Archives for September, 2013

Rocky Mountain Pot Entrepreneurs

Since Colorado voters approved the recreational use of Marijuana in November 2012 thousands have scrambled to smoke it, grow it, and sell it. The legalization is taking a toll on the illegal drug market. Gang wars are heating up, and the Mexican drug cartels are pushing harder drugs like black tar heroin. But for some…

Liar, Liar: Four Reasons We Don’t Tell the Truth

As human beings, we’re hard-wired to lie. In the Name of Science investigates the ways our brain deceives us into making false associations, protecting our egos, and even lying with our wallets. 1. Our brain can’t resist celebrity endorsements. The Halo Effect is a powerful cognitive bias, a phenomenon that explains how people’s perceptions of a…

Three Bizarre Food Facts, Explained by Science

Tonight on our brand new series None of the Above, host Tim Shaw hits the streets of Vegas to pit ordinary people against the wonders of science. Get to know the forces of nature behind his experiments, including the physics of coffee creamer, the secret strength of eggs, and what custard and quicksand have in…

A Day in the Life of a Yukon Miner

There’s another gold rush happening in the Yukon, as enterprising miners travel to Dawson City and the wilderness beyond searching for a payday. During the Yukon’s short mining season, crews race against the clock to pull a profit, working grueling shifts to capitalize on the region’s 24-hour sunlight. The lure of working double shifts can…

Watch the First Teaser from Killing Kennedy

Today, September 12, 2013, would have been the “diamond” wedding anniversary of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy & John Fitzgerald Kennedy. To mark the occasion of what would have been their 60th wedding anniversary, we’re releasing the first look at our upcoming film, Killing Kennedy as well as announcing the premiere date of November 10, 2013. Killing…

Pastors on the Hunt for Snakes

With winter fast approaching the heart of Appalachia, Pastor Andrew Hamblin and Pastor Jamie Coots are in a desperate race against time: if the pastors can’t find and capture venomous snakes before the serpents go into hibernation, they won’t be able to practice a key sign of what they believe are the true believers of…

How to Plant a Secret Survival Garden

Imagine a garden that takes up very little space, but grows five times more food per square inch than a traditional garden. A garden that you plant once in your lifetime, but provides food for 30 years without any fertilization, pesticides, or weeding… and it’s all disguised to look like overgrown underbrush! Sound too good…

Snake Salvation: Inside the Controversial World of Serpent-Handling Churches

Imagine if your path into heaven was contingent on holding deadly snakes above your head while speaking and singing in tongues. Based on a Bible passage that suggests a poisonous snakebite will do no harm as long as its handler is anointed by God’s power, some devotees of this unconventional ritual practiced in 100 churches…

The Science of Viral Videos

Tonight on Don’t Try this at Home, host Michael Kosta predicts the events on viral clips without even seeing them. This begs the question, could he have predicted what the fox says in the latest viral video, The Fox? We can’t be sure that anyone could have seen that coming. But in this clip, Michael shows…

The 10 Worst Natural Disasters

Our planet has been tearing itself apart for billions of years – a giant tug of war between continents that creates and destroys mountains, canyons and coastlines. Liquid rock has blasted its way to the surface, generating catastrophic eruptions and volcanic winters. Cosmic rocks have impacted earth from space, causing mass extinction events – millennia…