Posts Tagged: national geographic

Watching the World End: A History of The Weather Channel

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[A]ll this sensationalism has made The Weather Channel, inadvertently and ever increasingly, the essential television viewing experience of the Anthropocene.

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Weekly Geekery

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Is HBO’s bookish Westworld poised to give science fiction the Game of Thrones treatment? Antelopes, Bollywood, climate change, Brönte. National Geographic‘s autumn book recommendations—sushi, hiking, murder, oh my! Elon Musk name-drops Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. (Also, we’re going to Mars?) Spotting dementia through diction in Agatha Christie.

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The Rumpus Interview with Alice Dreger

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Alice Dreger discusses her latest book, Galileo’s Middle Finger, the relationship between science and social justice, and the state of modern academia.

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Welcome to the Clone Zone

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Via Longreads, a Carl Zimmer story on his National Geographic blog about bringing lost species back from extinction. Dinosaurs are probably out of the question because their remains are too old to contain usable DNA, but according to “an expert on mammoth DNA at McMaster University in Ontario,” recreating woolly mammoths is “just a matter of finances now.” Of course, […]

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Endangered Languages

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“Different languages highlight the varieties of human experience, revealing as mutable aspects of life that we tend to think of as settled and universal, such as our experience of time, number, or color.” At National Geographic, Russ Rhymer writes about the value of protecting the heterogeneity of language in a rapidly globalizing world.

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