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With support from The Kavli Foundation, Clear+Vivid presents this special series on the power of basic scientific research – from the pure to the practical. What is curiosity-driven research? Why does it matter? How does it play a role in transforming our lives? Where does basic research take place and by whom? Why is investing in basic research essential to society?

Host Alan Alda leads conversations with 10 guests discussing these topics and more, each sharing their point of view and experience about basic science and their personal stories – what got them interested in or involved in science. Science Clear+Vivid runs concurrent with Clear+Vivid Season 10 (October - November) and will be released each Thursday.

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With support from The Kavli Foundation, Clear+Vivid presents this special series on the power of basic scientific research – from the pure to the practical. What is curiosity-driven research? Why does it matter? How does it play a role in transforming our lives? Where does basic research take place and by whom? Why is investing in basic research essential to society?

Host Alan Alda leads conversations with 10 guests discussing these topics and more, each sharing their point of view and experience about basic science and their personal stories – what got them interested in or involved in science. Science Clear+Vivid runs concurrent with Clear+Vivid Season 10 (October - November) and will be released each Thursday.

    Anna Ploszajski: When Science Meets Craft

    Anna Ploszajski: When Science Meets Craft

    A scientist fluent in the atomic properties of materials like glass and steel and wood, Anna Ploszajski wanted the hands-on experience of how craftspeople use them. The result is her book, Handmade: A Scientist’s Search for Meaning Through Making.

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    • 42 min
    Daphna Shohamy: Your Creative Memory

    Daphna Shohamy: Your Creative Memory

    You may not realize it, but you are subtly revising and updating your memories all the time – to keep them, as Daphna Shohamy puts it, “nimble,” and so better able to help you chart both the present and the future.

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    • 39 min
    Caterina Vernieri: Seeing What Can’t be Seen

    Caterina Vernieri: Seeing What Can’t be Seen

    As a young Italian physics student, Caterina Vernieri was lucky enough to join the team hunting for the most elusive and highly-prized fundamental particle of all – the Higgs boson – just as it was found. She is now leading a team building the detector that may reveal the Higgs’ secrets.

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    • 34 min
    Marcelle Soares Santos: Capturing a Cosmic Explosion

    Marcelle Soares Santos: Capturing a Cosmic Explosion

    Having helped develop and install a camera to gaze the heavens with unprecedented resolution, Marcelle Soares Santos was part of the team that used the camera to capture an unprecedented record of a massive cosmic explosion.

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    • 40 min
    Lucy Aplin: Cockatoos have culture too

    Lucy Aplin: Cockatoos have culture too

    An unknown but very clever cockatoo in Sydney Australia invented a novel way of raiding trash bins. Teaming with citizen scientists, Lucy Aplin and her team tracked how cockatoos throughout the city soon picked up the same trick.

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    • 42 min
    Kerri Cahoy: Hitchhiking to Space

    Kerri Cahoy: Hitchhiking to Space

    Tiny satellites, catching a ride to space, can improve weather forecasting and even help spot planets outside the solar system.

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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

Matt the M. ,

Great!

Really great interviews with fascinating scientists. Very informative and interesting. Alan is a great interviewer.

Evonne Falk ,

Pure Joy

Thank you for your presence here & I can’t wait to explore Science!! You are pure joy and I can’t say enough how much I love listening to you :)

NizZzyBoi ,

Great Listen!!

Ive already been a huge fan of Alan since I was small seeing him as Hawkeye and him being such a huge role model to me growing up and even more so now! His guests as well as himself all give you a great discussion and learning experience about each and every topic! Great stuff keep it up!

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