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Announcing “Genius,” the First Scripted Series in Network History

National Geographic Channel’s first-ever scripted series, Genius, will will dramatize the fascinating stories of the world’s most brilliant innovators. The debut season will uncover how an imaginative, rebellious patent clerk named Albert Einstein—a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn’t get a teaching job or a doctorate—unlocked the mysteries of the atom and the…

Explore the Abandoned City of Pripyat 30 Years After the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

On the anniversary of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant explosion, explore what the evacuated town of Pripyat, Ukraine looks like 30 years later. Photojournalist Jon Brack traveled to Pripyat to document what the town looks like today. From an abandoned amusement park that was scheduled to open just five days after the disaster to an…

Where Did We Come From?

Where did we come from? What happened “in the beginning”? Humanity’s first question remains one of its most intensely debated. Were we created in the image of God, or are we the result of a 13.8 million-year-old singularity? Are there similarities among the religious creation stories from around the world? How do they compare with…

Who Is God?

Who is God? This is a question that plagues nearly everyone during their life. We ask not only who or what God is, but if our perception of him has changed over the course of history? Or could god be just an idea, a divine presence that is deep seeded in our brains? Morgan Freeman…

Six Photos to Feed Your Soul

If you’ve been watching The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, you know that Freeman has traveled the world on his quest to uncover answers to some of mankind’s biggest questions, touching down in 20 cities across seven countries while exploring the spiritual and religious traditions and rituals in each place. Freeman isn’t the only…

What Does Apocalypse Truly Mean?

What does apocalypse truly mean – global destruction, inner revelation – or both?  Do you think that people are hard-wired to believe in some sort of apocalypse? Some sort of end to this age? Morgan Freeman will be tackling these questions and more in Sunday’s new episode of The Story of God with Morgan Freeman –…

Winter Comes Early on Life Below Zero

Life Below Zero returns as an early winter forces Alaskans to go head-to-head with Mother Nature to hunt, gather, and preserve their ability to survive in their corner of the Arctic as the dark, bitter cold closes in. Each day brings snow and dropping temperatures, forcing even the most seasoned bush dwellers to prepare before…

7 Surprising Things You Can Do With Your Body After You Die

While we may not like to think about our ending, death is a fundamental part of the life cycle—a touchy subject, but an inevitable one. For most, there are two conventional options—you are either buried or cremated. While these traditional methods are the most accepted, more creative and environmentally-friendly alternatives have emerged. Take a look…

We Traveled to 22 Countries to Ask One Question: Who Is God?

We visited 22 countries around the globe to ask everyday people six big questions. Who is God? What happens after we die? Where do we come from? Where does evil come from? Do you believe in miracles? How will the world end? In the Street Spirituality web series, people from all walks of life share…

8 Classic Photos to Get You in the Springtime Spirit

Spring in the northern hemisphere officially begins this Sunday, March 20th—coinciding with International Happiness Day! In celebration of blossoming flowers, fresh air, and sunshine during the warmer months ahead, enjoy some of our favorite springtime memories from National Geographic Magazine issues of the past century: From 1972: A robin guards its nest within the branches…