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On the Culture Front: Ribera Y Rueda Tapas Crawl, BAM and WNYC's RadioLoveFest, and Sonia M'Barek

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.26.2016 | New York
Chris Kompanek

While on a tapas crawl the other week, I was brought back to San Sebastian where I hopped from bar to bar taking in a glass of wine, delicious bites called pintxos and great company -- an essential part of the Basque experience.

This Week in Science: Mercury Crash, T. Rex's Vegetarian Cousin, Super Strong Robots

World Science Festival | Posted 05.01.2016 | Science
World Science Festival

Stanford researchers created tiny robots that can pull and lift things up to 2,000 times their own weight--the equivalent of a single person being able to drag around a blue whale.

On-Stage Stunt Spotlights Big Challenge For Criminal Justice System

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 09.18.2014 | Science

Despite what you may have seen on shows like "CSI" and "Law and Order: SVU," crime cases are rarely open and shut -- and eyewitness testimony is notor...

This Week In Science: Million-Dollar Research, White House Science Fair, and a Bird Poop Disguise

World Science Festival | Posted 07.30.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

A prosthetic leg made from bicycle parts and a robotic search-and-rescue rover were just two of the projects featured at the annual White House science fair.

Lunch Date Dilemma: Little Black Book of Scientists or Little Colorful Book of Sci-lit?

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 08.25.2013 | Science
Dr. Layla McCay

Is science literature an essential tool for democratizing research, or is it a relic of a pre-internet age?

The Collapse of Science, Not Housing, Ended the American Dream

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 08.11.2013 | Science
Dr. Douglas Fields

Science will bring us into the future and provide a better life for us and our children, but the need to support science goes beyond winning wars and practical rewards. Every human being is curious about the natural world around them.

Do We Live In One Universe -- Or Many? | Marshall Honorof | Posted 06.05.2013 | Science

NEW YORK — Whether you believe our universe is unique or one of many coexisting realities, there's a scientific model that backs up your views. Cosm...

30 Years in the Fight Against AIDS

Richard Besser, M.D. | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
Richard Besser, M.D.

On Friday, I have the honor of moderating an incredible panel discussion on the progress that has been made to understand AIDS, how that was accomplished, and what it will take to finally end the AIDS epidemic.

Cara Santa Maria

Amazing Innovations Swim, Float, Fly | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 06.19.2012 | Science

If you couldn't make it out to New York City to attend the 2012 World Science Festival earlier this month, fear not! I was there with camera crew in t...

Did This Guy Invent The Internet In 1934?

Posted 06.07.2012 | Technology

By: Sean Captain, TechNewsDaily Managing Editor Published: 06/06/2012 12:22 PM EDT on LiveScience Forget Al Gore. The Internet — at least as...

Best/Worst Brands of the Week: Micro-Shorts, Cool Science, Blendr, Dream-Making

Alona Elkayam | Posted 08.04.2012 | Style
Alona Elkayam

Escorted by a group of seemingly MI6 trained nuns, Dr. George Lombardi flew to Calcutta to save a Nobel Laureate’s life. In the auditorium at Cooper...

Is A Rat Smarter Than Google?

Posted 06.06.2012 | Science

By: Sean Captain, TechNewsDaily Managing Editor Published: 06/04/2012 11:47 AM EDT on TechNewsDaily A rat is smarter than Google. And that's no ...

PHOTOS: Subversive Science-Based Art Spotlights Water, Design, Sustainability

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 06.01.2012 | Science

Water makes up around 70% percent of the Earth's surface and nearly two-thirds of our bodies, yet few people give much thought to the stuff. But a new...

WATCH: Alan Alda Tells Colbert About His 'Flame Challenge'

Comedy Central | Posted 05.31.2012 | Fifty

Actor, writer, director and "science guy" Alan Alda discussed his "flame challenge" with Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report last night. Alda has...

World Science Festival: Brian Greene and Alan Alda Bring Science to the Masses

Clare Richardson | Posted 08.02.2011 | Technology
Clare Richardson

I sat down with string theorist Brian Greene and six-time Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Alan Alda to discuss how science can be re-conceptualized from boring classroom lectures into a wondrously exciting narrative.

Two Nights At Tully: Professor Hawking, Yo-Yo Ma & Kids With Fiddles

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Richard Z. Chesnoff

I had the distinct delight last week of spending consecutive musical nights at the magnificent new Alice Tully Hall.

Science and the Arts to Meet Up Tonight in New York

Jane Levere | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jane Levere

The worlds of science and the arts -- which don't frequently intersect -- will meet tonight in New York, at the opening gala of the World Science Festival.