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Dec. 03, 2010

Oliver Sacks and 'The Mind's Eye'

Neurologist Oliver Sacks talks with Ira about vision, the brain, and how the two can work together -- or can work against each other.

brain, vision, eye, sacks, cancer, desktop diaries

Oct. 28, 2011

Brian Greene Explains ‘The Fabric Of The Cosmos’

With no shortage of special effects, a new four-part TV series looks at big questions in cosmology.

physics, cosmology, string theory, reality, dimensions

Apr. 08, 2011

Connecting Science and Art

Cormac McCarthy, Werner Herzog, and Lawrence Krauss discuss science as inspiration for art.

arts, krauss, authors, film

Apr. 13, 2012

How Humans and Insects Conquered the Earth

E.O. Wilson discusses evolution and natural selection in The Social Conquest of Earth.

Mar. 30, 2012

Art, Mind And Brain Intersect In Kandel's Vienna

In his new book, neuroscientist Eric Kandel writes of artists and scientists in 20th-century Vienna.

kandel, brain, memory, art, vienna, learning

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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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