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Oh say can you see why we’re celebrating these top 10 iconic American Animals? With Independence Day approaching, it’s only appropriate to honor our nation’s coolest creatures! Check out these fun facts: 1. Bald Eagle As our national bird and symbol for freedom, the Bald Eagle wins for most iconic American animal. The Bald eagle is…

Last week, Glenn answered some of his fan’s questions on Facebook about his lifestyle, reasons for joining the show and how he deals with isolation. Here are some highlights from the Q&A: What made you decide to do the show? Do you have any shows you like to watch when you’re in Fairbanks (other than…

The brain busters continue tonight as Brain Games host Jason Silva pits animal against human and unleashes your imagination. In Animal v. Human, we explore who the top dog really is. Are we the most dominant species on the planet? While we’re not the strongest, fastest, or largest and don’t have the best sight, smell, or hearing, the secret to our supremacy is in…

Antarctica is a continent that is entirely focused on science. Every single Antarctic resident is either engaged in pivotal scientific projects to learn more about the planet, or supporting this research. Between the extremes of the harsh continent itself and the focused dedication of the communities around the work, life on an Antarctic base is…

Brain Games Kicks Off Summer!

Brain Games started the summer season with a two-night special event featuring six new mind-boggling episodes. Last night, Host Jason Silva led on-the-street and in-the-lab experiments that explore a number of topics, the first being the power of the positive mind. In Positive Thinking, we mess with your mood by focusing on that little voice in your…

This week on Life Below Zero, our Alaskans face complications as they prepare for a successful future. In Kiwalik, the Hailstones are on another caribou hunt when Chip’s snow machine breaks down, posing a major setback in their quest for meat. In Chandalar, Glenn rushes to protect his remaining meat before a predator can discover it.…

  “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai National Geographic Channel has joined forces with Fox Searchlight Pictures for the global theatrical release of Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim’s upcoming feature documentary HE NAMED ME MALALA, an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai,…

This week on Life Below Zero, life in the Arctic is as busy as ever. Now that the weather is warming, the Alaskans are able to spend more time making repairs and up-keeping their camps. Even though life is simple, they don’t live by a certain routine; each season is spent preparing for the next. Now…

This week on Life Below Zero, the winter season is nearing its end but the pressures for survival are as strong as ever. Even with warmer days ahead, there is much work to be done for the coming months. When hunting and gathering are crucial methods for survival, the key to year-round success is putting everything to use and…

Tonight on American Genius, Philo Farnsworth and David Sarnoff share the dream to transform the future of communication, which led to the epic battle over one of the greatest innovations in history: the television. It’s the 20th century and the world of radio is at its peak. David Sarnoff, founder of RCA, has built a radio empire–and thanks to his natural…

Tonight on T. rex Autopsy, veterinary surgeon Dr. Luke Gamble and a team of leading paleontologists dissect the world’s first life-sized, anatomically precise model of a Tyrannosaurus rex. The model’s dimensions are based on bone scans of “Sue,” the largest and most complete T. rex fossil ever found. The life-like organs were created using the…

For many of America’s boldest, most daring and most creative inventors, the greatest challenge wasn’t beating the odds — it was beating the competition. Behind these iconic innovators are rivals with vision, determination and ambition to match theirs: Tesla vs. Edison, Gates vs. Jobs, Hearst vs. Pulitzer. These are their stories. Premiering tonight at 9/8c,…

It’s the final week before the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna season in Gloucester, Massachusetts closes and the competition is so close, it will come down to the very last day of fishing to determine the winner. When a single tuna can be worth more than $20,000, it’s anybody’s game. Hard Merchandise holds a narrow lead of…

On week 14 of the Bluefin tuna season, with less than two weeks of fishing left, the top four Gloucester crews are locked in a tight race to be New England’s best Bluefin boat. With less than $11,000 – or one good Bluefin -­‐ separating the top boat and the vessel in fourth place on…

On week 13 of the North Atlantic Bluefin tuna season, the number one position is on the line with only three weeks left to fish, and every Gloucester captain is desperate to stack the deck to earn some final paychecks before the season closes. With the end in sight, it’s the closest race in Wicked…

Legendary climber and wingsuit BASE jump pioneer Dean Potter, 43, was killed in a BASE jumping accident Saturday while attempting a wingsuit flight in Yosemite National Park. He and fellow jumper Graham Hunt, 29, were found dead below Taft Point, a 7,500 foot cliff overlooking the park’s famous valley. Widely considered one of the most…

On week 12 of the North Atlantic Bluefin tuna season, a dry spell for Captain Dave Carraro has pushed last season’s champion to ask for help from his ally and fellow captain, TJ Ott of Hot Tuna. TJ made enormous strides last week, catching three fish to get within striking distance of the fleet’s leader…

On week 11 of the North Atlantic Bluefin tuna season, bad luck, bait problems, and big egos plague the Gloucester fleet. With only five weeks of fishing left before the season closes, hard-working Captain Dave Marciano of Hard Merchandise and his first mate and nephew, Jay Muenzner, are defying popular belief by being at the…

Fall season in the Arctic means crunch time for the final preparations for the brutal winter months ahead. Without the luxuries of having a supermarket nearby to stock up your pantry or fill up your fridge, the Alaskans on Life Below Zero must hunt to survive and forge for enough food to last through the big…

On week ten of the North Atlantic bluefin tuna season in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the competition is heating up, driving captains to push themselves and their crews to the brink with only six weeks of fishing left. On Kelly Ann, the future of Captain Paul Hebert’s tuna season hangs in the balance. At the end of…

Last night on Life Below Zero, winter preparations were in full swing as the changing seasons bring the tough transition from fall to winter. In Eagle, Andy set off to find elusive moose, as he and Kate need to replenish their red meat supply for the coming winter. In Kavik, Sue sealed up camp to…

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Life in the Arctic is harsh. With freezing temperatures and dangerous threats from predators, every day is a struggle to survive. However, for Chip and Agnes Hailstone, family is the key to their existence. Even with the rising pressures to gather enough food to last this family of eight all winter, hunting season is used as…

On week eight of the Atlantic Bluefin tuna season, the midway point of fishing where crews either knuckle down and push hard, or crumble from the grind. The Gloucester captains are determined to work harder than ever to put as many tuna on their decks and charge into the rest of the season as strong as…

Australia is an island continent located between the Indian and Pacific oceans. Most Australian cities and farms are located in the southwest and southeast regions, where the climate is more comfortable to inhabit. In the northeast region of the country, there are dense rainforests and vegetation. The famous outback, remote rural areas of the country,…