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Aug. 23, 2013

Rebooting Science Museums for the 21st Century

Science museums aren't just dioramas and dusty skeletons anymore.

stem, science education, science museums, science exhibits, learning, dioramas, dinosaurs

Oct. 19, 2012

How One Guy Raised $1.3 Million for a Tesla Museum

The money will be used to turn Nikola Tesla’s final laboratory into a museum.

nikola tesla, thomas edison, the oatmeal, crowdfunding, wardenclyffe, crowdsourced donations, tesla museum, goddamn tesla museum

Jul. 31, 2009

The Art of the Natural History Museum

In natural history museums around the world, art and science intersect in the design of dioramas and other exhibits. We'll talk with some of the artists and scientists involved.

art, artists, natural history, diorama

Jun. 22, 2012

Field Trip! Can You Stomach It?

Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum has a lot of heart, and other organs too.

museum, medical history, philadelphia, medical devices, medical oddities, history, tourism, tourists, Mütter Museum

Jun. 20, 2008

Art Conservation and Preservation

How do museums protect and preserve artistic and historic artifacts for the ages? We'll talk with the director of the Getty Conservation Institute about the fine art of art preservation.

art conservation, art preservation, art restoration

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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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