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  • 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...
  • Photog behind viral image of starving polar bear raises questions about climate change narrative[tr]

    07/28/2018 11:40:56 AM PDT · by ETL · 23 replies ^ | July 28, 2018 | Paulina Dedaj
    Photographer behind viral image of starving polar bear raises questions about climate change narrative -snip- In an article for the August issue of National Geographic titled “Starving-Polar-Bear Photographer Recalls What Went Wrong,” Cristina Mittermeier talks about the intended message of the image versus the message that was received. “We had lost control of the narrative,” she said. “Photographer Paul Nicklen and I are on a mission to capture images that communicate the urgency of climate change. Documenting its effects on wildlife hasn’t been easy,” she wrote in the article. “With this image, we thought we had found a way to...
  • National Geographic Admits 'Starving Polar Bear' Was a Bit of a Fraud

    07/28/2018 7:38:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | July 27, 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...
  • So. Much. Stupid.

    03/15/2018 5:11:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | March 15, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    What a stupid time to be alive. Maybe there was always this much dumb in the world and we just didn’t notice it because the Internet didn’t exist, or maybe it’s new. Whatever the case, the amount of “public stupid” has never been higher. Since this is a column and not a book, I’m limited in just how much I can cover here, but suffice to say, if stupid were a marinade and society a steak, we’d be penetrated all the way through this week.So here, in no particular order, is just some of the stupid that happened this week (so far,...
  • Why We Put a Transgender Girl on the Cover of National Geographic

    12/22/2016 10:38:33 AM PST · by detective · 120 replies
    National Geographic ^ | December 22, 2016 | Susan Goldberg
    Lots of people are talking about Avery Jackson, a nine-year-old girl from Kansas City who is the first transgender person to appear on the cover of National Geographic. Since we shared photos of the cover of our special issue on gender on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, tens of thousands of people have weighed in with opinions, from expressions of pride and gratitude to utter fury. More than a few have vowed to cancel their subscriptions.
  • ‘National Geographic’ just made history with its new cover (Transgender BS)

    12/17/2016 3:46:10 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 99 replies
    Fusion ^ | 12/16/2016
    As part of its January 2017 issue exploring our evolving understandings and definitions of gender, National Geographic is featuring nine-year-old transgender rights activist Avery Jackson on its cover—the first time a trans person has made the cover of the magazine. Jackson rose to stardom last year when she began documenting her transition with “Avery Chats,” a series of YouTube videos describing how she came to understand her identity at such a young age and eventually came out to her parents as trans. “When I was born, doctors said I was a boy, but I knew in my heart I was...
  • National Geographic and Katie Couric Chronicle the GENDER REVOLUTION with Moving 2-Hour Documentary

    12/15/2016 1:49:50 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 73 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/15/2016 | Business Wire
    It used to appear so simple for many of us: you were a boy or you were a girl. Girls wore pink, and boys wore blue; girls played with dolls, and boys played with trucks. Yet around the globe, these traditional notions of gender are changing rapidly, and labels are no longer so clear cut. National Geographic sets out to explore this evolving concept of gender through the lens of science, society and culture in the groundbreaking new two-hour documentary GENDER REVOLUTION: A JOURNEY WITH KATIE COURIC, premiering Monday, Feb. 6, at 9/8c. Produced by Katie Couric Media with National...
  • Afghan girl from National Geographic cover arrested in Pakistan

    10/26/2016 5:46:19 AM PDT · by tekrat · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ( ^ | 10/26/2016 | Andrew Marszal
    The green-eyed Afghan refugee girl whose iconic photograph captured the world’s attention three decades ago has been arrested for living illegally in Pakistan with fraudulent documents. Pakistani police arrested Sharbat Gula, now married and in her forties, at her home in Peshawar on Tuesday, just a few miles from the border camp where the famous National Geographic cover image was taken in 1984. Her arrest followed reports that she, like many Afghans, had illegally procured false Pakistani identity cards - for herself and two men she claimed were her sons - in order to remain in the country.