National Geographic : 2006 Feb
BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE OnScreen &Online MONDAYS AT 9 P.M. ET/PT Naked Science This 13-part series tackles some of the most fascinating subjects of our time, from the challenge of sending humans to distant planets to the latest developments in tsunami forecasting. Other episodes will delve into the chemistry of sexual attraction, investi gate how to make volcanoes such as Mount Seeru in Indonesia (above) less deadly to humans, and imagine how life on Earth might have developed without a moon. 11 nationalgeographic.cqm INTERVIEW Explore Japan, China, and India with photographer Jodi Cobb, and examine the many faces of love in multimedia. U VIDEO See the giant brown bears that roam Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula. U PHOTO OF THE MONTH Sign up for an e-newsletter featuring photos, desktop wallpaper, and more at ngm.com/0602. IMAGES OF AUSTRALIA See photographer Annie Griffiths Belt's newest photos, taken during her December trip with last year's nationalgeographic.comsweepstakes winner. U 2006 BEST OF AUSTRALIA SWEEPSTAKES The winner will spend 17 days down under and meet with a top shark expert. See full official rules and enter online at nationalgeographic.com/travelaustralia. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC . FEBRUARY 2006 2006 BESTOFAUSTRALIA SWEEPSTAKES ABBREVIATED RULES: Purchase is not necessary and willnot increase chances of winning. Open only to U.S . residents 18 years or older. Employees of National Geographic, Tourism Australia, and related par ties are ineligible. Entries must be received by March 31, 2006. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries. Approximate retail value of the prize is $20,000. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. DARRENWHITESIDE,REUTERS/CORBIS TUESDAYS AT 8 P.M. ET/PT MegaStructures Live large this winter. Inits new season, MegaStructures trains its lens on the auda cious people and plans behind super-size buildings and machines. Tune in to track the con struction of Kingda Ka, a 45-story roller coaster in New Jersey that takes riders from zero to 128 miles an hour in 3.5 seconds. And decide whether a satellite launching pad in the middle of the ocean is really worth its billion-dollar price tag. MegaStructures reveals what makes a military com mand center impervious to nuclear attack, goes behind the scenes at the most tech nologically advanced raceway in the world, and looks deep inside the Navy's newest nuclear-powered submarine. Find out what's on and how to get the Channel inyour area at nationalgeographic .corn/channel. Programming information accurate at press time. Consult local listings. For National Geographic Videos, Kids Videos, and DVDs, call 1-800 -627-5162.