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The new summer season of Brain Games is just days away, and viewers will be amazed as host Jason Silva reveals the surprising truths of our mind via interactive experiments supported by the latest research and technology. In honor of the new season, National Geographic Channel is partnering with one of the oldest centers of…

By Senior Airman Sandra Welch More than 100 troops at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan gathered June 14, 2014 to watch Inside Combat Rescue: The Last Stand. The two-hour documentary filmed at Bagram last year highlights Air Force Security Forces, pararescuemen, and their duties at the Airfield. The pre-screening came on the same day as the Afghanistan…

By Senior Airman Charles V. Rivezzo Nearly 10,000 miles away from Afghanistan, the war’s realities are sometimes hard to imagine. Businesses prosper and grocery stores remain stocked. Other than maybe a spike at the pump, many carry on with life with little regard of the turmoil that takes place on the other side of the…

Brown hyena expert Ingrid Wiesel wants to find her favorite study animal, named Tosca, who has disappeared from her home range on Namibia’s wild west coast. Ingrid has spent the last 17 years studying brown hyenas–now she must journey deep into Tosca’s world to discover what exactly has forced her to leave her traditional hunting…

Each year thousands of schools across the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography. Schools with students in grades four through…

Following last year’s critically acclaimed The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us, NGC once again presents the defining documentary of a generation, this time exploring the meaning behind the milestones to determine if the ’90s was in fact the last great decade. It was a decade of highs and lows. Bill Clinton swept into office…

To honor the recently fallen troopers Sergeant Scott Johnson and Trooper Gabe Rich, the Alaska State Trooper production crew is sharing some fond memories of the two brave men who lost there lives last week in the line of duty. Memorial funds have been set up at Wells Fargo Bank for Sergeant Scott Johnson and Trooper…

National Geographic Channel is incredibly saddened to learn of the loss of two Alaska State Troopers yesterday in the village of Tanana, Alaska. We have a long and proud association with the troopers, and consider them a member of our extended channel family. We send our deepest condolences to their families and the entire Alaska…

KG and the Ringmaster head to North Carolina to travel the trade route once used by one of history’s most colorful and fearsome pirates, the infamous Blackbeard.  Today, Greenville, North Carolina is probably most well known for being home to Eastern Carolina University. However, if you travel outside of downtown you will find the land…

By Heather Theunissen In this episode of Dr. Oakley: Yukon Vet, Dr. Michelle Oakley kicks into high gear as she preps the Yukon’s animals for frigid temperatures and a brutal winter. As one of the few vets who treks hundreds of miles across the Yukon territory, Michelle faces a particularly tough week as she tests…

By Heather Theunissen Dr. Michelle Oakley is the only all-species vet for hundreds of miles across the rugged Yukon Territory.  In the season premiere of Dr. Oakley: Yukon Vet, Fly Like an Eagle, viewers follow Dr. Oakley as she hits the road for some house calls. With over 300 miles to cover, Dr. Oakley has…

The following was written by Jarrod Clowery, who spoke at National Geographic Channel’s special advanced screening in Boston of the documentary Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers.  Jarrod is a Boston marathon bombings survivor and founder of the Heroes Hearts Foundation. By Jarrod Clowery On April 15, 2013, I survived Marathon Monday and within one second, I became…

The following was written by Leonard J. Marcus, Ph.D., who spoke at National Geographic Channel’s special advanced screening in Boston of the documentary Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers. Dr. Marcus is founding Co-Director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, a joint program of the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School…

Dodge City was once called “The Wickedest Little Town in the West” – and for a good reason.  During the second half of the 19th century, it was brimming with brothels, saloons, gambling rooms, and folks who preferred settling disputes at the point of a Colt pistol. Ringy and KG came to town hunting for…

As the Diggers crew caravan traveled through the flat country side of South Dakota, KG and Ringy imagined the iconic western cowboys meandering through the fields on horseback, and the covered wagons wheeling along the Oregon Trail. As we passed by Sturgis, motorcycle memorabilia decorated the sparse countryside, while billboards slathered with ads for scantly-clad women,…

Unless you have an identical twin, there’s no one else in the universe with the exact same DNA as you. If life has a sanctuary, it’s within the nucleus, which contains our DNA… the ancient scripture of our genetic code. And it’s written in a language that all life can read. DNA is a molecule…

When the Freeman Field Recovery Team first contacted Diggers for some help on a special project in Seymour, Indiana, KG and Ringy had no idea what to expect. The request stated that they needed help locating Nazi plane parts buried somewhere in a large field. It sounded a little far-fetched, so KG and Ringy were hesitant…

When most people think of Newport, RI, they think of the decadent “summer” mansions sprinkled along the coast, and the yacht parties with the nation’s wealthiest families; for example, the Vanderbilts, Astors or the Wideners, to name a few. However, as the production crew drove over the Claiborne Pell Bridge, KG and Ringy were excited…

To protect yourself and your home from intruders, sometimes you have to think like a thief. Hacking The System hosts Brian and Jason take you inside the mind of a hacker, teaching you tricks to beat thieves at their own game.  Hey guys: Brian Brushwood and Jason Murphy here, from Hacking the System, premiering on Nat…

National Geographic joins his family, friends and community in mourning the loss of Pastor Jamie Coots. In following Pastor Coots for our series Snake Salvation, we were constantly struck by his devout religious convictions despite the health and legal peril he often faced. Those risks were always worth it to him and his congregants as…

By: Paul Tiao, Partner at Hunton & Williams LLP and former Senior Counselor for Cybersecurity to the FBI Director American Blackout is not a movie about cybersecurity. It is about disaster preparedness. The 90-minute docudrama devotes less than five minutes to the cyber attack, saying only that it involves some sort of “malicious code” that…

By Scott Aaronson, Senior Director for National Security Policy at the Edison Electric Institute The National Geographic Channel’s docudrama, American Blackout, depicts a 10-day nationwide blackout caused by a cyber attack. The film’s fictional cyber attack causes significant physical damage to the U.S. electric utility infrastructure that within a day brings down the entire grid.…

What would happen if a cyberattack shut down the entire American power grid, causing a catastrophic 10-day blackout? No electricity. No cell phone service. No gasoline. No fresh food or clean water. And no way out. In American Blackout, Nat Geo imagines just this scenario where the power grid goes down nationwide and doesn’t come…

Chasing Rhinos tracks entertainment reporter Billy Bush’s journey with WWF in an awe-inspiring adventure as he takes time off from his day job to fight illegal poaching of greater one-horned rhinos in the jungles of Nepal. The special documents Bush as he accompanies poaching patrols, flies an unmanned aerial drone, and participates in a race-against-time…

With winter fast approaching the heart of Appalachia, Pastor Andrew Hamblin and Pastor Jamie Coots are in a desperate race against time: if the pastors can’t find and capture venomous snakes before the serpents go into hibernation, they won’t be able to practice a key sign of what they believe are the true believers of…