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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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Science writer and author Jennifer Ouellette welcomes Jim Kakalios - author of THE PHYSICS OF SUPERHEROES and THE AMAZING STORY OF QUANTUM MECHANICS. They talk about his experiences with Hollywood consulting, his... more

Sean Carroll & Matt Strassler talk particle physics, time and space with Host Alan Boyle. Hosted in Second Life by the Exploratorium. Follow @seanmcarroll @mattstrassler @b0yle Links Alan writes about it here... more

Tom Levenson - filmmaker, author and professor of science writing at MIT - talks with chronobiologist Bora Zivkovic, Blog Editor at Scientific American, blogger at A Blog Around The Clock, organizer of ScienceOnline conferences, and editor of... more

Sam Wang, Associate professor, Department of Molecular Biology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, joins Jay Ackroyd to discuss his work in neuroscience, particulary the books he has co-authored with Sandra Aamodt.... more

Marc Abrahams, creator of the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony and editor of the Annals of Improbable Research returns to talk with Cosmic Log's Alan Boyle. "Last, but not least, there are the Ig Nobel awards. These come with little cash, but... more

Excerpted from a Dec 19 conversation, biologist David Haskell, author of The Forest Unseen, reflects on Rachel Carson and the gift of wonder. The entire program hosted by Tom Levenson - filmmaker, author and Prof of Science... more

Tom Levenson - Filmmaker and Prof of Science Writing at MIT - talks with biologist David Haskell, author of The Forest Unseen. Follow @DGHaskell @TomLevenson Links: http://theforestunseen.com/... more

The Exploratorium's Paul Doherty shares the latest news about NASA's Mars Curiosity mission from the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco – and joins NBCNews' Alan Boyle in a year-end, year-ahead survey of the... more

Science writer Jennifer Ouellette talks with evolutionary neurobiologist Mark Changizi, about the ultimate foundations underlying why we think, feel and see as we do. Mark's research focuses on questions such as why we see in color,... more

Recorded Jan 4, 2012 (Marc & Alan return Jan 2, 2013) Cosmic Log's Alan Boyle talks with Marc Abrahams, creator of the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony and editor of the Annals of Improbable Research. "Last, but not least, there are the Ig Nobel... more
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