Tag archives for Science

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…

Breakthrough Premieres Tonight: Catch It First Online

Every scientific breakthrough is driven by a compelling human drama—scientists grappling with the fear of failure and the dream of success. Now, six Hollywood visionaries bring their personal touch to six stories that could change everything. Under the helm of these directors, Breakthrough uncovers remarkable scientific discoveries and modern-day revolutions in brain science, longevity, water,…

Step Into the Future of Cutting-Edge Breakthrough Science With This Virtual Experience

National Geographic Channel’s new miniseries Breakthrough provides a thought-provoking and imaginative perspective on scientific discovery as it unfolds. To accompany this unprecedented six part event, we partnered with GE to launch a second-screen companion experience. The Breakthrough second-screen utilizes an advanced 3-D engine to create a virtual-reality-inspired experience that allows visitors to explore the revolutionary…

BREAKTHROUGH’s Fighting Pandemics: Science and Education Experts Weigh In

Every scientific breakthrough is driven by a compelling human drama — the scientists grappling with the fear of failure and the anticipation of success, and at the same time, challenging and inspiring us all to look at the world and its possibilities. Beginning this Sunday, through the lens of six visionaries — Angela Bassett, Peter…

Bill Clinton’s Cosmic Perspective

StarTalk is back for a second season and tonight Neil deGrasse Tyson (your personal astrophysicist) has a very special guest: President Bill Clinton, who Neil considers an honorary member of the geek club. Among Bill Clinton’s many other interests, he will talk to you about Einstein, artificial intelligence, the impact of science on society, and…

“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…