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Behind the Scenes of Life Below Zero: Out Of Control

Last night on Life Below Zero, winter preparations were in full swing as the changing seasons bring the tough transition from fall to winter. In Eagle, Andy set off to find elusive moose, as he and Kate need to replenish their red meat supply for the coming winter. In Kavik, Sue sealed up camp to…

What Does It Take to Film Life Below Zero? Go Behind the Scenes in This New Web Series

Living Life Below Zero is tough enough, but filming below zero is another beast entirely. Keeping up with Glenn, Sue, Andy, Kate, Chip, Agnes, and Erik is hard–throw in plummeting temps, a few cracks in the ice, and close run-ins with bears and you’ll begin to see just how challenging filming in these conditions really…

What’s Your Favorite Scene From Cosmos?

As the season finale of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey rapidly approaches, we’re already starting to feel nostalgic. In this exclusive behind the scenes video, cast and crew take a trip down memory lane to discuss their favorite moments. Executive Producer and Director Brannon Braga reveals what made the Cosmic Calendar sequences his favorite, while Neil…

Science as a “Candle in the Darkness”

“What Cosmos has at its heart is hope. It’s about the future we could have if we get our act together,” says writer Ann Druyan. Neil deGrasse goes on, “Science is all about asking questions that empower you to decode the world around you. Once a truth is established by experiment, it’s one for the…

Selecting the Stories of Cosmos

Some of the greatest heroes in science are completely unsung. When it comes to telling the stories of names that aren’t as household as Einstein, Newton, and Darwin, it takes a dedicated team to uncover the historic details—but it’s a task that Cosmos writer Ann Druyan feels honored to take on. Most science does not…

Around The World In 70 Days: The Filming Of COSMOS

To transport viewers across the galaxy, the filmmakers behind COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey went on a quest around the world, searching for the best locations to film COSMOS’ stunning scenes. Go behind the scenes of COSMOS with a new video that tells the story of how the series was made. The COSMOS crew shot the series…

How COSMOS Makes Science Accessible

The mission of COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey is a difficult one – to translate the universe’s most complex mysteries into hour-long blips. An all-new COSMOS behind-the-scenes video explains exactly how the show distills complicated scientific theories into an enjoyable viewing experience without dumbing down the facts. The science in COSMOS is presented to challenge the…

Behind the Scenes of Cosmos: Passing the Torch From Carl to Neil

As host of COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey, astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson upholds a legacy of learning began by Carl Sagan. A new behind-the-scenes video explores the passing of the COSMOS torch from Carl to Neil, two scientists that defined our generations’ quest for knowledge of the universe. Sagan, the renowned scientist who starred…

Behind the Scenes of COSMOS: The Event Horizon

In a new behind-the-scenes look at COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey, the show’s creators and visual effects team breaks down one of the series’ most impressive visual sequences: the Ship of the Imagination’s journey into a black hole. First postulated to exist by John Michell, an obscure 18th-century British scientist, black holes form when giant stars exhaust…

Behind the Scenes of COSMOS: Animating History

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey features all of the scientific wonder and captivating visuals of Carl Sagan’s original Cosmos. But one way that the two programs differ is their treatment of historical moments in science. While the original Cosmos used historical recreations to transport viewers back in time, the creators of the new series sought out…