Chris Simon has been studying cicadas for nearly four decades. While traveling through North Carolina to study this year's emergence of the 17-year cicadas, she stopped by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences to give a presentation and sit down for a conversation with our resident science comedian Brian Malow. In this 20-minute interview Brian learns how cicadas make their distinctive sound, how we define a species, and how periodical cicadas — which are unique to the United States — use a fascinating strategy for survival.
From the lighter side of helium to the darker side of the moon, join science comedian Brian Malow on a rocket ride through the humorverse. Brian will dispel myths and misconceptions about science and scientists, explore the science in science fiction films, and exercise your brain as well as your funny bone. Appropriate for all audiences. Get your geek on!