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On Showdown of the Unbeatables, two “invincible” inventions face off to see which really has the power. Tonight, two military-minded machines clash in a battle of opposing forces: the TrackingPoint rifle versus the ATI Octocopter drone. The TrackingPoint rifle is one of the most accurate firearms on the market, using a laser beam to track…

It’s time to freeze. On the new season of Life Below Zero, the series’ Alaskans are in preparation mode in the weeks before winter arrives, fighting to stock enough food, fortify their buildings and gather the resources they need before they’re hit with months of darkness, isolation and bone-chilling cold. For Sue Aikens, the challenges this winter are tougher…

Falter and die. Surviving on the Arctic tundra requires constant awareness: when to be silent, when to reach for a gun, when to flee. On Life Below Zero, wilderness guide Erik Salitan lives a self-sufficient lifestyle 67 miles north of the Arctic Circle, braving harsh elements and deadly wildlife to survive in total freedom. To…

Resourcefulness is a way of life for Life Below Zero‘s Chip and Agnes Hailstone. The family’s lifestyle of survival and efficiency is informed by Agnes’ Inupiaq Eskimo heritage, which guides the Hailstones’ respect for nature’s resources and their love of their tundra home. Native to Alaska, the Inupiaq people traditionally live subsistence lifestyles, hunting and…

For many Alaskans living in the Arctic wilderness, the physical toils of living off the land come second to the mental struggle of survival. Facing a life of isolation, darkness and cold, only the strongest make it through. On the season premiere of Life Below Zero, five groups of Alaskans overcome challenges in the wild and…

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…

Tonight, the Troopers are back. An all-new season of Alaska State Troopers follows the group of policemen tasked to enforce one of America’s most  unforgiving terrains – hundreds of miles of rugged Alaskan terrain. Their backup may be located days away, but that can’t stop the team from responding by land, air, and sea, on duty…

Surviving in the remote Alaskan wilderness requires living a life of strength and preparedness. In anticipation of Life Below Zero‘s Season Two premiere, National Geographic Channel presents Life Below Zero Demands, an interactive experience documenting the skills LBZ‘s residents need to survive. For Sue Aikens, her life of perseverance requires zero weakness, as she’s responsible…

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…

On the first episode of Showdown of the Unbeatables, “indestructible” machines faced off to see which one prevails. The show’s most explosive matchup came when a powerful air cannon matched up against a shock-proof wall, as hosts Brian Unger and Zane Lamprey pitted the inventions against each other for an epic showdown. The first challenger,…

In the span of 102 hours, one of the most riveting manhunts in American history unfolded on the streets of Boston. To accompany the all-new special Inside The Hunt For The Boston Bombers, our interactive map tracks how and where the bombings and ensuing manhunt happened, providing a necessary timeline for the frantic five days. The…

Each week, we’re throwing back to Carl Sagan’s original COSMOS by highlighting an exclusive vintage clip of the show. Turns out, one concept both Sagan and COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey host Neil deGrasse Tyson love to explore is space’s ultimate phenomenon: black holes. On this week’s COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey, viewers took a journey on the Ship of the…

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…

One year ago this month, the Boston Marathon bombings shook a city – and nation – to the core with acts of senseless violence. The worst terrorist attack since 9/11, two pressure cooker bombs decimated the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing 3 people and injuring an estimated 264 others. On April 13, to mark…

What’s better than a night of classic National Geographic nature specials? A night of classic National Geographic nature specials overdubbed by the guys from ”Mystery Science Theater 3000,” of course. Tonight, Nat Geo Channel presents Total Riff Off, an evening of wacky commentary from the minds behind the famous TV show “Mystery Science Theater 3000.”  Three of the…

On last week’s Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, host Neil deGrasse Tyson explained how humans developed their eye for recognizing patterns. Over centuries of of evolution, humans’ pattern recognition skills determined natural selection. Hunters skilled at spotting prey and predator and telling poisonous plants from healthy ones they had a better chance of survival than those…

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…

A true band of brothers, the Charlie Company was one of the last combat infantry companies in the Vietnam War to be drafted, trained and sent to battle together. Brothers In War tells the gripping story of the Charlie Company, tracing their journey of terror, pain and camaraderie from boot camp to combat to home.…

In Windham, Vermont, Paulie DiMeo and Pat “Tuffy” Bakaitis, co-owners of the Cabin Kings are Building Wild on a mountain peak. It’s not just any mountain or an ordinary cabin either. Tim Waker and his son Chris, who is a professional snowboarder, have purchased the abandoned Timber Ridge Ski Resort and they have big plans. On…

What happens when two illusionists make you believe the unbelievable? Tonight on our four-hour special The Happenings, magicians Barry and Stuart launch a stealth campaign of paranormal activity on the unsuspecting residents of towns across the UK and America. Using magic and misdirection, the two illusionists tap into the townspeople’s suspicious sides, slowly spreading rumors from…

Earth’s most tenacious creature can live in boiling water, solid ice, and the intense radiation of space. It can survive a decade in a desert, without a drop of water to drink, or in the deepest trenches of the sea. Meet the tardigrade. This week on COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey, Neil deGrasse Tyson introduced viewers to…

Each week, KG and Ringy of Diggers uncover treasures and duds both big and small. But do you ever wish you could ask the Diggers dudes about their best bounties? Here, Ringy gives us a behind-the-scenes look at one of his favorite digs – the smallest artifact he’s ever uncovered. Tinier than a pea, Ringy’s tiniest find…

Hurtling through the sky at 5 miles per second, the International Space Station is a flying laboratory, testing ground and home to the astronauts who study the solar system on the station. Appearing in the sky as a bright, fast-moving light, the ISS normally takes about 90 minutes to orbit the Earth, and is often…

In Cambridge New York, Paulie DiMeo and Pat “Tuffy” Bakaitis, co-owners of the Cabin Kings are Building Wild smack in the middle of the swamp. Jared Woodcock aka “Bird Boy” is a “bird-a-tologist” according to Paulie. Actually, he’s a biologist who now teaches sustainable agriculture and has a real love for birds and the swamp. In…

On tonight’s Diggers, KG and Ringy are on the hunt for a career-making dig. They’re on a mission to locate the remnants of a lost Nazi fighter plane that crash-landed in an Indiana cornfield. To find their bounty, the boys travel to the site of a once-secret Air Force base in Seymour, Indiana. If they can locate…