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National Geographic Launches “We’re Wired That Way” Series Exclusively for Facebook’s Watch Platform

National Geographic News Feed - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 14:44

National Geographic Launches “We’re Wired That Way” Series Exclusively for Facebook’s Watch Platform

Launched Today As Second in a Series of Three Original Shows For Facebook, “We’re Wired That Way” Aims to Tell the Fascinating Story Behind All the Things that Make Humans Uniquely Human Through a Combination of Video, Graphics and Narration

In its continued quest to seek out innovative approaches to social media, National Geographic today has announced the premiere of “We’re Wired That Way”, a new and original series available on Facebook’s Watch every Monday. The series follows the launch of Nat Geo WILD’s “Safari LIVE”, in which expert guides take viewers on daily action-packed safari experiences through the wildernesses of South Africa and Kenya, showcasing iconic species like elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes, wildebeest and more. . “We’re Wired That Way” deconstructs the fascinating story behind some of the most unique traits and habits that make us human through rich data visualization, graphics, and irrefutable science. Join National Geographic Explorer and submarine pilot, Erika Bergman, as she explores such questions as: How does our body heal and can we regenerate body parts? Why do we find it appealing to kiss someone else’s germ filled mouth? What are puppies cute but reptiles repulsive?

Check out the series trailer HERE.

“As the most followed brand on social, including Facebook, one of our goals is to focus that influence on creating experiences that turn our yellow border into a yellow portal,” says Jonathan Hunt, Senior Vice President of Audience Development and Digital Strategy. “Exploration is at the core of what makes us human and it’s National Geographic Explorers like Erika Bergman, and premium series like We’re Wired That Way, that are helping audiences better understand themselves by decoding all the things that make us, us.  We’re excited to be working with Facebook to experiment on Watch and to continue to grow our community on Facebook.”

The five series episodes, which range in length from 4 to 6 minutes, include:

Why We Lie on Aug. 29

Science of Cute on Sept. 4

How We Heal on Sept. 11

Why We Kiss on Sept. 18

Why We Cry on Sept. 25 


Series Credits:

EVP Digital: Rachel Webber

SVP of Digital Strategy and Audience Development: Jonathan Hunt

Executive Producer: JP Polo

Producers: Dave Gedney, JP Polo, Jack Eddy

Director: Dave Gedney

Writers: James Introcaso, Miellyn Barrows

Director of Photography: Jack Eddy and Nicholas Donnelly

Host: Erika Bergman

Editor: Ryan Ciliax

Lead Graphic Designer: James Crothers

Animator: Jennifer Smart 


For press images, please click HERE.

Ant Baker interview: Top spots & gear tips from windsurfing pro

Windsurfing - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 12:20

If you windsurf then we are sure you’ll appreciate this Ant Baker interview from back in 2013. Winner of successive British Slalom Association titles, he toured on the pro circuit for 8 years – and returned to the scene in 2014. Ant Baker interview: Top 6 achievements In case you don’t know...

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Silver for Tim

Booker Gliding - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 20:44

Today was the final day of the 19th FAI European Gliding Championships, held at Lasham, and the Brits did very well indeed. Booker's Tim Scott performed brilliantly throughout the week, winning one day and achieving Silver overall. Congratulations Tim!

The full results are here: Soaring Spot

And here's a pic from 2015 when Tim was Task Setter for the Regionals.

24 August lets go flying

Booker Gliding - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 08:16
The weather much improved for flying, but not a particularly great soaring day.

The 2 seat trainers were busy all day with loads of training and trial lesson flights. Light westerly winds and weak thermals were a good combination for local soaring.

Chris eyeing up a potential new vehicle? This Chevrolet truck appeared in the car park, it will suit Chris we think.

Jacqui Warner getting ready to experience her first flight in a glider, Jacqui quickly learnt the basic skills and found herself flying around with some guidance from the instructor.

Well done Alex Mann for his first solo in a glider. Alex has a PPL and has been on a conversion course. For Alex this is part of his broader training to become a professional pilot.

A great day, more tomorrow?

Breaking: Interior Asks to Shrink National Monuments — Here’s What That Means

National Geographic News Feed - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 17:51
***Breaking News***   The Secretary of the Interior says he is asking the president to reduce the boundaries of a handful of recently created monuments, likely to set up a pitched legal battle.    Multiple spokesperson and experts available for interviews and commentary   Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he will recommend that none of the 27 national monuments under review be eliminated. But he told the Associated Press in Billings, Montana, that he will propose boundary readjustments to a “handful” of monuments.   The action will almost immediately trigger a legal challenge and political fight in Congress, where conservationists have been alarmed over the sweeping nature of Trump’s review and feared it would lead to substantial reductions in the size of large monuments in the West that were created to protect tribal artifacts, wildlife, and spectacular vistas.   Zinke already announced earlier in the summer that Bears Ears, the 3.5-million-acre landscape in southern Utah’s red-rock country, should be downsized, though he has not yet offered details as to how the boundaries should be redrawn.

Read the full story HERE.   Available for interviews and commentary:   Laura Parker, Nat Geo writer specializing in climate change Brian Howard, Nat Geo writer specializing in the environment, science and technology Michael Greshko, Nat Geo writer specializing in science and the environment Craig Welch, Nat Geo writer specializing in the environment and natural resources Ford Cochran, specializing in geology and environmental science

21-23 August very mixed weather but busy at the club.

Booker Gliding - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 08:15
Monday, not flyable due to low cloud and light drizzle.

John and Jane spent yet another day in the classroom and we covered a range of topics including the weather and principles of flight. A fun day punctuated with tea and chocolate biscuits.

Tusday, low cloud during the morning and flyable pm. Mike (PPL conversion) spent time in the classroom reviewing the principles of aerotow and spinning before having a go in the simulator. Sadly Mike needed to leave before it became flyable.
The afternoon brought better conditions and Alex Mann continued his PPL conversion, while Richard flew with several of our trial lesson visitors. lots of smiles at the end of the day.

Alex Mann (above) to put a face to the name. Alex is doing some extensive aviation  training and building hours for a CPL. He sees gliding as a useful skillset to help his career.

Wednesday. Another cloudy morning clearing in the afternoon. Nick Markert spent some time in the classroom looking at the theoretical aspects of basic instruction and then we managed to get out on to the field to put the principles into practice. Richard entertained several students with his instruction, lots of giggling and fun.

The day ended with the evening group taking over and useing the pleasant evening conditions.  

Windsurf Europe: Top 10 European windsurfing destinations

Windsurfing - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 11:54

Why spend a small fortune travelling halfway across the globe when you can windsurf Europe? Although the smallest continent Europe is blessed with lots of wind and lots of water – you just need to know where to go…. So we’ve put together the top 10 European windsurfing destinations. Top 10 European...

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