With the explosion of infographics and big data, maps aren’t just about geography anymore. They can tell us all kinds of things about the human experience. New series The Big Picture With Kal Penn is all about finding the unexpected — and sometimes surprising — realities in both the world at large and our own…

Ittoqqortoormiit is a tiny town in in Eastern Greenland. It’s not just a tiny town though – it’s the smallest town in the country. Formerly known as Scoresbysund, Ittoqqortoormiit only has about 450 inhabitants. The closest human presence to this little town is the Danish Sirius Patrol, who work at the border protecting the Northeast…

National Geographic Channel’s KILLING JESUS charts the intense political, social, and historical conflicts that led to the execution of one of history’s most well-known figures. It’s a story nearly the whole world knows, with more than 2.2 billion people around the globe following the teachings and principles of Jesus of Nazareth. But the intimate historical…

The Thomas Family As animal lovers, George and Marri Thomas have always had a home full of pets. After enduring about six months without a canine companion, Marri decided it was time for another dog. However, not long after Tasi’s adoption their black German Shepherd named Tasi, she turned from loving companion to over-protective tyrant. Learn more…

In the lead-up to this Sunday’s premiere of KILLING JESUS on NGC, we’ve been screening the three-hour film for audiences around the country including at Bel-Air Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. Actor Haaz Sleiman (Jesus), executive producer Teri Weinberg, and screenwriter Walon Green all participated in a Q&A following the screening. One of the pastors…

This week on Aloha Vet, Dr. Scott Sims is busy as ever helping his regular clients and finding time to fly over to nearby islands and take care of the many animals in need. Some highlights? A horse with a cracked tooth that has to be extracted, a blind pig who might get the chance to…

The Son of God, the Son of Man, or, a threat to Roman Rule? In Ancient Judea, Jesus of Nazereth was different to everyone. Told through three different perspectives, the Killing Jesus companion site allows users to view the story through the lens of Jesus and his followers, the Sanhedrin religious hierarchy, and the Romans…

We’re nearing the end of our 40 day “Killing With Kindness” campaign, inspired by what we know historically was Jesus’s encouragement of all people to be kind to each other. Continuing through April 5, the National Geographic Channel is putting a daily spotlight on organizations that help to spread kindness in the world. Catch up…

This week on Building Wild, Mike and Wendy Steindl offer The Cabin Kings yet another interesting challenge in cabin building. Mike is a professional pilot and with the help of some of his flying buddies he’s determined to build an aviation-themed cabin, complete with a “control tower.” Driving out to the site with the bones…

Revisiting the Boston Bombings

It all began on April 15, 2013, when two homemade pressure-cooker bombs hidden in backpacks exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 260 others. A four-day-long manhunt eventually smoked out the alleged perpetrators 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his 19-year-old brother, Dzhokhar, who eventually tried to flee…