NBC/NSF Science Behind the News

March 1, 2013

The National Science Foundation and NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, have released five new videos in the Science Behind The News series, a video series supported by NSF that explores the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics behind current events. Each video features at least one interview with an NSF-funded scientist or researcher. One of the five newly released videos features IU Bloomington’s Erin Carlson, assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Chemistry.

Drug-Resistant Bacteria
As disease-causing bacteria become increasingly resistant to antibiotics, scientists like Erin Carlson from Indiana University are turning to natural sources to find new medicines.

There are 12 Science Behind The News episodes available to teachers and students at Science360: The Knowledge Network and for free at NBCLearn.com. For more on the NSF/NBC partnership, visit these links:


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