The Amazing Mission to Pluto
Dr. Alan Stern shares the amazing journey more than 3 billion miles and ten years in the making, the New Horizons Mission.
Top 10 Healthcare Problems
Dr. Clay Johnston, Dean of the Dell Medical School, shares the list of top 10 problems with healthcare.
Explore science wonders!
From lemurs, to coral reefs, dinosaurs to Mars, Hot Science - Cool Talks brings leading scientists and their research to you.
What are lemurs like?
Discover the secrets behind these enigmatic animals with wide eye stares and amazing leaping abilities! Dr. Rebecca Lewis shares her research on the behavior, social relationships, and power in these unusual primates.
Why are Bees Important Pollinators?
What is pollination? Why is important and how do bees play an important role? Dr. Shalene Jha shares secrets about bees.
Lucy's Last Moments
What can Lucy's fossil tell us about her life and death? Dr. John Kappelman unravels the secrets behind a 3.2-million-year-old mystery.
Is Climate Changing?
What is the difference between weather and climate? Is climate really changing? Dr. Katharine Hayhoe shares insights about climate change.
Some Like It Hot, Hot, Hot
Primates and rainforests in West Texas? Dr. Christopher Kirk takes us back to a time when you would encounter curious primates in Texas.
Is Climate Change Good or Bad?
Climate scientist and award winning communicator Dr. Katharine Hayhoe explains if climate change is good or bad and how it affects Texas.
How a Salamander Saved a City
Dr. David Hillis shares how the Barton Springs salamander was identified as an endangered species and its impact in Austin's economic development.
What Might Dinosaurs Sound Like?
Many people imagine dinosaurs as these giant lizards but how are birds and dinosaurs related? What did they sound like? Dr. Julia Clarke shares the secret lives of dinosaurs.
What is a Drone?
Drones have been all over the media as well as our imaginations. Dr. Todd Humphreys shares what’s real and what’s possible for these remarkable flying machines.
Can We Tell What Dinosaurs Looked Like?
How are birds and dinosaurs related? What did they really look like? Dr. Julia Clarke shares the secret lives of dinosaurs.
The Six America’s of Global Warming
Award-winning communicator and climate scientist, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe discusses the "Six Americas of Global Warming".
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2019
Professor, Aerospace Engineering
University of Texas
Is it really true that there are over 20,000 junked satellites in outer space? What is their fate? Dr. Jah examines what we can do to make space safe, secure and sustainable in the long term. Additional tickets now available.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2019
Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
BRAIN Center, University of Houston
Can robots be controlled with only your mind? Dr. Contreras-Vidal shares his research in developing prosthetics and machine interfaces that can be completely controlled by a person's thoughts. Registration opens three weeks prior to the event date.