New York City will play host to a World Science Festival at the end of May, reports the New York Times. Universities, museums, and even Muppets will take part in the weekend-long tribute to igniting public conversation around science. "The general public by and large doesn't connect with science in a significant way," Columbia physicist and organizer Brian Greene said in the article.

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