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When it comes to conventional thinking about men and women’s brains, cliches tend to take over: men are from mars, women are from venus. Women are more emotional, while men think with their…testosterone.  As any thinking person can guess, the differences actually are far murkier, with much of our conventional wisdom about how men and…

Battling dense jungles, sub-zero temperatures and shifting sea ice isn’t epic adventure — it’s everyday life if you want to “Survive the Tribe.” The new series tracks wilderness guide Hazen Audel as he joins the world’s most remote tribes on their quest for survival. When it comes to enduring dense Amazonian jungle or the unrelenting…

A natural disaster, an economic collapse, an unexpected harsh winter — for every person, there’s that moment when they discover that the world and everything they hold dear can be taken away. And that is why they prep. And this season, Doomsday Preppers digs deep into the basics of prepping. Forget expensive, elaborate bunkers and builds…

Heroin on the Rise

The War on Drugs is over the hill. And while the government has spent billions trying to curb addictions and bust up drug markets, official efforts have yielded few results. Last night’s episode of Drugs, Inc. followed the comeback of a substance that sparked the fiercest battles of the War on Drugs. Heroin use has…

Going Deep With David Rees is a how-to show about things you think you know how to do, because simple things are more complex than they seem. Take for example last night’s episode on How to Dig a Hole. What more could you need to know than how to simply pick up a shovel and…

Over 7,000 different languages are spoken around the world—so many that linguists estimate one language dies out every two weeks. But one of the most important languages to your life, one that affects your every interaction with others, is communicated without a sound. Your brain is hyper-sensitive to body language, reading and judging others by their movements and postures…

Last week, Science of Stupid was kinder… gentler… less punishing. Well, it makes up for it this week. From violent face plants to recreational bullet wounding, these episodes of SOS have it all. I hope you’re not squeamish. These are gonna hurt. 5) Rhinoplasty by Gun PAIN SCORE: 6 stars in his eyes IMPACT POINTS:…

In cities all over the United States the market for drugs is massive. Illegal drugs are in good supply, easily purchased, and quick to destroy lives. In its third season, Drugs, Inc. delves deep into a world where fortunes are made, battles are fought, lives are lost, and no one gets out unscathed. Even in…

Tonight marks the series premiere of a brand new how-to show of epic proportions, Going Deep With David Rees, that teaches you how to do the things you think you already know how to do. Each episode of this hilariously dry-witted how-to adventure series, David Rees, humorist and self-made aficionado of the everyday, tackles unassuming…

How much do you know about your noggin? On July 14, Brain Games returns with an all-new season of myth-busting and truth-telling about why your brain works the way it does. This season explores the physiology of our everyday lives, explaining our relationship with food, our mindless addictions, our empathy towards others and the ways…

This week, we’ll explore the kinder, gentler, less painful side of Science of Stupid. Now, that doesn’t mean there won’t be ANY suffering at the hands of scientific ignorance. There will be plenty of that; don’t you worry. A GIF recap of SOS just wouldn’t be the same without it. Are you ready? Let’s get…

The new summer season of Brain Games is just days away, and viewers will be amazed as host Jason Silva reveals the surprising truths of our mind via interactive experiments supported by the latest research and technology. In honor of the new season, National Geographic Channel is partnering with one of the oldest centers of…

For the Arctic residents of Life Below Zero, complacency is not an option. Lack of preparedness means certain death. The stakes are high living on the outskirts of humanity, and for many in the lower 48, life can be pretty sedentary, pretty comfy and cozy… until now! [Cue Life Below Zero Weekly Challenges]. As far…

This gorgeous, fiery sunset was captured on the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana. Moremi was founded in a concerted effort by the local Batawana community and a team of wildlife conservationists in 1963. Setting aside a third of the beautiful Okavango Delta in an effort to protect the regions wildlife, their foresight and concern for…

The 90s weren’t just all about grunge and girl power.  Pop punk and ska started to really take off and find their place in the world of music during the mid-to-late part of the decade as well.  Perhaps people were looking for an outlet in music that captured not only their feelings, but also had…

The ’90s may feel like just yesterday, but NEWS FLASH, 1990 was 24 years ago! Feel old? Don’t worry, if the ’90s still feel fresh in your memory–there’s good news for you: you have even better chances at winning phat prizes! Head over to rulethe90s.com to try your hand at our ’90s trivia machine. Top…

For the Arctic residents of Life Below Zero, complacency is not an option. Lack of preparedness means certain death. The stakes are high living on the outskirts of humanity, and for many in the lower 48, life can be pretty sedentary, pretty comfy and cozy… until now! [Cue Life Below Zero Weekly Challenges]. Years in…

The Alaskans on Life Below Zero lead very different lives. Sue Aikens keeps her Kavik camp alive, the Hailstones help their family thrive, and Glenn lives to scavenge in the wild. But on the season finale of Life Below Zero, the survivalists all share one common goal – thwart the land’s predators, or turn into…

Maybe you saw the headline and the song is already stuck in your head. Perhaps to the relief of many Americans in 2014, an encounter with the “Macarena” is generally limited to bar mitzvahs and baseball games. But as those who left their houses in 1996 remember, “Macarena” was at one time all but unavoidable.…

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…

That’s right! Now with GIFs! See the pain as it was meant to be seen! This week we’ve been treated to a Science of Stupid four episode block. And boy, is there a lot of stupid. Right Seth? It’s hard to know where to begin with so much stinging science to cover. Let’s start on…

Arctic Wisdom: End Times

Even for the pros, survival is precarious in Alaska’s wilderness. From dodging mountains of snow to adapting to climate change, life is never easy for the Alaskans on Life Below Zero. And with just two episodes left in the season, the Arctic survivalists are battling to make it through the winter. The ever-resilient Sue Aikens vanquishes obstacle…

What’s a pog? If you didn’t come of age during the 1990s, the name may not ring a bell. But for the children of the ’90s who grew up with a Cabbage Patch Kid in one hand and a Beanie Baby in the other, pogs were an important fact of life. Pogs transcended their lowly…

By Senior Airman Sandra Welch More than 100 troops at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan gathered June 14, 2014 to watch Inside Combat Rescue: The Last Stand. The two-hour documentary filmed at Bagram last year highlights Air Force Security Forces, pararescuemen, and their duties at the Airfield. The pre-screening came on the same day as the Afghanistan…

Move over Indiana Jones, it’s a new day in exploration. Today, explorers can come from all backgrounds and disciplines, and Expedition Granted is here to help fund one person’s dream expedition. Whether your passion lies in art, music, food, science, or technology, there are no limits to what area you can explore. Want your shot…