Nautilus - Think Like A Scientist

Commissioned for Nautilus
Film by Day’s Edge Productions
Animation by Dusty Studio

Think Like A Scientist: Boundaries

A documentary short about the environmental consequences of the U.S./Mexico border wall.

“Think Like A Scientist: Currents

Documentary short about the rumored planet Vulcan and the way scientific ideas



Have you ever heard of the planet Vulcan? There’s a good chance you haven’t, because it doesn’t exist. In this episode of Think Like A Scientist, MIT professor of science writing and the author of “The Hunt for Vulcan”, Tom Levenson, retells the amazing history of planet Vulcan – a story that reveals how the power of an idea can shape the currents of thought, and sometimes, lead researchers down the wrong path. Meanwhile, Harvard experimental particle physicist, Melissa Franklin reflects how the lessons from Vulcan apply to research today, and how, in the end, science manages to get things right.

Copyright 2016 Howard Hughes Medical Institute