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    National Geographic, 21st Century Fox Get Married

    Its next cover might be foxy. The 127-year-old magazine and Rupert Murdoch are teaming up to create a new entertainment company called National Geographic Partners, transforming NatGeo’s media assets into a for-profit business. The deal, valued at $725 million, will see 73 percent owned by Fox and 27 percent by the National Geographic Society, which remains a non-profit. While the windfall will help the society fund scientific research and exploration, some worry that Murdoch’s stance on climate change could leave associated scientists less than impressed.

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