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Anthropology in Practice

The World Science Festival is Coming!

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Heads up, readers: The World Science Festival is coming to New York City! From May 29th through June 2nd, New York City will be host to a variety of events designed to make science accessible to a larger audience. While some events do require a ticket, many are free, including a science fair done street-style [...]

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Dog Spies

Video Blogging: How Do Dogs Experience Time?

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As we enter the final weekend of summer, maybe you and your dog are going to spend the weekend gallivanting in nature. That’s what I’ll be doing at Camp Unleashed in the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts, where I’m giving a talk on Saturday night. But maybe you’ll be leaving your dog behind this weekend, and [...]

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Guest Blog

#WSF11: The Invisible Language of Smell

When attending events, like scientific conferences, some people take copious notes with pen and paper. More and more people live-blog or live-tweet such events. But some people do something different – they live-draw the events. Perrin Ireland is an artist who does this – turning the words, sounds, sights and smells of the event into [...]

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Guest Blog

All about Stories: How to Tell Them, How They’re Changing, and What They Have to Do with Science

Communicating science is all about telling stories. A few days ago at the World Science Festival, a stellar panel of science journalists and writers sat down to discuss the ways in which the Web is shaping and changing how those stories are told. Moderating the "Telling Science Stories in Print and on the Web" discussion [...]

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Guest Blog

Thorium, Polonium, Radium, Oh My! Marie Curie and Maggie Gyllenhaal Kick Off the 2011 World Science Festival

Even in the world of science, it is not every day when romance is summed up using words such as diamagnetism and paramagnetism as analogies. Yet Alan Alda manages to intricately tie these concepts into matters of the heart in his new play, Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie, which had its debut reading during [...]

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Observations

Spooky Action on Broadway: A Quantum Drama by Brian Greene

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Fans of Brian Greene’s NOVA programs, such as The Fabric of the Cosmos, will no doubt enjoy what amounts to a 90-minute live episode. Kicking off the 2013 World Science Festival in New York City on Wednesday night, the show, “Spooky Action: The Drama of Quantum Mechanics” provides an entertaining and thought-provoking journey through the [...]

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Observations

The Bezos Scholars Program at the World Science Festival

The World Science Festival is a place where one goes to see the giants of science, many of whom are household names (at least in scientifically inclined households) like E. O. Wilson, Steven Pinker and James Watson, people on top of their game in their scientific fields, as well as science supporters in other walks [...]

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