Have you ever felt overpowered by a technological barrage? Do you yearn to break free, to get outside, to feel fresh air, to disconnect from technology and reconnect with our natural world? You're not alone. We spend more and more time chained to the screen and our desks, while science is proving that people who spend time in nature are indeed healthier, happier and even smarter. People everywhere are looking for ways to cut the cord and reconnect with nature. But can it be done? Our correspondent sets out to explore what people are doing to reconnect with nature - from forest bathing and hunting their own dinner to smartphone addiction therapy sessions and rewilding - and will look at the scientific evidence of the value of being in nature. In today's ever-more-complicated world, how do we heed the CALL OF THE WILD?
A team of elite climbers must each confront their personal demons on a 150-mile journey from the sweltering jungle to a remote peak in Myanmar.
Death is as fundamental to life as gravity, sex, or breathing. We may not like to think about it, but death makes life on earth possible. Today, our attitude towards death is changing. And the choice we make for ourselves after death has become yet another way to express our individuality. In this episode of Explorer, meet the people who choose to live with death every day and want you to face your own mortality head on.
For 22 years, Steve Elkins has been searching for the legendary White City in Mosquitia, the largest untouched rainforest in Central America — 34,000 square miles of tangled jungle, jaguars and swarming insects. The film tells the amazing story of his decades-long search, his astonishing discovery, and how archaeologists are just now starting to unravel the mysteries of an ancient culture.
It may have been one of the most cataclysmic geologic events of the last 60 million years, which shaped America as we know it today. The narrow, 400-mile-long Isthmus of Panama, once buried below the sea, rose up and connected North and South America. This new land bridge unleashed an astonishing animal encounter: Prehistoric predators and prey each unique to their worlds came face-to-face for the first time.