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    Kavli Conversations: The Swarm Inside

    What happens when leading journalists who cover science and eminent scientists who reach mass audiences get together to exchange ideas? What do their differing perspectives tell us about how science communication is changing and how we can do it better? ...

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    To Whom Was the First Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded?

    For all of us who take on the challenge of science communication, the excitement of the  2016 Nobel Prize season was palpable. The Nobel Prize makes science more accessible for the general public, reminding everyone that science is important, interesting ...

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    Kavli Conversations: Surviving the Extinction Crisis

    What happens when leading journalists who cover science and eminent scientists who reach mass audiences get together to exchange ideas? What do their differing perspectives tell us about how science communication is changing and how we can do it better? ...

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    Why Research for the Pure Sake of Knowing is Enough

    From PBS Newshour by Judy Woodruff Biologist Sheila Patek has faced criticism for her research on mantis shrimp and trap-jaw ants. In recent months, members of Congress have called her studies a waste of taxpayer money. Tonight, she explains how ...

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    Science On Tap: Autism: What Works and Why?

    What intervention best helps a person on the autism spectrum? Recent reports of children moving clear off the spectrum encourage hopes that the right therapy can make a huge difference in outcome. Dr. Matt Lerner’s Social Competence and Treatment Lab is ...

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    Science On Tap: Evolution and the Crocodile

    Host Steven Reiner, former 60 Minutes producer and current professor in the Stony Brook School of Journalism, discusses the crocodilian bite force, which far eclipses the known bite capacities of other living predators with Paul Gignac, PhD, a Research ...

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    Science On Tap: The Physics of Sports

    Chang Kee Jung, PhD, a self-professed sports junkie, is an astro-particle physicist and eminent neutrino researcher with the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Dr. Jung, also an avid bungee jumper, skydiver and father of three, has found a way to talk ...

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    Science On Tap: Food, Flavor and Feelings

    Science on Tap host Steven Reiner, formerly of 60 Minutes and now a Broadcast Journalism professor at Stony Brook, will be joined by guest scientist, Alfredo Fontanini in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, to discuss the science of taste. ...

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    Science On Tap: ADHD and the Brain

    Science on Tap host Steven Reiner, a Broadcast Journalism professor at Stony Brook, will be joined by guest scientist, Mary Kritzer, a full professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, an affiliate faculty member in the Department of ...

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    Science On Tap: What Do You Remember?

    Hosted by Journalism School professor and 60 Minutes alumnus Steven Reiner with guest scientist, Nancy Franklin, a professor of psychology at Stony Brook University who studies memory decisions, memory errors, and the influence of emotions like anger, ...

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