One Direction aren’t the only physics-loving celebrities hiding in plain sight. From PhD astrophysicist and rock star Brian May to mathematics book author and actress Danica McKellar, the list of entertainers who get giddy over the wonder of our universe is near-endless.
How much better at explaining your research would you be after learning improv from Alan Alda? The New York Times has a profile of one of the classes at Stony Brook's Center for Communicating Science, and how improv has gone from being a quirk to an essential class.
On Saturday, Charlie Kaufman, the screenwriter behind Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Being John Malkovich, came to New York to talk to us about the nature of consciousness. Here's what he had to say.