Archives for June, 2014

Life Below Zero Challenge #10: Ration Your Water

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]. According to…

Miracle Landing on the Hudson

This Sunday, gain an exclusive look inside Captain Chesley Sullenberger’s incredible historic landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River. Through extraordinary first-person accounts, “Miracle Landing on the Hudson” reveals the raw, intense drama of what it was like to be inside the cabin during the emergency crash-landing, and tells a true story of heroism, inspiration, and…

The Girl Power Philosophy of the Spice Girls

Scary, Sporty, Baby, Ginger and Posh—five names that captivated, annoyed and incensed a generation. From their beginnings in 1994 to their disbanding towards the end of the decade, the Spice Girls reigned over pop music, enchanting their teenage fans and enraging their critics. The all-female British phenoms preached the gospel of “girl power,” often delivered with a…

5 Things from “Science of Stupid” That You Definitely Shouldn’t Try at Home

What happens when there’s not enough friction on a slip and slide, or too much drag when you hit the water after diving off a 30-foot platform? Host Seth Herzog breaks down the science of summer fun gone wrong, and he even gets in on the painful action this week on Science of Stupid: Now…

5 Shockingly Awesome Animals

Tonight’s episode of Animals Gone Wild is sure to leave you in Shock and Awe! Every animal has the ability to surprise humans, sometimes in extraordinary ways that are completely unpredictable.  The most innocuous ones can pack a serious punch, and the biggest ones can be incredibly agile.  Here are some facts about a couple…

The Wonder of Dogs: Service Dogs and Beyond

The many different appearances and breeds of dogs reflects thousands of years living with humans and serving as watchdogs, hunters and companions. This week’s episode of  Wonder of Dogs takes a look at some of these dog jobs. But as human society has evolved and the nature of our needs have changed, so too have…

Arctic Wisdom: Inside Glenn’s Emergency Shelter

“If you have to abandon ship, you need a lifeboat.” – Glenn Villenueve Several episodes ago, Glenn Villenueve returned to his camp in the Brooks Range. Glenn’s life at 65 miles north of the Arctic Circle is completely isolated from civilization, and if a bear attacks his cabin, he’s on his own. A nature purist dedicated…

The Grand Baroque Facade #WhereInTheWorld REVEALED!

The Catherine Palace is one of St. Petersburg’s greatest splendors, straddling the line between the old and new Europe. Palaces like this, built in 1756 for the Empress Catherine the Great, provide a window through which to view the epic splendor of Russia’s grandeur and dark mysterious past. Trimmed in solid gold, the grand Baroque…

Coral Reefs: How Humans Have Devastated the Rainforests of the Ocean

Tonight’s Fish Tank Kings features a customer called Craig who wants Living Color to create a replica of his personal favorite place and one of the top snorkeling spots in the United States, Looe Key.  The reefs there are full of beautiful coral and colorful fish, and it is no wonder that Craig wants easy…

9 Things We Could Appreciate More About the ’90s

Were the ‘90s the last great decade? It turns out that, while the decade had its share of violence, tragedy, and Pauly Shore movies, there were some things that, one could argue, deserve to be appreciated. Here are nine of them. What did we miss? Share the reasons you’re grateful for the ’90s in the comments below.…