National Geographic : 2013 May
photos: scott Gries, NatioNal GeoGraphic chaNNel (top); ostill, shutterstock 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 Brain Games scientists are on an endless quest to unlock the human brain’s mysteries. For exam ple, what makes us lie or feel attraction? Back for its second season, Brain Games tackles these questions and more with interactive experiments and, yes, games (involving boxes and a sledgehammer at left). the fun—with a side of neurosci ence and psychology—starts this month on the National Geographic channel. 142 national geographic • may 2013 Book of the Month trips lecture actiVity eVeNt 125th AnniversAry trips travel with our experts on trips—including a voyage with stops in Brazil (right)—crafted in honor of the society’s big year. see ngexpeditions.com/125trips. BioBlitz team up with scientists, students, and other volunteers to tally the species living in louisiana’s Jean lafitte National historical park and preserve. the bioblitz and accom panying festival are on May 17 and 18. Go to nationalgeographic.com/bioblitz to register. GeoGrAphic Bee Where would you find the karoo? how about teotihua can? students competing in this year’s National Geographic Bee know the answers. Watch the finalists of the 25th annual bee, hosted by alex trebek, compete live May 22 in Washington, D.c . For tickets visit nglive.org/geobee. explorers eveninG Join top explorers at a Washington, D.c ., symposium as they look ahead to a new year of discoveries. Find tickets for the June 11 panel discussion at nglive.org. Mission to Mars Buzz aldrin with leonard David Astronaut Buzz Aldrin is a lifelong advocate of planetary exploration. his new book is a rallying cry for fans of the space program, laying out his vision for taking humans beyond the moon to Mars by 2035. Aldrin’s blend of history, policy, and science will appeal to professional and amateur space enthusiasts alike. Available May 14 ($26).