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 […]

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 […]

Gladstone Institutes: Behind the Scenes of a Covid-19 Lab

In response to the pandemic, many Gladstone scientists have rapidly pivoted the focus of their research labs to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. They are leveraging their established tools, unique infrastructure, and diverse expertise in virology to develop improved diagnostics, identify targeted treatment strategies, and invent preventative approaches. In this virtual lab tour, you’ll […]

Share the Night Sky: listen to an audio recording of this event below (radio only)

San Francisco’s “Urban Astronomer” Paul Salazar will join DJ Marilynn at radio station KPOO to broadcast and stream a guided tour of the glorious night sky. With Paul’s radio and live-stream Internet audio guidance, Bay Area residents will collectively view the setting Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn, as Mars, the Pleiades star cluster, and the Andromeda […]

Coding Club with the Raspberry Pi Foundation

From the Bay Area Science Festival 2020: Thursday, October 22, 2020, 4:00 pm We’re excited to run a virtual coding club this year where young people ages 7-17 can code and explore technology in a fun and social environment. This is a great opportunity to connect as a community in a fun space for kids […]