Distillations #93 – Kids’ Science

Every Nobel Prize winning scientist started as a kid with a telescope, a microscope, or a chemistry set. Scientists aren’t born, they grow from these early childhood explorations. Segments on bangsite, rocketeering, and the national push to get kids more interested in science. http://www.chemheritage.org/discover/media/distillations/093-kids-science.aspx In honor of National Lab Day in May this episode focuses on…

Distillations #92 – Scientific Collaborations

This show celebrates the connection between science and literature. Segments on opium, Lord Byron (complete with a short recitation from Don Juan), and an interview with the National Book Critics Circle Award winning author of Age of Wonder. Image of Lord Byron courtesy of Wikimedia Commons user Winniwuk, via UK Government Art Collection.