Dr. Joe Schwarcz sits down with NBC News' Andrea Canning to take a look at "hormone disruptors", chemicals potentially found in everyday objects that can affect our health. Question is, are they really something to worry about?
Dr. Joe Schwarcz will be presenting a talk on "Scientific Illiteracy"
Why for years and years there were no red M&M's or how do they get that maraschino cherry to float in the syrup inside a Cherry Blossom? What is the link between the bombardier beetle at the V-2 rocket? Why does popcorn pop? Why are there holes in Swiss cheese? Have you ever considered why there are no nuts or grapes in Grape Nuts Flakes or why witches supposedly use broomsticks as a method of transportation? Why did Van Gogh mangle his ear? Were Agatha Christie's accounts of dastardly poisonings based on real science?
The lecture will given as part of a 24-hour Passover Seder Project - the first of its kind being held! Activities, lectures, games and even a guiness book world record. For more information, please click here.
Dr. Joe Schwarcz will discuss the science behind cosmetics
Dr. Joe Schwarcz & Dr. Adam Oliver Brown will speak at The Science, Technology and Society Speaker Series.
Dr. Joe Schwarcz will be presenting: "Hey! There are Cockroaches in my Chocolate Ice Cream!"
Dr. Harriet Hall, also known as the SkepDoc, reviews Dr. Joe Schwarcz' latest book, "The Right Chemistry," and concludes that both him and his book do it just right.
To read the review, please click here.
Always engaged in educating the public about science, Dr. Joe Schwarcz discusses the importance of skepticism in science.
Click here to see Chemistry is not a four-letter word, Dr. Joe Schwarcz' TEDx lecture from last year's Montreal TEDx event.
A note from Dr. Joe Schwarcz:
After our November 26 debate Andre Saine and I agreed to ask each other questions that would be answered in writing and posted on our websites. Mine were ready a few days after the event; I have just received Andre’s. Because I had agreed to post his answers, I am doing so here with some trepidation. The reason is that there is some dangerous advice here about antibiotics and malaria prophylaxis, but I think our readers will see through this.