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December 27th, 2011
08:34 AM ET

Predicting 2012...with science: Michio Kaku on what to look out for in the new year

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.

Filed under: 2012 • Science
December 14th, 2011
09:04 AM ET

Scentists find sign of 'God particle' - Brian Greene explains breakthrough

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.

Filed under: Physics • Science
October 3rd, 2011
01:09 PM ET

Dream tour led by NASA astronaut Harris inspiring children to study math and science

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."

Filed under: Science • Space • STEM
June 1st, 2011
10:47 AM ET

The World Science Festival: Making science sexy

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.

Filed under: Science
March 29th, 2011
09:34 AM ET

Scientists gather at Arctic ice base to study climate change

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.

Filed under: Environment • Science
March 17th, 2011
05:22 PM ET

Is the U.S. challenging students in science and math?

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.

Filed under: Education • Science
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