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Talking About Science

A bug’s life

Farting beetles, exploding sea urchins, and sex-crazed bed bugs: It’s all in a day’s work for “science nerd” Liz Wason, MS ’09/PhD ’12.

The expanding universe

Video: physicist Tim McKay tells the mind – boggling story of how we know the universe is expanding.

Turning red light blue

How the bored doodles of a U-M professor 50 years ago led to revolutionary discoveries.

A world without ice

Geophysics professor Henry Pollack explains how scientists know that CO2 is at its highest level in 800,000 years, and what it means for the planet.

Finding Pluto

The true story of the kid who turned a wild goose chase into one of the 20th century’s unlikeliest discoveries.