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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…

12 Animals Walking in a Winter Wildland

Take a walk on the wild side in these animal’s winter wonderlands. From the Arctic to the Antarctic and the cold places in between, we’re celebrating the holiday season with 12 of our favorite wintry weather creatures! 1. Polar Bear Polar bears actually have black skin underneath their furry white coats. This skin helps them absorb…

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…

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…

Rare Baby Bobcats Caught on Camera

Filming Yosemite’s Secret Hunter Deep in the valleys of Yosemite National Park lives a cat that most people never see, the bobcat. The filmmakers, Jan Henriksson and Joosep Matjus, set out to conquer the challenge of capturing intimate scenes of bobcats in the wild. This is incredibly tricky as these wildcats are notoriously elusive. Equipped…

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…

Filming Dangerously Close to Steller Sea Lions

In partnership with National Parks, National Geographic Channel unleashes the hidden beauty and brutality of America’s national parks—100 years in the making. In conjunction with the centennial of the National Park Service, the spectacular year-long television event, America’s National Parks, will kick off with one of America’s most enchanting parks—Olympic National Park—highlighting natural wonders both big and small…