How To Think Like a Scientist

April 16, 2017

Do scientists see the world in a different way? Not really, says Neil deGrasse Tyson, as long as you have insatiable curiosity and a passion to experiment and measure the stuff around you. We’ll get a lesson in science literacy from Tyson and Hope Jahren. And legendary physicist Freeman Dyson reflects on a lifetime in science. 

The broadcast of this episode also featured a conversation with poet Nick Lantz for our series the News from Poems.

  1. The World Is Your Lab

    Nothing makes Hope Jahren happier than tinkering in her lab, studying fossilized plants. We hear the story behind her acclaimed memoir, “Lab Girl.”

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  2. Could a 50 Cent Microscope Change the World?

    Manu Prakash says everyone - even the world’s poorest kids - should have access to science. So he invented a paper microscope that’s being used to diagnose malaria.

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  3. Cooking With Neil deGrasse Tyson

    How does the world look to a scientist? We asked one of America’s best-known scientists, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson….and he gave us some cooking tips.

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  4. Freeman Dyson, at 93, Looks Back on a Legendary Career in Science

    What he learned from Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr and Richard Feynman.

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