Edith Widder

Weekly Round Up! Texas and a Typhoon

Our hearts go out to all the victims and survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.  You can support UNICEF’s efforts to deliver supplies to children and their families online or by texting RELIEF to 864233 to donate $10.   Warren Faidley, storm survival expert, talks to Radio Australia about the almost unprecedented strength of Haiyan, which meant that “A lot of the …

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Weekly Round Up! Solutions, Aberrations, and the Decline of Papal Humor

  Released only hours ago, Annie Leonard’s new video is here!  Watch the Story of Solutions, and read her interview with Alternet.  “Rather than giving boring lists of solutions, we decided to inspire people to think more deeply about the kinds of solutions we need.”   Stephanie Coontz at TIME drops historically substantiated facts, debunking …

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Weekly Round Up! Chemical Disasters, Moons, and Boots

In the wake of the announcement that Tokyo, not Istanbul, will host the 2020 Olympics, Arsalan Iftikhar over at Time outlines historically unfair patterns of selection and makes a compelling case for the International Olympic Committee to select a Muslim-majority country to host Olympic games.   We’ve known how to cure it for centuries, so …

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Who’s in the news…

Arn Chorn-Pond along with Waterek Productions and CLA are working on Waterek Our Village Concert… Edith Widder explains the definition of Bioluminescence in the article “Bioluminescence lights up the creatures of the ocean.“… NASA & Federal Budget, hear what Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson has to say… Arsalan Iftikhar, “The Muslim Guy” latest novel reviewed in …

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Who’s in the news…

This weeks ‘Shop Talk’ on NPR features Arsalan Iftikhar… Neil deGrasse Tyson knows how “Astrophysics and Comedy Bond in Brooklyn”…  “Kilroy is here, ready to do its part for clean water, for ORCA of Fort Pierce”, explains Edith Widder… Sandra Steingraber winner of The Heinz Award, plans to devote award money to fight fracking…  Enrique …

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Video Friday: Edith Widder at TED’s Mission Blue

Some 80 to 90 percent of undersea creatures make light — and we know very little about how or why. Bioluminescence expert Edith Widder explores this glowing, sparkling, luminous world, sharing glorious images and insight into the unseen depths (and brights) of the ocean.  Interested in bringing Edith Widder to your organization? Contact us. 

Edith Widder meets TED

Congratulations to scientist Edith Widder, who was recently chosen to take part in TED Mission Blue Voyage, a conference April 6-10 aboard the National Geographic ship “Endeavor” in the Galapagos Islands.  Alongside Widder will be other well-known participants such as film producer Jean-Michel Cousteau, musician Jackson Browne and cartoonist Jim Toomey, creator of “Sherman’s Lagoon.” All of …

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