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The long, cold winter has just hit New England, and while the bluefin tuna season has come to an end in Gloucester, Mass., it’s just getting started in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. After a disappointing season, several of Gloucester’s top fishermen head south to try to salvage their finances by fishing for the…

Why do we get angry? On some levels, it’s a primal instinct, one of our oldest and most primitive emotions, hard-wired into our brains by evolution. Anger is also societal, with American culture more accepting of hostile displays in public (to which anyone who’s ever been stuck in rush hour can attest). As it turns out,…

It’s not easy to generalize about why people choose certain drugs, particularly over an extended period of time. The popularity of different drugs tends to rise and fall, based partially on availability and economics and partially on taste. I’ve written about PCP’s resurgence in parts of the mid-Atlantic and how pharmaceutical painkiller abuse primed suburban…

Endurance athlete, Simon Mtuy(pictured above), enjoying a run at Kilimanjaro National Park. Kilimanjaro, also known as the ‘Roof of Africa,’ is a vast national park, supporting five primary ecosystems: alpine desert, alpine bogs and sub-alpine moorland, montane forest belt, sub-montane argo-forest, and savannah bush. A unique mountain formation known as a stratovolcano, or composite volcano, Kilimanjaro…

The host of Going Deep with David Rees talks show inspiration, his plans for the future, learnings from the past, and donuts. Here are a few highlights from Monday’s redddit AMA with David Rees. Q: What topic do you most want to tackle for season 2? A: davidreespencil: We have a list of 100 topics.…

The season finale of Monster Fish was shark themed last night, which makes sense being that it’s SharkFest and all.  And since it’s the sharkiest time of the year, the host of Monster Fish, Zeb Hogan, took to Facebook after the finale to answer everyone’s fin-tastic questions about the ocean’s most feared and revered predators.…

Fish biologist Zeb Hogan is not after one, but two Monster Fish on tonight’s episode River Jaws.  He travels to the Land Down Under to track down both a bull shark and a speartooth shark.  This is no small task considering each of these species offers their own sizeable challenges.  The bull shark is incredibly…

Today is World Lion Day, and what better way to raise awareness for these amazing big cats, than to see what can be done to protect them.  The people of Tanzania and Kenya are facing a major problem with lions.  And as a result, the lions are facing serious issues with people.  The lions are…

NatGeo WILD is devoting the next week to one of the most misunderstood animals on earth: sharks!  These amazing creatures deserve more than exaggerated scare tactics and bloody underwater scenes, so we are bringing fun facts about the giant jaws and their crucial roles in their environments.  The second annual SharkFest premieres tonight, Sunday August…

Tonight on Survive the Tribe, Hazen Audel travels to Mongolia to take on the Altai Mountains with the Kazakh eagle hunters. Even though these mountains stretch a thousand miles across four countries in East Central Asia, the sprawling land is barren of life in the winter with temperatures plummeting to -40F at night and buffeting…