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Why Time Isn’t Just Seconds Ticking Away

06/20/15See Comments

You might think of time as just the succession of seconds, minutes and hours ticking away on your wristwatch—but these units are just attributes of time,...[Read More]

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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]

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Cinema Peer Review: Neuroscientist Heather McKellar on ‘Inside Out’

06/19/15See Comments

Disney-Pixar’s new movie, Inside Out, combines beautiful animation, creative storytelling, and a touch of neuroscience to explain the “voices” inside 11 year-old Riley’s head as...[Read More]

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What Determines the Mass of a Particle in String Theory?

06/12/15See Comments

If string theory holds true, how do tiny strings give rise to subatomic particles? In this video, World Science Festival co-founder and Columbia University physicist Brian Greene...[Read More]

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Cheers to Science! It’s Been 5 O’Clock Somewhere for 10,000 Years

05/21/15See Comments

The 2015 World Science Festival program Cheers to Science: Something Old, Something Brewed will offer several beer tastings and premiere a recreated ancient brew on Thursday, May 28, from...[Read More]

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Some Top Picks of The Moth @ WSF: Monsters, Joe DiMaggio, and Peach Cobbler

05/07/15See Comments

We’re thrilled to again partner with the storytelling masters at The Moth for this year’s World Science Festival. The setup is deceptively simple: true stories, told with...[Read More]

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Justice Snagged by Flawed Hair Forensics

04/30/15See Comments

A few strands of hair helped put Kirk Odom in prison for more than 22 years for a crime he didn’t commit. During his trial,...[Read More]

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How String Theory Was Discovered

04/28/15See Comments

How on earth did scientists come up with the idea that all the particles that make up reality are actually just different vibrations of infinitesimally...[Read More]