Alan Alda Asks Scientists ‘What Is A Flame?’
Eleven-year-olds from around the world will judge entries to Alda’s “Flame Challenge.”
Sizing Up America’s High-Tech Talent
A panel of experts debate whether there is a shortage of scientists and engineers in America.
Michael Mann, From The Trenches Of The ‘Climate War’
Michael Mann discusses his new book and his journey from computer geek to climate warrior.
‘Galileo’ Lives In A New Production
F. Murray Abraham stars in an off-Broadway production of Bertolt Brechtâ€™s â€˜Galileo.â€™
Desktop Diaries: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson takes us into his office at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City for a tour of his office, in the fourth of Science Friday’s Desktop Diaries series.
Genetic Test Reveals Unexpected Data
A look at one reporterâ€™s personal journey to understand the risks and benefits of DNA. mapping.
The Origin Of The Word ‘Tuberculosis’
Why did we stop calling the disease ‘consumption’?
Desktop Diaries: Michio Kaku
Theoretical physicist and futurist Michio Kaku takes us on a tour of his office, where he writes his bestsellers and records his radio shows.
The Origin Of The Word ‘Robot’
‘Robot’ was the brainchild of the Czech playwright Karel Čapek, who introduced it in a 1920 play.
Happy Birthday, Buckyballs!
Twenty-five years ago this month, researchers first identified buckminsterfullerenes — chemical structures shaped like tiny carbon soccer balls.