Golden Age of Science Communication: Kishore Hari From lectures to science festivals to citizen science projects, Kishore Hari explains there has never been a time when so many outlets for communicating science have been available to the public.
Relating Math to the Real World: Freeman Hrabowski The challenge of finding clear, simple language to explain complex math problems to others is part of what drove Hrabowski’s decision to focus on teaching math. He also discusses the relevance of math to society.
Why Scientific Public Service?: Jon Lorsch Jon Lorsch, who became Director of NIGMS in 2013, talks about why he transitioned into administration and leadership from a research faculty position, and discusses NIGMS.
DNA and the Nobel Prize: Erling Norrby Erling Norrby takes us through the history of the discovery of DNA structure, starting in the 1940s and ending in 1962 when the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Watson, Crick, and Wilkins.
The Nobel Prize: Erling Norrby Erling Norrby describes the Nobel Prize selection process, and tells us stories he has learned from researching nominations, reviews, and notes from the Nobel Archives, which are kept secret for 50 years after the awards are made.
Misconduct in Science: Howard Schachman Dr. Schachman presents a historical perspective of the government’s involvement in issues of misconduct in science, starting with congressional hearings on fraudulent research.
Science in Wikipedia: Frank Schulenburg Schulenburg outlines three main reasons why scientists should contribute to Wikipedia; you will learn a lot from the feedback of editors and readers, it is a chance to give back to the Wikipedia community, and your writing will have a much larger audience than in most traditional journals.
The Right to Teach Evolution: Eugenie Scott Recognizing and understanding the three main arguments against evolution or the “pillars of creationism”, says Scott, will help teachers and scientists to refute creationism and defend the teaching of evolution in public schools.