Happy Earth Day, earth-dweller! Perhaps nobody celebrates the planet we call home better than Neil deGrasse Tyson, whose hosting duties on COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey double as an excuse for him to geek out over nature. In honor of Earth Day, we’re going on a virtual nature walk with Tyson, exploring the most unique and…

The thrill of the hunt. At times, that’s what keeps Life Below Zero‘s Alaskan survivalists going, even when Mother Nature seems to be conspiring against them. For Sue Aikens, she’s driven to the tundra to hunt caribou as the winter closes in. This week on Life Below Zero, Sue is dismayed to see a forecast of…

New week, new back to back episodes of None of the Above, and a new quiz for you. WARNING: Last week, I let you off easy, asking silly questions about Tim Shaw and his proverbial funky bunch. This week, we’re stepping it up a little. That’s right, it’s time to test your science-trivia knowledge for…

The Wicked Tuna fleet is pulling out all the stops in week eight. Tuna.com is fighting to keep a narrow lead over Hot Tuna and the time for fishing is winding down for the harpoon boat Lily. The weather is changing, the tuna are running deeper and it won’t be long until the season is…

By Heather Theunissen In this episode of Dr. Oakley: Yukon Vet, Dr. Michelle Oakley kicks into high gear as she preps the Yukon’s animals for frigid temperatures and a brutal winter. As one of the few vets who treks hundreds of miles across the Yukon territory, Michelle faces a particularly tough week as she tests…

On Showdown of the Unbeatables, two “invincible” inventions face off to see which really has the power. Tonight, two military-minded machines clash in a battle of opposing forces: the TrackingPoint rifle versus the ATI Octocopter drone. The TrackingPoint rifle is one of the most accurate firearms on the market, using a laser beam to track…

Last night on the season premiere of Life Below Zero: Winter’s Warning, we watched the Arctic residents ready themselves for winter before the freeze takes hold. Living in remote areas, the Alaskans rely on their surrounding natural resources. For Andy and Kate, fishing for chum salmon is the most important thing they do every year—as…

It’s time to freeze. On the new season of Life Below Zero, the series’ Alaskans are in preparation mode in the weeks before winter arrives, fighting to stock enough food, fortify their buildings and gather the resources they need before they’re hit with months of darkness, isolation and bone-chilling cold. For Sue Aikens, the challenges this winter are tougher…

Falter and die. Surviving on the Arctic tundra requires constant awareness: when to be silent, when to reach for a gun, when to flee. On Life Below Zero, wilderness guide Erik Salitan lives a self-sufficient lifestyle 67 miles north of the Arctic Circle, braving harsh elements and deadly wildlife to survive in total freedom. To…

Resourcefulness is a way of life for Life Below Zero‘s Chip and Agnes Hailstone. The family’s lifestyle of survival and efficiency is informed by Agnes’ Inupiaq Eskimo heritage, which guides the Hailstones’ respect for nature’s resources and their love of their tundra home. Native to Alaska, the Inupiaq people traditionally live subsistence lifestyles, hunting and…