Science and Technology Guests on Late Night, Week of May 16

Tonight there be a storm…chaser.  Reed Timmer, from the Discovery television show Storm Chasers, will visit with Jay Leno tonight.  I can’t be sure whether the science of storms will be a topic of conversation or not, but with the recent devastation in the Southeast, it’s certainly possible.  Also tonight, robot skeleton sidekick Geoff Peterson appears to have his own segment on The Late Late Show.  That’s more an example of technology as the performer of the segment rather than the subject, and your mileage may vary.

In the vein of more traditional science and technology guests, The Daily Show returns to its usual form.  Tonight author Jon Ronson stops by to discuss his latest book on psychopaths and how to diagnose them (or not).  Author Annie Jacobsen comes by on Tuesday to talk about her latest book on Area 51 – based on interviews with people who actually worked at the base.  The Daily Show closes the week on Thursday with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson.

Last, but not least, “Science Bob” Pflugfelder is scheduled for Friday’s edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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