miSci is Schenectady NY’s Museum of Innovation and Science. You can escape winter’s seemingly never-ending chill and discover hundreds of brilliantly colored native butterflies at miSci’s new indoor butterfly house which is open through April 19th.
Dr. Mac Sudduth is miSci’s Executive Director and he joins us to talk about the Butterfly House and other goings-on at miSci.
Expanding upon one of the most-read New York Times Magazine features of 2012, Smarterpenetrates the hot new field of intelligence research to reveal what researchers call a revolution in human intellectual abilities.
Shattering decades of dogma, scientists began publishing studies in 2008 showing that “fluid intelligence”—the ability to learn, solve novel problems, and get to the heart of things—can be increased through training.
Showtime's dramatic series Masters of Sex, starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, is based on this real-life story of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson.
Convincing hundreds of men and women to shed their clothes and copulate, the pair were the nation’s top experts on love and intimacy. Highlighting interviews with the notoriously private Masters and the ambitious Johnson, critically acclaimed biographer Thomas Maier shows how this unusual team changed the way we all thought about, talked about, and engaged in sex while they simultaneously tried to make sense of their own relationship.
From the Coke and Mentos fountain makers who found initial fame via Maker Faire and YouTube (more than 150 million views) comes a collection of DIY science projects guaranteed to inspire a love of experimentation. Their book is How to Build a Hovercraft.
Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz share their favorite projects: a giant air vortex cannon, a leaf blower hovercraft, a paper airplane that will fly forever, and many more.
Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz are the mad scientists behind EepyBird. Best known as "the Coke and Mentos guys," their viral videos have been seen over 150 million times. They experiment with soda and candy, sticky notes, paper airplanes, shampoo, plywood, and more, searching for ways to transform these everyday objects into something new and unforgettable. They are based in Buckfield, Maine. Half of the duo, Stephen Voltz joins us.
Michael Ian Black is a comedian by trade, having starred in the sketch comedy series “The State,” “Stella,” “Michael & Michael Have Issues” and more.
But he is also a man of science.
He is set to co-host “Duck Quacks Don’t Echo,” a National Geographic reality series that puts over-the-top theories to the test through in-studio and pre-produced experiments.
Black will co-star alongside fellow comedians Tom Papa and Seth Herzog, who will conduct a variety of zany experiments in order to answer these questions: What happens if you give someone a nonalcoholic drink but tell them it contains alcohol — will they act drunk? Can four ceramic coffee mugs support the entire weight of a pick-up truck? Can pigeons can actually remember human faces?
The show premieres tonight at 10PM on National Geographic.
Human genomes are 99.9 percent identical—with one prominent exception. Instead of a matching pair of X chromosomes, men carry a single X, coupled with a tiny chromosome called the Y.
Using methods from history, philosophy, and gender studies of science, Sarah Richardson examines in her new book, Sex Itself, how gender has helped to shape the research practices, questions asked, theories and models, and descriptive language used in sex chromosome research.
Sarah Richardson is assistant professor of the history of science and of studies of women, gender, and sexuality at Harvard University.
From refrigerators to roller-coasters, from neon signs to digital music - everywhere you turn the things around you help explain the fundamentals of science. National Geographic’s new book, The Science of Everything reveals the science behind virtually everything.
David Pogue is the former New York Times tech columnist (he's now with Yahoo) has written the foreword to the book and we welcome him to the show.
A grand opening celebration will take place early next month. In the meantime, we celebrate today with the woman behind this project for the last several years - Mary Grant, the 11th president of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and the first alumna of the College to serve as its president.
On one day, Thursday Oct 10th, 3 thousand students, educators, and volunteers will visit 65 sites along the Hudson from New York Harbor to the mouth of the Mohawk.
It is being called “A Day In the Life of Hudson River.”
Hudson River Estuary Coordinator, Fran Dunwell and Hudson River Science Educator, Chris Bowser from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Estuary Program are here to tell us this morning about how this helps people get a feel for the diversity and dynamic nature of the Hudson River system.