Video Friday: John M. O’Hara on The Daily Show

We’re thrilled to welcome John M. O’Hara to our speaking roster! Author of “A New American Tea Party,” O’Hara chronicles the history and principles of the tea party movement while also answering the simple questions: What is the Tea Party? What are the primary issues of the movement? How will the Tea Party change American politics?A contributor …

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Goin’ on a Walkabout with Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson shows us Manhattan-henge, the Grand Central Station ceiling, and why adults should remain curious. “Kids are born curious … but it gets beaten out of you by the time your an adults,” says Tyson. So if you’re curious about Tyson, learn more here. 

Weekly Roundup / Video Friday

Ecologist and author Sandra Steingraber explores the material that links her to coffee, library books, postage stamps, hardware displays, bank tellers, and a bus line. Read it here.  Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon asked UNCA’s 4500 graduates “What if you are not an aberration?” Check it out here.  And in our Friday Video, Enrique Morones visits Bill …

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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. 

Video Friday: Thinking about Thinking with Eugene Linden

Have you ever wondered about your dog’s thought process?Author Eugene Linden writes about  humanity’s relationship with nature, sharing anecdotes of animals (like your dog) who seem to display their thoughts proudly. Stories include penguins trying to play touch football like the humans they were watching, monkeys playing practical jokes, and tigers hiding in shame at …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on The Colbert Report

In case you missed Neil deGrasse Tyson explain to Stephen Colbert why the manned space program is the force that inspires people to become scientists. Enjoy! The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Neil deGrasse Tyson Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Fox News

Happy World Water Day!

To celebrate World Water Day, Annie Leonard and her crew at The Story of Stuff Project have launched their newest film: The Story of Bottled Water. We’ve posted the teaser below, but check out the full film, and interesting tidbits and anecdotes about water, here.*And check out Annie’s blog post on how you can help rid …

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Video Friday: "Living Downstream"

Living Downstream, an eloquent and cinematic documentary, follows ecologist Sandra Steingraber during one pivotal year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links.   One review says “Living Downstream does an excellent job of engaging the viewer’s curiosity and telling an inconvenient truth through the lens of interesting science and …

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