2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak
Doctor Who Discovered Ebola Discusses 2014 Outbreak


In 1976, Doctor Peter Piot was the first to discover Ebola while working at the Institute of Tropical Medicine. Along with his team, Dr. Piot travelled to Zaire in 1976 to help stop the outbreak that was taking place. In this video, Dr. Piot shares statistics that highlight the gravity … Continue reading

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson On Becoming An Astrophysicist

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“I bask in the majesty of the cosmos”. Neil deGrasse Tyson, world-renowned astrophysicist, discusses what led him to his career. He remembers: “I didn’t accidentally land at the Bronx High School of Science. I wanted to become an astrophysicist, not because i chose it. In a way, the universe chose … Continue reading

Carl Sagan
Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Influence of Carl Sagan


Neil deGrasse Tyson, world-renowned astrophysicist, author and director of the Hayden Planetarium, talks about meeting Carl Sagan for the first time when he was just 17 years old. Sagan, a professor at Cornell University, personally wrote to deGrasse Tyson upon seeing his application to the university, inviting him to visit … Continue reading

RMS Titanic
Robert Ballard on His Roundabout Titanic Discovery


Dr. Robert Ballard recalls his excitement on the day he found the wreckage of the RMS Titanic in 1985 during a joint French-American expedition led by Jean-Louis Michel of Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer (IFREMER) and his crew from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Ballard on … Continue reading

2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak
Ebola Virus: ‘Miracle’ Cured Case in Liberia

‘Miracle’ Cured Case of Ebola Virus in Liberia

Claudius Barnawolo, a physician’s assistant in Liberia, was cured of the Ebola virus disease during the 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak. Barnawolo says that people had already pronounced him dead at one point but he survived: “What happened here was a complete miracle.” He is grateful to God and to … Continue reading

2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak
Ebola Virus Survivor & Psychologist on the 2014 Outbreak

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Sasobas Temé Sadnou, a patient cured of the Ebola virus disease during the 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak, speaks on his experience of getting treatment by Doctors Without Borders or Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Sadnou likens the doctors in their yellow protective suits to “cosmonauts” but understands their vital use. … Continue reading

Apollo 11
The Apollo 11 Moon Landing


Celebrities and politicians alike share their stories about where they were and what they were doing on July 20, 1969 when the Apollo 11 spaceflight became the first mission to successfully land humans on the moon. American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent about two and a half hours … Continue reading

Albert Einstein
[Text] Einstein’s Letter to Roosevelt on an Atomic Program


“Some recent work …leads me to expect that the element uranium may be turned into a new and important source of energy in the immediate future…” The following is a letter authored predominantly by Hungarian-American physicist Leó Szilárd, but signed by Albert Einstein. It is known as the Einstein-Szilárd letter … Continue reading