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TONIGHT: Follow Ivory’s Bloody Trail to the Doorsteps of Africa’s Most Notorious Militias

Ivory poaching. The broad strokes of this tragedy are well known: in the last three years, upwards of 100,000 African elephants have been slaughtered for their tusks. If this death rate continues, the entire species will be extinct within the next two decades. But the carnage doesn’t end with the elephants. In a worldwide exclusive,…

Exposing the Illegal International Ivory Trade on World Elephant Day

After a five-year hiatus, National Geographic Channel, in conjunction with National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Studios, relaunches the critically acclaimed documentary series Explorer as a monthly series this August. The series opener, Explorer: Warlords of Ivory, premieres Sunday, Aug. 30, at 8/7c, taking an in-depth look at the devastating effects of the global illegal…

Hangout With Jason Silva

Are you a technology enthusiast, an inventor, philosopher, or dreamer? Breaking through the forefathers of techno-philosophers such as Terrance McKenna and Marshal McCluhan – the men that led the charge on exploring technology when it first gained momentum in the 1960’s, Jason Silva, host of Brain Games is the techno-philosopher and “wonder-junkie” of our new age.…

Are You A Risk-Taker?

Taking risks are all about testing the bounds of what we think we can or should do in hopes for a greater result. The funny thing about risk is we most often under estimate our ability to handle the consequences of risk; we limit ourselves thinking we’re not up for the task. Taking risks, however,…

Explorer: Easter Island Underworld

More than 400 years ago on a remote pacific island,a marooned island faced an apocalypse with no chance to escape. This is the story of Easter Island. Their civilization evolved in total isolation until the first European landed there on Easter Sunday in 1722. Islanders used its timber to erect their 80-ton statues and sustain…

Explorer: Cradle of the Gods

Academics have long believed that this dramatic change of evolutionary pace is the result of discovering how to domesticate plants and animals. Farming allowed us to settle down, which in turn gave us time to think, to create and to invent. That led to the first civilizations and eventually to who we are today. Now,…

The Secret is Out On Area 51

It’s the most famous military installation in the world, yet it doesn’t officially exist. Area 51 has been a magnet for conspiracy theorists and the overly curious for many years. The government has been up to something for decades and now the secret is out as insiders prove that there is a kernel of truth…

Explorer: Inside the Green Berets

On a remote outpost in south central Afghanistan, a fire base called COBRA brought together 23 Americans that stood in the breach between the rule of law and the rule of terror. They are the U.S. Special Forces. Often referred to as “the thinking man’s ninja”, they navigate an unforgiving landscape and are never certain…

Space Dive: Making History and Setting Records

It was on Oct 14, 2012 that Austrian pilot and base jumper, Felix Baumgartner, went to the edge of space and made it back alive. His mission was to embark on a historic journey and complete the highest and fastest free fall ever by man. Felix also became the first person to skydive the sound…

The Man Behind the Myth: The Real George Washington

Of all the legendary figures in American history, George Washington is in a class by himself. Founding father, Commander of the Continental Army, and America’s first president – his face is as familiar as the dollar bill. Most everyone knows this great man, or thinks they do. But we’re starting to learn that much of…