Brain Awareness Week: NSF-funded neuroscientist David Eagleman explains tech that may make our descendents foreign to us
Big Picture Science
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Brain Awareness Week: NSF-funded neuroscientist David Eagleman discusses how the brain makes us who we are
How and why moon jellyfish shift their remaining limbs to re-establish symmetry when a limb is lost
Engineers shape our future
NSF-funded geologist Walter Alvarez explains what rocks reveal about the history of the Earth and how that history has influenced humans
Beth Archie studies the micobiomes of baboons as part of her research on how disease spreads within social groups of wild animals
Paleoanthropologist Bernard Wood explains how he identifies hominid fossils he discovers and his work on the early human family tree
NSF-funded bioengineer Christopher Voigt of MIT describes his research on programming living cells and solving problems in biotechnology
We're kicking off Earth Science Week with Geophysicist Adrian Borsa, who discusses his research on how drought is causing the ground to rise in the western U.S
NSF-funded physicist and astronomer Janna Levin discusses the sounds of the universe, including colliding black holes
NSF-funded entomologist Michael Engel discusses how insects construct camouflage out of sand, plant material and even other insects
Mining for microbes! NSF-funded Jeff Gralnick describes the microbial life in Minnesota's Soudan Iron Mine, an ecosystem that could parallel Mars
Seismologist Tom Jordan discusses the increasing instability of the southern San Andreas fault--what is known and what remains a mystery
How do those tiny critters that live on and in us also help us? We have the answer from NSF-funded biological anthropologist Thomas McDade
Harvard University roboticist Mike Rubenstein discusses NSF-funded work on a swarm of tiny robots called Kilobots
Notre Dame geologist Clive Neal helps imagine how the moon’s natural resources might be exploited to build colonies
Penn State entomologist David Hughes describes how a parasitic fungus takes over an ant's brain, creating a 'zombie ant'
NSF-funded geophysicist Adrian Borsa explains how drought is causing the ground to rise in the Western U.S.
NSF-funded optical physicist and astronomer Olivier Guyon discusses the Subaru Telescope and the search for signs of habitability on exoplanets
Biological anthropologist Carol Ward explains how scientists only recently came to agree on the African origins of our hominid ancestors