Wednesday is Indigo Blue

David appears regularly on NPR and BBC to discuss science.  Listen to some recent appearances here:

  • Michio Kaku’s Science Fantastic – upcoming
  • Suspended In Air: Italo Calvino, BBC Radio 3, Sunday Feature, June 3, 2012 Podcast
  • World Service, BBC Radio 4, May 26, 2012
  • BBC Radio 5, Richard Bacon, May 24, 2012: Podcast
  • Night Waves, BBC Radio 3, May 24, 2012: Podcast
  • David Sirota Show, AM760 - Colorado, September 30, 2011: Podcast
  • Day 6, hosted by Brent Bambury, CBC, September 23, 2011: Podcast
  • Big Picture Science, SETI Institute Radio - August 29, 2011: Podcast
  • Shrink Rap Radio, August 12, 2011: Podcast
  • Brain Science Podcast, hosted by Dr. Ginger Campbell, July 11, 2011: Podcast
  • The Conversation, hosted by Ross Reynolds, KUOW, June 28, 2011: Podcast
  • The Leonard Lopate Show, WNYC, June 6, 2011: Podcast
  • The Forum, Apr 23, 2011: Podcast
  • Science Weekly, Apr 10, 2011: Podcast
  • Start of the Week, Apr 4, 2011: Podcast
  • Nature Podcast, April 2011: Podcast
  • Fresh Air, hosted by Terry Gross, National Public Radio, May 31, 2011: Podcast
  • Radiolab, hosted by Jab Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, National Public Radio, March 8, 2011: PodcastPublic Radio
  • Radiolab, hosted by Jab Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, National Public Radio, September 20, 2010: Podcast
  • Radiolab, hosted by Jab Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, National Public Radio, July 27, 2009: Podcast
  • BBC World Service, June 24, 2010: Podcast
  • All in the Mind, hosted by Natasha Mitchell, Australian Broadcasting Corportaion, 20 June 2009: Podcast
  • The Interview, BBC World Service, 12 June, 2009: Podcast
  • Late Night Live with Philip Adams, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, June 4, 2009: Podcast
  • All Things Considered, Robert Krulwich, National Public Radio, May 18, 2009: Podcast
  • Front Row, BBC Radio 4, April 24, 2009: Podcast
  • On Point with Tom Ashbrook, National Public Radio: Podcast
  • Talk of the Nation, National Public Radio, Feb 17, 2009: Podcast
  • All in the Mind, BBC Radio 4, July 22, 2008: Podcast

From the Blog

  • Scanning a 3,000 year old mummy
    Scanning a 3,000 year old mummy

    I recently performed a CT scan on Neskhons, an Egyptian mummy who I brought to our scanning facilities at Baylor College of Medicine.  

  • Possibilianism at PopTech
    Possibilianism at PopTech

    I recently spoke at PopTech on the limits of science, the problems of false dichotomies, and my new movement of possibilianism. See the video.

  • Discovering amulets inside the mummy
    Discovering amulets inside the mummy

    I recently posted about my scanning of a 3,000 year old mummy, Neskhons. Now, by analyzing the data in several different ranges of electron density, I've found something unexpected: inside the mummy's torso are 4 small funerary amulets.

  • A note about head shape in mummies
    A note about head shape in mummies

    A few months ago I scanned a 3,000 mummy. What can (and can't) be concluded based on his perspicuously elongated skull shape, known as dolicocephy (elongated head)?  

Newsflashes

McGovern Award for excellence in Communication

David was honored to receive the 2014 John J. McGovern Award for Excellence in Biomedical Education from the American Medical Writers' Assocation. Noted past recipients include authors Oliver Sacks and Abraham Verghese.

Book of the Week

Sum was selected as Book of the Week by both The Guardian newspaper and The Week newsmagazine.

Why Brain Science Matters

Why should the US invest in brain science? See David's opinion in the New York Times.

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