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Luna

A caterpillar is caged in a light post, with no contact to the outside world, until a moth shows up in front of the light.

The short story of Luna depicts the flirtatious dance between a charming and debonair caterpillar (Silky) and a beautiful and graceful month (Luna). But Luna is perplexed. Is their story one of unrequited love at first sight or will true feelings be revealed in a glaring flood of light?

An award winning story about the power of attraction and unrequited love.


Sam Harris: Stem Cells and Morality

A section from Sam Harris' talk at the Beyond Belief 2 conference. Harris argues that religion obscures moral intuitions, using the case of stem cells.

Check out The Science Network at http://thesciencenetwork.org/


Weakest Link: Star Trek Cast

From Nov. 26, 2001, here is an episode of the game show "Weakest Link" with host Anne Robinson. This is the only episode of this show that I have on tape, and with good reason: all the contestants are former Star Trek cast members!! We have Wil Weaton and LeVar Burton from STNG; Robert Picardo from Star Trek Voyager; Denise Crosby from STNG; Roxann Dawson from Voyager; John DeLancie who played "Q" in 3 Star Trek series; William Shatner from ST:TOS; and Armin Shimmerman from Deep Space Nine. This is part 1 of 3.


You Live In The Past

About 80 milliseconds in the past, to be precise. Use one hand to touch your nose, and the other to touch one of your feet, at exactly the same time. You will experience them as simultaneous acts. But thats mysterious clearly it takes more time for the signal to travel up your nerves from your feet to your brain than from your nose. The reconciliation is simple: our conscious experience takes time to assemble, and your brain waits for all the relevant input before it experiences the now. Experiments have shown that the lag between things happening and us experiencing them is about 80 milliseconds.


The Guardian: Three Little Pigs

This advert for the Guardian's open journalism, screened for the first time on 29 February 2012, imagines how we might cover the story of the three little pigs in print and online. Follow the story from the paper's front page headline, through a social media discussion and finally to an unexpected conclusion.


Dr. Tyson: The Most Astounding Fact

Neil DeGrasse Tyson responds to the question "What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?"

Money: "When I look up at the night sky, and I know that, yes, we are part of this Universe, we are in this Universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the Universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up many people feel small, cause theyre small and the Universe is big, but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars."

Music: To Build a Home by The Cinematic Orchestra.


Ep 1: Global Warming, All About Carbon

NPR's Robert Krulwich and Odd Todd, in partnership with Wild Chronicles, present an animated cartoon series on the atom at the heart of global warming: carbon.


Idiocracy: Full Movie

Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes 500 years in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed-down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.

Starring Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph and Dax Shepard.

Written and Directed by Mike Judge.


Flat Frog

The misadventures of two rustic frogs that are always anxious to cross the road in search of females.


NPR Science: How Much Heat Can You Take?

Some 230 years ago, three curious London gentlemen walked into a room with a few eggs, a steak and a dog with exactly that question. NPR's Robert Krulwich and animator Lev Yilmaz recreated the science experiment (and added a bit of modern science knowledge!) in this animation.

Check out the rest of the story at: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106880000


Through the Wormhole Time Travel Possible?

Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole will explore the deepest mysteries of existence - the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. What are we made of? What was there before the beginning? Are we really alone? Is there a creator? These questions have been pondered by the most exquisite minds of the human race. Now, science has evolved to the point where hard facts and evidence may be able to provide us with answers instead of philosophical theories. Through the Wormhole will bring together the brightest minds and best ideas from the very edges of science - Astrophysics, Astrobiology, Quantum Mechanics, String Theory, and more - to reveal the extraordinary truth of our Universe.


Lord Howe Island Stick Insect Hatching

In a world first, zookeeper Rohan Cleave captured the amazing hatching process of a critically endangered Lord Howe Island Stick Insect at Melbourne Zoo. The eggs incubate for over 6 months and until now the hatching process has never been witnessed. If you didn't see it you wouldn't believe it could fit in that egg!