National Geographic Specials - Fatal Insomnia Watch July 9, 7:00pm Program Info Airdates Related Comments Duration: 50min Delves into the science of sleep in order to understand fatal familial insomnia, a rare but deadly genetic disease. National Geographic Specials Share Ratings 2 Log in to rate programs. Science and Technology Report a Problem Next On TV Sat, Jul 9 at 7:00pm Set a Reminder Sat, Jul 9 at 7:00pm Related Programs Space Suite I A star dies in a supernova explosion, and curtains of light - the aurora borealis - dance before our eyes. Galaxies collide. Comets flash across the sky. The moon arcs across night’s... National Geographic Specials - How to Build a Beating Heart Delve into the cutting-edge field of tissue engineering to see how scientists are attempting to harness the body’s... Volcanic Odysseys Volcanologist Thomas Pfeiffer, together with his team of local experts, cater to the adventurous and volcano curious and take guests on exciting journeys around the world to the most... Great Railway Adventures Climb up on the footplate and join historian Dan Cruickshank for a railway adventure like no other as he investigates how trains helped shape modern Britain. This three... The Tipping Points In this six-part series, BC-based journalist and adventurer Bernice Notenboom heads to areas of the planet where climate systems may be nearing a tipping point. Bernice joins... National Geographic Specials - 24 Hours After: Asteroid Impact Travel back 66 million years ago, when a meteor struck the earth and wiped out three-quarters of all life on the... Cosmic Vistas Season 1 Thanks to the invention of spaceflight, the drive to explore is leading us upward and outward, off of our own planet and out into the solar system where a host of alien worlds offer us... Monster Moves Season 4 Hauling a submarine over dry land, transporting a fleet of mega-yachts across the Atlantic, and relocating a town sitting on a gold mine - these are just a few of the daunting challenges... Everyday Miracles Who invented the pull-tab on canned soft drinks? How does natural gas become a garbage bag? And what makes our underwear - thankfully - stay up? In this fascinating two-part series,... View the discussion thread.