Smithsonian Channel Presents Women in Science
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Discovering the secrets of immortality and saving endangered species is all part of the job. Smithsonian Channel is putting some of the world's greatest female scientists under the microscope. Meet fascinating scientists whose passion to save the planet make them today's superheroes.
|1||VideoJanet Kavandi: No Place Like Space||Yearning to be among the stars led Janet Kavandi to a fulfilling career with NASA.||3/16/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoResearching the Frozen Abyss||Scientist Julie Hall braves the icy waters and freezing temperatures of Antarctica to collect valuable scientific data.||3/16/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoOur Solar-Powered Evolution||Did natural selection favor darker skin tones? Professor Nina Jablonski never believed that cancer could have an effect on the evolution of skin color, and new research may prove her right.||3/16/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoChief Veterinarian Suzan Murray||Suzan Murray, Chief Veterinarian at the National Zoo, describes her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian and makes a special trip to visit her favorite elephant, Shanthi.||3/16/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoInterview with the Expert: Katie Moore||Astronomy educator Katie Moore is teaching Smithsonian visitors to see the skies in a whole new light.||3/14/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoInterview with the Expert: Sharon Wilson Purdy||For planetary geologist Sharon Wilson Purdy, life on Earth sparked an interest in life on Mars. Her ongoing research could one day answer the question: Is there life on Mars?||3/14/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoInterview with the Expert: Eva Pell||For Smithsonian's Under Secretary for Science Eva Pell, science has been a lifelong journey of discovery.||3/14/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoInterview with the Expert: Carla Dove||The last name gives it away; Carla Dove's area of expertise is ornithology. As a forensic ornithologist she aims to make the skies a safer place for birds and planes.||3/14/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoInterview with the Expert: Maria Banks||From Antarctic ice sheets to Hawaiian volcanoes, Maria Banks' scientific research on Earth is shedding light on the geology of distant planets.||3/14/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoInterview with the Expert: Valerie Neal||Space History Curator, Valerie Neal is living her dream as the guardian of some of America's most valued spacecraft treasures.||3/14/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoThe Elusive Clouded Leopard||A team of Thai researchers has been tracking the clouded leopard for three years - without even a glimpse.||3/9/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||VideoSwimming with Snakes: Biologist Marion Pullman||A heart-stopping encounter with a giant anaconda is all in a days work for biologist Marian Pullman.||3/9/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||VideoSeymour the Shark||This is one laid-back zebra shark. Seymour the shark will flip over on his back to allow veterinarians to take an ultrasound.||3/9/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|14||VideoWolf Etiquette||Take if from a woman who has been face-to-face with the wildest of wolves, there is a right way and wrong way to treat wild wolves.||2/28/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|15||VideoGudrun Returns to the Wild||Gudrun Pfleuger returns to the very same place where she came face-to-face with wild wolves three years earlier.||2/28/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|16||VideoCatching Up with Gudrun Pflueger||At home in the Alps, surrounded by those she loves, Gudrun reflects on her journey from field biologist, to cancer survivor, to mother.||2/28/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|17||VideoOn the Trail of Wild Wolves||Throughout the brutally cold winter, Gudrun has searched for signs of life within the wild wolf population - finally, she finds evidence.||2/28/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|18||VideoHow to Howl Like a Wolf||Learn the call of the wild. Field biologist Gudrun Pflueger reviews the techniques of the perfect wolf call.||5/20/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
Not even interested
I'm a biochemist and the titles didn't even remotely interest me due to their lack of breadth. Where are the physicists, the chemists, the molecular biologists? The focus seems to be entirely on ecologists. What a stultifying disappointment.
Scientist is not just including biologist.
All about animals?
Very nice, but.....
I work in the medical lab and would love to see more scientific disciplines explored!!!! Chemistry, anatomy/physiology, physics, flow cytometry.....these are all great aspects of science to explore!!!
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