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January 12, 2014: Climbing Buildings, Hunting Poachers and More

Join host National Geographic Weekend host Boyd Matson and his guests as they climb the world’s tallest buildings, ski with the sport’s inventors, give new life to Christmas trees, seek sea life at the bottom of the ocean, discover the unicorn, protect rhinos by hunting for poachers, kayak blind through the Grand Canyon, prioritize protection plans for endangered species, and track the world’s underground water reserves.

A Christmas of the Coastal Kind

What made this Christmas so special wasn’t at all a particular tradition or exotic celebration of any notable kind. Instead, it was simply a continuation of business-as-usual, another day in a life where the sea gives only to the extent that one shows up. So on this year’s Christmas day, everyone showed up as they did yesterday, as they will tomorrow, and as they will for every other day of the year.

For a Nearly Hundred-foot-long Jellyfish, It’s Christmas All Year

This nearly hundred-foot-long sea creature is all dressed up for the holidays. Just don’t try to pet it. Its body contains thousands of poisoned-filled stinging cells just waiting for a victim to brush past.

A Wing-Flapping Pig or an Air-Swimming Fish for Christmas?

This post is the latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series,  which profiles interesting information, thoughts and research into using  drones, UAVs or remotely piloted vehicles for journalism and photography, that Kike learns about during his travels.  I remember watching War Games over and over. The 1983 movie, directed by John Badham was based on a science fiction plot…

Bonfires Light the Way for Papa Noel in Louisiana

Many kids wonder how Santa will find their house, but in Cajun country children know Papa Noel will find them.

A Geography of Rudolph

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a favorite story for kids during the holidays. This post is a geography of reindeer and what makes them unique and able to survive in the frozen tundra around the Arctic Ocean.