Artificial intelligence in war, satellite surveillance and the role of science in governance are topics covered when Neil deGrasse Tyson is joined by Secretary of Defense Ashton B Carter, comedian Leighann Lord and author Michael Horowitz.
From the vast walls of the Temple Mount, to the manmade mountain of Herodium, the team are using cutting edge technology to analyse constructions made at the time of Christ.
After a failed marriage, a man decides to start anew in Belgium, but the decision to fund his new life with drug smuggling puts him in striking distance of a knife-wielding enemy.
During a routine one-hour flight in December 1993, Northwest Airline Flight 5719 crashes in northern Minnesota, killing everyone on board. Was this a matter of an inexperienced pilot?
Could a remote island chain in Polynesia have been the centre of a thriving civilisation? New archaeological and geological evidence reveal an ancient world of human sacrifice and epic voyages.
An aerial exploration of China's vast interior, revealing the people who live in some of the most diverse landscapes on the planet.
These crews are in search of the ocean’s most elusive fish, the bluefin tuna. The captains all face a familiar decision: to take a long journey to increase their chances or possibly come home empty-handed.
Bernie faces an onslaught of mechanical breakdowns as his gold becomes that much more elusive, conspiring to shut down to his season.
A group of intrepid amateurs attempting to ride a mechanical bull help to demonstrate the relationship between inertia and mass.
Done right, a golf club head speed can approach 200 kilometres per hour. Done wrong, and the momentum can knock a golfer off his feet.
It is impossible to swallow a spoonful of cinnamon. But don’t just take our word for it – see the hundreds of daredevils that have tried this popular Internet challenge…and failed.
What can possibly go wrong when bungee jumping blindfolded, flying a kite in high winds, or hydroplaning a jet sprint boat at 120km per hour? We breakdown the science of stunts gone wrong.
See just how badly you can embarrass, injure and humiliate yourself when pole vaulting, ski jumping or just rolling down a hill in a trashcan.
See just how severely you can embarrass, injure and humiliate yourself when abseiling, running up walls and flying with a jet pack.
Witness the world’s most jaw-dropping acts of stupidity! From stage diving to water skiing without skis, Richard Hammond explains the mistakes behind amateur stunts gone wrong.
From standing on a moving motorcycle to attempting the high jump, Richard Hammond brings you the world’s most jaw-dropping amateur stunts gone wrong.
If we faced a countdown to destruction, could we find a way to survive? In a series of terrifying scenarios, Nat Geo explores how we could unite to ensure the survival of the human race.
Plunge into the horror and chaos of the final year of WWII, focussing in on the infamous Panzer elite division – Das Reich – best known for its mass murders on the Eastern front.
October 1962. A secret mission sends Four Soviet Project submarines carrying nuclear torpedoes, racing toward Cuba and nearly ends with nuclear war.
Through his brutal use of violence, intimidation and torture Saddam Hussein managed to rule Iraq for nearly a quarter of a century. Few dictators loom so large in recent history so how did he?
On June 6, 1964 at the start of the Vietnam War, Lt. Charles Klusmann's RF-8 Crusader is shot down behind enemy lines, and he is taken captive.
Through both personal footage recorded on the frontlines and interviews with those who were there, this is an upclose view of the lives of US soldiers fighting in Afghanistan.
In 1483, the king of England and his nine year old brother disappear from the Tower of London. Their uncle is long suspected of murder but modern investigative techniques reveal other prime suspects.
The Three Gorges Dam in China, the world's largest hydroelectric dam, is over 2km long, 60-storeys high and will generate enough electricity for 60 million people.
Grab the wheel of a big rig as it slides out of control on black ice. Avoid the deadly bite of a killer when you come face to face with an American alligator. Would you be ready to save yourself?
20 years ago Martin Scorsese made the classic gangster movie Goodfellas. Now Henry Hill, the film’s inspiration tells the true story of his rise and fall in the New York mob.
In 1985, an Air India flight explodes off the coast of Ireland. Investigators discover a bag checked in without the passenger boarding. A same day explosion in Tokyo is soon linked to this incident.
In 1996 a Birgenair Flight smashes into the ocean amid the confusing sound of multiple alarms. But disaster could have been averted if the pilot and crew had heeded warning signs even before take off.
New England’s best bluefin tuna fishermen are in North Carolina’s treacherous fishing grounds to battle the local fleet. An accident leaves the Reel Action stuck at the dock and tensions onboard reach a boiling point.
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