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Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

30 Second Science: Ian Lipkin

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Ian Lipkin is a self-described “microbe hunter.” A professor at Columbia University, he does research on a wide array of infectious diseases. When Ian’s not in the lab, he helps Hollywood put science up on the silver screen. Among his many other contributions to the film "Contagion," Ian taught Gwyneth Paltrow how to have a seizure.

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Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

Simon Singh: Science and Religion Shake Hands

Don't think it's possible? Simon Singh explains how.

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Simon Singh: Science and Religion Shake Hands

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Simon Singh: It All Started with the Big Bang

One of Simon Singh's books inspires the Barenaked Ladies to write a sitcom theme.

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Simon Singh: It All Started with the Big Bang

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Simon Singh: D'oh = mc²

Simon Singh discovers that there is an insane amount of math in "The Simpsons."

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Simon Singh: D'oh = mc²

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Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

Matt Denton: How to Make a Lovable Robot

Matt Denton makes BB-8 so lovable that they both wind up on the red carpet.

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Matt Denton: How to Make a Lovable Robot

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