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.
Turning red light blue
How the bored doodles of a U-M professor 50 years ago led to revolutionary discoveries.
The true story of the kid who turned a wild goose chase into one of the 20th century’s unlikeliest discoveries.
The expanding universe
Video: physicist Tim McKay tells the mind – boggling story of how we know the universe is expanding.
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.
A different kind of energy savings
Energy makes everything we do possible, but its essence is elusive. Still, we know some basic truths about how it behaves.
What is plasma?
U-M’s Alec Gallimore describes the fourth state of matter and explains why it’s important.
What does this year’s frigid winter tell us about climate change?
Related: Scientist models the mysterious travel of greenhouse gas