A diverse panel of big thinkers demonstrate how writers and scientists can jointly explore the wide spectrum of theories and questions around storytelling.
“A [cracked] plastic tabletop: $79.95. Fun with liquid nitrogen: priceless.” It’s not all serious dialogue here at the World Science Festival. At today’s event, “Einstein, Time, and the Coldest Stuff in the Universe,” Nobel prize-winning physicist William D. Phillips used liquid nitrogen to help explain absolute zero and what happens when atoms are cooled.
“Once God saw quantum mechanics, he smiled.”
—Thorsten Ritz, biophysicist
I highly recommend watching the stream of last night’s World Science Festival event “Quantum Biology and the Hidden Nature of Nature.”
Reporting back from this year's World Science Festival: how artificial intelligence will help us deal with the unsolvable and yes even the certain.
Live from the studio, we tweeted the best nuggets of our interview.
The reference of a reference that became this week's show title.
A fascinating, in-depth article and video discussing new research indicating that babies may have a "rudimentary moral sense from the very start of life."
Biblical quotes displayed in Washington, DC for the 2006 National Day of Prayer.
(photo: Street Protest TV/Flickr)
“Let no one be offended because we use the divine words read at our mass to shed light on the social, political and economic situation of our people.”
These are the opening lines of the last sermon given by Archbishop Oscar Romero before his assassination 30 years ago today. This past weekend over 10,000 Catholics participated in a commemorative procession in San Salvador.
With a sly wit and a good deal of humor, Tutu ribs Krista about the apportionment of dried fruit. Listen in to this lively, playful exchange.
We were pleased to see The Daily Beast featured the New York Public Library’s backstage clip of their event with Krista last week. It’s a short snippet, and, with a bit of prime-time drama-like production, it effectively captures the substance and tenor of the event.
String theorist S. James Gates speaks eloquently and thoughtfully about how he discovered Einstein’s passion for the problem of racism, and his "capacity for ethical engagement and his scientific creativity."
The process of giving, taking, receiving a name holds deep meaning. Miller's story about the evolution of his own name, and that of his children. Tell us yours.