Time Is But a Stubborn Illusion – Sneak Peek | Genius

What is time? A deceptively simple question, yet it is the key to understanding relativity. It is sort of the reason my hair is going gray. [laughter] When we describe motion, we do so as a function of time, 10 meters per second, 100 miles per hour. But the mathematical description of velocity is moot…

Ancient Mesopotamia 101 | National Geographic

(soft music) – [Narrator] The story of writing, astronomy, and law. The story of civilization itself begins in one place. Not Egypt, not Greece, not Rome. But Mesopotamia. Mesopotamia is an exceedingly fertile plain situated between the Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers. For five millennia, the small strip of land situated in what is today…

Tornadoes 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] They begin life as ghosts, gently coursing through a solitary existence, but slowly, their gentility turns to rage. They grow larger and larger, hurling and twisting, and desperately reaching down from the sky, and what began as an invisible shade is turned into a monster. (foreboding music) Tornadoes are powerful spinning columns of…

The Deadliest Being on Planet Earth – The Bacteriophage

[Music] A war has been raging for billions of years, killing trillions every single day, while we don’t even notice. The war is fought by the single deadliest entity on our planet: the bacteriophage or ‘phage’ for short. [Intro + Music] A phage is a virus; not quite alive, not quite dead. Also, they look…

Photojournalism with Ami Vitale: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

Hi I’m Tamara Lackey, in this episode of redefine show for AdoramaTV, I sit down with Amy Vitale at PBE in New York City National Geographic magazine photographer, photojournalist, fellow Nikon ambassador, we talk about her extraordinary career in general and her defining work with pandas specifically, so adorable, check it out. Hi Ami. Hi.…

Nat Geo’s Aaron Huey’s Most Epic Photos | National Geographic

– That’s how I actually get my work. It’s not because I know how to take pictures. It’s because I only wear gold shoes when I come into the National Geographic offices. (classical music) My name’s Aaron Huey. I’m a National Geographic photographer. A lot of what I came into the magazine with was really…

7 Billion: Are You Typical? — National Geographic Magazine | National Geographic

In a world of 7 billion people who is most typical? The world’s most typical person Is right handed Makes less than $12,000 a year Has a cell phone But not a bank account. Less than 25% of us do So what does he look like? The world’s most typical person is male Males outnumber…

Alaskan Timelapse – Behind the Scenes | Life Below Zero

[intense music playing] Cameras aren’t working and it’s getting super frustrating. CHRIS MULTOP: This is what it’s like on “Life Below Zero.” Cameras already down. Tough conditions all around to film in. WOMAN: No heat, no power, no anything. [grunts] Won’t even turn on. WOMAN: I’ve fallen too many times. We have bad winds and…

A Rare Look Into the Lives of North Koreans | Nat Geo Live

– It’s fair to say that North Korea is one of the most isolated, least understood places on Earth. Part of the reason that it is so misunderstood and nothing is know about it, is there’s been very few photographs that have ever been taken there. (applause) The Associated Press in 2011 came up with…

Bobcat Cubs Steal Mom’s Food | National Geographic

[music playing] NARRATOR: The snows of winter evaporate into the mists of spring. And the shadowy bobcat emerges with an apprentice killer in tow. Mother is an old hand at this. The kitten mirrors her every move. The huntress demonstrates the finer points. Watch for the tiniest tremor, listen for the slightest screeching, and pounce.…