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August 25, 2013: Running Ultramarathons at 18,000 Feet, Meeting Captive Killer Whales, and More

Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend, or listen below! Hour 1 There are few people whose bodies can withstand high…

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August 11, 2013: Holding our Breath in Underwater Caves, Biking Across Kyrgyzstan Mountains, and More

Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend, or click the links after the descriptions below! Episode: 1332 – Air Date: August…

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Hero Shrew Found, One of “Most Bizarre Animals on Earth”

Watch out, Mighty Mouse: Scientists have found a new species of shrew with incredible strength. Dubbed Thor’s hero shrew after the brawny god of strength in Norse mythology, Scutisorex thori is one of the most bizarre animals on Earth thanks to its supertough, interlocking spine, according to Bill Stanley, the director of collections and a zoologist at…

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Hero Shrew Found, One of “Most Bizarre Animals on Earth”

Watch out, Mighty Mouse: Scientists have found a new species of shrew with incredible strength. Dubbed Thor’s hero shrew after the brawny god of strength in Norse mythology, Scutisorex thori is one of the most bizarre animals on Earth thanks to its supertough, interlocking spine, according to Bill Stanley, the director of collections and a zoologist at…

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July 21, 2013: Swimming From Cuba to Florida, Developing Deep Sea Diving Suits, and More

Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend, or click the links after the descriptions below! Episode: 1329 – Air Date: July…

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July 21, 2013: Swimming From Cuba to Florida, Developing Deep Sea Diving Suits, and More

Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend, or click the links after the descriptions below! Episode: 1329 – Air Date: July…

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3 Mammals That “Choose” Their Babies’ Sex

By systematically combing through 90 years of breeding records from the San Diego Zoo, scientists discovered mammals can “choose” the sex of their offspring, a new study says. Tracing zoo birth records through three generations, the researchers found evidence for a decades-old theory of evolutionary biology: Mammals rely on some unknown physiological mechanism to manipulate the…

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Moths Vibrate Genitals to Avoid Bats

In the air wars between bats and moths, the bugs are fighting back—by shaking their privates. It’s no award-winning dance move, but a new study shows that hawkmoths in Borneo (map) jiggle their junk to produce ultrasound. That jams Malaysian bats’ built-in sonar, rendering the hawkmoths temporarily “invisible.” Found worldwide, hawkmoths get their name from their large…

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