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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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

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

U.S. space effort's aversion to risk stunts our expansion into the final frontier and made America more dependent on Russia. Rand Simberg ?recovering aerospace engineer? and author of ?Safe Is Not an Option,? talks with Alan Boyle.

Meet ethicist Kelly Hills the newest Virtually Speaking Science host. She and Jennifer Ouellette talk about nontraditional academic paths, the importance of pop culture to bioethics, why we watch reality TV. Virtually Speaking... more

Tom Levenson talks with Annalee Newitz, founding editor of io9.com writer: techsploitation.com and author of 'Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction Follow: @annaleen @tomlevenson... more

Jennifer Ouellette talks with astronomer Ray Jayawardhana, author of ?The Neutrino Hunters? about why these ghost particles are so endlessly fascinating to physicists, and why the Higgs boson is soooo 2012. Tweet questions to... more
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