Help Kickstart a New NOVA Science Special: Beyond the Elements

Our guest this week is David Pogue – tech critic for Yahoo Tech, correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning, columnist for Scientific American and host of many NOVA science specials. In 2012, Pogue shared his exploration of the periodic table with the wildly popular NOVA special Hunting the Elements. He’d like to continue that story with Beyond the Elements, where he will explore […]

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Googling and MacGyvering

Making his third appearance on Lab Out Loud, we welcome Rhett Allain back to the show.  As an Associate Professor of physics at Southeastern Louisiana University, Rhett is also an avid blogger for Wired Science.  In addition to his consultant work for MythBusters, Rhett has recently added another impressive accolade to his resume: Technical Consultant for the TV show MacGyver (2106).  Rhett joins […]

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Episode 111: Watching the History Inside You with Your Inner Fish

This week we welcome Neil Shubin to the show.  As paleontologist and anatomy professor at the University of Chicago, Shubin has had some fantastic opportunities to hunt for fossils and use them to communicate stories of our own evolution. In 2008, he wrote these stories into Your Inner Fish – a national bestselling book that has now been adapted into a three-part series […]

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Episode 91 – BBC’s Bang Goes the Theory

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL91.mp3 This week we talk with Dr. Yan Wong – an evolutionary biologist and co-host of BBC’s “Bang Goes the Theory”.  Dr. Yan joins us to talk about the show (now available on BBC America), doing science in public, and gives us some ideas of science demonstrations you can do in your classroom. Bang Goes the Theory – Mondays @ 10:20/9:20C […]

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Episode 82 – Science of the Summer Olympics

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL82.mp3 As the school year begins, why not think back to the summer?  Join us as we kick off our sixth season by talking with Senior Producer Mark Miano about NBC Learn’s Science of the Summer Olympics.  NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, has been providing historic stories, images and primary source documents available on-demand to teachers, students […]

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Episode 78 – “Hunting the Elements” and other resources from NOVA

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL78.mp3 In anticipation of NOVA’s upcoming “Hunting the Elements” special and app, we got in touch with Rachel Connolly – NOVA’s Director of Education.  Rachel talks to us about the show and its accompanying app, NOVA’s Hunting the Elements periodic tweets, and other resources from NOVA.  Listen to the show and watch “Hunting the Elements”, airing 4/4/12 on PBS. Links: Hunting […]

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Episode 75 – Superbowl of the Mind

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL74.mp3 This week we talk with Jon Dudas, president of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).  Dudas talks to Lab Out Loud about their upcomingrobotics competitions, how they teach kids how to try, fail and succeed, and how hands-on robotic lessons can enhance the classroom experience and spark interest in science education and careers. Links: FIRST FIRST Robotics Competition About Jon […]

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Episode 67 – Take a Field Trip…In Your Classroom

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL67.mp3 Our guest this week is Jamie Loizzo, project manager for Purdue zipTrips™. A zipTrip is an electronic, interactive field trip that connects students across the country to scientists at Purdue University.  Through the experience, students are able to observe real-life science laboratories, research and science careers.  Listen to the interview and take your kids on a zipTrip! Links Purdue […]

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Episode 62 – The Sitcom Experiment

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL62.mp3   Bill Prady, Executive Producer and co-creator of the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, joins us to talk about one of our favorite science shows. Links: The Big Bang Theory on CBS The Big Bang Theory (IMDB) Follow Bill Prady on Twitter Bill Prady on Facebook The Biog Blog Theory (David Saltsberg) David Saltzberg (UCLA Physics) Interview with […]

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