Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Ph.D. is a marine biologist, policy expert, and founder of Ocean Collectiv, a consulting group for ocean conservation solutions that center social justice. She writes about how we can use the ocean without using it up on the National Geographic blog and @ayanaeliza. As a defender of science, after hearing about the march she knew she had to get involved. Tune in to hear more about the overwhelming support science has received from the public and how scientists can and should be doing more to help influence the policies that affect all our lives.Read More
Andrew Steele is an astrobiologist who is most at home hiding in his lab analyzing his data. Given that he is looking for life on other planets - so would we be! But Andrew is one of many scientists who realizes that hiding away is no longer an option. They need to be out there communicating their work to a public that deserves to hear about it.Read More
The March for Science was a global celebration of science. Attended across the world by scientists and non-scientists from every background. It was a demonstration of support for a field of work that affects our health, our economies and our planet. It was a vote of confidence for the importance of evidence. We spoke to three special guests about what the march meant to them. In part I, meet Paul Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky — artist and friend of the sciences. Listen in to how he's inspired by researchers and mathematicians to bring their work to a wider audience.Read More
Normally we would post after a podcast, but this time is a little bit special. Our parent company Scientists, Inc. is a proud partner of the March for Science and for that reason we will find ourselves back in D.C. a lot sooner than we expected. Join us for a little brunch and a live podcast recording.Read More
Andrea Wiggins rather confusingly is a scientist that studies other people doing science. The technologies they use, how they work together and how they share information. Did you think research was just for scientists? Well Andrea looks at how citizen science works. How people without formal scientific training are helping to push the boundaries for research in fields ranging from ornithology to astronomy.Read More
Taegan McMahon, of the University of Tampa, has pretty much grown up in the wild. Destined to become an ecologist, she studies fungal infections that are killing off entire frog populations. And she's run into jungles, crossed rapidly flowing rivers and battled crocodiles to do so! OK maybe battled is a slight exaggeration, but there seems to be little she won't do to protect her amphibious friends.Read More
Peter Bentley is a scientist's scientist. A man who thinks you should only be doing science as long as you love it (as he does). His subjects of study range from brain networks to hunter-gatherers to autopilots on planes. He looks at how the natural world works through the medium of IT, and in turn how IT can benefit from how the world works.
Peter's love of science extends to writing numerous books on the subject and coming out to talk to us.Read More