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“Breakthrough” World Premiere Coming Fall 2015

Breakthrough provides a thought-provoking and imaginative perspective on scientific discovery as it unfolds, revealing the world of tomorrow…today. Each episode follows scientific explorers working on cutting-edge projects with breakthrough potential. Each breakthrough will help us see the world in a different way and display the potential of new ideas and solutions to register change – transformative…

Documenting Life & Science in the Isolated Antarctic Outpost Scott Base

Antarctica is a continent that is entirely focused on science. Every single Antarctic resident is either engaged in pivotal scientific projects to learn more about the planet, or supporting this research. Between the extremes of the harsh continent itself and the focused dedication of the communities around the work, life on an Antarctic base is…

The Science Behind Shark Attacks

Tourists flock to the beaches of North Carolina and Virginia for their safe calm waters and the wild rugged scenery. But beneath the still serenity of this Atlantic coastline lies an unsuspecting danger. Tonight, Nat Geo WILD investigates two sudden spikes in shark attacks a decade apart. They come out of nowhere, and then disappear…

Behind Every Great Genius Was a Great Rival: “American Genius” Premieres Tonight

For many of America’s boldest, most daring and most creative inventors, the greatest challenge wasn’t beating the odds — it was beating the competition. Behind these iconic innovators are rivals with vision, determination and ambition to match theirs: Tesla vs. Edison, Gates vs. Jobs, Hearst vs. Pulitzer. These are their stories. Premiering tonight at 9/8c,…

At the Intersection of Science and Religion on Tonight’s StarTalk

The often controversial when spoken about together topics of science and religion collide on tonight’s episode of StarTalk, when Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Richard Dawkins.  Dawkins is a world-renowned evolutionary biologist, bestselling author, and one of the most outspoken proponents for atheism.  Some of his best-known books, which shed light on the topics of evolution and…

From Space-Time to the Science in “Interstellar,” Tonight on StarTalk

Science and film unite on tonight’s episode of StarTalk, when host Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with director, screenwriter and producer, Christopher Nolan.  Nolan is known for his films that bend the rules of time and space.  His latest film, “Interstellar,” explores a notion of time travel via wormhole that is based in science, and may…

Join Us For a Live Q&A With Neil deGrasse Tyson Today at 12:15!

Got Questions? Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Has Answers What’s Neil’s favorite food? How do you have sex in space? What was the coolest spaceship in a sci-fi movie? The fun, the abstract, or the absurd–now’s your chance to ask Neil deGrasse Tyson anything you want! Join him TODAY at 12:15PM for a Facebook Q&A!

Get Ready to Geek Out: StarTalk Premieres Tonight!

Calling all geeks!  Neil deGrasse Tyson is back with an all-new late night talk show where pop culture and science collide.  Each week, Neil interviews a celebrity guest about cool moments in their career, while also trying to unleash their inner-nerd. On the series premiere of StarTalk, Neil is joined by guest, George Takei.  In…

Would You Rather: Only A Few Hours Left to Vote!

Tired of not having enough control over your cable? Have you ever wanted to choose the programming you watch on TV? Well, now you can! Nat Geo WILD is letting you pick your entire evening of Wednesday night prime-time programming for the month of February—because let’s face it—we could all use a Wednesday-night pick-me-up! So cast your…

Manipulating the Masses Into Making the World a Better Place on “Crowd Control”

What if we could make the DMV a happier place by adding a little laughter? Or curb America’s speeding epidemic without issuing a single ticket? Or reduce the rate of pedestrian collisions by making it worth the wait at the crosswalk? On tonight’s series premiere of Crowd Control, viewers will discover that sometimes all you…