On April 29, National Geographic Channel will present an episode of Naked Science called “Iceland Volcano Eruption” that explores the recent, massive eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland — which has been felt around the world, grounding air traffic and causing extensive evacuations, major flooding and a plume of ash 30,000 feet high. With video crews on the scene, NGC got an inside look at the volcano before, during and after its eruption on April 14. This program explains the science behind the volcanic chaos, as well as the reasons for the disruptions in air travel, the biggest since 9/11. Scientists say this volcano is unpredictable — it has already melted a glacier — and could lead to a disturbance at the nearby Katla volcano, which is potentially more volatile. Naked Science: Iceland Volcano Eruption provides an in-depth report on this major volcanic event and its global impact. It airs April 29 at 8pm ET/PT.
I’m at a castle outside of London, and I’m watching King Henry VIII (and his suspiciously large, but historically accurate, codpiece) counsel three people in matching sweaters. One of the three is a genius. And celebrity smartie Jason Silva is there. But this isn’t a dream — this is Brain Games, and I’ve been invited along as the NGC series shoots Season 5, and further explores the 3 pounds of gray stuff that resides inside our skulls. Our adventure for today is Hever Castle, the childhood home of Henry VIII’s second wife Anne Boleyn and also home to an impressive […]
“Polygamy USA” on National Geographic Channel follows a community of Fundamentalist Mormons in Centennial Park, Arizona. Premiering Tuesday, May 7, at 9pm ET/PT on National Geographic Channel, Polygamy, USA goes inside the daily lives of a Fundamentalist Mormon community in Arizona, in which plural marriages are widely practiced as a religious tradition. The series focuses on the lives of three men in the community and their families: Arthur Hammon One of the founding fathers of Centennial Park. He helped build the town 30 years ago after he and others separated with a nearby community over a religious dispute. Arthur now […]
This Thursday, Feb. 20, National Geographic Channel (NGC) will air a one-hour special retrospective compilation from its series Snake Salvation, which it says will remember the life of Pastor Jamie Coots. NGC also told me that this will likely be the last episode of Snake Salvation, as they currently do not have plans for any additional episodes. Coots (pictured) was the star of Snake Salvation, a reality series that followed Coots and his Pentecostal congregation who believe that a passage in the Bible suggests that poisonous snakebites will not harm believers who are anointed by God. They incorporate snake-handling into […]