science

February 22, 2017

Dr. Mario Livio: Churchill’s Essay On Alien Life

February 22, 2017 - Segment 1 - I hosted a fascinating discussion with internationally known astrophysicist, bestselling author, and popular lecturer Dr. Mario Livio, based on his recent article in Nature magazine, "Winston Churchill's essay on alien life found."
December 17, 2014
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From The Archives: Mario Livio Asks, ‘Is God a Mathematician?’

December 15, 2014 - Segment 3 - Listen in to a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show. Internationally known astrophysicist at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute Mario Livio talks with me about his book Is God A Mathematician? Topics include Mathematics, the fabric of reality, God, and how it all may be working together.
August 17, 2014
Text Distracted Driving

Technology and the Brain

August 14, 2014 - Segment 4 - We bring you a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show: Technology and the Brain. We explore how the technological devices that have become commonplace in our society have altered the way we think, with: Steven Yantis, Chairman of the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department of Johns Hopkins University; and Dr. Sergey Golitsynskiy, Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Northern Iowa.
August 7, 2014
brains

Neuroeducation and Arts Integration

August 6, 2014 - Segment 3 - Dr. Charles Limb and Dr. Mariale Hardiman are pioneers in the field of neuro-education. In lay terms, that means applying what we know about the brain to help teachers be more effective. One important area of their research is arts integration – using the arts to teach traditional academic disciplines. So today we sat down with them to talk about whether putting more art in the classroom – whether it’s theater in history class, music in math, or poetry in chemistry – can help kids learn.
December 13, 2013
Mario Livio

Mario Livio’s “Brilliant Blunders: Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe”

December 13, 2013 - Segment 3 - We turn to Cosmic topics, when astrophysicist Mario Livio talks about his new book Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein - Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe.
October 31, 2013
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Bending Time: The Adventures of Emery Jones, Boy Science Wonder

October 31, 2013 - Segment 3 - It's time for The Adventures of Emery Jones, Boy Science Wonder! National Book Award-winning novelist and scholar Dr. Charles Johnson will be talking about the book that he and his daughter co-authored, the first in a series, titled Bending Time: The Adventures of Emery Jones, Boy Science Wonder (Volume 1), about a Black child prodigy and scientific “whiz kid.”
October 4, 2013
Henrietta Lacks

Anniversary of Henrietta Lacks’ Death: Rebecca Skloot on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

October 4, 2013 - Segment 1 - We talk with bestselling author Rebecca Skloot about her new book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The book follows the life of an African-American woman whose cells were taken without her consent, and which became the first immortal cell line.