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10 Events That Influenced Generation X

Members of Generation X—those born between 1961 and 1981—have seen the world around them change in myriad of ways during their lifetimes, from the fall of the Soviet Union to the advent of the personal computer. Some of these developments directly affected their daily lives, while others helped shape Xers’ attitudes and worldview. To coincide…

Exploring the Cult of Mary

The Virgin Mary is the most depicted and celebrated mother of all time. For two thousand years, she has been revered as the Blessed Virgin, the Queen of Peace, and the Mother of God. To truly understand the Virgin Mary however, we must understand the millions of believers who are devoted to her. National Geographic…

Who Says Grandma Can’t Be a Hip Hop Star? Don’t Miss Hip Hop-eration on NGC

A hip hop crew of senior citizens defies the odds, and its members push their bodies to the absolute limits of old age as they make their way to Las Vegas to compete in the World Hip Hop Dance Championships, hip-hopping their way into the hearts and minds of thousands and reminding us all that…

It’s Midterm Madness on Vet School

First-day of school jitters are over and students at Cornell’s Vet School are getting into the groove of things, but the road to becoming a vet isn’t always easy. Whiles fourth-years continue their tough rotations, first-year students are studying hard for the biggest test of their Vet School career. Catch all the craziness on a…

Treating Large Animals on Vet School: The Big Rotation

When it comes to being vet, no amount of studying can prepare you for the actual interactions with live animals… especially when they are twice your size. This week on Vet School, we’re all about big rotations and the even bigger job that comes with it. Fourth-year student Aria has already completed 18 rotations, but…

A Dizzying Day of Cases on Vet School

It’s another crazy week at Cornell’s Vet School and students are quickly learning that stepping out of your comfort zone is daily ritual. First-year students must learn the basics of veterinarian care, including learning how to properly milk a cow! However, breaking out of your comfort zone isn’t reserved for those just beginning. In this…

Goodbye Summer, Hello Vet School! New Series Premieres This Saturday

Do you have what it takes to become top dog in your class? For those accepted into the prestigious veterinarian program at Cornell University, students find out just how hard you have to work to become the best. In Nat Geo WILD’s newest series, Vet School, follow the lives of veterinary students as they begin…

The 2000s: A New Reality Premieres Sunday

Known as the turn of the century, the age of technology and pop culture, and the war on terror, the 2000s transformed reality. In NGC’s two-part series The 2000s, we reflect on what feels like yesterday with a major throwback on our recent history with the help of eyewitnesses, celebrities, and politicians. Check out these five highlights from chapter…

Live Free Or Die’s Most Dangerous Moments

It takes a level of fearlessness to get up off the couch and voluntarily forfeit the comforts of modern life for a semi-primitive existence. Naturally, the cast of Live Free Or Die are an adventuresome, thick-skinned bunch. Whether out of nature or necessity, the show’s subjects haven’t shied away from the disgusting and the dangerous,…

Drugs, Inc. Explores Molly Madness

It’s not easy to generalize about why people choose certain drugs, particularly over an extended period of time. The popularity of different drugs tends to rise and fall, based partially on availability and economics and partially on taste. I’ve written about PCP’s resurgence in parts of the mid-Atlantic and how pharmaceutical painkiller abuse primed suburban…