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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,…

      Rome, Italy, also known as “the Eternal City” is one of the oldest European cities, dating back almost 3,000 years. Rome is a popular destination spot today, with its trove of architectural masterpieces drawing tourists yearly. One of the most fascinating parts of the ancient urban center though is its historic basement.…

Living Life Below Zero is tough enough, but filming below zero is another beast entirely. Keeping up with Glenn, Sue, Andy, Kate, Chip, Agnes, and Erik is hard–throw in plummeting temps, a few cracks in the ice, and close run-ins with bears and you’ll begin to see just how challenging filming in these conditions really…

Tonight on the season premiere of Life Below Zero, Alaskans battle harsh conditions and limited daylight to survive the onslaught of winter and protect the future of their remote livelihood. With temperatures plummeting, it’s a race against the clock to secure available resources and maintain the sanity it takes to live Life Below Zero. In…

We’re very excited to say that our EAT: The Story of Food microsite has been nominated for a Webby! We’re up for the Website category of Best Use of Animation or Motion Graphics, and we’d love your support! Head on over to pv.webbyawards.com to cast your vote. If you haven’t had a chance to dig…

On week seven of the North Atlantic Bluefin tuna fishing season, the captains decided to follow Pin Wheel’s lead and chase the bite up north in Maine waters. It’s a gamble to make such a long steam, but playing it safe inshore could be just as costly. After word gets out of Captain Tyler McLaughlin’s…

A World Heritage Site, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka is located on a plateau 600 feet above ground. This ancient center of worship is especially unique for the famous “Lion Mountain” at the summit of the structure. Poems, which are known as “Sigiri graffiti,” are inscribed on this ancient rock and are considered some of the most…

On Feb. 18 we kicked off our 40 day “Killing With Kindness” campaign, inspired by what we know historically was Jesus’s encouragement of all people to be kind to each other. Over the last six weeks we’ve highlighted organizations from around the world that do incredible work to help veterans, the homeless, the sick, and…

BLOG UPDATE: Happy April Fools’ Day! You just fell for the purrrfect joke. Lions belong in the wild, not in an Uber! While we may not be delivering on-demand lion cubs today, we are supporting National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative to help protect lions, tigers, and other endangered big cats. With your help, we can make…

On week six of the North Atlantic Bluefin tuna fishing season, Pin Wheel captain Tyler McLaughlin and Dave Carraro of FV-tuna.com have already pushed ahead of the rest of the Gloucester fleet, leaving several veteran captains in their wake. One of those captains is Dave Marciano of Hard Merchandise. It’s been a slow start for him…

With the explosion of infographics and big data, maps aren’t just about geography anymore. They can tell us all kinds of things about the human experience. New series The Big Picture With Kal Penn is all about finding the unexpected — and sometimes surprising — realities in both the world at large and our own…

This week on Building Wild, the Cabin Kings had five days to build the ultimate treehouse cabin in Vermont. Building a lofty two-story cabin is just part of the challenge. John Perrone, Jr. wants a cabin that will not only be the perfect place for his upcoming bachelor party, but will also work for his…

Ittoqqortoormiit is a tiny town in in Eastern Greenland. It’s not just a tiny town though – it’s the smallest town in the country. Formerly known as Scoresbysund, Ittoqqortoormiit only has about 450 inhabitants. The closest human presence to this little town is the Danish Sirius Patrol, who work at the border protecting the Northeast…

National Geographic Channel’s KILLING JESUS charts the intense political, social, and historical conflicts that led to the execution of one of history’s most well-known figures. It’s a story nearly the whole world knows, with more than 2.2 billion people around the globe following the teachings and principles of Jesus of Nazareth. But the intimate historical…