Podcasts

Frontiers Lecture: Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy

Frontiers Lecture: Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy

What can fashionable ideas, blind faith, or pure fantasy possibly have to do with the scientific quest to understand the universe? Acclaimed physicist and bestselling author Roger Penrose argues that researchers working at the extreme frontiers of physics are just as susceptible to these forces as anyone else.

Tags: Podcasts, Astrophysics, Lectures

What Are You Made Of? The Microbiome Study Reveal

What Are You Made Of? The Microbiome Study Reveal

Dr. Paul Planet of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Jeffrey Shaman of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and Museum Curator Rob DeSalle discuss what they have learned so far from an active research project where visitors to the Museum donated their microbes to science.

Tags: Podcasts, microbiome, Lectures

The Naturalist

The Naturalist

Darrin Lunde, collection manager at the National Museum of Natural History, presents the story of Theodore Roosevelt and how his lifelong passion for the natural world set the stage for America’s wildlife conservation movement.

Tags: Podcasts, Lectures, Natural resources

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