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biology science | Sep 17th, 2020

The Awesome Power of Chance: Introducing New Speaker Sean B. Carroll

The Lavin Agency is proud to announce its new speaker and one of the most masterful science storytellers of our time, Sean B. Carroll. An internationally recognized Evolutionary Biologist and award-winning writer, film producer, and educator, he is a thriller raconteur and renowned scientist.... Continue Reading →
science | Jan 27th, 2020

Futurist Douglas Rushkoff Announces New Four-Part Docuseries, Exponential

The author, philosopher and futurist Douglas Rushkoff just announced his latest project: a four-part docuseries called Exponential, where he will lead viewers on a journey from the beginning of the digital age through to its manifestation today—and what it could look like tomorrow. The series,... Continue Reading →
science | Sep 30th, 2019

Big Problems, Tiny Solutions: MIT’s Susan Hockfield Joins Bill Nye on the Science Rules! Podcast

How will we address the needs of everyone on earth as the population continues to grow? Susan Hockfield—Neuroscientist, author, and former president of MIT—suggests we turn to biology for answers.  By the year 2050, there will be almost ten billion people on earth. Unsurprisingly, the population... Continue Reading →
science health & wellness | Aug 28th, 2019

Dr. David Fajgenbaum Featured on Good Morning America

Doctor David Fajgenbaum, whose forthcoming memoir Chasing My Cure hits shelves September 9th, sat down with Good Morning America to discuss his incredible journey. From a Georgetown quarterback to the brink of death and back—five times—Fajgenaum was tackled by a brutal, rare disease in his... Continue Reading →
science | Aug 26th, 2019

Modern-Day Explorer George Kourounis Reveals Plans to Climb 10,000 Year-Old Iceberg

George Kourounis, an explorer-in-residence for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and the host of Angry Planet, has an ambitious plan to go where no man has gone before: an iceberg located in Newfoundland’s “Iceberg Alley.”  Iceberg Alley becomes home to 400 to 800 new icebergs every year,... Continue Reading →
science | May 30th, 2019

Nina Tandon’s Revolutionary Bone Reconstruction Company Approved for FDA Trial

Nina Tandon’s company EpiBone has received FDA clearance to begin its first clinical trial—making it one step closer to providing patients with precision-fit skeletal implants grown from their own cells. Nina Tandon believes we are close to unlocking the regenerative capabilities of our own bodies... Continue Reading →
science | Sep 25th, 2018

Getting Curious with New Speaker, Scientist and Former Daily Planet Co-Host Dan Riskin

To evolutionary biologist, TV host, and bestselling author Dan Riskin, picking his scientific focus was easy. “I had a crush on bats,” he says. “I thought they were cute!” Maybe you don’t share the sentiment, but there’s a strong chance that you feel passionate about something, and that passion can... Continue Reading →
science | Jun 8th, 2018

Nat Geo is Developing a TV Series based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures—Margot Lee Shetterly’s runaway New York Times bestseller and the inspiration for the Academy Award nominated film—is being developed by the original producers into a series for Nat Geo, National Geographic’s cable channel. Shetterly’s book recounts the true story of the black women... Continue Reading →
science | Apr 4th, 2018

At the Intersection of Art and Science: 3 Speakers Show Us New Ways of Seeing the World

Art and science have long enjoyed a fruitful partnership (da Vinci, anyone?) and Lavin’s speakers are no exception to the rule. In light of the release of physicist and writer Alan Lightman’s latest novel, Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine, we rounded up three of our speakers whose work... Continue Reading →
science | Apr 5th, 2016

#AskASpeaker #11: Twitter Q&A with Janna Levin

On Thursday, March 31, we spoke with cosmologist, author, and TED Speaker Janna Levin as part of our ongoing #AskASpeaker series: live Q&As on Twitter with our social media-savvy speakers. Levin’s currently promoting her recently-published third book, Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer... Continue Reading →
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