Archive for September, 2011

Koryo Bike Tours in North Korea

As part of Explore, Nick Bonner joined us last week to show some video and discuss his travels in North Korea. For all of you who are interested in visiting the Hermit Kingdom, Koryo Tours now offers bike tours. For a sneak peek of what to expect, check out some recent footage from the first excursion.

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Dinosaurs Feathers Found

It’s time to remove the familiar image of a scaly, reptilian dinosaur from pop culture. More evidence has emerged that these giant ancestors of modern birds were feathered. University of Alberta paleontologist Ryan McKellar and his reserach group recently discovered dinosaur proto-feathers preserved in amber. This discovery lead the team to announce “these feathered creatures may […]

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Explore: Opening Weekend Highlights

Thanks to everyone who came out this weekend for our festival events. Some highlights: Jeff Fuchs told us about the amazing people of the Tea and Horse Road, the importance oral story telling to perserve the history of a culture and how he survived sub zero nights in a simple canvas tent while trekking through the […]

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The Buddhas of Bamiyan

There is a lot more to archeology than carrying a whip and making witty asides. Professor Tarzi, world renown archeologist and expert on the Buddhas of Bamiyan joins us Sunday, 11 September to discuss his work and the possible discovery of a third hidden buddha in the Bamiyan region. Professor Tarzi gave the BBC an […]

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Water Footprint

Did you know… 1 gallon of wine requires 1,008 gallons of water 1 t-shirt requires 713 gallons of water. 1 burger, 660 gallons of water. To learn more about your water footprint, visit the National Geographic Freshwater Initiative. Plus, don’t miss Water Footprints: a discussion on the upcoming water crisis with conservationist Matt Durnin, Wednesday, 21 […]

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The Eternal Road with Jeff Fuchs

Modern day explorer Jeff Fuchs was the first Westerner to trek the entirety of the Ancient Tea Horse Road (“The Eternal Road”) from tropical Yunnan to mountainous Tibet. Fuchs has chronicled his travels to some of the most isolated and beautiful parts of China through his stunning photography and written tales.He joins us tonight to speak […]

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