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Climate Change in Oceans, Smellscapes, Dance and Physics, Ancient Mesopotamia

Constant Wonder
  • Apr 29, 2019
  • 01:41:39

With No Easy Escape, Cold Water Ocean Species are Already Suffering Guest: Malin Pinsky, Associate Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, Rutgers University Prof. Pinsky studies disrupted habitats and population changes among sea animals, specifically cold-blooded animals, who apparently can’t get out of Dodge fast enough, but for whom there’s no new place to go. No new place even remotely like Dodge. Smellscapes Guest: Kate McLean, Designer, Senior Lecturer and Program Director Graphic Design, School of Media, Art & Design, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK Kate McLean creates smell maps of cities. She leads "smellwalks," sketches smells and incorporates smell into graphic design. To learn more about her work, click here.  Physics and Dance(Originally aired 4/10/19) Guests: Emily Coates, Associate Professor and creator of Dance Studies curriculum, Yale University; Sara Demers, Horace D. Taft Associate Professor of Physics, Yale University When a noted physicist collaborates with a choregrapher and dancer, we get a whole new perspective on both friction, gravity, torque and momentum. Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks Guest: Eckart Frahm, Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Yale University There are striking similarities between our modern lives and those of the Mesopotamians thousands of years ago: they sang lullabies, kept cookbooks, complained about their parents. Lucky for us, they recorded their thoughts on clay tablets, which last a lot longer than paper.  For a look inside “Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks” exhibit at Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History, click here. Show More...

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