When it comes to conventional thinking about men and women’s brains, cliches tend to take over: men are from mars, women are from venus. Women are more emotional, while men think with their…testosterone.  As any thinking person can guess, the differences actually are far murkier, with much of our conventional wisdom about how men and…

With a moniker like Frankenfish, it is not surprising that the eerie snakehead fish slithered its way up Zeb Hogan’s list of Monster Fish on tonight’s episode.  These fish originally come from Thailand, where they are a popular food due to their abundance, but their hunting grounds are no longer limited to just Southeast Asia. …

Battling dense jungles, sub-zero temperatures and shifting sea ice isn’t epic adventure — it’s everyday life if you want to “Survive the Tribe.” The new series tracks wilderness guide Hazen Audel as he joins the world’s most remote tribes on their quest for survival. When it comes to enduring dense Amazonian jungle or the unrelenting…

A natural disaster, an economic collapse, an unexpected harsh winter — for every person, there’s that moment when they discover that the world and everything they hold dear can be taken away. And that is why they prep. And this season, Doomsday Preppers digs deep into the basics of prepping. Forget expensive, elaborate bunkers and builds…

Heroin on the Rise

The War on Drugs is over the hill. And while the government has spent billions trying to curb addictions and bust up drug markets, official efforts have yielded few results. Last night’s episode of Drugs, Inc. followed the comeback of a substance that sparked the fiercest battles of the War on Drugs. Heroin use has…

Alex Honnold is a climbing prodigy, and now he is taking on the greatest challenge of his free solo career: climbing Yosemite’s Triple Crown in 24 hours. Mt. Watkins, The Nose, and The Regular Half Face of Half Dome make up almost 7000 feet of sheer cliff, not to mention the hiking that Alex will…

The intermingling of tradition and the 21st century immediately capture the attention of the nearly 3.2 million visitors to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi each year. The columns pictured above are only a few of the 96 in the main prayer hall, but an impressive 1,000 equally brilliant columns surround the outer…

Going Deep With David Rees is a how-to show about things you think you know how to do, because simple things are more complex than they seem. Take for example last night’s episode on How to Dig a Hole. What more could you need to know than how to simply pick up a shovel and…

Monster Eel, Monster Shock?

Tonight on Monster Fish, host and fish biologist Zeb Hogan takes a trip to the Brazilian Amazon in search of powerful electric eels. He wants to determine once and for all if size matters. That is, whether a monster-size eel delivers a monster-size shock due to their size. A troop of local Amazonian fisherman help…

Over 7,000 different languages are spoken around the world—so many that linguists estimate one language dies out every two weeks. But one of the most important languages to your life, one that affects your every interaction with others, is communicated without a sound. Your brain is hyper-sensitive to body language, reading and judging others by their movements and postures…