Archives for November, 2015

Burning Up: Survive This

On this week’s season finale of “Live Free or Die,” our favorite primitives are bringing the heat but are some nearing a burnout? Every day is a journey full of new obstacles and challenges that only the strongest of the strong can endure. No matter how hard it gets, they’ve got to give their best shot at survival. …

Countdown to Safari Live

Big Cat Week is only one week away, and that means the return of Safari Live to broadcast! We checked in with Safari Live anchor Hayden Turner to see how things are going one year after the inaugural Safari Live broadcast, and he shared his excitement and what he hopes to inspire in viewers again…

Is Implanting or Erasing Memories a Scientific Innovation Gone Too Far?

Cognitive disorders rob millions of individuals of cherished life memories, and many people cannot enjoy their lives because of past traumatic events that continue to haunt them daily. This Sunday, on Breakthrough: Decoding the Brain, director Brett Ratner and narrator Adrien Brody explore the powerful new technologies that scientists are using to reveal the many…

A Series of Unfortunate Events: Survive This

This week on “Live Free or Die,” our favorite primitives are in for a bit of bad luck that puts a pause on their plans and their survival skills are put to the ultimate test. Flexibility, adaptability, and creative problem solving is the only way to brave nature’s course.   Check out some highlights from this week in…

Live From the Breakthrough Prize Red Carpet

  We’re streaming live from the Breakthrough Prize red carpet tonight at 8:30 EST on Periscope. We have a star-studded crew of presenters for tonight’s ceremony, which begins at 10/9c, including Academy Award winner Russell Crowe, Academy Award winner Hilary Swank, Lily Collins, Thomas Middleditch and Martin Starr of HBO’s Silicon Valley, and more. Watch the…

Breakthrough Prize: Awarding Modern Science’s Brightest Minds

This year’s recipients of the 2016 Breakthrough Prize, which recognizes outstanding contributions in science and mathematics, will be honored live on National Geographic Channel tonight, November 8th at 10/9c. The third-annual ceremony will be hosted by Emmy-nominated Cosmos executive producer and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, with a special performance by ten-time Grammy Award winner Pharrell…

No-Shave November in the WILD!

It may be No-Shave November for us humans, but that doesn’t exclude our furry friends in the wild. Need some inspiration for your bearded look? Take a look at these six animals that sport facial hair all year long! 1. Emperor Tamarin Only 9-10.5 inches in body length, the emperor tamarin is named after German…

X-Ray Files: Can You Guess Dr. K’s Next Patient?

Is it a duck? A squirrel? A mouse? None of the above? One of the X-ray files will be featured on this week’s episode of Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER. Can you guess the species of this mystery patient? Hint #1: They may be vegetarian, but don’t get your hand too close or they might mistake your finger…

Seth MacFarlane’s Scientific Influences

This Sunday on StarTalk, host Neil deGrasse Tyson features his interview with Seth MacFarlane, who became the youngest showrunner in television history when his animated series Family Guy aired on Fox. MacFarlane also executive produced the 21st century version of Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey. In addition to creating some of the most popular content…

Dr. Michio Kaku on Preventing a Robot Uprising

Scientific advancements are challenging the concept of what it means to be human. In the near future, enhancing the human body with technology could lead to the next stage of our evolution. For better or worse, humanity may be entering an era of self-guided evolution. By taking advantage of scientific and medical breakthroughs, we might…