National Geographic Daily News show

National Geographic Daily News

Summary: Daily updates of the most popular stories from National Hear about the world's most compelling discoveries, explorations, environmental news and scientific breakthroughs. Produced by Stitcher Radio for the iPhone and Blackberry, available at National Geographic Daily Hits: reporting Your World Daily.


 What If the Biggest Solar Storm on Record Happened Today? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

On February 14 the sun erupted with the largest solar flare seen in four years—big enough to interfere with radio communications and GPS signals for airplanes on long-distance flights.

 Rockies Mystery Solved by New Mountain-Creation Theory? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

A tough hunk of rock that may be under Wyoming could solve the mystery of how the Rocky Mountains formed, according to a new idea that explains why some mountain ranges exist farther inland than expected.

 Fire Tornado Seen Spinning Over Hungary | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

A fire tornado whirled above a burning plastic-processing plant during a huge conflagration outside Budapest, Hungary, on Tuesday nigh

 Dolphin-Baby Die-Off in Gulf Puzzles Scientists | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This winter an alarmingly high number of young bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico (map) have been washing up dead on U.S. shores, government scientists report.

 Ice Age Child Found in Prehistoric Alaskan Home | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In what’s now central Alaska, one of the first Americans—only three years old at the time—was laid to rest in a pit inside his or her house 11,500 years ago, a new excavation reveals.

 Little Fish Exploding in Number, Models Show | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

There are still plenty of fish in the sea—they’re just the little ones, new models suggest.

 New Brunswick Seeks Natural Gas, and a Safer Way | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This story is part of a special series that explores energy issues. For more, visit The Great Energy Challenge.

 Pictures: “Deep Impact” Comet Revealed by NASA Flyby | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Like a potato emerging from the shadows, the icy core of comet Tempel 1 looms into view in a new picture from NASA’s Stardust spacecraft released Tuesday.

 Watson Wins Jeopardy!—6 Artificial Intelligence Milestones | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings points to his IBM supercomputer opponent, Watson, during a practice round for the TV game show last month. Jennings and fellow human contestant Brad Rutter competed against Watson in a three-episode tournament this week in the U.S.—and were summarily beaten by the computer last night.

 Protecting Health and the Planet With Clean Cookstoves | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Josephine Adzrolo sat on a stool in front of her mud-brick home, stirring banku, a fermented paste of corn and cassava served with soup or okra stew. She heated the traditional mixture using a typical cooking fuel—charcoal—an energy source linked to serious global health risk.


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