A scientist walks into a bar, sits down with a former producer of 60 Minutes, orders a beer and talks to a live audience. No punch line here! This is Science on Tap, a live, award-winning show and web series produced by Stony Brook University’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.
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Check back soon to see our latest episodes, “Driving on Mars” with Scott McLennan and “The Lemurs of Madagascar” with Patricia Wright.
Science on Tap visits “The Lemurs of Madagascar”
Fresh from the Hollywood and Manhattan premiers of the IMAX movie “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,” in which she co-stars with scores of adorable lemurs, Patricia Wright shared her experiences with host Steven Reiner. She told us how she first fell in love with lemurs – which have had the island of Madagascar pretty much to themselves since the age of the dinosaurs – and how their survival is now threatened. She also described her acclaimed work conserving their habitat from human encroachment – as well as the unexpected way one of the tiniest lemurs may provide us with insights into Alzheimer’s disease.
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