Archives for April, 2014

Selecting the Stories of Cosmos

Some of the greatest heroes in science are completely unsung. When it comes to telling the stories of names that aren’t as household as Einstein, Newton, and Darwin, it takes a dedicated team to uncover the historic details—but it’s a task that Cosmos writer Ann Druyan feels honored to take on. Most science does not…

Arctic Wisdom: The Thrill of the (Beaver) Hunt

Time is running out for Life Below Zero‘s sub-zero survivalists. With winter’s grip weeks away, the five crews are scrambling to secure their essential preparations: food, water, heat, shelter, protection. For Kate and Andy, the window of opportunity for hunting beavers is closing quickly as the Yukon River freezes over. On an all-new episode of…

Hunting Blackbeard: A North Carolina Legend

KG and the Ringmaster head to North Carolina to travel the trade route once used by one of history’s most colorful and fearsome pirates, the infamous Blackbeard.  Today, Greenville, North Carolina is probably most well known for being home to Eastern Carolina University. However, if you travel outside of downtown you will find the land…

Risky Business and Family Feuds on Wicked Tuna: Brotherly Shove

At the start of week nine, Tuna.com is holding a commanding lead over the Wicked Tuna fleet. However, everyone is experiencing an excruciating lull. All of the captains are looking at any legal means necessary to bring fish onto their boat, and nerves are rubbing raw. In the case of the two brothers on the…

Sugar Junky Shaolin Style: NONE OF THE ABOVE Quiz Time!

Welcome back to None of the Above Quiz Time. This blog is like NOTA, in that I ask my dear audience multiple choice questions. It’s unlike NOTA in that you probably won’t learn anything and my car is not a Ford Ranchero. But if it was, I would stop tempting fate by detonating garden sheds…

The Fish Tank Kings Are Back! Celebrate by Making Your Own Interactive Fish Tank.

What better way to celebrate the return of the Fish Tank Kings than by building your very own interactive fish tank? Choose from a variety of fish, bases, decor, frames, and backgrounds, or upload your own for a spectacular tank that never needs cleaning! Comment here with a link to your creation (like this one…

“Pickering’s Harem” – The Untold Story Of The Women Who Mapped Our Galaxy

In the early 20th century, Harvard – and the field of science as a whole – was dominated by men. However, one team of women provided they key to our modern conception of the galaxy, thanks to their cataloguing of tens of thousands of stars. An all-new episode of COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey tells the…

Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet Recap: Caribou Down

By Heather Theunissen It’s mating season in the Yukon Territory, which means animals’ hormones are raging, and Dr. Michelle Oakley has to be ready for anything. In this episode of Dr. Oakley: Yukon Vet, Dr. Oakley gets down and dirty with Priscilla the cow, buckles up for an Alpaca rodeo, and collects a semen sample…

Life Below Zero Challenge #2: Can You Barter?

For the Arctic residents of Life Below Zero, complacency is not an option. Lack of preparedness means certain death. The stakes are high living on the outskirts of humanity, and for many in the lower 48, life can be pretty sedentary, pretty comfy and cozy… until now! [Cue Life Below Zero Weekly Challenges]. Tonight on…

Around The World In 70 Days: The Filming Of COSMOS

To transport viewers across the galaxy, the filmmakers behind COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey went on a quest around the world, searching for the best locations to film COSMOS’ stunning scenes. Go behind the scenes of COSMOS with a new video that tells the story of how the series was made. The COSMOS crew shot the series…