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This edition: June 2018

Episode Details

Original tape date: May 24, 2018.

First aired: June 6, 2018.

This month on Science & U!:

Andrew Falzon goes behind the scenes at the American Museum of Natural History which has over 33-million items in its collection. He visits the Big Bone room and encounters some of the largest fossils ever found and the cryogenics lab which holds DNA samples of all types of animals from blue whales to ants.

Tinabeth Piña meets a Hunter College professor who is finding new ways to treat chronic pain. She learns that using venom from snails may help to ease our pain.

Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson interviews a professor at City College of New York to talk about her experiment that sent fruit flies to space. Dr. Shubha Govind says there’s a lot we can learn from these little critters.

Many plants attract bugs but it turns out that there are several plants that do the opposite. Carol Anne Riddell heads to the New York Botanical Garden to find out which plants repel insects and how best to keep your outdoor space bug-free.

Every toddler is afraid of letting go when taking their first steps. Now imagine a toddler who is visually impaired. Grace Ambrose-Zaken is the inventor of a new device that is helping visually-impaired toddlers reach their milestones.

For More Information:
Snails for Pain -
Safe Toddles -

Guest List

Grace Ambrose-Zaken, Ed.D., COMS Safe Toddles Founder & CEO, Hunter College/CUNY

Ph.D. Marom Bikson Safe Toddles Co-Founder & Director of Engineering, City College of New York/CUNY

Don Gabel Director of Plant Health, New York Botanical Garden

Shubha Govind Professor of Biology, City College of New York/CUNY

Mandë Holford, Ph.D. Associate Chemistry Professor, Hunter College/CUNY

Svetlana Katanova American Museum of Natural History

Carl Mehling Paleontologist, American Museum of Natural History

Mohamad Fallah Rad Lead Engineer, Safe Toddles

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