The contents and layout of a daily workspace can speak volumes about its resident. For our ongoing Workbench series, we rummage through the desks, labs, studios, and field sites of our favorite thinkers and innovators. From icons to up-and-comers, Workbench reveals the spaces where creative science and science-informed endeavors are being performed.
January 14, 2010
We visit Neil deGrasse Tyson to talk about his role as “servant to the public appetite of the universe” and all of the odd things that accumulate in his office.
December 03, 2009
Martin Chalfie, the Nobelist who helped transform biology with a glowing protein, talks with us about his lab and his favorite animal—the roundworm.
October 06, 2009
Urban ecologist James Danoff-Burg takes us into the field to demonstrate the tools of analyzing the biodiversity of human-altered ecosystems.
August 24, 2009
We visit the somewhat chaotic desk of an industrial designer who is leveraging the power of design to convince people to live greener lives.
July 15, 2009
The workspace of a renowned bat expert reveals a glimpse of an elusive species and the art of old-school diorama making.
June 16, 2009
A glimpse inside the life and mind of renowned neurologist and author Oliver Sacks, through the lens of his writing desk.
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Renowned planetary scientist James Kasting on the odds of finding another Earth-like planet and the power of science fiction.