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  • LIFE IN THE BEST LIGHT

  • Thursdays at 7pm HKT | 6pm BKK/JKT from 2 June to 21 July, 2016
  • National Geographic Channel

DESCRIPTION

From the sunlit sky to the depths of the mind’s eye, adventure awaits! But to really see the world, you’ll have to act, react, and constantly adapt. Learn how, with Life in the Best Light, brought to you by Transitions Adaptive Lenses.

Thursdays at 7pm HKT | 6pm BKK/JKT from 2 June to 21 July, 2016

Episodes:

  • 2 June - Die Trying: Yosemite Death Climb
  • 9 June - Primal Survivor: Killer Cold
  • 16 June - Primal Survivor: Thin Air 
  • 23 June - Primal Survivor: Scorched Earth
  • 30 June - Trekking the Great Wall
  • 7 July - Explorer: Eyes Wide Open
  • 14 July - Brain Games: Seeing is Believing
  • 14 July - Brain Games: Illusion Confusion
  • 21 July - Brain Games: In Living Color
  • 21 July - Brain Games: Faces

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Life in the Best Light: Yosemite Death Climb
    Join rock climber Alex Honnold on his daring attempt to set a world record by free soloing a trio of harrowing cliffs without any safety lines. One of climbing's most decorated prodigies, Honnold has set his sights on the daring, ambitious and dangerous goal that pushes the limits of scaling the faces of Yosemite National Park's Triple Crown: Mt. Watkins, The Nose and the Regular Half Face of Half Dome. And he plans to do it all in under 24 hours.
  • Life in the Best Light: Killer Cold
    Explorer Hazen Audel embarks on a challenging solo mission to safely deliver 200 reindeer to their spring birthing grounds in the Arctic Circle.
  • Life in the Best Light: Thin Air
    Deep in the foothills of the Himalayas, Hazen Audel is on a quest to lead a herd of yaks across the wilderness to the ancient city of Lomanthang.
  • Life in the Best Light: Scorched Earth
    Hazen Audel embarks on an epic trek that will mirror a traditional Berber nomad journey across the Saharan desert cauldron to an oasis.
  • Life in the Best Light: Trekking the Great Wall
    One of the world’s greatest engineering and military marvels, The Great Wall of China still holds many mysteries. British writer and historian William Lindesay takes viewers to the most remote parts of China's national monument as he explores traces of the wall across the country. He spends thousands of days walking the wall and questions peasants, herders, experts and scholars in a bid to learn how long the Great Wall is.
  • Life in the Best Light: Eyes Wide Open
    The eye is one of evolution’s most amazing, yet downplayed achievements. For many living creatures, including us, it’s an integral survival tool. But how does our eyesight stack up to the rest of the animal kingdom? How do eyes differ between species, ensuring the best chance of perseverance, and ultimately reproduction? In Evolution of the Eye, host Michael Stevens takes you on a global journey to explore the many ways that eyes help us and many other animals survive, and even how they inspire some incredible emerging technology.
  • Life in the Best Light: Seeing is Believing
    Scientists have found that optical illusions are one of the best ways to get inside your head to see how your brain works. Through a series of fun, interactive games and illusions we'll play a few tricks on your eyes to show you how your brain builds your reality. You'll learn an easy way to turn beautiful celebrities into ugly monsters using only your mind, and how you can shrink a 6' 4" man to half his height. Get ready to see why you shouldn't always believe your eyes - on Brain Games.
  • Life in the Best Light: Illusion Confusion
    This is a show about your brain and how it perceives the world in 3D. Through a series of fun interactive games, youll learn how your brain is like a time machine that can actually "see" into the future! Youll also learn how you share a special ability with Superman you both have X-ray vision. Get ready to see it but dont believe it on Brain Games.
  • Life in the Best Light: In Living Color
    Think you understand the colors you see every day? Think an apple is actually red, or a leaf is really green? Think again. This episode of Brain Games puts your brain to the ultimate test with a series of interactive games and fascinating experiments that will reveal a shocking truth - color is just an illusion created by your brain. So get ready to color outside the lines - on Brain Games.
  • Life in the Best Light: Faces
    Whether you've got a baby face or a poker face, your identity is deeply rooted in your own unique face. With the many muscles in your face, you can express a near infinite number of emotions and feelings, but your brain is also highly adept at recognizing what other peoples' faces are saying. In this episode, we will show you that there's more to a face than meets the eye. Discover the most important feature of your face, how staring can make you want to fight or take flight, and why just looking at parts of a face won't always give the whole picture. Get ready to face off…on Brain Games.
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