Archives for October, 2015

13 Animals That Will Haunt Your Dreams

We’re getting in the spooky spirit Nat Geo WILD style! But beware, you’re about to see some of the creepiest of creatures known to man. Proceed at your own risk, as these top 13 nightmarish animals are not for the faint of heart. You and your dreams have been warned. 1. Anglerfish The (not so) pretty…

Sexy Science With Neil deGrasse Tyson

Last night, Neil deGrasse Tyson sat down with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show to discuss the tender side of science, the search for liquid water, life on other planets, and what makes a perfect guest for Neil’s own talk show, StarTalk. In this clip, Stephen Colbert and Neil have a good laugh over some…

Step Into the Future of Cutting-Edge Breakthrough Science With This Virtual Experience

National Geographic Channel’s new miniseries Breakthrough provides a thought-provoking and imaginative perspective on scientific discovery as it unfolds. To accompany this unprecedented six part event, we partnered with GE to launch a second-screen companion experience. The Breakthrough second-screen utilizes an advanced 3-D engine to create a virtual-reality-inspired experience that allows visitors to explore the revolutionary…

BREAKTHROUGH’s Fighting Pandemics: Science and Education Experts Weigh In

Every scientific breakthrough is driven by a compelling human drama — the scientists grappling with the fear of failure and the anticipation of success, and at the same time, challenging and inspiring us all to look at the world and its possibilities. Beginning this Sunday, through the lens of six visionaries — Angela Bassett, Peter…

Survive This: Critter Craze

This week on “Live Free or Die,” our favorite primitives are focusing on the real backbone of wild survival—their animals. Whether it’s for food, fur, or even friendship, living off-the-grid means relying on livestock and letting nothing go to waste. Check out some highlights from this week in the wild. How do you think you’d deal with…

Catch a Free Ride in One of the World’s Most Cutting-Edge Vehicles

To celebrate the groundbreaking new series Breakthrough, we’ve teamed up with Uber to bring you FREE rides in the world’s most cutting-edge alternative energy vehicles. Between Tuesday, October 27 and Friday, October 30, lucky riders can tap the app to request a ride in some of the most advanced vehicles, including a McLarenP1 Hybrid Supercar,…

Solving Sticky Situations with Dr. K

Exotic animals call for exotic cures and it’s up to Dr. K and Dr. Thielen to fix up every patient that flies, walks, or crawls through their doors. Last time on Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER, things got a little sticky: a cockatiel flew into a fly trap, a bunny’s gastrointestinal tract is obstructed, and two sister rabbits…

‘Brain Surgery Live’ Updates

National Geographic Channel successfully concluded the first live broadcast of brain surgery from University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Patient Greg Grindley, seen above waving to camera at the end of the broadcast, is now resting comfortably after surgeons implanted electrodes deep within his brain to control Parkinson’s-related tremors. Near the completion of…

Bill Clinton’s Cosmic Perspective

StarTalk is back for a second season and tonight Neil deGrasse Tyson (your personal astrophysicist) has a very special guest: President Bill Clinton, who Neil considers an honorary member of the geek club. Among Bill Clinton’s many other interests, he will talk to you about Einstein, artificial intelligence, the impact of science on society, and…

It’s Midterm Madness on Vet School

First-day of school jitters are over and students at Cornell’s Vet School are getting into the groove of things, but the road to becoming a vet isn’t always easy. Whiles fourth-years continue their tough rotations, first-year students are studying hard for the biggest test of their Vet School career. Catch all the craziness on a…