Explorer - Season 4

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Episode Guide

  • Peru's Mass Grave Mystery
    Archaeologists discover a burial ground of more than 80 corpses that may have been a lost civilization in Peru that vanished overnight.
  • Finding Anastasia
    Episode 18
    Did Romanov Princess Anastasia survive a Bolshevik firing squad or did she and her brother Crown Prince Alexis perish with their father, Tsar Nicholas II, before another firing squad in 1918? The chance find of human remains in a Siberian forest brings forensic anthropologist Dr.Anthony Falsetti to in search of the truth. Marshalling DNA, ballistics and the very latest forensic analysis, an international team works to dispel the greatest myth of the 20th century and tell a real story more remarkable than any fiction.moreless
  • Gorilla Murders
    Gorilla Murders
    Episode 17
    National Geographic Explorer investigates the murder of six mountain gorillas in Africa's Virunga National Park.
  • 6/3/08
    During excavation for the deepest submerged tunnel in the world, engineers in Istanbul uncovered a hidden past: a preserved ancient harbor. It is the biggest maritime discovery in history, and to date, more than 30 shipwrecks from the Byzantine era have been recovered. With new findings every day-including stone foundations from a settlement dating back 8,000 years-construction of the tunnel has come to a halt, and the delay is costing the engineers millions. Now, National Geographic goes on site to one of the largest archaeological excavations ever undertaken and grants viewers behind-the-scenes access to this heated battle between modernizers and historians.moreless
  • T. Rex Walks Again
    Episode 13
    Explorer digs into the fossil record to create the world's most accurate, fully skinned, mechanical replica of a juvenile T. Rex.
  • Alaska's Last Oil
    Episode 12
    The world is addicted to oil. But now the easy pockets of oil are gone and the race is on to find new sources. Nowhere is the battle more intense than in Alaska - source of nearly 15% of America's domestic production, and home to the nation's largest wildlife preserve, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, where companies are pushing to drill. National Geographic travels back millions of years to see how oil was created, and looks to the future to ask how far we'll go to find every last barrel and at what cost.moreless
  • Testosterone Factor
    Episode 11
    NGC gets to the science behind what makes a man manly -- his Testosterone Factor. It's one of the most important and powerful hormones in a man's body, but how does it really impact the men in your life? Explorer presents the latest insights from leading researchers in psychology, biology and anthropology to reveal testosterone's fascinating influence on strength, status, success and even commitment.moreless
  • Science of Evil
    Episode 10
    Evil. Is it a spiritual force, a meaningless superstition, or does it lay in the depths of our conscience? In Science of Evil, encounter the soul of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer through the eyes of the priest who baptized him. Travel to war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo with a UN official charged with administering food and medical help. And join scientists as they use cutting-edge fMRI imaging techniques in an effort to isolate the brain's mechanics of moral judgment.moreless
  • China's Secret Mummies
    In a remote Chinese desert, scientists have unearthed Caucasian mummies that are thousands of years old. Where did they come from?
  • 12/2/08
    Lisa Ling steps into the world of marijuana cultivators, reporting from secret farms and not-so-secret grow houses.
  • 11/17/08
    Across the United States, some 95,000 people desperately wait for a new organ, and often a second chance at life. But this year, fewer than half of those people will receive an organ, and many will die waiting. The overwhelming desperation and demand have given rise to a global black market in body parts, and National Geographic correspondent Lisa Ling investigates this illegal and growing practice.moreless
  • Mammoth Mystery
    Episode 5
    Scientists have long debated one of the greatest mysteries of science: What caused the mass extinction of mammoths around 13,000 years ago? A look at science in the making, National Geographic follows a team of investigators as they assemble one theory for what might have happened to the mammoths, which reigned over the landscapes of North America for more than 1 million years. Could the clues point to the biggest cosmic impact humans have ever witnessed?moreless
  • Science of Babies
    Science of Babies
    Episode 4
    Explore the remarkable plasticity of a baby's brain and see how early experiences influence human development.