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Anthropology in Practice

Everything You Wanted to Know … Kinda

Bora Zivkovic has an interview with me up at The Network Central. You’ll surely want to head over there and give it a read—it’s short and you’ll learn about my fishing adventure involving a striped bass at least 2/3rds my size.

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Anthropology in Practice

On the Radio—Tonight!

I was invited to do a short interview on “Why Do We Say ‘I’m Not Sick’ When We’re Really Sick” with 1013 Main Street, a broadcast in Seoul, Korea. The program is hosted by Ahn Junghyun, who was the former presenter for the Pyeongchang Olympic Bidding Committee and the main host for the B20 Seoul Summit [...]

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Basic Space

Sir Harold Kroto: Science is “lost in translation” #lnlm12

Harry Kroto during the interview. Credit: Juan Garcia-Bellido

If you don’t know English, you can still understand Shakespeare’s stories, Sir Harold Kroto told me after his lecture at Lindau on Thursday. But, crucially, “you cannot understand his use of language, because language is a cultural thing – and the culture is lost in translation.” ‘Lost in translation’ was the title of Kroto’s lecture [...]

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But Seriously...

Neil deGrasse Tyson at 85% the Speed of Light

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This video made me laugh harder than anything I’ve seen in a long time. Okay, except for some Louis CK videos. But for a non-comedian (allegedly)… this is hard to beat. Not that the humor is entirely intentional by the speaker. I had previously seen the original video – of Neil deGrasse Tyson talking about [...]

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But Seriously...

Linda Avey on Open Access and 23andMe

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With 23andMe in the news this week, I thought it was a good time to share something I’d never published before. It’s a short interview with Linda Avey, co-founder of 23andMe. I spoke with Linda a couple years ago at the 2011 Open Science Summit in Mountain View, CA. I asked her a few questions [...]

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But Seriously...

Olinguito: New Kid on the Block

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The olinguito has become a science media darling this past week. And why not? It’s small and furry and doesn’t look quite like anything you’ve seen before. Unless you’ve seen an olingo. Olingos are relatively obscure relatives of the more popular raccoon. They live up in rainforest canopies of South America, and are mostly active [...]

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But Seriously...

Interview with a Cicada (Expert)

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In North Carolina, this was a big year for cicadas. Our 17-year cicadas, after biding their time underground for so very long, finally emerged in the spring. This event, in turn, stimulated the emergence of a species that is extraordinarily rare: the cicada specialist. Chris Simon is an excellent specimen of the latter. A cicada [...]

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Culturing Science

The Best Things I’ve Read All Week (8 Jan 2012)

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Here are the best things I’ve read all week. The pieces are not necessarily news and could be decades old, and they’re probably longform writing but not always. Maybe there is one link, maybe there are forty. But they all were thought-provoking enough that they hopped around in my brain long past the read. Enjoy. [...]

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Doing Good Science

“Are you going to raise the child picky?” Interview with Stephanie V. W. Lucianovic (part 3).

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This is the last part of my interview with Stephanie V. W. Lucianovic, author of Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater’s Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate, conducted earlier this month over lunch at Evvia in Palo Alto. (Here is part 1 of the interview. Here is part 2 of the interview.) [...]

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Doing Good Science

Scientific knowledge, societal judgment, and the picky eater: Interview with Stephanie V. W. Lucianovic (part 2).

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We continue my interview with Stephanie V. W. Lucianovic, author of Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater’s Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate, conducted earlier this month over lunch at Evvia in Palo Alto. (Here is part 1 of the interview.) In this segment of the interview, we ponder the kind of [...]

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Doing Good Science

Can science help the picky eater? Interview with Stephanie V. W. Lucianovic (part 1).

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This summer, I reviewed Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater’s Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate by Stephanie V. W. Lucianovic. This month, with the approach of the holiday season (prime time for picky eaters to sit with non-picky eaters at meal time), Stephanie and I sat down for lunch at Evvia [...]

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PsiVid

Stephen Colbert Interviews Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Stephen Colbert is a smart science fan and often features great science book authors and scientists on his show, The Colbert Report. I also appreciate his funny takes on scientific topics such as tissue engineered meat, the LHC and more! Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson has appeared on The Colbert Report six times. What a boon [...]

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Roots of Unity

Mathematics+Fatherhood: an Interview with Darren Glass

Elliott, Darren, and Kay Glass in San Francisco. Image: Darren Glass.

Back in September, I published an interview with mathematician and mom Constance Leidy by mathematician and mom Lillian Pierce. It was part of a series of interviews for the Association for Women in Mathematics about how women balance motherhood with their mathematical careers. (You can find another interview in this series at Cathy O’Neil’s blog [...]

