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Finding a Definition of Heaven and Hell

What are “heaven” and “hell”? How does one arrive at one or the other? Do all religions define the afterlife in such a dichotomous way? Is there evidence of these two realms on Earth? Where can we find them? In the second episode of this season of The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, the…

Is There Such Thing as a “Chosen One?”

What does it mean to be “The Chosen One”? How are they “chosen”? How do they know they’re chosen? Can anyone be chosen? How do different religions recognize their chosen ones? In this modern age, are chosen ones considered to be as important as they were in the dawn of their religions? In the season…

Discover Places and Animals Worth Saving This #EarthWeek

National Geographic’s #EarthWeek kicked off Sunday with the season premiere of Years of Living Dangerously featuring David Letterman, followed by Leonardo DiCaprio’s multi-year journey documenting climate change, Before the Flood. If you missed the premiere, Before the Flood is streaming for free online through November 7th.  All week long, discover what you need to know about the…

Now Streaming: Leonardo DiCaprio’s Documentary “Before the Flood”

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor, environmental activist, and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent catastrophic…

Experience the Real Black Hawk Down With Those Who Lived It

To be trapped behind enemy lines is every soldier’s worst nightmare: a situation they all train for, few experience, and even fewer survive. National Geographic Channel’s new mini-series No Man Left Behind reveals the stories of real-life heroes whose missions took unexpected turns to become a pure battle for survival. These are stories of loyalty, courage, and overcoming…

How Looted Antiquities are Funding Terror

The ancient city of Palmyra was one of the most stunning archaeological sites in the Middle East before the start of the Syrian civil war. In May 2015, Islamic State fighters seized the city. The militants were in power for less than a year, but during their reign they transformed the ancient landscape into a…

Six Reasons to Remember President Ford

When it comes to American presidents, Gerald Ford—the 38th President of the United States, and the only one who was never elected to the office—generally doesn’t get much historical acclaim.  He occupied the Oval Office for only two-and-a-half years, from August 1974 to January 1977, and in many ways, perhaps, his brief tenure was overshadowed by the…

What Happened to Cody Roman Dial?

Lost in the jungle, abducted, or murdered? National Geographic launches a covert investigation into the disappearance of adventurer Cody Dial in riveting true-crime series, Missing Dial. When Cody Roman Dial, son of world-famous National Geographic explorer Roman Dial, embarked on his first solo expedition into the jungles of Costa Rica, he vanished without a trace.…

Where Did the Idea of Hell Come From?

What happens to bad guys when they die? Actor Danny Trejo is no stranger to villains, so he’s setting out to find the answer to this burning question. 70% of Americans have said they think hell is a real place, and Danny’s taking a journey into the afterlife to map out where the idea of…

Baby Bison Takes on Wolf and Wins

Written by America’s National Parks: Yellowstone filmmakers Alain Lusignan, Oliver Goetzl and Ivo Nörenberg Life in Yellowstone can be harsh and challenging, especially for bison calves. From the day they are born, they face constant danger from predators such as wolves and grizzly bears. But they also face other types of dangers from their environment.…