Science and classic television collide on tonight’s season finale of StarTalk, when Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with legendary television producer Norman Lear, who many consider to be the pioneer of the television sitcom in the 1970s.  Lear’s most notable programs include “All in the Family,” “Sanford and Son,” “Maude,” and “The Jeffersons” – programs that continue to…

  “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai National Geographic Channel has joined forces with Fox Searchlight Pictures for the global theatrical release of Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim’s upcoming feature documentary HE NAMED ME MALALA, an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai,…

Get ready to embrace your inner nerd on tonight’s episode of StarTalk, when Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks with the head of NASA, Major General Charles Bolden.  Bolden is a former astornaut and the 12th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.  He shares his experience deploying the Hubble Space Telescope, the emergence of commercial space flight, and NASA’s future…

Do you remember your first tweet?  On tonight’s episode of StarTalk, Neil deGrasse Tyson talks to the co-founder of Twitter, Biz Stone.  A progenitor of social media, Stone has been developing large-scale systems that facilitate the open exchange of information for more than fifteen years.  During the interview, Stone shares how Twitter was created and what it’s been…

The conversation on this episode of StarTalk is out of this world, when Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Chris Hadfield.  Hadfield is the first Canadian astronaut to walk in space, author of  “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth,” and a YouTube sensation for his cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” which he performed and filmed aboard…

Things get presidential on this episode of StarTalk, when Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with former President Jimmy Carter. Carter served as the 39th president of the Untied States from 1977 to 1981. After his presidency he founded The Carter Center, a nonprofit organization aimed to wage peace and fight disease around the globe. One of the…

The often controversial when spoken about together topics of science and religion collide on tonight’s episode of StarTalk, when Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Richard Dawkins.  Dawkins is a world-renowned evolutionary biologist, bestselling author, and one of the most outspoken proponents for atheism.  Some of his best-known books, which shed light on the topics of evolution and…

It’s a meeting of the social media minds on tonight’s StarTalk, when Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Arianna Huffington.  She’s the co-founder of the Pulitzer Prize winning news aggregator and blog “The Huffington Post.”  She is writer herself – her latest of 14 books is titled “Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating…

It’s a cosmic love meeting on tonight’s episode of StarTalk, when Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Dan Savage, a gay rights activist and author of the internationally syndicated sex and relationship advice column “Savage Love.”  In addition to the column, Savage has published several books.  His latest book, American Savage, reflects on his experiences throughout the founding of the “It…

Science and film unite on tonight’s episode of StarTalk, when host Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with director, screenwriter and producer, Christopher Nolan.  Nolan is known for his films that bend the rules of time and space.  His latest film, “Interstellar,” explores a notion of time travel via wormhole that is based in science, and may…

  This afternoon, Neil deGrasse Tyson, the host of our new late-night talk show, StarTalk, joined us for a Facebook Q&A with our fans. Questions ranged from the scientific to the bizarre to the ultra nerdy, and Neil had a blast answering them all. Here are a few highlights: Josh H: Ok Neil, the question burning…

Australia is an island continent located between the Indian and Pacific oceans. Most Australian cities and farms are located in the southwest and southeast regions, where the climate is more comfortable to inhabit. In the northeast region of the country, there are dense rainforests and vegetation. The famous outback, remote rural areas of the country,…

      Rome, Italy, also known as “the Eternal City” is one of the oldest European cities, dating back almost 3,000 years. Rome is a popular destination spot today, with its trove of architectural masterpieces drawing tourists yearly. One of the most fascinating parts of the ancient urban center though is its historic basement.…

A World Heritage Site, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka is located on a plateau 600 feet above ground. This ancient center of worship is especially unique for the famous “Lion Mountain” at the summit of the structure. Poems, which are known as “Sigiri graffiti,” are inscribed on this ancient rock and are considered some of the most…

Mount Fuji is considered the “symbol of Japan,” standing as the tallest mountain in the country at 12,380 feet.  Mount Fuji is also an active volcano, sitting on a “triple junction” of tectonic activity: the Amurian plate, the Okhotsk, and the Filipino plate all converge in the region beneath Mount Fuji.  The mountain is only…

Inspired by what we know historically was Jesus’s encouragement of all people to be kind to each other, every day through April 5 the National Geographic Channel is putting a daily spotlight on organizations that help to spread kindness in the world. We are now four weeks in to that 40-day campaign, which we are…

  Every Monday morning, we ask our fans on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to guess #WhereintheWorld is the location of an image we share. Like us on Facebook or follow us onInstagram and Twitter to take part in this weekly challenge and find the answer right here on the Nat Geo Channel blog every Monday morning.…

With just two legs to go, the pressure’s on to snag one of the few remaining wins. On leg twelve, the teams are inserted onto a steep glacier, and race to the banks of a highland lake. At the insertion flag, they find a cache of inner tubes, planks, ropes, and other supplies. This leg,…

Every Monday morning, we ask our fans on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to guess #WhereintheWorld is the location of an image we share. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram and Twitter to take part in this weekly challenge and find the answer right here on the Nat Geo Channel blog every Monday morning.…

Last week, we launched a 40-day campaign to coincide with the upcoming premiere of Killing Jesus called “Killing With Kindness” inspired by what we know historically was Jesus’ encouragement of all people to be kind to each other. Every day through April 5, the National Geographic Channel will put a daily spotlight on organizations that…

In leg nine of Ultimate Survival Alaska, the hunters become the hunted, as teams face their fiercest challenge yet: Kodiak brown bears. Dropped on the coast of Kodiak Island, teams sprint for the insertion flag in the middle of an inland lake. Diving through the frigid waters, competitors swim for the flag and a cache of…

With the upcoming premiere of Killing Jesus, a three-hour film that looks back at one of the most well-known figures in history and provides political, social, and historical context to the story of his life and death, we wanted to do something to recognize this special event. Historically, we know one of Jesus’ teachings was…

This week’s Ultimate Survival Alaska is as tight as can be going into leg 8, with Teams Military, Endurance and Alaskans in a three-way tie for first place. This week’s competition poses a new challenge for the teams; armed with a cache of saws, drills, ropes and logs, they must construct handmade rafts, which they’ll need to survive…

In this week’s Ultimate Survival Alaska doubleheader episode, the teams battle thorns and tundra to claim another win. The teams will attempt to bushwhack, packraft and horseback-ride their way to the flags, battling injuries and infighting along the way. With the competition’s halfway mark behind them, which team can maintain their momentum into the competition’s later…

Five legs in, and the Ultimate Survival Alaska competitors are hanging on for dear life. On this week’s challenge, teams are inserted into a remote river valley to traverse twenty miles of thick brush and rocky terrain, descend to the shores of iceberg-filled Spencer Lake, navigate past a massive glacier and climb two thousand feet to the LZ.…