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December 1, 2013: Running the Amazon from New Source to Sea, Fact Checking Thanksgiving and More

This week on National Geographic Weekend radio show, join host Boyd Matson, as he and his guests paddle the length of the Amazon River, see Jerusalem through the eyes of its citizens, debunk Thanksgiving’s creation myths, and taking selfies with tigers.

October 6, 2013: Throwing Axes Like a Lumberjack, Wolves Feeding Grizzlies, and More

This week on National Geographic Weekend, we row through a quickly thawing Northwest Passage, then we throw axes with a champion lumberjack, and finally, we snap pictures with National Geographic’s head of photography.

From the Ogallala Aquifer to Baltimore, New NBC Videos Explain the Water Cycle

A new video series called “Sustainability: Water” has just been released from NBC News’ educational arm, NBC Learn, and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The seven-part series looks at the Earth’s water cycle and challenges to water sustainability in key regions of the U.S. According to a spokesperson: Each video features an NSF-supported scientist from some…

Happy Birthday, Star Trek TOS and TNG!

Stardate 20153.7: People in the United States were the first to boldly watch what no TV viewer had seen before. In more ancient (i.e., today’s) terms, it was on September 8, 1966, that the first episode of Star Trek, now subtitled The Original Series, aired on NBC. —Perhaps one of the most famous TOS scenes.…