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Dec. 03, 2010

Oliver Sacks and 'The Mind's Eye'

Neurologist Oliver Sacks talks with Ira about vision, the brain, and how the two can work together -- or can work against each other.

brain, vision, eye, sacks, cancer, desktop diaries

Oct. 28, 2011

Brian Greene Explains ‘The Fabric Of The Cosmos’

With no shortage of special effects, a new four-part TV series looks at big questions in cosmology.

physics, cosmology, string theory, reality, dimensions

Apr. 08, 2011

Connecting Science and Art

Cormac McCarthy, Werner Herzog, and Lawrence Krauss discuss science as inspiration for art.

arts, krauss, authors, film

Apr. 13, 2012

How Humans and Insects Conquered the Earth

E.O. Wilson discusses evolution and natural selection in The Social Conquest of Earth.

Mar. 30, 2012

Art, Mind And Brain Intersect In Kandel's Vienna

In his new book, neuroscientist Eric Kandel writes of artists and scientists in 20th-century Vienna.

kandel, brain, memory, art, vienna, learning

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Meet The Balloonatics

\tIt's crunch time for the 'balloonatics' at Macy's Parade Studio. The balloons themselves, which are designed and fabricated in a warehouse in New Jersey, are getting their final checkup before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. John Piper and Jim Artle take us around the studio and spill the secrets of inflation, explain how to calculate whether your balloon will float, and explain why the balloons look better after a little time in the sun.

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