Move to a Geodesic Dome Because Toxins Are Probably Making You Old

Ever wonder what the car exhaust and UV rays you soak up while walking to work and/or stuck in traffic are doing to your body? Bad news! They're very likely aging you before your time, just like your grueling work schedule and loud-ass neighbors. » 5/28/14 4:40pm 5/28/14 4:40pm

National Geographic Photographer Meets Deadly Leopard Seal

National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen was in Antarctica to capture shots of leopard seals. One approached him, jaws wide and ready for biting...and if you haven't heard the rest of the story yet, you need to watch this brief clip. » 9/03/13 9:20am 9/03/13 9:20am

What's It Like to Watch a Cheetah Run in Slow Motion? Absolutely…

Cheetahs are the fastest land animals on the planet, so it should come as no surprise that watching them run at top speed is nothing short of impressive, but did you know that it could also be stunningly beautiful? National Geographic, with the help of the Cincinnati Zoo, built a dolly with the special purpose of… » 11/29/12 10:50am 11/29/12 10:50am

Rodeo Announcer Says Michelle Obama Belongs in National Geographic

In a move that has brought shame upon the noble profession of rodeo announcing, a lone moe-ron at a small California rodeo has set back mainstream acceptance of airbrushed cowboy hats with hot pink feathered roach clips attached to them by decades. During a rootin', tootin' jamboree this weekend, the announcer made a… » 9/17/12 11:00am 9/17/12 11:00am

Is Your Last Name Popular Enough to Be on the Map?

Ever wondered just how common your last name is? Well, the folks at National Geographic are offering up this super fascinating map that allows you to zoom in on different areas of the country and see what the most common surnames are and what their probably provenance is. It's fascinating to see not only the effects… » 3/25/12 10:30pm 3/25/12 10:30pm

Woman With 700 Cats Says "I'm Not Crazy, What I Do Is Crazy"

Lynea Lattanzio is the subject of an upcoming National Geographic special called The Lady With 700 Cats. She runs the largest no-cage, no-kill cat refuge in the state of California, complete with a nursery, intensive care unit, and even a retirement home for her elderly feline friends. » 7/21/11 2:00pm 7/21/11 2:00pm

10 Things You May Have Missed On TV This Week

In this week's compilation of pop culture crap: a horrifying cornucopia of full-frontal nudity, Elisabeth Hasselback, and sad cats. » 1/22/10 7:00pm 1/22/10 7:00pm

Punch Drunk Love

At about minute 4 of this video, a National Geographic editor gets beaten up by a kangaroo. Don't worry, neither animal nor editor is hurt in filming. [National Geographic via AdAge] » 3/25/09 4:40pm 3/25/09 4:40pm

Small, Good Things: The Beauty Is In The Details

This photograph of a "fairy-fly wasp" was taken by M.I. "Spike" Walker and awarded first prize in this year's Olympus "BioScapes" competition, a photography contest that "recognizes extraordinary microscope photos of plants, animals, and other life-forms." The photographs are stunningly beautiful; it's amazing to… » 12/06/08 2:30pm 12/06/08 2:30pm

An image of a snow leopard in India from National Geographic » 11/03/08 6:20pm 11/03/08 6:20pm was named Best Overall Photo in the . Steve Winter, who took the shot, says, "This is the hardest story I have ever done because of the altitude and the steepness of the mountains. At night it was 30 below zero [F°]." The other winning photographs include a…

Project Ice Age

Remember our old friend Wilma, the Neanderthal » 10/07/08 11:20am 10/07/08 11:20am? You may have noticed that she preferred a more look in her photoshoot, but like any newly-minted celebrity she had to take a trip down 's design challenge lane to . The "Pop Omnivore" blog at asked Blayne, Joe, and Terri from Season 5 and Jonathan from Season 3 to…
To celebrate the premiere of the 20th season (can you believe it's been 20 friggin' years!?) of The Simpsons » 9/25/08 10:40am 9/25/08 10:40am, interviewed our about the environment. When asked if she subscribes to the magazine, she answered, "No, but we’d read it in the library, if we ever went to the library, which we don’t because crazy homeless…

Wilma, I'm Home

Want to look into the eyes of our female ancestors? Meet Wilma » 9/22/08 1:45pm 9/22/08 1:45pm, the first model of a Neanderthal based on DNA evidence and created by artists and scientists for the October issue of . Wilma's creators used replicas of pelvis and skull bones from Neanderthal females as well as re-sized copies of male bones to create a…

The Lords Of DogTown

The season premiere of DogTown » 9/05/08 3:30pm 9/05/08 3:30pm, a National Geographic Channel show that follows rescued dogs at the largest no-kill animal facility in the U.S. by the same name, will have an extra-special focus tonight: The pit bulls rescued from Atlanta Falcons quarterback and kennel/dog fight ring operator, . The episode focuses 4…

Ring Leaders

A tipster sent us this link » 8/22/08 4:10pm 8/22/08 4:10pm to a story about , female wrestlers in Bolivia, who wear petticoats and bowler hats. The of photographs by Ivan Kashinsky is absolutely stunning; but be sure and read the accompanying article, as well. "Sometimes my daughters ask why I insist on doing this," one says. "It's dangerous; we…

Teen Cult Member: "Michael Has Washed My Brain Of All My Own Corrupt…

Remember yesterday's post about Wayne Bent, aka Michael Travesser, the prophet of a cult called the Lord Our Righteousness Church who was arrested on charges of child molestation? Well last night, the National Geographic Channel aired a documentary about Travesser and the LORs, and lordy lordy, it was bonkers. This… » 5/08/08 11:00am 5/08/08 11:00am

Adorable Bearded Monkeys Discovered in East Africa