A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to interview Avatar director James Cameron about the science and technology he developed to make his new 3-D sci-fi epic as realistic as possible. Uh oh. This article on CNN.com notes that fans of Cameron's film may be experiencing depression and suicidal thoughts after seeing the [...]
Nothing new about people behaving badly in public - but lately, news headlines seem dominated by sensational stories of outbursts and temper tantrums. Tennis star Serena Williams verbally attacking a line judge during the U.S. Open - costing her the match. Congressman Joe Wilson shouting "you lie!" at President Obama during President's health care address [...]
On this week's Friday News Feedbag, we talk to math whiz Danica McKellar about her latest book "Hot X: Algebra Exposed." The former Wonder Years star (she played Fred Savage's long-time crush, girl-next-door Winnie Cooper) is an accomplished mathematician and an advocate for math education. She's written several books geared towards getting teenage girls interested [...]
French filmmakers have updated their haunting, award-winning film "9/11."
Happy Halloween! On this ghouliest of Feedbags, Jorge returns from paternity leave, Will returns from the pumpkin patch, and James returns from beyond (the cubicle). Are humans inherently evil? We interview one researcher who's answer may surprise you (how's that for a news tease?) We talk science too, plus Social Liaison Corner and the Jorge [...]
On this week's Friday News Feedbag, we FINALLY post this poll so our listeners can vote. Hooray! Also, we have a word from our new sponsor, the (soon-to-be) heart-warming holiday (which holiday exactly?) classic, Winning It All, starring James Williams. The Friday News Feedbag podcast pits Discovery News reporters James Williams and Jorge Ribas in [...]
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