Recent Submissions

  • Brain Evolution: How Birds and Humans Learn to Sing and Talk 

    Jarvis, Erich D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-02-23)
    Dr. Jarvis is interested in vocal learning as related to patterns of gene expression in various areas of the brain, especially in songbirds. He is currently studying the evolution of vocal communication and the ...
  • Hollywood Science: Good for Hollywood, Bad for Science? 

    Perkowitz, Sidney (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-10-05)
    There’s plenty of science in Hollywood’s science fiction and superhero films, but how much of it is real and how much is pure Hollywood? It’s hard to tell because these films often amp up a meaningful scientific premise ...
  • How to Explain the Universe in Two Minutes or Less 

    Palca, Joe (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-03-11)
    Since joining NPR in 1992, Joe Palca has covered everything from biomedical research to astronomy. He began his journalism career in television in 1982, working as a health producer for the CBS affiliate in Washington, ...
  • The Future of Science is Art: Or What We Can Learn About the Brain from a 19th-Century French Chef and Kanye West 

    Lehrer, Jonah (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-10-01)
    Jonah Lehrer presented a talk on "The Future of Science is Art: Or What We Can Learn About the Brain from a 19th-Century French Chef and Kanye West." Lehrer is editor-at-large for Seed magazine and author of "Proust Was A ...
  • The Crossroads of Science and the Arts 

    Lightman, Alan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-05)
    Alan Lightman, Adjunct Professor of Humanities at MIT, is a novelist, essayist, physicist, and educator. Lightman received his PhD in theoretical physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1974. In his scientific ...
  • Local Food: Sustainability is Participation 

    Katz, Sandor Ellix (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-03)
    Eating local is more than a consumer experience. It means rebuilding a whole web of relations and demands not only interactions with farmers, but more of us becoming food producers directly involved with the sources of our ...
  • Women, Work and Public Spaces: Conflict and Coexistence Among Karachi’s Poor 

    Ali, Kamran (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-11-01)
    Kamran Ali works on issues of medicine, gender and colonialism in Egypt. Ali's work covers a number of interdisciplinary fields: Family planning programs in Egypt, Egyptian masculinity and male involvement in family planning ...
  • Engaging Animals 

    Snæbjörnsdóttir, Bryndís; Wilson, Mark (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-04-05)
    Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson have been collaborating since 2001. Their work, characteristically rooted in the north, explores issues of history, culture and the environment in relation to the individual and ...