Watch NASA astronaut Victor Glover and colleagues talk space station research today

NASA astronaut Victor Glover will join other agency representatives Wednesday (Feb. 2) to talk about the International Space Station‘s research activities. You can watch the whole event live at the Destination Station NASA website at 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT). You must register to join the webinar on Zoom; registration is free. Along with Glover, … Read more

Climate scientist and Netflix ‘Don’t Look Up’ director talk comet metaphors and global warming (exclusive)

The creator of Netflix’s popular satire-comedy movie “Don’t Look Up” recently spoke with a climate scientist about how the movie contributes to the conversation about global warming. The interview, exclusively released to, is a 24-minute audio conversation between filmmaker Adam McKay and Kate Marvel, an associate research scientist at both Columbia University and the … Read more

Why Do Couples Use Baby Talk with One Another?

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. Imagine you’re strolling through a park and you overhear a middle-aged couple cooing over each other, doting over their “wittle sugar pwum” and “baby doll.” “Ewwww,” you might reflexively think. Baby talk is cute when grown-ups dote on … Read more