizers at Disney.The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, following in the footsteps of scandal-ridden New York Gov. Andrew...
  • National Geographic Documentary Films orders “Fauci” feature doc

    02/01/2021 3:10:48 PM PST · by conservative98 · 36 replies
    REALSCREEN ^ | February 1, 2021 | By Kim Izzo
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the world’s most famous infectious disease expert, is about to get the feature film treatment from National Geographic Documentary Films and Emmy winners John Hoffman (The Weight of the Nation) and Janet Tobias (Unseen Enemy) and Academy Award winner Dan Cogan (Icarus), and two-time Academy Award nominee Liz Garbus (The Farm: Angola, USA). The feature doc – simply called Fauci – offers a rare look inside the extensive professional career and personal life of this devoted public servant and American hero, including as he faced the biggest challenge of his life and career: the COVID-19 pandemic, an...
  • National Geographic Unveils Historic Find With Excavation of Ancient Egypt's First Fully Intact Funeral Home

    05/12/2020 5:57:02 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    Business Wire ^ | May 3, 2020 | National Geographic Media Contact
    National Geographic today released never-before-seen footage from within ancient Egypt's first known fully intact funeral home. In conjunction with Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, a team of archaeologists led by Dr. Ramadan Hussein from Germany's Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen, uncovered the burial complex, dating back to 600 BC, deep beneath the sands at the Saqqara necropolis less than an hour's drive south of Cairo. The new, four-part series KINGDOM OF THE MUMMIES produced for National Geographic by BBC Studios follows the team as they explore the subterranean chambers and open four sealed, 2,600 year-old sarcophagi to unlock secrets...
  • Sorry Indiana Jones, the Ark of the Covenant Is Not Inside This Ethiopian Church

    04/27/2020 2:13:18 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 86 replies
    Live Science ^ | 7 December 2018 | Owen Jarus
    Ethiopia was invaded by the Italian troops during a military campaign that lasted from 1935 to 1936. After Italy declared war on the United Kingdom in 1940, British forces invaded and took Ethiopia in 1941. At the time, Ullendorff was a British army officer who was also a young scholar with extensive knowledge of Ethiopian history and languages, Parfitt told Live Science. "He went to the Church of Mary of Zion with a couple of soldiers," Parfitt said. He spoke to the monks in the church in Amharic, a language widely spoken in Ethiopia, asking to see the ark. His...
  • Giant Meteorites Slammed Earth Around A.D. 500?

    02/05/2010 7:31:57 AM PST · by Palter · 31 replies · 906+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 03 Feb 2010 | Richard A. Lovett
    Double impact may have caused tsunami, global cooling Pieces of a giant asteroid or comet that broke apart over Earth may have crashed off Australia about 1,500 years ago, says a scientist who has found evidence of the possible impact craters. Satellite measurements of the Gulf of Carpentaria (see map) revealed tiny changes in sea level that are signs of impact craters on the seabed below, according to new research by marine geophysicist Dallas Abbott. Based on the satellite data, one crater should be about 11 miles (18 kilometers) wide, while the other should be 7.4 miles (12 kilometers) wide....
  • Taking UFOs Seriously

    02/11/2019 10:02:05 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 121 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | Feb 05, 2019 | Glenn C. Altschuler Ph.D.
    In American Cosmic, D.W. Pasulka, a professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, draws on a six-year ethnographic study and the work of Carl Jung (Flying Saucers) and Jacques Vallee (Passport to Magonia and The Invisible College) to explain the widespread belief in aliens. Pasulka identifies three aspects of UFO inquiry: physical evidence (crash sites and artifacts); testimonials made by experiencers; and the persistence of belief whether or not there is verifiable evidence to support it. Pasulka also challenges the view that UFO believers are uneducated, fringe members of society. Some very well-regarded scientists, she indicates,...
  • Climate impacts grow, but U.S. can adapt, says new report

    11/23/2018 1:01:38 PM PST · by RightGeek · 42 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 11/23/2018 | ALEJANDRA BORUNDA
    Today, U.S. government agencies released a heavily anticipated new report about how climate change is impacting the United States. The 4th National Climate Assessment (NCA4) lays out a detailed picture of how communities across the country are already feeling the effects of climate change—from intensified risk of wildfires in California, to droughts slowing agricultural production in Iowa and much more. The report is the second half of a vast effort by scientists, land managers, public health officials, and others to assess the state of the climate across the U.S. The report's first volume, published in 2017, summarized the state-of-the-art knowledge...
  • Mars on National Geographic

    11/19/2018 9:42:16 PM PST · by daler · 27 replies
    I had such high hopes for this series, because I am intensely interested in space exploration and the possible man landing on Mars. Add to that, it's directed by Ron Howard, so I had every expectation of a quality production. Instead of an intriguing documentary on what could occur with a man landing on Mars, we get a sermon on corporate exploitation of the earth and, eventually, another freaking planet! Including fawning interviews with Greenpeace activists. Such a disappointment.
  • Venomous sea creatures on the rise thanks to climate change

    10/09/2018 5:51:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 82 replies
    National Geographic ^ | October 8, 2018 | BY JOSHUA RAPP LEARN
    Human beings might have to cope with an increasing amount of venomous bites, stings, and other brush ups with poison due to climate change. That’s according to a new study, coming at the same time that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report warning that negative impacts from a warming world are coming faster than expected. According to a massive new analysis of poisonous or venomous aquatic animals, dangerous species might become increasingly common in new ranges. Species whose ranges might shift polewards due to warmer water include lionfish, sea snakes, crown-of-thorns starfish and a number of...
  • SAG-AFTRA Won't Rescind Morgan Freeman's Life Achievement Award After Investigating [tr]

    09/06/2018 3:28:34 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 6, 2018 | David Robb
    After an independent investigation of sexual harassment allegations against Morgan Freeman, SAG-AFTRA said it will not rescind the Oscar-winning actor's SAG Life Achievement Award – the union's highest honor. The award was presented during this year's SAG Awards... SAG-AFTRA launched the investigation in May following a CNN report that said that eight women had come forward with allegations "they were victims of what some called harassment and others called inappropriate behavior" by Freeman. In the wake of the report, the union said it was considering "corrective action" with regard to the award, which was presented just a month before the...
  • Cultural-appropriation of food is not OK so I won’t be watching Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted

    08/05/2018 8:13:10 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 78 replies
    UK Metro ^ | 8/3/18 | Sejal Sukhadwala
    (snip) According to the press release, National Geographic’s Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, scheduled to air next year, promises ‘three key ingredients: unlocking a culture’s culinary secrets through exploration and adventure with local food heroes; tracking down high-octane traditions, pastimes and customs that are specific to the region in hopes of discovering the undiscovered; and, finally, testing Ramsay against the locals, pitting his own interpretations of regional dishes against the tried-and-true classics.’ Let’s look at all three elements. The first two are about a sweary, loud-mouthed chef with little understanding of a country’s cuisine, traipsing around with a camera crew, ‘discovering’ their...
  • National Geographic Admits ‘Starving Polar Bear’ Was a Bit of a Fraud

    07/28/2018 9:26:44 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | 27 July 2018 | S. Noble
    Remember that video of an emaciated Baffin Island polar bear that went viral last December? It became the poster bear for climate change. National Geographic made a stunning admission – it was a bit bogus. The Statement: National Geographic went too far in drawing a definitive connection between climate change and a particular starving polar bear in the opening caption of our video about the animal. We said, “This is what climate change looks like.” While science has established that there is a strong connection between melting sea ice and polar bears dying off, there is no way to know...