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We all have an inner voice that pipes up now and then: "Don't eat that cake," it says, or "Where are my keys?" Does this type of self-talk serve any purpose? Recent research suggests that it does, helping us to build motivation and control impulses. Here, one man confronts the power—and the limitations—of his inner voice. This After Dark, the Exploratorium hit repeat on favorite memories. Guests explored the fascinating worlds of reminiscence and repetition—and then backwards skated through their own nostalgia on our temporary roller rink.
San Francisco's Exploratorium staff members let LGBTQ youth know that It Gets [way] Better in this video contribution to the "It Gets Better" Project.
If you are considering suicide, feel alone or need help, call the 24-hour confidential Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386 or visit thetrevorproject.org Join the Exploratorium as we connect live for the first time with the E/V Nautilus as it sails the Mediterranean Sea south of Spain. We talk with scientists on the ship and learn about the ship's amazing capabilities and the 2011 exploration mission. 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. In this audio slideshow, meet the exploration vessel Nautilus and learn about its 2011 mission in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. (Images copyright Institute for Exploration / Ocean Exploration Trust.) In this new series of short works, local Super-8 filmmaker and Exploratorium Artist-in-Residence Paul Clipson gets up close and personal with a dynamic cast of dragonflies, spiders, ants, butterflies, and slugs. These lyrical and concentrated studies reveal the world as more complicated, ugly, and beautiful than we had ever imagined. Accompanied by a newly-commissioned soundtrack by Berlin-based musician Jefre Cantu-Ledesma.
To view this film join us at the Exploratorium! Show is ongoing through Sunday, Oct 2, 2011 A news clip by NBC on the Exploratorium's move to Pier 15 Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off, where teachers compete before a live webcast audience for the sought-after title, "Iron Science Teacher." Emmitt Watson is a fixture at the Neptune Society Columbarium, where he has worked for over 25 years. In this show, we trace his journey from handyman to pacifier-of-hearts to the many people who inurn their loved ones in this unusual and magnificent place.