Archives for November, 2015

10 Ways Big Cats Are Just Like Little Cats

They may be giant and ferocious but at the end of the day, wild cats are just like our furry little feline (and domesticated) friends. Help us celebrate Big Cat Week and check out all the ways these beautiful beasts are really just like your average fur ball. 1. When They Play Cats of all shapes…

Extending the Healthy Years of Our Lifespan Through Breakthrough Science

Humankind has searched for the fountain of youth since the beginning of recorded history, and in some ways we have succeeded. Scientific advancements have increased life expectancy by battling back diseases that once killed millions before the age of 60. But now that living into the 80s is commonplace, we have a new problem–we are…

5 Beautiful Big Cats Striking a Pose

Lights, camera, cats! Of all the creatures in the animal kingdom, the furry, fierce, and breathtaking beast is sure to make heads turn. The five classes of wild cat know how to work their angles and could conquer any catwalk. Learn more about the brains behind the beauty below! 1. Tiger The tiger is the…

Who Says Grandma Can’t Be a Hip Hop Star? Don’t Miss Hip Hop-eration on NGC

A hip hop crew of senior citizens defies the odds, and its members push their bodies to the absolute limits of old age as they make their way to Las Vegas to compete in the World Hip Hop Dance Championships, hip-hopping their way into the hearts and minds of thousands and reminding us all that…

Big Cat Week Is Back: Get Closer Than Ever

Every fall, Big Cat Week shines a spotlight on our endangered feline friends to remind people of their struggle and importance in our world. This year’s Big Cat Week is our biggest event yet, with five new premieres and a live African safari beamed into your living room. Big Cat Week returns Friday, November 27…

Is Aging a Treatable Disease?

Aging is inevitable. Luckily, pioneers in the study of aging are making discoveries every day that may not only lengthen our lives, but enhance the quality of our lives by extending the healthy years of our lifespan. This Sunday, on Breakthrough: The Age of Aging, director and Hollywood visionary Ron Howard introduces viewers to researchers…

Susan Sarandon and Neil deGrasse Tyson Get Deep With Cosmic Perspective

This week on StarTalk, Neil deGrasse Tyson expands his cosmic perspective with actress and activist Susan Sarandon. Known for her roles in the popular films The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Thelma and Louise, the two discuss gender, race, perspective, marijuana, and Carl Sagan. In this clip, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Susan Sarandon’s conversation touches…

Life Below Zero Is Back–And Up Here, Summer Is All About Winter

When the Ice Melts, the Work Begins With light returning across Alaska, our seasoned bush dwellers must venture across the thawing terrain, combating waking predators and unpredictable weather, to stake their claim on the limited summer harvest. The clock is ticking and the tasks surmounting, with each day bringing them closer to winter’s icy grip.…

The Critics Agree: Don’t Miss The Epic Two-Night Movie Event “Saints & Strangers”

National Geographic Channel’s two-night movie event Saints & Strangers, premiering Nov. 22-23 at 9/8c, goes deep inside the familiar historical account of Thanksgiving, revealing the trials and tribulations of the first settlers at Plymouth and their complex relationship with the Native Americans. And the critics agree, “Saints & Strangers is beautifully produced with great authenticity…

10 Surprising Animals That Hibernate

Black bears and turtles aren’t the only animals to bundle up when it gets cold.  From bees to hedgehogs, learn about how these 10 animals respond to freezing temperatures in the winter! 1.  Alaskan Wood Frog In Alaska, these frogs don’t hibernate like our furry friends. Alaskan wood frogs can survive two thirds of their body being frozen…