Archives for April, 2014

The Fish Tank Kings Are Back!

This isn’t your dentist’s fish tank. Fish Tank Kings returns on April 28 to follow one-of-a-kind fish tank craftsmen Living Color, who build ocean masterpieces from custom Caribbean reefs to live coral aquariums. From their warehouse in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the tank artists of Living Color take pride in their work, building their creations with the…

Celebrate Earth Day With 7 COSMOS Nature GIFs

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…

Arctic Wisdom: Sue’s Tundra Survivalism

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…

Great (Ping Pong) Balls of Fire! It’s a None of the Above Quiz

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…

Close Calls and Epic Fights on Wicked Tuna: Battle Royale

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…

Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet: One Angry Muskox Recap

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…

Showdown Of The Unbeatables: Precision Rifle vs. Unmanned Drone

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…

Life Below Zero Challenge #1: Can You Make Your Own Pet Food For One Month?

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…

Winter is Coming: Life Below Zero Season Two Premieres Tonight

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…

Live Your Life With Zero Hesitation

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…