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.
The word of the hour is Dinosaur. We mention it as two area organizations are focusing on the diverse group of animals of the clade Dinosauria.
miSci has an exhibit, Dinosaurs!, which contains animatronic dinosaurs on display through September 29th. The Dudley Observatory is offering one of their Skywatch Lectures: Death of the Dinosaurs on September 25, 2013.
This morning, we welcome - William “Mac” Sudduth, miSci Executive Director and John Delano, Dudley Observatory Skywatch Lecture Series Lecturer - Distinguished Teaching Professor; Collins Fellow; Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences; Associate Director, New York Center for Astrobiology at the University at Albany.