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Helium – So Long and Thanks for all the Balloons!

Somehow this didn’t make it into the blog earlier – our video about helium.  A flight in a zeppelin, a visit with the Balloon Lady, and the end of an era?…

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Science Comedian Riffs on Hydrogen and Helium at Ignite

Science Comedian on BoingBoing

I’m on BoingBoing!

Maggie Koerth-Baker posted a YouTube clip of me this morning.  It’s an excerpt from my performance two weeks ago at Wonderfest, the Bay Area science festival.

The entire festival was videotaped by  You can see the rest of my 15-minute performance here.

Also, a dialogue I moderated entitled Do Robots Make Better Astronauts? (featuring Chris McKay of NASA Ames and Kanna Rajan of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute).

If you’re visiting from BoingBoing… Welcome!

It’s odd to be judged just by these admittedly – purposely – corny bar jokes.  They aren’t exactly representative of my entire act.  They were the silly end to my presentation.

And they also cut the routine short – there are a few more, including the final bar joke which is arguably the best one….  about Helium.

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Videos for Time Magazine

You can easily access all the science videos I’ve made for Time Magazine’s website at this link – the results from a search on my name (Brian Malow) at

Science Comedian Riffs on Hydrogen and Helium at Ignite

Our Ignite presentation is up on YouTube and the O’Reilly Media Ignite Show page.

Tara and I created the presentation – with me doing most of the writing and her doing most of the graphics. Our friend Michael Capozzola hand-drew the final slide for us (primitive technique but effective!).

We attempt to tell a 14-billion year story in five minutes: “A Tale of Two Elements” takes us from the Big Bang to the Earth and touches on a problem that many people are not aware of – the helium shortage (a local problem). Enjoy!…

What is Ignite?

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