Camilla Pang holds a PhD in bioinformatics from University College London and is a postdoctoral scientist. Her career and studies have been heavily influenced by her diagnoses of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ADHD and she is driven by her passion for understanding humans and how we work. She joined us to discuss her new book, “An Outsider’s Guide to Humans.”Follow @bigwakeupcall
In his latest visit from the World News Center, Bill McCormick led a discussion on scientific truths and myths about shrinking things (I’m realizing just now we should have tackled Shrinky Dinks. Plus: Bill’s onesie factory, Sid and Marty Krofft, defending Ant-Man, 100 pound golf balls and 3-D printing giant brains.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Bill McCormick dialed in from the World News Center to chat about some important science stuff, including an $850,000 cure for blindness, an artificial pancreas, sexy sleep apnea, and stopping heart attacks with cholesterol-eating canines.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Dr. Scott D. Sampson, Ph.D. is the host of the popular PBS Kids series “Dinosaur Train” and the author of a new National Geographic Kids book, “You Can Be a Palentologist!” We discussed the importance of getting kids involved in science at an early age, how a love of dinosaurs helps create an inquisitive mind, and why kids need to spend more time outdoors (get dirty! explore the backyard! play Wiffle Ball!)Follow @bigwakeupcall
Bill McCormick called in from the World News Center to discuss our upcoming 7th anniversary show, practical teleporting, and bad science jokes. Plus: lighter topics including the death of consciousness and the scientific essence of the soul.
Bill Nye (The Science Guy) called us up to chat about his new book “Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World.” We discussed climate change from a health, terrorism, and energy perspective, and how small changes now can have a huge impact down the road. We also talked about his new design partnership with Nick Graham on a signature line of bow ties, and if he’s still actively engaged in an energy feud with Ed Begley Jr.Follow @bigwakeupcall