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Roots of Unity

Mathematics, Live: A Conversation with Victoria Booth and Trachette Jackson

This is the second in a series of interviews I have been doing for the Association for Women in Mathematics. (You can read my first interview, with dynamicists Laura DeMarco and Amie Wilkinson, here.) In my interviews, I’m “listening in” on a conversation between two women mathematicians. I talked with mathematical biologists Victoria Booth and [...]

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Roots of Unity

Mathematics+Motherhood: An Interview with Constance Leidy

Mathematician Constance Leidy and her daughter. Image: Constance Leidy.

This is a guest post from Lillian Pierce, who has been doing an interview series for the Association for Women in Mathematics. Her series has focused on women who are balancing motherhood with their mathematical careers. I found her interview with Constance Leidy very interesting, and I am grateful to Drs. Pierce and Leidy for [...]

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Roots of Unity

Mathematics, Live: A Conversation with Laura DeMarco and Amie Wilkinson

"Concealed within his fortress, the lord of Mordor sees all. His gaze pierces cloud, shadow, earth, and flesh. You know of what I speak, Gandalf: a great Eye, lidless, wreathed in flame."

This year I’ve been co-writing “Mathematics, Live,” an interview series for the Association for Women in Mathematics newsletter. In my interviews I’m “listening in” on conversations between pairs of female mathematicians. The first interview appeared in the May/June issue of the newsletter (password required). In it, I talked with mathematicians Laura DeMarco of the University [...]

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Symbiartic

Balloons, Books and Beer: The Emergent Art of Willy Chyr

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Back in February, we showcased some of science-artist Willy Chyr‘s stunning Neuroplastic Dreams. When I met Chyr here in Toronto those few months back, I wasn’t expecting the forthright clarity and modesty in his character that I encountered. Chyr is intelligent and fun. I’m pleased to share this interview with this vibrant talent. – - [...]

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Symbiartic

Atmosphere and Action: Interview with illustrator Tyler Jacobson

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When I opened the November 2011 issue of Scientific American and leafed through it, I was immediately drawn to one of the highlights of the issue: illustrations for the cover story about The First Americans. They were done by illustrator Tyler Jacobson, with art direction by Michael Mrak and Jen Christiansen. Here in the interview below, [...]

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Symbiartic

Bleed Pretty Cells: interview with Michele Banks

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Public spaces like national galleries have created a perception that art can be understood and appreciated by anyone, while the fine art world itself has grown ever-more self-referential and obscure to outsiders. Here on Symbiartic, we sometimes cover artwork that’s accessible to a specific audience, rather than everyone and no one.  Artwork that speaks, evokes, and moves the [...]

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Symbiartic

Parasites and Phenotypes: the art of scientist Tommy Leung

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While the discoveries in science and developments in technology continue to inspire artists and illustrators with increasing frequency in our culture, some researchers take the tools of illustrators and use them to freely explore new ideas.  Parasitologist Tommy Leung is one such scientist.  I’m really excited to present this interview with Tommy, and present some [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

A Kangaroo Battles Cancer

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January 29, 2013 started as a normal day at the Racine Zoo in Racine, Wis. Two red kangaroos were scheduled for their routine veterinary exams and keepers were busy preparing. Suli, a 16-year-old red kangaroo, and Coing, a 13-year-old red kangaroo were in their holding stall so that the Zoo’s consulting veterinarian, Dr. Nelson could [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

A Psychologist Goes To The Zoo: An Interview with Terry L. Maple

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I first became aware of Dr. Terry L. Maple when I read his article in the latest issue of The Observer, the magazine of the Association for Psychological Science. Maple is former president and CEO of the Zoo Atlanta as well as the Palm Beach Zoo, and is currently a professor in the departments of [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

Marie Curie, Theater, and Science Communication: An Interview with Alan Alda

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I grew up watching M*A*S*H reruns with my dad, so even early in life, Alan Alda, who played Dr. Hawkeye Pierce throughout the show’s eleven seasons, was a familiar name and face. You might also recognize him from TV shows like The West Wing or movies like Murder at 1600. What you might not know [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

Who Is This Guy? My Interview with Bora

Find out all about me, in my tell-all exclusive interview with Bora over at The Network Central: Introducing #SciAmBlogs bloggers: Jason Goldman There’s mystery, there’s humor, there’s excitement, there’s danger. There’s a silly picture of me posing in front of an inflatable zebra. Go read it.

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The Thoughtful Animal

Memory: I Don’t Think It Means What You Think It Means. An Interview with Dan Simons.

Do you believe that memory works sort of like a video camera, faithfully recording your experiences so that you can go back later and revisit those memories, captured in pristine condition? Do you believe that if something unexpected walked into your field of vision you’d notice? Can forgotten memories be recalled through hypnosis? If you’re [...]

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