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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…

Last night on the season premiere of Life Below Zero: Winter’s Warning, we watched the Arctic residents ready themselves for winter before the freeze takes hold. Living in remote areas, the Alaskans rely on their surrounding natural resources. For Andy and Kate, fishing for chum salmon is the most important thing they do every year—as…

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…

On the season finale of Cesar 911, Cesar Millan has to crack a tough case of an aggressive dog whose violent behavior has the other pups in the neighborhood paralyzed by fear. It’s up to Cesar to step in, freeing the neighborhood from the bad dog’s behavior. The Patient: Matilda Cesar is called to Long…

Oh hello, double shot of None of the Above.  After the mind-melting explorations of Cosmos, it’s kind of a relief to see Tim Shaw and his rapid-fire street science.  (Street science is like street magic, only not lies.)  Sometimes, I just need a man to saw a beer bottle in half using the power of…

The following was written by Jarrod Clowery, who spoke at National Geographic Channel’s special advanced screening in Boston of the documentary Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers.  Jarrod is a Boston marathon bombings survivor and founder of the Heroes Hearts Foundation. By Jarrod Clowery On April 15, 2013, I survived Marathon Monday and within one second, I became…

The following was written by Leonard J. Marcus, Ph.D., who spoke at National Geographic Channel’s special advanced screening in Boston of the documentary Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers. Dr. Marcus is founding Co-Director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, a joint program of the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School…

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…

On the latest installment of The Numbers Game, Samurai of Stats Jake Porway takes a look at what makes people attractive to others.  Despite the promise that there’s tricks you can do to make yourself more appealing, so much of this boils down to how naturally attractive you are.  Sorry, gang.  But hope isn’t lost:…

Last time on Cesar 911, Cesar Millan tackled his most difficult case yet: a rescue pit bull whose owners may not be up to the task of handling him. Cesar is a lover of pit bulls, who has worked with his current pit bull companion Junior to advocate for the dogs, making the case that the…

In week seven, the Wicked Tuna fleet is drifting through a major lull and growing desperate to catch fish. The Bluefin remain elusive, but tempers are easy to find. When no one is catching fish, there are plenty of places to lay the blame. Tuna.com is currently at the top of the leaderboard, but The…

Big and small, spiky or hairy, hoofs or paws – our pets come in all shapes and sizes. But what’s life like when your animal friend is the size of your palm? Tonight, World’s Smallest Pets takes a look at pint-sized pets and their owners who care for their not-so-tiny needs. Among the pets we…

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…

The captains and crews of Wicked Tuna are heading into Week Six.  The Hot Tuna still sits at the top of the leaderboard, but the other boats are creeping up on the top spot. The captains are pulling out all the stops, even bringing their lucky charms along with them. Catching a tuna takes more…

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…

Last time on Cesar 911, Cesar Millan must tackle a major problem: an NFL hopeful’s ferocious dog threatening his owner’s future on the field. The Patient: Shadow First, Cesar travels to meet community college football coach Steven, who’s concerned that his star player Steve’s giant Rottweiler Shadow is placing his future at risk. Even at 6’5”…