Tag archives for Science

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…

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…

Life of the Brain: How the Brain Rocks the Vote

Our brains are constantly expanding, contracting and evolving. This action results in an ever-shifting point of view throughout our lifetime. This Sunday on Brain Games, host Jason Silva investigates how the mind’s perspective evolves over the years. We all know that a child’s brain is extraordinarily equipped to detect and recognize faces and understand sounds…

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Leap Day as Only an Astrophysicist Can

Any good gradeschooler knows how many days are in a year: 365. But that’s not quite the case. It takes Earth just a little bit more than 365 days to complete our orbit around the sun–about 365-and-a-quarter days. But 365.2422 doesn’t fly off the tongue so easy does it? So we stick with the old…

Can We Train our Brain?

The brain is one of the most complex and essential — yet often underrated — components of the human body. This Sunday, Brain Games host Jason Silva takes viewers on visually awe-inspiring expeditions in search of answers to some of the most perplexing questions in modern neuroscience. In the season premiere, Meet the Brain, Silva…

It’s Our Birthday! Celebrating 15 Years of Science, Adventure, and Exploration

National Geographic Channel has been making explorers of us all — from the deepest depths of the ocean, to the inner workings of the brain, to inside access with the toughest law enforcement officials in the country, and to the edge of the universe. Exactly 15 years ago this week, on January 7, 2001, National…

Earth’s Diminishing Water Supply and Budding Clean Technologies

Imagine a world without water. Frighteningly, a decreasing clean water supply is, in fact, a reality. Fortunately, innovators are tapping into some pretty promising emergent technologies that just might help prevent a planet-wide water crisis. This Sunday, on Breakthrough: Water Apocalypse, actress and director Angela Bassett crosses the globe to meet community members and innovators…

Extending the Healthy Years of Our Lifespan Through Breakthrough Science

Humankind has searched for the fountain of youth since the beginning of recorded history, and in some ways we have succeeded. Scientific advancements have increased life expectancy by battling back diseases that once killed millions before the age of 60. But now that living into the 80s is commonplace, we have a new problem–we are…

Is Aging a Treatable Disease?

Aging is inevitable. Luckily, pioneers in the study of aging are making discoveries every day that may not only lengthen our lives, but enhance the quality of our lives by extending the healthy years of our lifespan. This Sunday, on Breakthrough: The Age of Aging, director and Hollywood visionary Ron Howard introduces viewers to researchers…

Susan Sarandon and Neil deGrasse Tyson Get Deep With Cosmic Perspective

This week on StarTalk, Neil deGrasse Tyson expands his cosmic perspective with actress and activist Susan Sarandon. Known for her roles in the popular films The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Thelma and Louise, the two discuss gender, race, perspective, marijuana, and Carl Sagan. In this clip, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Susan Sarandon’s conversation touches…