May 21, 2013
Robert Provine on "Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping and Beyond"
April 23, 2013
Sarah Shomstein on "Paying Attention – A neuroscientist ponders what it takes to stay on task."
February 6, 2013
W. Patrick McCray on "Visioneering … or betting that technology can trump future limitations."
October 23, 2012
Debra Mathews and Todd Kuiken on "Synthetic Biology: Life both as you know it ... and as you don’t."
September 19, 2012
Myra Sklarew and Michael Salcman on "Versed in Science: An Evening of Poetry"
May 15, 2012
Jim Cloern and Walter Boynton on "A Tale of Two Bays: Uncovering the Story in Long Term Ecological Data"
April 25, 2012
John Gillaspy on "Seething Nothingness: An Incredible Tour of ‘Empty Space’ "
April 17, 2012
Liliana Losada and Alison O’Brien on "You and Your Ten Thousand Trillion Microbes"
March 27, 2012
Wray Herbert on "Know Thyself: Outwitting Your Brain’s Hard-Wired Ways"
February 21, 2012
Steve Rolston on "Quantum Mechanics: Embrace the Weirdness"
December 13, 2011
Art Molella, Monica Smith and Sean Eddy on "Places of Invention: Contexts for Creativity"
October 24, 2011
Nana Bagdavadze and Rebecca Kamen on "Two Artists and Their Science"
September 19, 2011
Marc Kaufman and Cassie Conley on "Life as We Don’t Know It – Searching for extraterrestrial life…without contaminating other worlds in the process"
August 8, 2011
NIH's Stephen Parker on Beyond Genes: The hidden landscapes of your DNA
June 13, 2011
NPR's Joe Palca on "Annoying: the science of what bugs us"
May 9, 2011
NASA's John Mather on "The Universe, or Why is There Something Instead of Nothing?"
The DC Science Cafe provides a new channel for the public to become directly engaged in open, facilitated, curiosity-driven discussions about the scientific discoveries and technologies that fascinate, enlighten, amuse, befuddle, terrify and otherwise move us. These monthly discussions will cover everything from the origin of the universe to the ethical dilemmas that accompany new reproductive technologies to the magical materials still latent within the Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements. No science background required!
Our aim is to give the general public an opportunity to participate in lively and important discussions about the consequential scientific discoveries and issues of our times.