So I recently stumbled upon NOVA’s Secret Life Of Scientists Facebook page after some friends shared a video from there. I ended up going down the rabbit hole looking at a lot of their posts, videos, and links to third-party articles they posted. So I thought I’d share a bunch here (which will also help my Facebook friends and Twitter followers so I don’t spam with tons of links :>):

Brain Pickings – Einstein’s God: Science, Free Will, and the Human Spirit: https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/01/09/krista-tippett-einsteins-god-janna-levin/
–““How we ask our questions affects the answers we arrive at… Science and religion… ask different kinds of questions altogether, probing and illuminating in ways neither could alone.””

Mayim Bialik: Blossoming To Science: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZt-JTdfXjw
–Blossom, The Big Bang Theory, and Neuroscience

Eran Egozy: Music for the Masses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVCpn8fH-uA
–“Electrical engineer Eran Egozy told us how he brought the joy of making music to the masses with “Guitar Hero” and “Rock Band.””

30 Second Science: Allan Adams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZJ7A6wBHRg
–“We give Allan Adams 30 seconds to describe his science and he tries to explain the history of the universe.” (String Theory)

Mireya Mayor: A Born Explorer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcmbRMQkfuk
–“Plane crashes, gorilla chases, and giant river otters – former Miami Dolphins cheerleader and primatologist Mireya Mayor braves the jungle in search of lemurs.”

The Guardian – Maggie Aderin-Pocock – Where I Went Right: http://labs.theguardian.com/where-i-went-right/video/aderin-pocock/
–“Space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock on responding to failure, using dyslexia to her advantage, and communicating science to kids.”

Bill Nye: Change The World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KkKejZnazw
–“Bill Nye told us how he became the Science Guy.”

NYT – Attention, All Scientists: Do Improv, With Alan Alda’s Help: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/03/science/attention-all-scientists-do-improv-with-alan-aldas-help.html
–“Alan Alda is using improv to teach scientists how to communicate their ideas in an accessible way.”

Fast Company – The First Black Female Astronaut On Fear, Audacity, And The Importance of Inclusion: http://www.fastcompany.com/3046912/lessons-learned/the-first-black-female-astronaut-on-fear-audacity-and-the-importance-of-incl
–“Secret Lifer Mae Jemison shares lessons learned during her journey to becoming the first black female astronaut.”

30 Second Science: Jill Tarter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJNjwttyNsE
–“Jill Tarter, the inspiration for the 1997 film Contact featuring Jodi Foster, tries to answer one of the oldest questions we’ve got…. Are we alone?”

30 Second Science: Jim Gates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KEgykwz0CM
–“The complicated science of string theory in 30 seconds – a bold explanation from Theoretical Physicist Jim Gates.”

The Paley Center For Media – Cracking the Code: Diversity, Hollywood & STEM: https://www.paleycenter.org/2015-google-cracking-the-code-diversity-hollywood-stem
–“AP calculus, honors chemistry, volunteering at medical clinics. The star of black-ish has all the makings of a future Secret Life subject.

Watch her join Danica McKellar and others in “Cracking the Code: Diversity, Hollywood & STEM,” a panel discussion hosted by The Paley Center for Media”

NYT – Evelyn Witkin and the Road to DNA Enlightenment: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/15/science/evelyn-witkin-and-the-road-to-dna-enlightenment.html
–“Legendary 94-year-old geneticist Evelyn Witkin on her groundbreaking work with DNA, her suspension from NYU (for her involvement with a civil rights petition), and what empowered her to overcome barriers for women in science.”

Kate Sweeny: Shake Off Your Anxiety: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYQc3pFfyz0
–“Social psychologist Kate Sweeny studies how we deal with stressful waiting periods, like waiting for medical results or finding out whether or not we got a job.

Outside of the lab, Kate deals with uncertainty by putting on some glitter and fake eyelashes to become “Hayal” the belly dancer.”

Jim Gates: Faith And Science: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w23q_p-ks5w
–“Who am I? Where am I? What is happening?

For theoretical physicist Jim Gates, searching for answers to life’s big questions requires an openness to both faith and science.”
[Related: Jim Gates: Universal Symphony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyP7IbCiWWw]

Science Friday – NASA and Integration During the Civil Rights Movement: http://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/nasa-and-integration-during-the-civil-rights-movement/
–“Our pals at Science Friday explore the work of African-American scientists at NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration during the Civil Rights Movement. ‪#‎BlackHistoryMonth‬”

PBS / NOVA – Boosting Science with Diversity: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/body/stem-diversity/
–“The case for diversity in STEM disciplines is simple: it makes for better science. Here’s how to address the current shortfall. via NOVA”

PBS – When It Comes To Desks, Sitting Is Bad, But Standing May Not Be Better: http://www.npr.org/2016/03/21/471233455/when-it-comes-to-desks-sitting-is-bad-but-standing-may-not-be-better
–“Are standing desks the solution to America’s sitting problem? NPR reveals surprising new research on workplace fitness.

Revisit our profile of the man who invented the treadmill desk: http://to.pbs.org/1rWKCkZ

Scientific American – Why the Long Look, Dog?: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/dog-spies/why-the-long-look-dog/
–“What’s going on behind those puppy eyes? Researchers take a fascinating (and adorable) look at doggy emotion. Scientific American magazine”

Scientific American – Are We Living in a Computer Simulation?: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/are-we-living-in-a-computer-simulation/
–“Woah. Secret Lifer Neil deGrasse Tyson put the odds at 50-50 that our entire existence is a program on someone else’s hard drive.

He joined Secret Lifer Jim Gates and a group of high-profile physicists and philosophers to debate the possibility that our reality is virtual – and to explore why the conversation matters. via Scientific American magazine”