Virtually Speaking Science

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Informal conversations hosted by science writers Alan Boyle, Jennifer Ouellette, Kelly Hills and Tom Levenson, who, with their guests, explore the often-volatile landscape of science, politics and policy, the history and economics of science, science deniers and its relationship to democracy, and the role of women in the sciences. Produced by Sherry Reson. Hosted in Second Life by the Exploratorium.

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Dr. Sarah Ballard completed her PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics at Harvard University in 2012 and is now a NASA Carl Sagan fellow at the University of Washington. She's written articles for the Harvard Crimson and for the Women in Astronomy blog about parental leave, values affirmation, and the intelligence of groups. On her website, she also provides some resources for running your own Impostor Syndrome workshop. Follow her on Twitter at: @hubbahubble http://www.astro.washington.edu/users/sarahba/Welcome.html
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Known for her work in theoretical cosmology at the interface of particle physics and astrophysics, author and theoretical astrophysicist, Katherine Freese is the George Eugene Uhlenbeck Collegiate Professor of Physics at the University of... more

Tom Levenson talks with MIT science historian David Kaiser about the development of physics in the United States during the Cold War and Kaiser's latest book 'How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture and the... more

Marine biologist David Shiffman joins Kelly Hills to discuss shark conservation, research, and sharks in the media. Listening live? Tweet questions to @rocza @whysharksmatter @SFriedScience

NBC space correspondant Jay Barbree, who has covered every manned space mission in U.S. history talks with NBC Digital science editor Alan Boyle about the just released Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight and the 45th anniversary of... more

Speculative fiction meets the scientific-historical perspective. Three centuries "following the collapse of western culture, the dilemma being addressed is how we – the children of the Enlightenment – failed to act on robust... more

Research scientist and science writer – York Times, Forbes, Slate, Wired, and Discover – Emily Willingham recounts the inaugural Women in Science Writing Solutions Summit. Willingham was the chief organizer of the Summit,... more

Jacquelyn Morie – All These Worlds, LLC – on identity and virtual worlds. A conversation with science writer Jennifer Ouellette. Virtually Speaking Science episodes are hosted by Alan Boyle, Kelly Hills, Tom Levenson &... more

?Humankind hasn't had an experience like this–an encounter with a new planet–in a long time,? said Alan Stern, New Horizons' principal investigator. ?Everything we see on Pluto will be a revelation.? Countdown to... more

Drawing from opposing perspectives of Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson, ethicists Kelly Hills & Janet Stemwedel talk about philosophy and science, and what philosophy brings to science. @docfreeride @rocza
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