Human genomics since the time of the Human Genome Project and the first sequencing of the human genome was our twenty-first century topic, and we covered a lot of ground with three well-informed and interesting interlocutors: Misha Angrist, author of “Here is a Human Being”, Kevin Davies, author of “The $1,000 Dollar Genome”, and Matthew Herper, science & medicine writer at Forbes Magazine.
Google Hangout on Air
In this episode we have a lively discussion about the genetic roots of cancer, how carcinogens get involved, how to communicate that to the public, and how the public can arm themselves against those who try to manipulate science to suit their own ends.
7 years ago • Read Science!, Video • Tags: carcinogens, Dan Fagin, Google Hangout on Air, Jeff Shaumeyer, Jessica Wapner, Joanne Manaster, oncogenes, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Read Science!, The Philadelphia Chromosome, Toms River, video
I first put this post up at Scientific American on May 12, 2013
Colonel Chris Hadfield is a Canadian astronaut, a former mission specialist on STS-74 who also performed multiple EVAs on STS-100, and, for a few hours longer, the well-loved commander of the International Space Station mission 35.
He has been a great inspiration for space travel via every type of social media (with the assistance of his son, Evan), giving those of us down on Earth some of the best peeks at what it is like to live and work in space, plus has entertained us with his guitar playing as well! He tweets constantly, sharing photos of his view from above and has made nearly 70 informative videos to quench our curiosity about day to day space living. He has captured our imagination for space travel again!
7 years ago • Engineering, Science, Social Media, Space, STEM, Video • Tags: astronaut, brushing teeth in space, Canadian Space Agency, Chris Hadfield, Commander Chris Hadfield, eating in space, Evan Hadfield, eyesight in space, Google Hangout on Air, gravity, International Space Station, ISS, mixed nuts, nail clipping in space, NASA, sleeping in space, space, space kitchen, space sandwich, tears in space, video, washing hands in space, wringing out water in space, zero gravity