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Passing through security in the airport or subjecting your luggage to screening at the border is a notoriously serious affair in the U.S. And while this has only increased since 9/11, these transit hubs and points of entry (POEs) remain highly important in the federal government’s war on drugs, as law enforcement attempts to make…

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…

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…

In this era of smart technology and fast food, how many of us would be able to survive in the harshest, toughest environments in the world without any of modernity’s wonders?  Survival instructor and wilderness guide Hazen Audel is determined to find out how he stacks up against some of the most remote tribal communities…

Shark scientist Dr. Taylor Chapple and wildlife filmmaker and shark enthusiast Andy Casagrande are on a mission that could change the very basis of shark studies.  Tonight on Die Trying: Great White Ambush, a team of determined shark experts and engineers set out to get the video of a lifetime: a great white shark’s breach…

Alex Honnold is a climbing prodigy, and now he is taking on the greatest challenge of his free solo career: climbing Yosemite’s Triple Crown in 24 hours. Mt. Watkins, The Nose, and The Regular Half Face of Half Dome make up almost 7000 feet of sheer cliff, not to mention the hiking that Alex will…

The Nicholas Cage gun-kingpin biopic “Lord of War,” may have performed modestly at the box office, but not without trying. The film has all the trappings of “business-of-war” drama, highlighting the opulence, yet danger and morally bankruptcy of international arms trafficking trade. But while some international traffickers certainly make massive paydays obtaining proper end-to-end certificates and…

5 Bear Myths Debunked

Throughout this season of The Savage Line, the animal guards have showcased their limited non-lethal options in dealing with bears that threaten human populations. Killing these predators is oftentimes illegal, unwise or unethical, so the guards leaned on their professional knowledge of animal behavior to find ways to discourage the bears from entering settlements. Scientific…

Tonight at 9P, the three-night miniseries event, The ‘90s: The Last Great Decade? kicks off with its first two-hour episode, Great Expectations. Interviews with celebrities like Roseanne Barr and Matthew Perry take us through the lives—and sometimes deaths—of some of the greatest names of the decade, like Kurt Cobain and Bill Clinton. Television’s rise in…

There’s no part of the drug trade that isn’t dangerous, but transporting drugs can be one of the most risky stages of the process. On the season premiere of Drugs, Inc., the crew exposes the veins of Salt Lake City’s drug trade from the viewpoint of a DEA agent, an addict, a smuggler and a…

Celebrities and musicians time in the limelight usually wanes with the passing years, but some have proven they are in it for the long haul. In honor of our upcoming 3-night miniseries, The ’90s: The Last Great Decade?, here’s a list of celebrities you probably loved in the 90s and still love today. Jared Leto…

The three-part series “Wonder Of Dogs” examines the roles that dogs play in human society, and how these roles have evolved and changed in strange, exciting and unexpected ways. President Harry Truman is widely thought to have said “if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” A sarcastic comment on the cutthroat nature…

On last week’s episode of The Savage Line, animal guard Cory Valdes stumbled upon a fer-de-lance, a vicious snake whose name in French, roughly translated, means “lance head.” But while most know the snake as such, it has another, slightly less memorable name: Bothrops lanceolatus. Why does a snake with such an interesting, aggressive name…

This week’s The Numbers Game focuses on the question Could You Survive a Zombie Apocalypse?  Some people are incredibly well-prepared, like the Doomsday Preppers in the episode, and others aren’t quite so ready.  If you are part of that second group, you could learn a lot tonight, and maybe even learn how to survive in…

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…

You’ve got a pug, your neighbor’s got a rottweiler. They don’t act alike and they certainly don’t look alike. So how are these two members of the same species? Tomorrow night, National Geographic Channel premiers the new miniseries “The Wonder of Dogs,” which explores the origins of dogs, and how they were bred and evolved…

With the harvesting season almost finished, the groups got desperate in last night’s episode of “Filthy Riches.” As the impending weather begins to encroach on their paychecks, everyone’s agitated, and the only way out of it is to fight, pray and swear. Here were the five filthiest moments from the last episode: 1. Mud Fight!…

The 5 Basics of Ice Car Racing

On tonight’s episode of Ice Holes, the anglers prove that their fears of falling through the lake ice know few bounds. To kill some time and wait for fish to bite, the guys decide to go ice car racing on the same lake that they’re fishing. If you think that walking around on a frozen…

Does being stuck in the winter wilderness without shelter, overnight and in presence of predators seem like a terrifying scenario? What would be a nightmare for most are possibilities that Jason Lesmeister and the trackers and outdoorsmen of The Savage Line face daily in their line of work. These professionals don’t put themselves into harm’s…

On the penultimate episode of this season’s Filthy Riches, each group shows how their jobs can be not just dirty, but downright dangerous. Two teams go unintentionally off-roading, heavy equipment snaps and sends cargo tumbling and Al’s durable, undefeated truck finally meets its match. 1. Zipline Catastrophe With heavy objects and few options to move…

Last time on Filthy Riches, “Go Big Or Go Home,” Jim, Andy and Levena each got lost in the wild, Al lost his footing and almost fell from a dangerously tall tree, and Ray lost his eels to a mean predator. Here are this week’s 5 Filthiest Moments: 1. Battle For The Mudflats While Maine’s…

One year ago this month, the Boston Marathon bombings shook a city – and nation – to the core with acts of senseless violence. The worst terrorist attack since 9/11, two pressure cooker bombs decimated the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing 3 people and injuring an estimated 264 others. On April 13, to mark…

Each week, KG and Ringy of Diggers uncover treasures and duds both big and small. But do you ever wish you could ask the Diggers dudes about their best bounties? Here, Ringy gives us a behind-the-scenes look at one of his favorite digs – the smallest artifact he’s ever uncovered. Tinier than a pea, Ringy’s tiniest find…

Think you can create a galaxy as magnificent as the Milky Way? To celebrate the worldwide premiere of COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey, National Geographic gives you the chance to build a universe of your own with our interactive Cosmic Creator. With the Cosmic Creator, you can design planets, moons and stars to fill the night…

By Scott Aaronson, Senior Director for National Security Policy at the Edison Electric Institute The National Geographic Channel’s docudrama, American Blackout, depicts a 10-day nationwide blackout caused by a cyber attack. The film’s fictional cyber attack causes significant physical damage to the U.S. electric utility infrastructure that within a day brings down the entire grid.…