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Physicist and Exploratorium founder Frank Oppenheimer is profiled in "Something Incredibly Wonderful Happens". Author K.C. Cole, a friend of Oppenheimer's, digs into FBI files and personal memories to describe the complex man also called the "Uncle of the Atomic Bomb."
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Do liberals and conservatives have different brains? Is science in trouble in America? What is the point of 'asteroid mining'? Cara Santa Maria (senior science correspondent at The Huffington Post) leads this weeks panel to discuss these issues and more with PhD Tim Lee (scientist turned comedian), K.C. Cole (science writer, USC journalism professor), and Max Lugavere (filmmaker, musician, science journalist).

Republican Brain, Asteroid Mining, & Evolution in Schools

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Was the Creation of the Universe Based on Chance?

07/05/2006

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KC says many physicists are coming to an interesting conclusion about how the universe was formed.

Excessive Testing Kills Student Curiosity

06/15/2006

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KC thinks students are so rushed nowadays that they don't have time for self-discovery.

Harmonics

03/04/2004

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A contemplation of the hidden harmonies of the universe.

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Scientists Have a Lot to Learn About Time

10/11/2006

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KC says physicists are spending a lot of time trying to figure out what time is.

Experience

12/13/2004

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K.C. says facts are important, but it's the experience that matters.

Flip Flop

08/23/2004

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K.C. says that "flip flop" has a more positive connotation in science than in politics.

Celebrating Albert Einstein

09/13/2004

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A tribute to Einstein on the eve of the opening of a landmark exhibit on the renowned scientist at the Skirball Cultural Center.

'Objective Reality' Needs Respect

05/08/2006

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KC dismisses those who dismiss "objective reality."

The Magic of the String Theory

03/02/2006

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KC is upset at those who say the "string theory" is fiction.

The Evolution Evidence

02/01/2006

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KC says people should rely on evidence, not faith, when it comes to evolution.

Sick Earth

04/22/2004

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On Earth Day, an assessment of the state of the planet.

Pi Day

03/12/2004

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A celebration of Pi Day.

Brilliant Yet Tempermental, The Sun Is A Real Star

09/05/2006

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The summer heat has KC thinking about the sun.

Political Science

10/08/2004

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K.C. accuses the Bush administration of abandoning good science in favor of its political agenda.

Shape

07/13/2004

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Shape, from waistlines to molecular structure, says a lot about what lies beneath the surface.

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Award-winning science reporter and author K.C. Cole leads a stimulating discussion with actor Alan Alda, host of the PBS series Scientific American Frontiers. Alda is a five-time Emmy Award–winning actor, writer and director and a life-long science buff.
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