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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…

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…

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…

By Scott Aaronson, Senior Director for National Security Policy at the Edison Electric Institute The National Geographic Channel’s docudrama, American Blackout, depicts a 10-day nationwide blackout caused by a cyber attack. The film’s fictional cyber attack causes significant physical damage to the U.S. electric utility infrastructure that within a day brings down the entire grid.…

In medieval times, castle architects incorporated a variety of defenses and traps intended to slow, injure or kill attackers in order to hold the castle as long as possible, against even the largest attacking armies. Here are a few examples of those designs. (Click to enlarge) Don’t forget to tune-in for an all-new episode of…

Diggers Slang

Montana boys, King George and the Ringmaster, are heading down south for some Civil War Nectar on Diggers: Juiced: Digging the South. They’re hitting the jack pot below the belt line of the South and living their version of the American dream. With the Diggers truck locked and loaded, KG and Ringy are heading down…

Super Meth

Mexican super meth is infiltrating the United States and because of the cut rate prices and purity of the strain; it’s spreading like wildfire. The San Francisco Bay area acts as the primary hub for it’s infiltration into the United States and as a result, it is the area that’s most suffering the initial consequences…

Family Beef

Survivor Finalist Big Tom is back and this time it’s with the whole family. This multi-generational farm family is opening its doors to America and telling everyone to ‘come on in!’ Family Beef follows the life and adventures of the Buchanan family cattle farm. Running a traditional cattle farm is a tough business, but Big…

KG and Ringy head out to the Wild West to locate physical evidence of America’s most notorious outlaw, William Bonney, better known as “Billy the Kid.” Before he became known as a legendary outlaw, Billy was a central character in the Lincoln County War, a battle between two opposing cattle companies – “The House”  and…

Top 8 Rides of a Lifetime

  Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul. When it comes to riding bikes, there’s no other sensation quite like it. It’s the experience of complete openness and freedom on the road. If you’re curious why your dog rides with its head out of the window in the car, try asking why…

A Soldier’s Point of View

Specialist Travis Staats is part of the route clearance team – their job is to go ahead of the convoys in specialized vehicles known as HUSKYs to make sure there are no IEDs on the road ahead. A somewhat thankless job that is known by few but saves hundreds of service men and women’s lives…

New York City is not just the setting for our story — it’s a major character. Whether it be a quick archival shot of some nocturnal Midtown busyness or profiling former Colombo captain, Michael Franzese, in front of the iconic visage of the Brooklyn Bridge, we made a conscious decision to always be reminding the…

Humanitarian or Eco-Terrorist – this is the question many in legislature are being faced with. There has been a battle between animal rights activists and the practice of factory farming for years. But only recently has legislature begun to fight back. The Factoring Farming industry is a booming and burgeoning business in the United States.…

There is no greater sacrifice than what our service men and women do for this country. Each day they are no doubt risking their lives and sacrificing many of their own freedoms for their family and friends as well as millions of American’s they’ve never even met. They are a proud group of selfless people,…

Barge Matal was a very pro-coalition village. In November of 2008, we went up there as a provincial reconstruction team, and did a huge mission. We treated over 200 people in the village, along with the village doctor. We brought three big boxes of medicine, and we just funneled people through and saw anything from…

Trouble in Charkh

These are the stories that are often left untold – of a man’s life in Afghanistan, fighting for an entire country’s freedom. A small convoy of an Army and a Marines Special Forces team is ambushed in an attempted to take over a dangerous Taliban territory, Charkh. They were tasked with checking on the local…

Mysteries of the Mob

The Mafia in America has been around since the late 19th century. But by the 1970s, the American mob had become one of the most powerful criminal organizations in United States history. Mafia businesses were a hidden empire of a great and sprawling power structure, fed by extreme violence, crime, and an unbelievable amount of…

Swimming with Crocodiles

While some animals have a reputation for being notoriously dangerous, there is always the unusual exception. Growing up in South Africa, Roger Horrocks, naturally developed a fear of a dangerous local predator, the giant crocodile. It was only until his first, face to face, underwater encounter with a crocodile that he began to question his…

The ice-clogged Yukon River faces the yearly spring breakup, an annual event causing flooding in Alaskan villages such as Eagle and Circle. Major flooding is suspected to hit the interior of Alaska – water level rapidly rising and soaking nearly every inch of the town. When spring hits, she won’t be missed. In 2009 the…

American Sex Slave

Many people think sex trafficking only happens on foreign shores. But here in America, sex slavery is thriving.  Perhaps most astounding is that the average age for these girls’ entrance into the sex industry is 12-14 and the vast majority of those in prostitution have no other options for survival. In this episode, investigative journalists…

Remaking History

It’s history in the (re)making. Killing Kennedy, National Geographic Channel’s latest documentary project, kicked off filming earlier this summer, meaning there are plenty of behind the scenes footage and inside photos of the incredible talent coming our way! It’s the second docudrama of its kind for National Geographic and it’s boasting some fantastic talent for…

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.…

Happy Birthday Marina Oswald

Today is Marina Oswald’s birthday. She was born in Severodvinsk, Russia as Miss Marina Nikolayevna Prusakova and later moved to Minsk where she would meet her husband Lee Harvey Oswald. After the birth of their first child, June, the Oswalds made their way to Texas to raise a family. Her husband, Lee Harvey, a former…

When I started working on this show about guns, Inside: Secret America: Armed & Undercover, I didn’t know much about them. In fact, I had never shot a gun before.  I come from a country, Portugal, where firearms are not as available or as popular as they are here. The civilian firearm possession rate in…

Nature Governs Life

In a time before supermarkets, grocery stores, and anything engineered for convenience or timeliness, there was only one way to sustain a lifestyle – go out and forage your own path. Before we could buy packaged meat, we had to hunt, kill, and butcher it ourselves, a practice that seems pretty savage to most in…