Archives for September, 2015

Another Day, Another Journey | Survive This

This week on “Live Free or Die,” our favorite primitives head out on their greatest journeys yet. While unexpected and challenging twists may turn their way, living wild means making it through no matter what it takes. Check out some highlights from this week in the wild. How do you think you’d deal with a day in the…

Journey East to the Land of 10,000 Grizzlies

In the Russian Far East, a former Soviet military base on the peninsula of Kamchatka has become an unlikely wildlife sanctuary. The military kept people out, but allowed nature to flourish. The forbidding landscape of Kamchatka is now home to one of the densest populations of grizzlies on Earth: some ten thousand are believed to…

Class Is In Session: Cornell Vet School Day 1

It’s day one at Cornell University’s vet school and first-year students are quickly learning that no day is the same, especially when your patients are animals. Tonight on Vet school, follow the students’ every move–from a difficult heart surgery to the basics of a cat physical. In this preview clip, Dr. Carolyn McDaniel teaches a…

Ain’t No Rest for the Wild | Survive This

This week on “Live Free or Die,” our favorite primitives are working hard to live free. Surviving in nature without the luxuries of the modern world all comes down to expanding your capabilities, perfecting your craft, and making the most of what nature provides. Check out some highlights from this week in the wild. How do you think you’d…

Discover Russia’s Wild Arctic on Nat Geo’s First Voyage to a Once-Forbidden Frontier

The vast, frozen deserts of the Arctic remain one of the world’s last unexplored frontiers. In this unique glimpse into life in the polar region, National Geographic explorer-in-residence Enric Sala leads a team of divers, oceanographers, and biologists through the northern Russian outpost of Franz Josef Land. Documented by photographers and deep-sea remote sensing technology,…

Goodbye Summer, Hello Vet School! New Series Premieres This Saturday

Do you have what it takes to become top dog in your class? For those accepted into the prestigious veterinarian program at Cornell University, students find out just how hard you have to work to become the best. In Nat Geo WILD’s newest series, Vet School, follow the lives of veterinary students as they begin…

Critically Acclaimed Climate Change Series “Years of Living Dangerously” Comes to Nat Geo

Hailed as “the most important television series ever,” Years of Living Dangerously explores the issues of climate change through emotional, hard-hitting stories from some of Hollywood’s biggest influencers. Today, the National Geographic Channel and The Years Project announced the return of the Emmy award-winning television event that will delve even deeper into the challenges posed…

The Wild Awaits: Do You Have What It Takes?

In the season premiere of “Live Free or Die,” living wild comes down to resourcefulness and adaptability for the survival of the fittest. Even living freely comes at a price – a price that’s paid off in hard work and perseverance. But every day presents a new challenge and new danger that tests the abilities of our…

Live Free or Die Returns Tonight For an All-New Season

Live Free or Die follows six members of a remote American subculture of self-proclaimed Primitives living in the backwoods, deserts, mountains and swamps across the country, without any of the conveniences of modern society. Freed from the constraints of a technology-fueled existence, they are modern-day pioneers who rely only on their skill and intuition to…

Calling All Young Scientists: Enter the Breakthrough Junior Challenge

Calling all budding scientists, mathematicians, and filmmakers around the world! The Breakthrough Prize and Khan Academy are joining forces to launch the Breakthrough Junior Challenge, an annual, global competition for high school science and math students to inspire creative thinking about fundamental concepts in the natural sciences and mathematics. Submit a video (max 10 minutes)…