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2015 World Science Festival Video


If There’s No Free Will, What Do You Say to an Addict?

10/07/15See Comments

Segment from the 2015 WSF program Mind Over Masters: The Question of Free Will | 3:10 | Featuring neuroscientist Christof Koch and psychologists Azim Shariff...[Read More]


Free Will: The Believers vs. the Unbelievers

10/06/15See Comments

Segment from the 2015 WSF program Mind Over Masters: The Question of Free Will | 1:51 | Featuring psychologist Azim Shariff with physician and journalist Emily Senay moderating   Where...[Read More]

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What Is the “Standard Model” of Particle Physics?

10/05/15See Comments

When it comes to understanding the universe and just about everything in it, the “Standard Model” goes a long way. It’s a mathematical equation that...[Read More]


Author Neal Stephenson Talks About His Craft, ‘Seveneves’

10/02/15See Comments

Segment from the 2015 WSF program Science & Story: Nature’s Dramas | 17:05 | Featuring author Neal Stephenson with journalist John Hockenberry moderating   Which...[Read More]


Why Did Physicists Have Confidence the Higgs Particle Existed Before It Was Found?

10/01/15See Comments

What’s up with the Higgs particle? It’s all about the mass, as World Science Festival co-founder and Columbia University physicist Brian Greene explains....[Read More]


NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan Discusses Space Science, Her Career

09/09/15See Comments

2015 Pioneers in Science | Full Program | 1:16:56 | Featuring NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan started her scientific journey...[Read More]

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Explorer Lee Berger on Finding New Human Species, Homo Naledi

09/09/15See Comments

You could call him a rock star. He hunts and finds fossils, which are usually ensconced in rocks. Following his momentous 2008 discovery of a new hominid...[Read More]


Pioneer in Science Profile: Ellen Stofan – Chief Scientist, NASA

09/09/15See Comments

“What is more fascinating than the study of how the landscapes around us were formed?” That’s a question NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan pondered before...[Read More]

In this 2007 photo provided by the BBC, Neurologist Oliver Sacks poses at a piano while holding a model of a brain at the Chemistry Auditorium, University College London in London.  Noted neurologist Oliver Sacks has found common ground with the pastor of Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church: Both men believe in the healing power of music. Sacks, the best-selling author of "Awakenings" and "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat," was to share the church stage Saturday with the famed gospel choir as part of the inaugural World Science Festival, a five-day celebration of science taking place in New York this week. (AP Photo/BBC, Adam Scourfield) ** NO SALES **

Remembering Acclaimed Neurologist and Author Oliver Sacks

08/31/15See Comments

The neurologist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks was a great friend of the World Science Festival, joining our Board of Advisors when the Festival was just...[Read More]


The Unique Form of Human Violence

08/27/15See Comments

2015 Festival Short: From Planet of the Humans | 2:52 | Featuring Paul Bingham Some scientists argue that human uniqueness results from our power as...[Read More]