Can you picture a nucleosome? Thanks to data-visualization expert Janet Iwasa, there’s a whole collection of molecular animations to help us see what our eyes can’t. Listen to how Janet turns the movies in the minds of research scientists into dynamic images and how her single-minded focus has helped her pursue a path that didn’t exist before. Plus, it’s Global Mathematics Week!
How does a fascination with fruit flies become a feature film? Alexis Gambis, a French Venezuelan scientist turned filmmaker, tells us how. From studying the eye to the camera lens, editing genomes to editing film, Alexis is creating a new wave of science filmmaking and you’re invited to jump onboard. Listen in for a trip around the world, a journey through time and a migration of butterflies. Yes, butterflies.
We interview Dr. Carol Lynn Curchoe, scientist, STEM educator, and the founder of 32ATPs, a clean energy biotech company. Carol is also the former Utah State Science Advisor and—in true #HumanVennDiagram form—helps run a stage plot app for professional musicians. We dig into the importance of failure in science and entrepreneurship, the tyranny of jargon, and how you (yes, you!) can get involved in public service. Plus: cloning cows, kitchen chemistry, and a baby!
We interview Frank Burbrink, an assistant curator of herpetology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. What exactly herpetology is and what computer programming has to do with it, plus comic books, punk rock, tattoos, multipotentialites, and the single most important skill to develop in order to thrive in the 21st century.