Nobel Prize-winning physicist Leon Lederman answers science questions from passersby on the street corners of New York:
Chemist Stephen Benkovic answers questions in Philly:
What a wonderful, and wonderfully democratic, idea. I wish there were more; the videos, produced by ScienCentral, date from 2008 and 2009, and no more seem to have been filmed since then. Too bad; making scientists accessible, and having them engage directly with the public about their questions and concerns, seems like an excellent way to make science feel relevant again, and help raise the science literacy of the country — one curious passerby at a time.
(via Boing Boing)