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February 24, 2015

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11:11 PM | February 22, 2015: Discovering AIDS’ Animal Roots and Discovering Morocco’s Ancient Markets
This week on National Geographic Weekend, join host Boyd Matson and his guests as they dangle from a hot air balloon over pristine forest, walk from Russia across Australia, protect Italy's wildlife in a national park, share a language with chimpanzees, document Alberta's tar sands, track the evolution of HIV, climb China's mountains and bird watch, visit Morocco's ancient bazaars, and ski New England's unusually deep powder.

February 16, 2015

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12:41 PM | Water Bears on Ice: Guest blog by Jesamine Bartlett
Huge thanks to Jesamine Bartlett – a recent MSc graduate from the University of Sheffield who has been working on Tardigrade research – for providing this introduction to the weird […]
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12:41 PM | Water Bears on Ice: Guest blog by Jesamine Bartlett
Huge thanks to Jesamine Bartlett – a recent MSc graduate from the University of Sheffield who has been working on Tardigrade research – for providing this introduction to the weird […]

February 15, 2015

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3:35 PM | Penguins=South; Polar Bears=North
Floridians hold a Penguin Plunge event because penguins are found south and polar bears...north. Yes, polar bears are usually found in the Arctic, BUT the "South" we are talking about is well south of the Gulf of Mexico and often, the Antarctic. (Most cold-weather "plunge" events tend to be named for the Polar bear, or region.)

February 09, 2015

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10:54 PM | February 8, 2015: Photographing “Snottites,” Dodging Humpbacks With Feeding Orcas, and More
This week on National Geographic Weekend, join host Boyd Matson and his guests as they dodge humpbacks while photographing orcas, study sulfuric snot deep in caves, understand the invisible brain injuries impacting veterans, learn to tell visual stories at a photo camp in South Sudan, climb up Niagara Falls, put a magnet inside of a cow's stomach, visit Syria's refugee camps, and understand animal friends.

February 03, 2015

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10:35 PM | Climate Change Poses Challenges to Plants and Animals
Because of climate change, spring, summer, fall and winter in the temperate zones are all arriving on average 1.7 days earlier than they ever have before. The changing climate with its more extreme weather is affecting many plant and animal species, disturbing their habitat and disrupting ecosystem functioning. How will plants and animals deal with these challenges?

January 29, 2015

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3:08 PM | Rocks in the right place at the right time…
Flo looks two examples of the strange and important ways that geology and where it’s located can affect international governance and regulation. From the presence of tiny coralline islands to ownership of the Arctic! I’ve always had an interest in the peculiarities of geology and geomorphology and the inordinate (sometimes almost absurd!) ways that they play their part in deciding on big international governance. Humanity has long-relied on the presence of geological features such […]

January 28, 2015

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2:20 PM | Arctic sea-ice decline erratic as expected
Imagine a ball bouncing down a bumpy hill. Gravity will ensure that the ball will head downwards. But, if the ball hits a bump at a certain angle it might move horizontally or even upwards for a time, before resuming its inevitable downward trajectory. This bouncing ball is an analogy for the behaviour of Arctic … Continue reading Arctic sea-ice decline erratic as expected →
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11:59 AM | Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #75
Wow! We are almost there! Nearly 860,000 Wild Bird Enthusiasts on our Facebook page and counting… This is the 75th edition of the “Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week” and represents one of the best wild bird photograph collections I have ever seen. This is a testament to how far this community has come and…
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