National Geographic : 2014 Feb
ng connect Every month this page features our staff picks of National Geographic Society products and events. For more go to nglive.org. NatioNal GeoGraphic oN tV 136 national geographic • February 2014 photoS (From top): NatioNal GEoGraphic tElEviSioN; paul NicklEN; alEx majoli Brain Games it’s all in your head. that’s what Brain Games—back for its third season—proves once again through a series of experiments, optical illusions, and riddles rooted in science. Discover why trusting others benefits society and why some people prefer to cheer for the underdog. Got a competitive streak? learn why that’s a good thing too, this month on the National Geographic channel. tripS lecture BloG exhiBit The Power of PhoToGraPhy more than 500 images from our archive, including one of a tour guide at work in Egypt in 2011 (right), are showcased at the annenberg Space for photography in los angeles. visit annenbergspaceforphotography.org for details. Travel ToGeTher take the whole crew along on one of our family trips. check out new itineraries for tanzania, china, and iceland, as well as classic expeditions to alaska and the Galápagos, at ngexpeditions.com/family. Proof Storytellers of all stripes discuss photography, art, and journalism on our new photo blog, proof. Find interviews, videos, and more at proof.nationalgeographic.com. Polar oBsession an emperor penguin shooting toward the surface in a bubbly burst makes for a stunning photo (left), but what’s it like on the other side of the lens? Find out from paul Nicklen, an expert on photographing animals in extreme environments. For speaking dates and locations visit nglive.org. Book of the Month where the locals Go eat, shop, relax, and celebrate like a local even when you’re new in town. This international guide, compiled by national Geographic’s expert travel editors, provides insider tips on un- discovered restaurants, up-and-coming neighborhoods, street festivals, and other diversions far from the usual tourist traps. on sale february 4 ($24.95).