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Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

Steven Pinker: If the World is Safer, Why Can I Still Die?

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Steven Pinker is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. Among many other subjects, he researches and explores cognition, language and the history of human violence. In his off-hours, he appears on "The Colbert Report" where he endures endless jokes about his hair from host Stephen Colbert.

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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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Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

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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