Young Turk (n), 1. Young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party. 2. Young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations. (American Heritage Dictionary)

Watch The Young Turks Live on YouTube every weekday at 6e/3p at http://tytnetwork.com/live
Background Illustrations provided by: http://edison.rutgers.edu/

Do liberals and conservatives have different brains? Is science in trouble in America? What is the point of ‘asteroid mining’? Cara Santa Maria (senior science correspondent at The Huffington Post) leads this weeks panel to discuss these issues and more with PhD Tim Lee (scientist turned comedian), K.C. Cole (science writer, USC journalism professor), and Max Lugavere (filmmaker, musician, science journalist). Special thanks to Chris Mooney (author of ‘The Republican Brain’), Linda Darling-Hammond (professor and author of ‘The Flat World In Education’), and Phil Plait (The Bad Astronomy Blog) for sending in points.