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Facing the “Anti-Everest” on Explorer: Point of No Return

A team of elite climbers must confront their personal demons of grief, doubt, and fear on a 150-mile journey from the sweltering jungle of Myanmar to a remote peak at the edge of the world. At the tail end of the Himalaya, Hkakabo Razi is reported to be the highest mountain in Southeast Asia, but…

The Most Valuable Pearl in the World

The coveted pearl has been prevalent in human history since ancient Egypt and Rome, and has since remained a prized gem. Yet unlike its valuable counterparts such as gold, rubies, and diamonds, pearls are a precious jewel created by a living animal. Its formation is hypothesized, but the definitive process remains a mystery as the…

Explore the Abandoned City of Pripyat 30 Years After the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

On the anniversary of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant explosion, explore what the evacuated town of Pripyat, Ukraine looks like 30 years later. Photojournalist Jon Brack traveled to Pripyat to document what the town looks like today. From an abandoned amusement park that was scheduled to open just five days after the disaster to an…

The Powerful Portrait of Earth That Changed a Generation’s Perspective

On December 24, 1972, a photo of Planet Earth from NASA’s last Apollo space mission helps mankind realize we’re all in this together. Within a few hours of leaving Earth, the astronauts were able to turn their cameras back around to see the whole illuminated globe and take one of the most iconic images of Earth,…

Think You Only Have Five Senses? Think Again

We’ve all heard of the illusive sixth sense, but have you ever thought about the eighth, ninth or 12th sense? The five senses you were taught as kids: touch, taste, sight, smell, and hearing were only the beginning. Ever thought about how you stay upright while walking? Or why certain noises induce a physical reaction?…

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Leap Day as Only an Astrophysicist Can

Any good gradeschooler knows how many days are in a year: 365. But that’s not quite the case. It takes Earth just a little bit more than 365 days to complete our orbit around the sun–about 365-and-a-quarter days. But 365.2422 doesn’t fly off the tongue so easy does it? So we stick with the old…

May the Fish Be With You

It’s week three of the North Atlantic bluefin tuna season, and while several boats in the Gloucester fleet look to keep their hot streaks going, others are off to a slow start and must rely on help from elsewhere to get their fishing back on track. Looking to distance themselves from the rest of their…

Why Is This Praying Mantis Wearing 3-D Glasses?

Looking into the eyes of the animal kingdom can teach us a lot about how we survive. The eye is an extraordinary part of our biological survival kit. From how it moves, to tracking other movement—when you study vision, you realize how much of what we’re seeing is an amazing creation of our nervous system.…

Captain Paul Is Back In the Game Tonight on Wicked Tuna

It’s week two of the North Atlantic bluefin tuna season and the new Maine father-daughter operation the Erin & Sarah tops the earnings after landing the highest quality fish last week. Fishing against the Gloucester fleet in his local Portland-waters paid off for the new captain and solidified his reputation as “the boat to beat.”…

Wicked Tuna Is Back Tonight for a 5th Season

Tonight, on an all-new season of Wicked Tuna, the fishermen of Gloucester, Massachusetts, are setting out on the first day of the North Atlantic Bluefin Tuna season, each with something to prove to the rest of the fleet and money to make. With the first fish of the season potentially worth up to $20,000 dollars,…