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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…

Is your brain up for a fight? Tonight’s Brain Games is about competition, and the curious effects it has on the brain, from  humans’ predisposition to compete to the dopamine released when you’re on a winning side. Nature naturally drives people towards competition, rewarded by the hit of the neurotransmitter dopamine that produces a powerful…

As the eleventh leg of Ultimate Survival Alaska wraps, the three remaining teams are still fighting to be the winner. The score is tied up and the teams are giving it all they’ve got. They will all battle 20 miles of deadly white water rapids to reach the Cook Inlet where they will paddle kayaks…

The wait is over. Tonight, Carl Sagan’s legendary COSMOS series, television’s greatest exploration of science, returns with a renewed journey for a new generation with COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey starring Neil deGrasse Tyson. Tonight’s worldwide premiere event will be simulcast live across ten Fox U.S. channels, including FOX, Nat Geo Channel and more. President Barack Obama…

With three teams left competing for the win, Ultimate Survival Alaska concludes tonight with a race to the top of  Mt. Augustine – a 4,000-foot active volcano in the middle of the open ocean. The journey to reach Augustine is nearly as difficult as summiting the mountain, as the teams race across 35 miles of punishing…

Think you can create a galaxy as magnificent as the Milky Way? To celebrate the worldwide premiere of COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey, National Geographic gives you the chance to build a universe of your own with our interactive Cosmic Creator. With the Cosmic Creator, you can design planets, moons and stars to fill the night…

Science is an endless search, binding the generations in a constant quest for learning. Continuing the tradition of bringing the universe down to Earth is Neil deGrasse Tyson, the ideal scientist to transport a new generation of viewers to the cosmos. Born and raised in New York City, Tyson was infatuated with science from a…

What happened in space this week? From NASA’s new Jupiter mission to our favorite villains from The Social Network, catch up on the past few days’ intergalactic headlines. NASA announced plans to launch a mission to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa by 2025. Released this week, the White House’s  FY15 budget allocated $15 million for the mission, which will explore Europa’s…

In Dynamo: Magician Impossible, the award-winning British illusionist Dynamo demonstrates his mind-boggling brand of magic. Having made his name as a magician in Europe, Dynamo travels around the world, sharing his tricks with unsuspecting onlookers. In this clip from tonight’s episode, Dynamo is back on his home turf in London, entertaining fans with his mind-boggling…

Before you explore the universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson in COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey this Sunday, revisit the origins of the incredible COSMOS journey. Nearly 34 years after it originally aired on television, National Geographic Channel will rebroadcast all 13 episodes of Carl Sagan’s ground-breaking series COSMOS: A Personal Voyage in a special two-day marathon of…

From card tricks to Vegas bets, true con artists always have an extra trick up their sleeves. Hustling America follows conman Alexis Conran as he travels across the United States, testing his deception skills by attempting to recreate history’s trickiest hustle: the proposition bet. Prop bets are outrageous wagers, created and perfected by crooks throughout…