The longest running documentary series in cable television, honored with nearly 60 Emmys, returns this year with 12 new episodes investigating stories of science, nature and culture.  In this new iteration, fans gain deeper access and insight to the most provocative topics covered in National Geographic Magazine, including the evolution of the eye.

“Eyes Wide Open” ~ For many living creatures, including humans, eyes are an integral survival tool.  A lab is studying the eyesight of one of the most successful predators in the world, the praying mantis, to learn how this insect can pounce on prey with such lightning quick reflexes and pinpoint accuracy.