Scientist Turned Comedian: Tim Lee

Scientist/comedian Tim Lee talks about his background in science & his upcoming comedy tour. A biologist by training, Dr. Lee holds degrees from UC San Diego & UC Davis. He spent years developing simulation & analytical models of population dynamics before he discovered that this bored him & he turned to comedy. His standard method of presentation is performing a "parody" of a science seminar. To learn more about Tim Lee and for tour dates, visit his website at

Seven Ideas for a Sciencey Holiday

I am the first to admit that I have never gotten the holidays quite right. Whether I’m late shopping for gifts, mess up my contribution to dinner, do something embarrassing at a holiday party or hang all the decorations crooked, something always seems to go wrong.

Thankfully, there are a few sciencey tricks people like me can bust out around the holidays as a last ditch effort to spread a little holiday cheer... And promptly gather it up again when explaining exactly how it works.

Mystery Dino

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences researchers discovered fossils of an unknown dinosaur while working in Utah. Using only a few bones, they'll learn the creature's size, diet, age and other features, and this mystery dinosaur could become the museum's first holotype, the example with which other species are described.