Tom McFadden has debuted the first video of this year’s Science Rap Academy. Seventh and eighth grade students at the Nueva School prepare a music video based on a science concept, usually reworking a rap or hip-hop song. The first video focuses on colony collapse disorder, and is called “Please Don’t Kill My Hive”
The next video will be available on Monday.
Also coming on Monday is the premiere of the television version of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk program. He has been making the publicity tour, appearing on The Nightly Show to talk conspiracy theories and on the latest edition of Science Goes to the Movies. Tyson discusses how scientists are represented in some films, and the episode covers the movies Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Lazarus Effect, and Them!