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"What the Health" Documentary: A Review

Some thoughts on the latest of a growing number of food- and health-related documentaries, along with some thoughts about this documentary genre, in general.

August 31, 2017 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel
Recycle Your Eclipse Glasses

Recycle Your Eclipse Glasses

Astronomers Without Borders wants to share your used eclipse glasses with kids in other parts of the world for the 2019 total solar eclipse.  

August 23, 2017 — Steve Mirsky

The Great American Eclipse

In advance of the big solar eclipse on August 21, author and journalist David Baron talks about his new book American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World.  

August 8, 2017 — David Baron and Steve Mirsky

Curiouser and Curiouser

Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio ventures deep into the human mind in his new book, Why? What Makes Us Curious.

August 1, 2017 — Mario Livio and Steve Mirsky

The Shark That Conquered the Whorl

Journalist and author Susan Ewing talks about her new book Resurrecting the Shark: A Scientific Obsession and the Mavericks Who Solved the Mystery of a 270-Million-Year-Old Fossil. (And we'll discuss how Helicoprion is not technically a shark, but it's really close!)

July 21, 2017 — Steve Mirsky

Teaching Computers to Enjoy the View

Researchers in the U.K. trained computers to rate photos of parks and cities for what humans consider to be their scenic beauty. Christopher Intagliata reports.

July 19, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata
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Of Shamrocks and Science

Happy St. Patrick’s Day