KC Cole

Dec. 25, 2009

Frank Oppenheimer Biography

Physicist and Exploratorium founder Frank Oppenheimer is profiled in "Something Incredibly Wonderful Happens".

history, physics, exploratorium

Aug. 07, 2009

Exploratorium Founder Profiled in New Book

Author K.C. Cole describes the contributions of physicist and museum founder Frank Oppenheimer.

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Dec. 19, 2008

2008 Science News In Review

What were the biggest science stories of 2008 - and which flew under the radar? Ira and a panel of journalists look back on the year in science.

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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