In this episode of NYU Brainiacs, you’ll discover why meteorites often have a very specific shape, and how researchers are (spoiler alert!) debunking the theory that our neanderthal ancestors were master glue-makers. You’ll also learn about the surprising “super" tool that some teachers are using to increase access and diversity in STEM education.


What gives meteorites their specific cone shape?

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Neanderthal Intelligence

Researchers debunk the theory of neanderthal genius

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Comic Book Education

Researchers learn how creative teachers use comic books for science education

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The Brainiacs Series features the range of research currently underway at New York University’s global campuses, and its widespread impact on our health, our environment, and our understanding of the world we live in.

  • Producer/Host/Editor: Sapna Parikh
  • Camera: Bob Kerr
  • Studio Producer: Dan Thoennessen
  • Production Asst.: Alycia MacCaull
  • Animation Open: Josh Magpantay
  • Music: Brian Wayy/Pond5
  • Recorded at the NYU Stern Studio
  • Produced by the NYU Office of Public Affairs
  • Supplemental footage by Storyblocks