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The Great Human Race: Science and Archaeology Experts Discuss Humankind’s Ancestral Journey

All people can trace their roots to the savanna of East Africa, home of one of the first members of the human species — Homo habilis. This Monday, in the series premiere of The Great Human Race, experimental archaeologist Bill Schindler and survival instructor Cat Bigney attempt to face what early humans did, as they…

Exploring the Call of the Wild

For the first time ever, more than half of us live in cities; and by the year 2030, it is estimated that 60% of the world’s population will live in urban areas. We spend about 90% of our day indoors. But, switch on the TV and you’ll see an alternate universe where everyday people are…

It’s Freezin’ Pol’d on an All-New Season of The Incredible Dr. Pol

After over 40 years of marriage, Dr. Pol still loves to surprise his wife, Diane, with unexpected gestures she will cherish forever. To celebrate her birthday, things are no different. With Charles’ help, Doc decides to clean up a rusty old sleigh he and the Mrs. purchased years ago – but to make this surprise…

What’s Happening at TCA? Wait, What is a TCA?

This afternoon we unveiled an exciting line-up of new specials and series at The Television Critics’ Association (TCA) press tour in Pasadena, CA. In case you were wondering, TCA is an organization of about 120 major television critics, reviewers and bloggers that get together twice a year to find out what cable and broadcast networks…

Exploring the Cult of Mary

The Virgin Mary is the most depicted and celebrated mother of all time. For two thousand years, she has been revered as the Blessed Virgin, the Queen of Peace, and the Mother of God. To truly understand the Virgin Mary however, we must understand the millions of believers who are devoted to her. National Geographic…

Earth’s Diminishing Water Supply and Budding Clean Technologies

Imagine a world without water. Frighteningly, a decreasing clean water supply is, in fact, a reality. Fortunately, innovators are tapping into some pretty promising emergent technologies that just might help prevent a planet-wide water crisis. This Sunday, on Breakthrough: Water Apocalypse, actress and director Angela Bassett crosses the globe to meet community members and innovators…

Has Reliance on Fossil Fuels Irreversibly Damaged the Planet?

Top Energy and Environmental Experts Weigh in on a Future Fueled by Alternative Energy Experts believe that our nation’s reliance on fossil fuels could spiral into a global energy crisis. Fortunately, great progress in alternative energy production is being made every day that could mean a new age of clean, safe energy. This Sunday, on…

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…

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…