Thursday, June 11, 2009

Video of Giggling Gorilla

copyright: University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover.

Do not try this at home! A researcher tickles a gorilla as part of a study into the evolutionary roots of laughter. Hear the results in Seth's interview with psychologist Marina Davila-Ross on "What Makes Us Human? Part I: Others."

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

2009: A Spacefest Awed to See

(from left to right, Keir Dullea, Phil Plait, Gary Lockwood)

Earlier this year, Seth spoke at Spacefest in San Diego, a gathering of astronomers and astronauts to celebrate the exploration of Space. Also in attendance were the two main actors from "2001: A Space Odyssey", Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood. You can hear Seth's interview with them in this week's show. Another featured speaker at Spacefest (and monthly guest on Are We Alone's 'Skeptic Check'), Phil Plait, is pictured here with the two actors. They wanted Seth to be in the shot too, but as the photographer, he had to say, "Sorry, Dave. I can't do that."