Too busy celebrating the holidays with your precious family and friends to check out public broadcasting’s best science stories? Fear not. From the Mayan Apocalypse to a New Year’s resolutions guide, we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for the most relevant science stories of the past two weeks. Enjoy!
What does it take to become a snowflake? It’s a beautiful, complicated journey – one you can re-live in this lovely Radio Lab piece.
Why shlep all the way up a mountain, when you can catch a bird’s eye view of Mount Everest from your iPAD?
All of this apocalypse nonsense provides the perfect opportunity to revisit the science of the Mayans – who accurately tracked the moon and planets, knew the solar year was 365 days and even invented the concept of zero.
It’s food, you guys. The birds hang around for food.
Perhaps heeding the advice of a clinical psychologist will increase the odds of sticking to your resolutions this year. (premieres Friday at 4:00PM)
It’s finally here! A model of the Mars Rover you can stuff your face with.
If you missed an episode of NOVA scienceNOW, the entire season is now streaming online. This year’s episodes provide some answers to questions like “What Are Animals Thinking?” and “What Make Us Human?”