Full Festival Programs

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‘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]

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Your Brain, Upgraded: 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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False Confessions, 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]

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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]

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Weaving Science Into Narrative With Literary Masters Sean Carroll, E.L. Doctorow, Jo Marchant, Joyce Carol Oates, and Steven Pinker

08/22/14See Comments

A compelling narrative is the true heart of science writing, whether it comes in the form of a science fiction classic like Frankenstein or a...[Read More]

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Your Life By The Numbers: Watch Go Figure’

08/07/14See Comments

Every Google search, OKCupid date, and Netflix recommendation, and even the items and prices you see at the grocery store is uses massive amounts of data....[Read More]

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How Our Brains Twist Time: Watch ‘The Deceptive Watchman’

07/25/14See Comments

A second doesn’t always feel like a second—time can seem to slow down if you’re riding a death-defying rollercoaster, or speed up while you’re having...[Read More]

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What The Mind Hungers For: Watch ‘The Craving Brain’

07/24/14See Comments

When we try to get rid of a bad habit, whether it involves food or drugs or gambling, it often seems like we’re fighting ourselves...[Read More]

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Alien Life: How Close Are We To Finding It?

07/17/14See Comments

What are scientists looking for when searching for alien life? A lot, it turns out: the search for extraterrestrials requires the help from astronomers, planetary...[Read More]

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The Science Of Family Ties: ‘It’s All Relatives’

07/15/14See Comments

Nowadays, the tools for tracing your family tree have advanced far beyond looking back at names in the family Bible or compiling a scrapbook of...[Read More]