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Join us as UC Berkeley's Dr. Robert Levenson interviews acclaimed psychologist Dr. Paul Ekman about his 40 years of research into the universality of human facial expressions. The talk includes photographs and never-before-seen footage from Dr. Ekman's fieldwork among the Fore, an isolated New Guinea tribe he first visited in the early 1960s. 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.
Meet glaciologist Slawek Tulaczyk and his team, who work in the fast-emerging field of ice sheet dynamics. They speak to us just after returning from a month at a remote camp on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Join us as we talk with Dr. William Fry, emeritus professor at Stanford University and the father of gelotology, the study of humor and laughter, and their effects on the human body. In this interactive presentation with Exploratorium biologist Karen Kalumuck, find out how flowers entice bees, what bees see in a flower, and the importance of bees to agriculture. Also learn about Colony Collapse Disorder, which is causing once-thriving honeybee colonies to disappear. The Cassini spacecraft continues to orbit Saturn, sending back astonishing images of the ringed planet and its moons. Join us as we look at the latest images and do some hands-on activities to help us understand.
Join host Mary Miller and Dr. Mickey Glantz in a discussion on issues around climate change and how it may affect communities. Join Exploratorium staff scientist Charlie Carlson as he continues to examine issues around the Gulf Stream and climate change. Want to get off the grid but think it’s just too expensive? UCB's Dr. Jeff Grossman explains how nanotechnology may be used to make solar panels cheaper. We’ll also hear from philosopher Patrick Lin of the Nanoethics Group about ethical dilemmas that crop up when we try to improve our lives through nanotechnology. The South Pole Telescope captured its first light on Feb. 16, 2007! Join Exploratorium host Mary Miller as she talks with scientists at the South Pole and finds out more about life at the Pole.