Daniella Morrison

We’re Dreaming of a Great White Christmas

Who gives sharks presents on Christmas? Santa Jaws! Nat Geo WILD is celebrating things a little bit differently this time around. This year, we’re diving into the holidays head first with an all day Great White Christmas marathon. The full day of jaw-some programming starts off with back to back episodes of When Sharks Attack followed…

A Nat Geo Winter WILDland

Happy holidays from Nat Geo WILD!  Winter WILDland has just begun and we’re getting into the holiday spirit with a full day of our favorite shows featuring episodes from the world’s coldest places. So grab a blanket and cuddle up to WILD’s special winter inspired picks! Learn about the life and death struggles for ice killers, polar…

Akiva Goldsman on Powering the Future

Almost 200 years ago, an inventor discovered that when a metal wheel spins in between two magnets, it’s motion generates a current of electric energy. Today, fossil fuels constitute roughly 80 percent of the global energy load. By burning these dirty non-renewables, climates are dangerously changing and these resources we are so dependent on are rapidly…

Science and Pop Culture Collide: David Byrne on StarTalk

This Sunday on StarTalk, host and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews musician David Byrne to discuss creativity in the arts and sciences.  The two will discuss sound quality’s influence on our appreciation of music and whether or not artificial intelligence will ever have the ability to be creative. In addition to co-founding the Talking Heads, David…

From Beer to Tornadoes, Check Out These 5 Breakthrough Energy Sources

This week’s episode of Breakthrough: Energy on the Edge showcases a new generation of inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs, who are following in the footsteps of their forebears to find new ways to create sustainable clean energy sources. With the burning and mining of fossil fuels, climates are dangerously changing and these resources we depend on are rapidly depleting. Recent…

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…

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…

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…

Dr. K Animal Updates: Bonzai the Pudgy Parakeet

This week on Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER, a boa constrictor came in with a severe mouth infection, a ferret was treated for possible lymphoma, and a parakeet was ordered to shed a few pounds for his heart-health. Here’s a recap of some of the major illnesses and complications Dr. K dealt with on the latest episode,…