National Geographic Specials - Fatal Insomnia
Delves into the science of sleep in order to understand fatal familial insomnia, a rare but deadly genetic disease.
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Rise of the Continents
Across the Earth there are traces of a mysterious place unlike anything that exists today - a super-continent called Pangaea. It was a land of extremes, with enormous...
Historian Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb investigates the deadly consequences of Victorian and Edwardian life. In this fascinating three-part series, she explores how their homes were filled with...
Most of us think of sand as a necessary ingredient for any beach vacation. Yet those seemingly insignificant grains of silica surround our daily lives. Every house, skyscraper and glass building...
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 horizon,...
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...
Mapping the World
This three-part series explores the history of cartography, from hammered rock art to the planetary images of Google Earth. Each episode shows how maps have been a driving force for...