Posts Tagged ‘Science’

Weekly Roundup: Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bas Lansdorp, Rinku Sen, Ntozake Shange

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Happy Tuesday! Ease into the week with the latest updates from some of our speakers making headlines:


How do you get excited about science? Let Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bas Lansdorp, founder and CEO of Mars One show you! IFL Science spoke to the host of Emmy Award nominated StarTalk about bringing science to the forefront, igniting the flames of geekdom in all of us, and his discussion with Bas on the dream of establishing a colony on Mars.


In other science news, Rinku Sen’s piece for the Huffington Post offers a unique explanation for racial tension: neuroscience.  According to the article, “The last two decades of neuroscience have revealed the existence of implicit bias, an unconscious form that determines our behavior, even without instruction to discrimination…” which is why “today, we have to focus on impact if we want to create real racial equity.” Read the post and follow Rinku on Twitter for more of her insights.


Finally, Ntozake Shange’s powerful poem “Sorry” was featured last week over at the Alchemist as their poem of the week. Check it out and be inspired to BE YOURSELF!


That’s all for this week! Make sure you never miss out by following us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest from all of our speakers, scientists and change makers!


Weekly Roundup: Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, Lateefah Simon, Lorene Cary

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Hope everyone had a great  weekend! This week, check out what some of our change-making speakers are up to:


This past Sunday, Dr. Ainissa Ramirez officially launched her new podcast, Science Underground, in which she shares her mission to make science fun and accessible for everyone. spoke with Dr. Ramirez about the show, which you can read here. They urge you to listen to it, and so do we!


Civil Rights leader Lateefah Simon motivated students at Tennessee Technological University on October 20 with her inspiring talk on how to improve society and self. Read some snippets of her speech over at the TN Tech Oracle and become inspired to overcome!


Lorene Cary, Founder of “SafeKidsStories,” a new publication is on a mission to “shine a light on those creating safe schools for kids with the goal of encouraging others to do the same.” Read what Cary has to say about the project in this interview and visit for more information, and to read an array of stories shared across class, culture, and race.


And there you have it! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest from all of our speakers, scientists and change makers!


Weekly Roundup: Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, Charles Johnson, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Happy Tuesday! Stay updated with what some of our change-making speakers are up to:


Haven’t you always wanted to know why that age-old decision maker – the classic coin toss – is random? Let award winning scientist Dr. Ainissa Ramirez explain!


Renowned author and living legend Charles Johnson invites us to take a peek at his own reading habits in an interview with Spark Magazine in their recurring series that asks authors about their lives as readers.


Rolling Stone names Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson “The Smartest Man on TV”… but you already knew that. Here he discusses how he’s using StarTalk to change the world, the new Star Wars movie, and all things science.


That’s it for the week! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest from all of our speakers, scientists and change makers!


Trending Now: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Project Censored, Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Congratulations to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey for winning four Emmy awards.




Compliments to the Director of  Project Censored, Mickey Huff, and President, Peter Phillips, for recently receiving  a Pillar Award for Persons of Conscience in New Media and Journalism from the National Whistleblower Summit in Washington, D.C. Follow their Facebook page for more exciting reports!


Connoisseur of wine, Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, has been featured on The Wall Street Journal  for her ardency in acquiring her Masters of  Wine diploma. It is admirable that only 10 women in the United States hold this special diploma! Jennifer was also featured on Fox 5 in New York for a segment on wine mixing and tasting. Watch the clip here and obtain some knowledge for your next dinner date!


Very exciting news! Cult film actor of Evil Dead series, Bruce Campbell, will be releasing a sequel to the 1989 film Moontrap next year in which he starred in.


Accompany Emery Jones – Boy Science Wonder on his latest adventure:






Trending Now: Dr. Steven Strogatz, Dr. Robert Bullard, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Here is the latest from our speakers who are making headlines:


Outstanding math scholar, Dr. Steven Strogatz, will be showing us how to stimulate our minds and desires with mathematics at the Santa Fe Institute tomorrow. Be prepared at 7:30 PM to learn everything there is to know about numbers! Cornell professor also delves into how “one new thing leads to another” with a colorful diagram and the use of mathematical sense.


The Sierra Club, a prominent grassroots environmental organization, has reported that a novel award will be generated in the name of Dr. Robert Bullard for his work in environmental research and activism.


This year’s Apostacon event will feature documentary host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson— their most eminent host thus far. Get your tickets to the largest convention that headlines speakers and figures whom concentrate on atheism, science and skepticism on September 19 to 21 in Omaha, Nebraska.


Richard Rodriguez, author of the acclaimed Brown: The Last Discovery of America, declares that there is a decline in news literacy in a brief Q&A with New America Media.


Enrique Moronesthe founder and executive director of Border Angels, will be one of the riveting panelists to discuss the exodus of refugees at UCCLM’s Friendship Hall on Sunday, August 17th, at 3:00 PM. Morones lives by the values of benevolence and rationality– you wouldn’t want to miss this! 


Kathleen Hanna, the muse of documentary “The Punk Singer,”  is recognized by performer Miley Cyrus on popular photo- and video-sharing app, Instagram, when Hanna was in her Bikini Kill days. Do we smell a feminist and musical collaboration?


Author of the infamous Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage, Stephanie Coontz, gets an excerpt of her interview from  Mama: Dispatches from the Frontline of Love quoted onto about parenting.


Want a good laugh? Well,  Emery Jones – Boy Science Wonder lets us in on his latest adventure.