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00:15:41
Dr. Christine Carter is a sociologist who studies the childhood roots of happiness. She is the executive director of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, an interdisciplinary research center that promotes the study of happiness, compassion, and altruism. In this program, Dr. Carter speaks about happiness, altruism, and the inspiring intersection of her personal and professional worlds.

Project: Exploratorium Audio Salon | Browse All

Date: January 28, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology
Running Time:
00:23:04
Join Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, an authority on positive psychology and flow, for a lecture on creativity. Dr. Csikszentmihalyi reviews the common traits of creative people and describe the environments that foster innovation.

Project: Mind | Browse All

Date: December 22, 2008
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology
Running Time:
00:21:12
Join us as UC Berkeley's Dr. Robert Levenson interviews acclaimed psychologist Dr. Paul Ekman about his 40 years of research into the universality of human facial expressions. The talk includes photographs and never-before-seen footage from Dr. Ekman's fieldwork among the Fore, an isolated New Guinea tribe he first visited in the early 1960s.

Project: Mind | Browse All

Date: December 19, 2008
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology
Running Time:
00:22:40
They say that love makes the world go around--but love can make you loco, too. This compelling audio documentary weaves together obsessions, confessions, and reflections to explore the universal madness of love.

Project: Mind | Browse All

Date: December 9, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology
Running Time:
00:18:23
Author and animal scientist Dr. Grandin shares her insights on ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), visual thinking, and human and animal minds. Dr. Grandin, herself autistic, believes the autistic person's capacity to "see the actual things themselves" places autistic individuals in a unique position to understand the ways animals think.

Project: Mind | Browse All

Date: December 9, 2008
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology
Running Time:
00:03:19
The POLENET project installed their newest high-precision GPS system on Deverall Island, Antarctica. These GPS systems tell scientists how much the ground underneath the ice sheet is moving upward. This has important implications on the movement of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and its interplay with the rock below. Learn more about it in this audio report from correspondent Kelly Carroll.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 7, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:02:58
In this audio dispatch, correspondent Jack Walter describes his first week at the team's field camp on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Hear about their research on lakes under the glaciers and get a slice of life as a remote polar scientist.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: November 25, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:03:56
In this audio dispatch, correspondent Saffia Hossainzadeh describes her journey to her team's deep field site via a stop at Siple Dome station. In part one, hear about the difficulties involved in escorting 700 pounds of explosives through Antarctica.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: November 25, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:02:27
In this audio dispatch, correspondent Saffia Hossainzadeh describes her journey to her team's deep field site via a stop at Siple Dome station. In part two, hear about our combat-style landing at Siple Dome’s remote air strip.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: November 25, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:24:49
An interview with Mel Zucker, Professor of Geology, Skyline College, San Bruno, California.

In the early 1900s, German meteorologist Alfred Wegener suggested that the earth's continents were once a single landmass that had somehow split into pieces, drifting their separate ways. Geologists the world over called his idea preposterous. Decades later, their ridicule shifted to admiration as new tools developed by the military to map the ocean floors revealed the engine that drives the continents' movement. Geology professor Mel Zucker tells the story of this brilliant earth scientist and how, long after his death, science finally caught up with Wegener's crazy idea.

Project: Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? | Browse All

Date: August 20, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science