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May. 23, 2014

Why Science and the Humanities Are Better Together

Biographer Walter Isaacson explains why the future belongs to those who can merge the arts and the sciences.

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Aug. 16, 2013

Marina Abramovic: Experimenting on Consciousness, Through Art

Performance artist Marina Abramovic wants to build a laboratory devoted to arts and science.

art, artist, performance art, brain, consciousness, Marina Abramovic, Christof Koch, Measuring the Magic of Mutual Gaze, arts and sciences, experiment

Apr. 25, 2014

The Science Club Talks Art Machines

The Science Club meets to recap the month’s ‘Build an Art Machine’ project.

science club, machine art, tinkering, craft, diy, machine, tinkering studio, exploratorium, maker, karen wilkinson, mike petrich

Mar. 28, 2014

Movie Night for Scientists

Movie theaters and scientists pair up to present a National Evening of Science on Screen.

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Nov. 29, 2013

At STREB Action Lab, Dance and Physics Collide

Choreographer and gravity-junkie Elizabeth Streb pushes the boundaries of physics—with dance.

lisa randall, dance, physics, forces, choreography, elizabeth streb, streb action lab

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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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