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Premiered May 16, 2019
Science really is everywhere! From the Big Bang to quantum mechanics to free will to ice skating, we explore it all featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, theoretical physicist Brian Greene, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, rapper Baba Brinkman, and Olympic silver medalist figure skater Sasha Cohen.
Recorded live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on March 9, 2018
Note from StarTalk Editors... For further reading on the complex topic of ice melting under pressure, Dr. Tyson recommends the following two scholarly articles on the subject, one on the general topic of slippery ice (https://www.dropbox.com/s/ykmfo4yez04...), and the other on the Capt. Robert Falcon Scott expedition to the South Pole (https://www.dropbox.com/s/2swrz12vs15...), whose diary entry noted, "The (ice) surface, lately a very good hard one, is coated with a layer of woolly crystals [...] (that) cause impossible friction to the runners. God help us, we can’t keep up this pulling, that is certain.”