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Throughout history, tattoos have represented conquests, coming of age, religion, spirituality, art, and even punishment. Today, tattoos are alive and thriving as a form of personal expression. How have modern techniques changed this art form? What are best practices in tattoo creation and care? Why are tattoos permanent—and when are they not? Join us as we "talk tat" with artitsts Suzanne "Fishy" Shifflett and Tanya Wischerath of Modern Electric Tattoo in San Francisco. The intertwining of astronomy, Hawaiian ancestry, and traditional navigation are the subject of this video featuring astrophysicist Paul Coleman, cultural historian Koa Rice, and captain Billy Richards. Primatologist Christophe Boesch explains that declining chimpanzee populations threatens the study of chimpanzee culture. Do chimps cooperate even when they’re not related? The traditional answer is no, but primatologist Linda Vigilant explains how genetics is revising this belief. Author and animal scientist Dr. Grandin shares her insights on ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), visual thinking, and human and animal minds. Dr. Grandin, herself autistic, believes the autistic person's capacity to "see the actual things themselves" places autistic individuals in a unique position to understand the ways animals think.
A video portrait of Barrow, Alaska, the northernmost settlement in the United States. Craig George and Glenn Sheehan explain how scientists have learned from Iñupiaq hunters to make more accurate counts of bowhead whales. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special St. Patrick's Day secret ingredient-things that are green! What is visual literacy--and who is literate? Join guest lecturer James Elkins in an evening of commentary on the many ways we "read" the visual world and assign meaning to what we see. Check in with Noel Wanner and Paul Doherty as they tell us more about their visit to the active volcano Mt. Erebus.