When you think of science communication, you might think of TED talks or museum talks or video talks, or... people giving lectures. It's a lot of people talking. But there's more to sci comm than that. This week host Bethany Brookshire talks to three people who have looked at science communication in places you might not expect it. We'll speak with Mauna Dasari, a graduate student at Notre Dame, about making mammals into a March…
“Forget about postdocs, people! We’re going to put your talents to good use here.”
“Can you teach me everything you know?” “Uh…that was it.”
“It’s not like they actually think any of this is going to be used in our day-to-day lives, right?” Inspired by the recent headlines for room-temperature superconductivity.
There’s no doubt that Alexander Graham Bell’s invention and then commercialization of the telephone in the late 19th century had—and continues to have—a major impact on peoples’ lives. His experiments took place in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, so it’s fitting that the Massachusetts dollar in the United States Mint’s American Innovation $1 Coin series highlights the invention of the telephone. The Statue of Liberty graces the obverse side of all coins in this series, and…
The only thing lower than the quality of the calculations is the quality of the diagrams.
“Well, time to find a different research partner.”
You really owe it to yourself to watch a lecture at a quicker speed. Those who are super slow and difficult to listen to suddenly become full of energy!
“You’re never going to teach him how to drive without my supervision.”
Do you like tea? If you, like many of us, do, then you probably have an idea (or perhaps very strong opinions) of what a "good cup of tea" tastes like. But what does "quality tea" really mean? This week host Rachelle Saunders speaks with Sarah Besky, Associate Professor in the IRL School at Cornell and author of the book "Tasting Qualities: The Past and Future of Tea", about the unique history of tea production…