May 5, 2015
"Tracking Beetles, Auroras, and the Power of Citizen Science" with science writer Sharman Russell, NASA scientist Liz MacDonald and UMD citizen science researcher Andrea Wiggins
April 20, 2015
Rick Mullin and JoAnne Growney on "Versed in Science (and Math): An Evening of Poetry"
February 17, 2015
NOAA's Mark Eakin on "Beauty (coral) and the Beast (ocean warming)"
January 26, 2015
Daniel Sarewitz, Taft Broome and Bill Kelly on "Engineering Ethics and Our Love/Hate Relationship with Technology"
October 21, 2014
Kevin Ramkissoon, Kayvon Modjarrad and David Smith on "The Science, Medicine, and Politics of Antibiotic Resistance"
September 15, 2014
Barbara Berrie on "A Chemist’s View of Cultural Treasures"
June 24, 2014
Trey Porto on "Exotic Tales from the Coldest Place in the Universe"
March 4, 2014
Richard Stone on "The Sacred Volcano and Other True Stories from North Korea"
January 7, 2014
John Amos and Paul Woods on "God’s Eye View: Overhead Spying for Environmentalism"
November 18, 2013
Arati Prabhakar on "Taking Technology Higher"
October 29, 2013
Sam Kean on "Lost-and-Found Tales in the Genetic Code"
September 30, 2013
Joseph Amato on "Surfaces: A Story of A Million Skins"
June 25, 2013
Richard Paul and Steven Moss on "The Space Race in Black and White: When NASA and the Civil Rights Movement Were Young"
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 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.