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National Geographic: MARS | Why Should We Go to Mars?

Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are producing a new miniseries for National Geographic. Simply titled Mars, it is a mix of documentary, scripted drama, and interviews with some famous names, such as Andy Weir, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Peter Diamandis.  

National Geographic: Before the Flood – Full Documentary

Join Leonardo DiCaprio as he explores the topic of climate change, and aims to discover what must be done today to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet in the future. The Oscar-winning actor’s documentary Before The Flood debuted in its entirety overnight via National Geographic’s YouTube channel, quickly racking up to over 5 …

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National Geographic: Are These the World’s Most Magical Places?

According to National Geographic this is perhaps the most beautiful places on Earth, do you agree? From colorful mountains to a “Sea of Stars,” watch to see some of nature’s majestic sites explained.

National Geographic: Stunning Footage: Epic Animal Migrations in Yellowstone

Some of the world’s most incredible animal migrations take place in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Among them are a 120-mile pronghorn migration and nine elk herds with unique migration patterns. While on assignment in Yellowstone, Joe Riis was able to capture the awe-inspiring migrations that few tourists get to see.  

National Geographic: Ghostlike Octopus Found Lurking Deep Below the Sea

While exploring the deep sea northeast of Hawaii’s Necker Island with a remotely operated vehicle, scientists aboard the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer were surprised to encounter what may be a never-before-seen octopus. Though the February 27 discovery was made at a depth of 4,290 meters (14,075 feet), the octopus belongs to a group of octopods …

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National Geographic: Life on an Arctic Expedition

For five months in 2015, a team of researchers drifted with polar ice, their ship tethered to an ice floe as they collected data to help them better understand how the loss of sea ice will affect the planet. The air above the Arctic Ocean has warmed on average about 5°F in the past century—more …

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National Geographic: Photo Evidence: Glacier National Park Is Melting Away

Glacier National Park is losing its iconic glaciers to a changing climate. In the mid-1800s, this Montana landscape was covered by 150 glaciers—today only 25 remain. To show the decrease in glacier size, scientists from the USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center photograph the same areas where glaciers were photographed in the early 1900s. Dan …

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National Geographic: Amazing Drone Footage of Nubian Pyramids

Armed with a remotely operated mini­-helicopter, National Geographic engineer Alan Turchik gets a bird’s­-eye view of 3,000-­year-­old royal burial chambers. The unique perspective is helping to unravel ancient Nubian mysteries.  

National Geographic: Titanic 100 | CGI of How Titanic Sank

James Cameron and his team pull together for this CGI of how they believe the Titanic sank and reached the ocean floor. Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning of 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK …

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Blue Chalk: A Tribute by National Geographic Creative photographer Cory Richards

Blue Chalk worked with National Geographic Creative photographer and North Face athlete Cory Richards to create a promotional piece to demonstrate the scope of his work and the passion and athleticism that accompanies him in the field. A Tribute to Discomfort brings the viewer through Cory’s stunning work, his unique sense of humor, and his …

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National Geographic: The Ganges | From Snow to Sea

For nearly a billion Hindus in India and beyond, the Ganges is more than a river. It represents a divine conduit for pilgrims’ prayers, and is a source of sustenance for people and wildlife alike. Photographer Pete McBride and fellow expedition members captured these moments on video during a 45-day journey down the Ganges by …

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National Geographic: Tiny, Robotic Bees Could Change the World

Robert Wood, a National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer and award-winning engineer, is working on entirely new classes of robots—including a fleet of tiny, robotic bees—that may one day transform space exploration, agriculture, and search-and-rescue operations.  

National Geographic: If You’re Scared of Snakes, Don’t Watch This

Every year, thousands of snakes gather at the Narcisse Snake Dens in Manitoba, Canada. It’s billed as the largest gathering of snakes anywhere in the world. Manitoba’s climate and geology make it the perfect place for red-sided garter snakes to live and mate. It has become a tourist attraction, but it’s not for the faint …

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National Geographic: Mammoth Tusk Treasure Hunt

Siberian hunters once relied on mammoths for their meat. Now, their tusks are the prize. These relics—exposed by climate change, and hunters’ increasing efforts to dig them up—can fetch tens of thousands of dollars, inspiring a bustling trade.      

Bulent Atalay: Leonardo’s Universe

Bulent Atalay, himself a scientist and artist, offers a comprehensive look at Leonardo Da Vinci, his work, and the many ways in which this enigmatic genius has influenced our world. Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (1452 – 1519) was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, …

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National Geographic: Understanding the Lives of Lions

What makes lions social? Are they really lazy—or just very patient? Craig Packer, director of the Serengeti Lions Project, has spent decades deciphering the riddles of one of nature’s most familiar creatures.  

National Geographic Live! : Greg Wilson: Cheetahs on the Run

In this National Geographic talk, cinematographer Greg Wilson uses innovative motion picture technology to capture slow-motion images of cheetahs in action, helping us expand our understanding of cheetah biomechanics.

Mapping the Unknown, Part 3: Blue Holes and Dark Energy

Nobel Laureate Adam Riess and National Geographic Explorer Kenny Broad discuss the adventure of exploring unknown realms.

Mapping the Unknown, Part 2: Adam Riess and the Expanding Universe

Adam Riess received the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics for discovering the accelerating expansion of the universe, and here talks about how this phenomenon is widely attributed to the elusive concept of dark energy.

Mapping the Unknown, Part 1: Kenny Broad and Blue Holes

National Geographic’s 2011 Explorer of the Year dives into a perilous submerged cave system known as the Blue Holes of the Bahamas in search of clues to evolution and climate change.

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