Posts Tagged: national geographic

Watching the World End: A History of The Weather Channel


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

Weekly Geekery


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.


The Rumpus Interview with Alice Dreger


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

Welcome to the Clone Zone


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, there are a million complications between us and restored flocks of passenger pigeons, but who knows what the future will bring?