Full Festival Programs

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Planet of the Humans: The Leap to the Top

09/04/15See Comments

For all that Darwin contributed to our understanding of the biological world, he was haunted by one vexing question: How does the incremental process of...[Read More]

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Time Is of the Essence … or Is It?

08/06/15See Comments

What is time? Isaac Newton described it as absolute, but Einstein proved that time is relative, and, shockingly, that time and space are intricately interwoven....[Read More]

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Reality Since Einstein

07/23/15See Comments

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s general theory of relativity, leaders from multiple fields of physics discuss its essential insights, its lingering questions,...[Read More]

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To Infinity and Beyond: The Accelerating Universe

07/15/15See Comments

Dark energy is cosmology’s biggest mystery—an anti-gravitational force that confounds the conventional laws of physics. It makes up more than two-thirds of the cosmos, but...[Read More]

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Cool Jobs

07/06/15See Comments

Imagine yourself on a movie set with the special effects exploding around you, or exploring a beautiful coral reef under a deep blue sea. Maybe...[Read More]


Steven Weinberg Explains It All

06/19/15See Comments

How did humanity invent science? In this program from the 2015 World Science Festival, Nobel Prize-winning physicist and revered public intellectual Steven Weinberg explores this...[Read More]


‘Science And Story: The History Of The Future': Full Program

11/11/14See Comments

The history of computers is a history of competition and collaboration: Innovators have worked together, but also clashed over the place of computers in society...[Read More]


Upgrading Your Brain: Watch ‘Cells To Silicon’

10/01/14See Comments

At present, our brains are mostly dependent on all the stuff below the neck to turn thought into action. But advances in neuroscience are making...[Read More]

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Fudged Forensics & Faulty Witnesses: Watch “The Science Of Justice”

09/24/14See Comments

Think the American criminal justice system is an impartial arbiter of innocence and guilt? Prepare to get a heaping dose of reality, as journalist Jim...[Read More]


The Future is Here: Watch Better, Stronger, Faster: The Future of the Bionic Body

09/03/14See Comments

In the future, a woman with a spinal cord injury could make a full recovery; a baby with a weak heart could pump his own...[Read More]