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Why Does a Decomposing Whale Explode?

A 380,000-pound blue whale corpse has the world wondering: When will it blow? And why do whales explode?

Geography in the News: The Timeless Titanic Story

By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM A New Titanic is Coming April 15th 2012 marked the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the luxury passenger ship Titanic. A memorial Titanic cruise left Southampton, England, on April 8, 2012 to visit the site of the sinking. The cruise was sold out,…

August 19, 2012: Breaking World Records, Jamming to Rusted Root, and More

This week on “National Geographic Weekend,” join host Boyd Matson as we cycle around the world in 92 days, capture snow leopards in Afghanistan, meet Boyd’s radio doppelgangers, take the world’s temperature, send a touring jam band on their way, hike North America, sail across Melanesia navigating by the stars, and dig up China’s ethnically diverse history.