N ~ 1: Alone in the Milky Way and the Q&A session

The Drake equation, proposed by American astronomer Frank Drake and considered to be one of the famous equations in the world, offers a way to estimate the number N of advanced civilizations present in our Milky Way galaxy. Large numbers for N, however, are in apparent conflict with observation, a contradiction known as the Fermi […]

Author: Libby Copeland in conversation with Alicia Zhou

The Lost Family explores the rapidly evolving phenomenon of home DNA testing, its implications for how we think about family and ourselves, and its ramifications for American culture broadly. Libby Copeland will be in conversation with Alicia Zhou, Chief Science Officer at Color, a data-driven platform for population health. Libby Copeland is an award-winning journalist […]

Gardening for Biodiversity in San Francisco

San Francisco plants and wildlife, including beautiful butterflies, co-evolved together in a variety of plant communities on our varied soils and in our variable weather. These wildlife and plants are our biodiversity, the foundation of our ecosystem health. We’ll discuss what to plant in San Francisco to feed our local ecosystem, including shallow rooted plants […]

Developing COVID-19 Solutions from the Ground Up!

For this event, swissnex San Francisco brings together a Swiss and American organization that collaborate with Universities and citizens to find solutions for locally specific problems arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. This event connects the Swiss hackathon scene to a local Stanford University initiative, focusing the discussion around how citizens can participate in and create […]

Atlas Robotics VEX Robot Demonstration

In this video Robotics students will be giving a demonstration of mechanism design and testing. They will be demonstrating their competition robot for the VEX Robotics Change Up game using various physics concepts and will be explaining the separate mechanisms. Atlas Robotics is comprised of four individuals who compete in VEX Robotics and each led […]

Points of Invasion

Very few places in the world have not been touched by invasive species. Biological invasions are a major force of change, affecting many dimensions of life on Earth. Invasions result when species colonize new geographic regions, which are disjunct (isolated) from existing populations. Although species have been moved from place to place for centuries, humans […]

Hungry For Science

Let’s get cooking—Hungry for Science is a video series that explores the science behind tips and tricks in the kitchen. Learn the hows and whys of making bread, butter, popcorn, and more, and discover how a pinch of curiosity can improve your cooking while learning science at home. Hungry for Science is part of the […]

Learning in the Making: Stop Motion Animation

Looking for something fun to make at home? Maker Ed’s “Learning in the Making: Live!” is a series of collected and curated resources around a topic for educators, families, and youth. We’re excited to share an episode about stop motion animation with BASF! In every episode, we are focusing on making with materials you have […]