The world could end about a year from now on December 21, 2012...if the Mayan calendar is correct, that is. We here at American Morning aren't going to rely on some primitive astronomy.
If you want to make decisions based off what could actually happen next year – listen to Michio Kaku, a child prodigy who's become one of the greatest minds of our time. He's a top physicist at City University of New York who has picked up where Albert Einstein left off.
Kaku wrote the book "Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100" and in the book he talks to hundreds of other scientists to piece together what our life will look like in the next century.
This morning on American Morning, Kaku joins Ali Velshi to share with us with a glimpse at what's possible in 2012.
Yesterday, scientists from CERN, the world's largest particle physics lab, announced that they are closer than ever to finding the so-called "God particle."
Scientists believe that they've spotted hints of this elusive subatomic particle, formally called the Higgs Boson, which is key to an elegant theory explaining how tiny particles work to form all of the matter in the universe.
On American Morning this morning, Brian Greene, theoretical physicist from Columbia University and author of the book "Hidden Reality," explains this discovery and why it is so important to modern physics studies.
In New York City on Oct. 3 and 4, more than 30 schools from Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens have been invited to attend one of the two Dream Tour programs at the Harlem Armory and The Apollo Theater.
The DREAM (Daring to Reach Excellence for America's Minds) Tour was created by The Harris Foundation and Dr. Bernard Harris, the first African American astronaut to walk in space. It's a motivational program that encourages America's middle school students to attend college and study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as a means to fulfill their dreams.
Dr. Harris delivers an engaging and educational program to students. These high-energy, high-tech events include music, testimonials from engineers, live science experiments and a simulated Shuttle launch. He talks to American Morning about the importance of inspiring children to study math and science saying, "technology drives everything."
The four-day World Science Festival kicks off today in New York City, promising to attract leading scientists, performers, and thousands of attendees.
Actor Alan Alda and physicist Brian Greene join the AM crew this morning to discuss the importance of making science accessible and exciting to a broad audience. Author of the bestseller "The Elegant Universe," Greene co-founded the festival where Alda's play on Marie Curie will be featured in tonight's opening gala.
Just 675 nautical miles from the North Pole, the Catlin Ice Base is considered ground zero for climate change. Each spring, the ice base attracts scientists trying to figure out what impact the melting ice cap is having on the surrounding environment.
Philippe Cousteau, CNN Special Correspondent and Environmentalist, is at the Catlin Ice Base in the Arctic and tells Ali Velshi about his experience there.
Are schools in the United States doing enough to teach our kids math and science? According to a recent study, out of 34 countries, the U.S. ranks 19th in science and 27th in math.
But an elite research competition - the Intel Science Talent Search - is hoping to find future scientists among U.S. high school students. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
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