Discover Places and Animals Worth Saving This #EarthWeek

National Geographic’s #EarthWeek kicked off Sunday with the season premiere of Years of Living Dangerously featuring David Letterman, followed by Leonardo DiCaprio’s multi-year journey documenting climate change, Before the Flood. If you missed the premiere, Before the Flood is streaming for free online through November 7th.  All week long, discover what you need to know about the…

Now Streaming: Leonardo DiCaprio’s Documentary “Before the Flood”

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor, environmental activist, and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent catastrophic…

The 2016 Breakthrough Junior Challenge Is Underway

Calling all scientists, mathematicians and filmmakers, ages 13-18, from around the world. The 2016 Breakthrough Junior Challenge is underway. This competition, in partnership with the Khan Academy, invites students to submit a video (max 5 minutes) that explains a challenging and important concept or theory in mathematics, life sciences, or physics. The winner will get a…

Cesar Millan Is Coming to DC!

World renowned dog behaviorist, Cesar Millan (star of Dog Whisperer and Cesar 911) is coming to Washington DC this September and is looking for dogs with quirky but common, everyday problems to rehabilitate in an exciting live event! Is your dog obsessed with an inanimate object like a ball, toy, or the vacuum cleaner? Does…

A First Look at Nat Geo’s Killing Reagan

Dear Jodie, There is a definite possibility I will be killed in my attempt to get Reagan. It is for this reason that I am writing you this letter now… –From a letter written by John Hinckley Jr. to actress Jodie Foster, less than two hours before he shot the president. On March 30, 1981, at 2:27 p.m. ET,…

Elephants and Donkeys Aren’t the Only Party Animals

Whether you’re an elephant or a donkey, grab your unlikely animal friend from across the aisle and check out Nat Geo WILD on July 18th for the ultimate animal party this summer. To get you in the celebratory spirit, here are 10 facts about animals who really know how to get down. 1) There are over 24 species…

Experience the Real Black Hawk Down With Those Who Lived It

To be trapped behind enemy lines is every soldier’s worst nightmare: a situation they all train for, few experience, and even fewer survive. National Geographic Channel’s new mini-series No Man Left Behind reveals the stories of real-life heroes whose missions took unexpected turns to become a pure battle for survival. These are stories of loyalty, courage, and overcoming…

We Can’t Mako This Up, Sharkfest Is Back on Nat Geo Wild!

Did you know that the Hammerhead shark’s distinctive head shape is called the cephalofoil? Or that there are Great White Sharks just outside of the Golden Gate Bridge? Check out Sharkfest on Nat Geo Wild starting this Sunday for non-stop shark Summer fun! We’re diving in fin-first with Sharkatraz, and a look at one of…

How Looted Antiquities are Funding Terror

The ancient city of Palmyra was one of the most stunning archaeological sites in the Middle East before the start of the Syrian civil war. In May 2015, Islamic State fighters seized the city. The militants were in power for less than a year, but during their reign they transformed the ancient landscape into a…

Six Reasons to Remember President Ford

When it comes to American presidents, Gerald Ford—the 38th President of the United States, and the only one who was never elected to the office—generally doesn’t get much historical acclaim.  He occupied the Oval Office for only two-and-a-half years, from August 1974 to January 1977, and in many ways, perhaps, his brief tenure was overshadowed by the…