DC Science Cafe Archives

Other Worlds! (May 3, 2017)


Saving Science from Itself (January 24, 2017)


From the Exotic Pet Trade to Urban Biodiversity (October 3, 2016)


Science on Stage (April 14, 2016)



Three Trillion Trees (Mar. 2, 2016)


Light Matters: Photons and Atoms at Play (Jan. 19, 2016)

DC Science Cafe Light Matters

An Outsider’s Inside View of Science In Iran (Oct. 6, 2015)


Tracking Beetles, Auroras, and the Power of Citizen Science (May 5, 2015)


Versed in Science II (Apr. 20, 2015)

Versed in Science

Beauty (coral) and the Beast (ocean warming)   (Feb. 17, 2015)


Engineering Ethics and our Love/Hate Relationship with Technology (Jan. 26, 2015)
Engineering Ethics 011915

The Science, Medicine and Politics of Antibiotic Resistance (Oct. 21, 2014)

Antibiotic Resistance

A Chemist’s View of Cultural Treasures (Sept. 15, 2014)

Chemistry of Treasures

Exotic Tales from the Coldest Place in the Universe (Jun. 24, 2014)

Coldest Place

A Sacred Volcano and Other True Stories from North Korea (Mar. 4, 2014)

North Korea

God’s Eye View: Overhead Spying for Environmentalism (Jan. 7, 2014)

Overhead Imagery

Arati Prabhakar: Taking Technology Higher (Nov. 18, 2013)


Lost-and-Found Tales in the Genetic Code (Oct. 29, 2013)

Sam Kean

Surfaces: A Story of a Millions Skins (Sept. 30, 2013)

Joseph Amato

The Space Race in Black and White (Jun. 25, 2013)

NASA and Racial History

Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping and Beyond (May 21, 2013)


Pay Attention! A Neuroscientist Ponders What it Takes to Stay on Task (Apr. 23, 2013)

Pay Attention

Visioneering…or betting technology can trump future limitations (Feb. 6, 2013)


Synthetic Biology: Life you know it and as you don’t (Oct. 23, 2012)

Synthetic Bio

Versed in Science: An Evening of Poetry (Sept. 19, 2012)

Versed in Science I

A Tale of Two Bays: Uncovering the Story in Long Term Ecological Data (May 15, 2012)

Two Bays

Seething Nothingness: An Incredible Tour of “Empty Space” (Apr. 25, 2012)


You and Your Ten Thousand Trillion Microbes (April 17, 2012)


Know Thyself: Outwitting Your Brain’s Hard-Wired Ways (Mar. 27, 2012)


Quantum Mechanics: Embrace the Weirdness (Feb. 21, 2012)

Quantum Mechanics

Places of Invention: Contexts for Creativity (Dec. 13, 2011)

Places of Invention

Two Artists and Their Science (Oct. 24, 2011)

Science and Art

Life As We Don’t Know it: Searching for Extraterrestrial Life (Sept. 19, 2011)


Beyond Genes: The Hidden Landscapes of Your DNA (Aug. 8, 2011)


Annoying: the science of what bugs us (Jun. 13, 2011)


The Universe, or Why is There Something Instead of Nothing (May 9, 2011)

Big Bang



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