Tag archives for Science

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…

Is Implanting or Erasing Memories a Scientific Innovation Gone Too Far?

Cognitive disorders rob millions of individuals of cherished life memories, and many people cannot enjoy their lives because of past traumatic events that continue to haunt them daily. This Sunday, on Breakthrough: Decoding the Brain, director Brett Ratner and narrator Adrien Brody explore the powerful new technologies that scientists are using to reveal the many…

Breakthrough Prize: Awarding Modern Science’s Brightest Minds

This year’s recipients of the 2016 Breakthrough Prize, which recognizes outstanding contributions in science and mathematics, will be honored live on National Geographic Channel tonight, November 8th at 10/9c. The third-annual ceremony will be hosted by Emmy-nominated Cosmos executive producer and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, with a special performance by ten-time Grammy Award winner Pharrell…

Seth MacFarlane’s Scientific Influences

This Sunday on StarTalk, host Neil deGrasse Tyson features his interview with Seth MacFarlane, who became the youngest showrunner in television history when his animated series Family Guy aired on Fox. MacFarlane also executive produced the 21st century version of Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey. In addition to creating some of the most popular content…

Biotech Experts Weigh In On Breakthrough: More Than Human

The humans of today are not like the humans of yesterday. Advancements in biotechnology are making us stronger, faster and smarter. On this Sunday’s episode of Breakthrough: More Than Human, Paul Giamatti experiences firsthand the fascinating progress in this field, from exoskeletons to brain machines. As a part of our continuing discussions on the topics…