Archives for February, 2016

Jerry Seinfeld’s Dog Has a “Hating-Jerry” Problem That Only Cesar Millan Can Fix

Canine expert Cesar Millan is back and facing more aggressive cases than ever on a new season of Cesar 911. Stakes are high as Cesar tackles everything from domesticating dogs with vicious histories to transforming comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s dachshund from adversary to ally. This season, there’s no shortage of combative pups who test Cesar’s patience,…

Announcing the WILD TO INSPIRE Short Film Competition Finalists

This year’s WILD TO INSPIRE short film competition was the most competitive yet, with more submissions than ever. Narrowing down all of the amazing entries was challenging, but today, in partnership with the Sun Valley Film Festival, we are announcing the top four finalists of the third annual Wild to Inspire filmmaking competition. Congratulations to…

The God Brain — Is Religion Hardwired or Learned?

It comes as no surprise that the topic of religion and how each of our personal religious views are formed has been a source for debate for thousands of years. This Sunday on Brain Games, host Jason Silva travels to Jerusalem, Israel, to explore The God Brain. Fascinating new research has uncovered the possibility that…

3 Ways Your Brain Is Stronger Than You

Solving a complex equation, getting up early to go to the gym before work, or treating yourself to a much-needed vacation… Whatever it may be, you are the ruler of your mind, body, and life. Or so you’d think. But what about breathing, remembering, and perceiving? Your brain is the genius behind your day-to-day functions, without…

May the Fish Be With You

It’s week three of the North Atlantic bluefin tuna season, and while several boats in the Gloucester fleet look to keep their hot streaks going, others are off to a slow start and must rely on help from elsewhere to get their fishing back on track. Looking to distance themselves from the rest of their…

10 Events That Influenced Generation X

Members of Generation X—those born between 1961 and 1981—have seen the world around them change in myriad of ways during their lifetimes, from the fall of the Soviet Union to the advent of the personal computer. Some of these developments directly affected their daily lives, while others helped shape Xers’ attitudes and worldview. To coincide…

Why Is This Praying Mantis Wearing 3-D Glasses?

Looking into the eyes of the animal kingdom can teach us a lot about how we survive. The eye is an extraordinary part of our biological survival kit. From how it moves, to tracking other movement—when you study vision, you realize how much of what we’re seeing is an amazing creation of our nervous system.…

14 Animals That Mate For Life

Love is in the air – especially for these perfect pairs. Get into the Valentine’s Day spirit and join us as we crush on some of the cutest couples in the animal world. 1. Swan Though beautiful and graceful, swans are fierce creatures that work together to protect their baby cygnets from harm. Some are known to mate for life, forming strong bonds…

The Key to Decoding This Puzzle Is to Think Like a Child

The latest enigma circulating the Internet isn’t a new discovery, but hasn’t gotten any easier with time—for adults at least. Originally on season 2 of Brain Games, this teaser has resurfaced and seems to be stumping everyone online except for children. The puzzle is a simple drawing of a symmetrical yellow school bus posing the…

Can We Train our Brain?

The brain is one of the most complex and essential — yet often underrated — components of the human body. This Sunday, Brain Games host Jason Silva takes viewers on visually awe-inspiring expeditions in search of answers to some of the most perplexing questions in modern neuroscience. In the season premiere, Meet the Brain, Silva…