Speed. Power. Intelligence. Stealth. Beauty. For millions of years, big cats have stood atop the food chain as treasured icons of the wild, but as civilization has expanded, their habitat has decreased. Today every big cat species in the world is endangered, including lions, tigers, cheetahs, jaguars and cougars. For five years, Nat Geo WILD…

Dr. Oakley’s job often takes her into wild, dangerous places, and requires her to perform hair-raising tasks. Some of these tasks require having a keen shot with a dart gun and the sharp mind of a pharmacist working on the fly. Many of the animals that Dr. Oakley treats are wild and very large, which…

Behavior expert Daniel Pink is showing us how to use diabolical psychology for the greater good in this weekly video series. Last night on Crowd Control, we conducted an experiment to stop people from peeing in the swimming pool–or rather, encourage people to use the restroom. Using the powers of behavioral science, we were able…

Working hard. Playing hard. So many of us, especially adolescents are “Sleepless in America”, exhausted before the alarm even rings. And guess what? There is a hot debate brewing over whether or not something can be done about it, starting with our school systems. Read on for thoughts on the ongoing debate from from health,…

What if we could make the DMV a happier place by adding a little laughter? Or curb America’s speeding epidemic without issuing a single ticket? Or reduce the rate of pedestrian collisions by making it worth the wait at the crosswalk? On tonight’s series premiere of Crowd Control, viewers will discover that sometimes all you…

Buckle up, America! Chef Eric Greespan and his co-pilot Captain Mauzner are hitting the pavement, making their way on a great American road trip, documenting their carnivorous quest for the ultimate meat experience. Eric Greenspan is Hungry is a cross-country, off-the-beaten-path adventure, a wild ride that leaves nothing to the imagination. Eric and Mauzner go straight to the…

Rum company owner, world traveler, and drink aficionado, Zane Lamprey, travels the globe to explore drinking customs and cultures by tossing back a few with the locals in the all-new series Chug. As he explores the libations of the region, Zane visits watering holes, breweries, distilleries, and wineries. In every episode, he journeys by train…

The Batu Caves of Kuala Lumpur are a popular destination for both tourists and worshipers alike. Outside of the caves stands a 140-ft statue of Lord Murugan, the Hindu God of War, who is said to vanquish demons with his lance. The annual Thaipusam Festival, which brings thousands of Hindu worshipers who pierce their bodies…

Junk food is a universal language. No matter what culture you’re from, chances are you enjoy grazing on salty, sweet or savory snacks from time to time, partaking in a global tradition of gluttony. Snack food is an enormous global market, grossing nearly $400 billion in the past year. While fruit and chocolate are universally adored…

We’re hardwired to seek out sweets. For millions of years, our diet was filled with the most colorful, richest fruit from the tops of the tree canopy in the rain forest. When climates changed and our traditional sources of energy dwindled, many species died along with that disappearing bounty, but those with the ability to…