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The Making of the Digital Interactive: Rebuilding Titanic

What would it take to rebuild one of the most iconic structures of the 20th century — the 50,000-ton Titanic? Tonight on Rebuilding the Titanic, we will find out when four modern-day metalworkers and engineers employ the same techniques and materials used a century ago to actually rebuild massive, full-scale parts of the ship by…

Meet the New Neighbors: The Ducklings!

We always know spring is upon us here at Nat Geo headquarters when this duck shows up in the courtyard pond. She comes back year after year, usually with her mate, and they travel between NG headquarters and Farragut Square — just a couple of little ducks in the big city. But this year, she…

Nat Geo Employees Adopt Gmail Motion

Nat Geo employees adopt Gmail Motion with open arms. Everyone else told us it was some kind of joke, but it’s been increasing our productivity by 12%… as promised. If you missed the Gmail Motion demo video, check it out:

Mission Expedition is Here!

From now until April 9th, you can virtually get in line to drive a miniature robotic train through re-creations of four Expedition Week characters’ hometowns. Drive through Gladiator’s Colosseum, Cannibal’s Papa New-Guinea village, Jack the Ripper’s London circa 1888, and the Abominable Snowman’s Himalayas.  Along the way, if you’re lucky enough to spot an artifact,…

Nat Geo Brings the Disney/Pixar Up! Balloon House to Life

If you ever wished you could tie balloons to your house to finally explore the wilds of South America like you’ve always wanted without having to pack one suitcase, you’re in luck… it is possible. Well, sort of.  All you need is a team of scientists, engineers, world-class balloon pilots, a 16X16 ft house, 300…

Beast Hunter Live Tweet is Tonight!

BIG thanks to Pat Spain for making tonight’s series premiere so much fun! Seriously, how often can you watch the live television premiere w/ the host of the show himself??  And we’re live with @patrickspain on Twitter for the premiere of Beast Hunter: Man Ape of Sumatra. We’ll be re-capping all of the best tweets…

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Dr. Seuss is the world’s most famous creature creator, and in honor of his birthday today I couldn’t help but point out the striking similarities between his Three Hump Wump and our Sea Serpant of the North, also known as “Caddy,” as seen on the upcoming series premiere of Beast Hunter. Play the Beast Hunter…

Prison Nursery

With the number of women behind bars increasing at double the rate of men, the fastest-growing segment of the prison population is also undergoing a surge in the amount of babies born behind bars each year. This video gives you a glimpse inside the Ohio Reformatory for Women’s prison nursery program. There are only nine…

Celebrating Valentine’s Day… National Geographic Style

Some people spend their Valentine’s Day… Listening to love songs, While others spend it with their best friend, Or their spouse. And in some cases, that spouse is made of plastic… However you spend yours, we hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Medieval Fight Book

What kind of dispute could only be settled by combat to the death? In Medieval times, there were actually seven. In these “judicial duels,” men often faced women in battle. Even more shocking than this means of justice were the weapons used to execute…literally. A rock in a cloth was used to swing a lethal…