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Adventures in the Global Kitchen: Modernist Cuisine

Adventures in the Global Kitchen: Modernist Cuisine

Podcasts

For some professional chefs, an interest in science and technology has transformed their kitchens into laboratories where centrifuges and freeze dryers are just as useful as pots and pans. In this podcast, Dr. Nathan Myhrvold, co-author of the book, “Modernist Cuisine at Home,” discusses ways that home cooks can use common kitchen tools to create astounding flavors.

This “Adventures in the Global Kitchen” event took place at the Museum on October 11, 2012.

Podcast: Download | RSS | iTunes ( 1 hour, 6 mins, 80 MB)

Tags: Food, Podcasts

New Science for a Classic Hall: Salmon and Bears Nurture Ecosystem Together

New Science for a Classic Hall: Salmon and Bears Nurture Ecosystem Together

On Exhibit posts

After more than a year of restoration work, the classic habitat dioramas in the Hall of North American Mammals, which reopens this Saturday, seem more vibrant and realistic than ever. Below, the last in a series of posts on new science behind the hall, this one on the diorama of the Alaska brown bear, found at the heart of the Hall of North American Mammals.

Tags: Hall of North American Mammals

2012 and the Maya: It’s Not the End of the World

2012 and the Maya: It’s Not the End of the World

Podcasts

Did the Maya really predict that the world would end on December 21, 2012? Learn the true story behind this rumor, as noted hieroglyphics expert Mark Van Stone, author of “2012: Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya,” unlocks the secrets of the complex Mayan calendars.

The talk, which took place at the Museum on October 10, 2012, was hosted by Hayden Planetarium Director Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

Podcast: Download | RSS | iTunes ( 1 hour, 18 mins, 93 MB)

Tags: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Podcasts

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