Archives for April, 2013

Motion Commotion

  In Brain Games: Motion Commotion, host Jason Silva explores the many ways our brain makes the world around us move. Sometimes, motion is nothing more than a trick of your mind. In fact, some of the most common motions in our life are just an illusion. Here are three common things that aren’t moving…

Locked Up Abroad: Where Are They Now?: Shaun Attwood

If you tuned in to Shaun Attwood’s incredible story on Locked Up Abroad: Raving Arizona, I’m sure you have questions. We checked in with Shaun to get answers and see what life is like for him today and here’s what he had to say: What was going through your mind as you drove to Los…

Arizona Ecstasy Kingpin Gets Busted Tonight on Locked Up Abroad

When Shaun Attwood leaves England for Phoenix, Arizona to chase his American dream of being a millionaire stockbroker, his parents are overwhelmed with pride at their son’s ambition. But, they have no idea where it’s going to lead him. Starting at the bottom in his new job means Shaun’s forced to work harder than anyone…

Show Us Your Spoiled Rotten Pets!

How spoiled is your pet? It’s time to show off your pampered prince or princess to the world! Tell all the pet lovers you know to take out their cameras and snap a pic of their truly spectacular pets for a chance to be featured on TV during Spoiled Rotten Pets! Last week’s theme was…

Want More Brain Games? New Challenges Unlocked!

While there may be one more week until the next new episodes of Brain Games, you don’t have to wait until then for some more mind-bending fun. Each Tuesday, we’re releasing a new Brain Challenge that corresponds with the next new episode of Brain Games. So get ready for some Motion Commotion. This is a…

KON-TIKI: A High-Stakes, High-Seas Adventure

Would you sail a primitive raft for 4,300 nautical miles across the world’s biggest ocean for 101 days, using only the stars and ocean currents for navigation, just to prove a theory? What if you were afraid of water and couldn’t swim; would that stop you? It didn’t stop Thor Heryerdahl, whose incredible journey is…

Jason Silva: Ask Him Anything

In case you missed today’s AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Brain Games host Jason Silva on Reddit, we wanted to share some highlights. Did you miss your chance to ask Jason anything? Well don’t worry, Jason will be live-tweeting tonight’s season premiere of Brain Games tonight from 9-10P EST. Follow @jasonsilva on Twitter and tune…

The Science of Visual Deception

You’re pretty sharp and there isn’t a whole lot that gets by you. You are focused and pride yourself on your attention to details. While others are lost in their own head, you are noticing exactly what is going on around you. Or are you? In Brain Games: Focus Pocus host, Jason Silva explores the…

This is Your Brain on the News: Beer, Focus and Creativity

Brain Games returns this season with twelve new episodes that reveal the inner-workings of your brain. You will be astounded by the way your mind works… and sometimes doesn’t work. The brain is incredibly complicated and despite the fact that it has fascinated scientists for as long as there have been scientists, there is still…

Locked Up Abroad: Where Are They Now? Ernie Brace, Longest-Held Civilian POW of Vietnam War

If you tuned in to Ernie Brace’s harrowing story on Locked Up Abroad: Vietnam POWs: McCain & Brace, I’m sure you have questions. We checked in with Ernie to get answers and see what life is like for him today and here’s what he had to say. “My four-and-a-half years of solitary confinement, two and…