The Science of Lightning

National Geographic explores the science behind lightning strikes. Lightning strikes during thunderstorms kill more Americans each year than either tornadoes or hurricanes.

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Living with Man-Eating Crocs

Crocodiles in the southern African country of Malawi often eat more than just regular wildlife prey. Sometimes they attack humans who get in their way.

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The Boa in My Backyard

Stunning video of a boa constrictor killing and then eating an iguana. It all happened in the Costa Rican backyard of National Geographic Explorer Susan Perry.

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Hangout in an Ancient Maya Cave

Relive the adventure from our live Google+ Hangout on Air with underwater archaeologist Guillermo de Anda, from a sacred Maya cave. More than 1,000 years ago, ancient Maya visited this cave for the sacred waters inside, building a large stone pyramid and carving a ladder that Guillermo and his team use to this day. Also joining were paleontologist Jørn Hurum and geo-archaeologist Beverly Goodman, as well as public participants in Texas and Manchester, England. To find out about future Hangouts, follow Nat Geo on Google+.

Duration: 54:53

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