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Science, pop culture and comedy collide on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. Keep Looking Up! New episodes premiere Friday nights at 7pm ET.
 
What makes us human? How are we different from chimpanzees? Who are our earliest ancestors and how do we know? Origin Stories is The Leakey Foundation’s podcast about how we became human. This award-winning show combines science and narrative to explore our human story and explain why we are the way we are. Listen and explore human evolution one story at a time.
 
This Week in Microbiology is a podcast about unseen life on Earth hosted by Vincent Racaniello and friends. Following in the path of his successful shows 'This Week in Virology' (TWiV) and 'This Week in Parasitism' (TWiP), Racaniello and guests produce an informal yet informative conversation about microbes which is accessible to everyone, no matter what their science background.
 
Take a fact-based journey through the cosmos. Tune in to hear weekly discussions on astronomical topics ranging from planets to cosmology. Hosted by Fraser Cain (Universe Today) and Dr. Pamela L. Gay (SIUE), this show brings the questions of an avid astronomy lover direct to an astronomer. Together Fraser and Pamela explore what is known and being discovered about the universe around us. Astronomy Cast is supported through individual donations and the sponsorship of Swinburne Astronomy Online.
 
What would happen if you fell into a black hole? How big is the universe? Just what the heck is a quasar, anyway? You've got questions, and astrophysicist Paul Sutter has the answers! Submit questions via Twitter using #AskASpaceman or post to facebook.com/PaulMattSutter. Every week you will come closer to COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE!
 
John Leeman and Shannon Dulin discuss geoscience and technology weekly for your enjoyment! Features include guests, fun paper Friday selections, product reviews, and banter about recent developments. Shannon is a field geologist who tolerates technology and John is a self-proclaimed nerd that tolerates geologists.
 
Planetary Radio brings you the human adventure across our solar system and beyond. We visit each week with the scientists, engineers, leaders, advocates and astronauts who are taking us across the final frontier. Regular features raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face. Join host Mat Kaplan and Planetary Society colleagues including Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bruce Betts, and Emily Lakdawalla as they dive deep into the latest space news. The monthly Space Policy Edition takes ...
 
Space Radio is your weekly guide to the universe, featuring the latest news in astronomy, physics, space travel, and discussions on the nature of science and the relationship between science and society. The best part: answers to your questions about space and time! Hosted by astrophysicist and "Agent to the Stars" Paul M. Sutter.
 
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The value of remedies made in nature is coming back to the forefront as is healthy diet and suspicion of chemicals and drugs. At the same time there seems to be an international effort to clamp down on those who provide nature based products, particularly online. In this episode we address nature based remedies and talk about a tree based product c…
 
The SpaceX of today reuses rockets and launches people into space. But 15 years ago, the future of the company was in doubt as its Falcon 1 rocket repeatedly failed to reach orbit. Eric Berger, Senior Space Editor at Ars Technica, joins the show to discuss his new book, Liftoff, which chronicles these early, formative years of the company in which …
 
For the first time, chemistry can be observed in real-time. Turn a magnetic field off, watch cellular fluorescence dim; turn the magnetic field back on, and watch the cellular fluorescence get brighter. Tune in to learn more from the lead researcher, including: A likely explanation for how some animals use magnetic fields for navigation Why all cel…
 
When it comes to radiation therapy for cancer, cellular resistance to it can be a death sentence. What is the genetic basis for this resistance in humans? And what on earth do zebrafish have to do with it? Well…a lot. Tune in to learn: Why it’s nearly impossible to conduct unbiased research on mice and other mammals How zebrafish are helping resear…
 
Lisa Feldman Barrett, Ph.D., top cited scientist for her revolutionary research in psychology and neuroscience, joins us today as she shares some insights about her book, How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain. She expands on her famous TED talk in this discussion as she further explains how neuroscience reveals how our brains work and…
 
Janet Iwasa joins TWiV to recount how she became a molecular animator, including a pivot during her Ph.D. thesis research, the value of animations in science, and their latest animation of SARS-CoV-2 entry into cells. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Brianne Barker and Kathy Spindler Guest: Janet Iwasa Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcas…
 
The world is a very different place post 2020. How did we get here? It turns out the groundwork for our current era has been in play for a very long time. There is a firewall in the timeline of his-story, before which we know nearly nothing and after which we see control of a single force. This force was supposedly an ancient empire that then morph…
 
For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Zigongosaurus, links from Rebecca Slater, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Zigongosaurus-Episode-327/ To get access to lots of patron only content check out https://patreon.com/iknowdino Dinosaur of the day Zigongosaurus, A mamenchisaurid that was about 50 ft (15 m) l…
 
Links Perseverance kan aan de slag, onder andere op zoek naar water De wind op Mars, met en zonder de zoem van Perseverance De foto's van Mars op hoge resolutie Het Voyager ruimtestation krijgt kunstmatige zwaartekracht Komeet Leonard kan eind dit jaar zichtbaar zijn Na twee crashes moet SN10 de eerste correcte landing uitvoeren Ruimtevaart wil hul…
 
Cleaning up water pollution, inventing inexpensive ventilators for hospitals, turning waste plastic into sidewalks, and making baby formula more nutritious—these and thousands of other innovations have come directly from research and development for space exploration. NASA technology transfer program executive Daniel Lockney takes us on a tour of S…
 
How would your life improve if you could perform six mental operations at the same time? Do you think it would help you tap into more of your brain power? Harry Kahne certainly did. And he proved it many times, often by writing out quotes from books in both hands while talking to his audience about other topics. The strangest part? He claimed his m…
 
The latest in cancer therapeutics is just around the corner. Press play to learn from a true expert in the field and discover: How immune checkpoint inhibitors work What can be learned from the triangular communication that occurs between a primary tumor, metastatic site, and bone marrow When new and unprecedented therapeutics for cancer may be com…
 
Pallavi Gunalan and I are going to check out some animals that you typically would think of as being small, but sometimes get super large and very hunky chunky! From moths to snails to frogs and pollywogs, these animals will give you a HUGE surprise! Footnotes: Hercules moth! Hercules moth caterpillar Atlas moth with snake head wingtips Giant Afric…
 
From booster landings to astronaut launches, it’s hard to imagine a time when SpaceX struggled. But once it seemed like the company may never get off the ground. Eric Berger, journalist and Ars Technica’s senior space editor, chronicles the company’s desperate first years in his new book Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched…
 
Your life story is hidden in your teeth. The days, weeks, years, and stressful events of your life are recorded in tiny timelines that can be read by scientists like Leakey Foundation grantee Dr. Tanya Smith. She and her colleagues used fossil teeth to tell a detailed and intimate story about the lives of two Neanderthal children and the changing w…
 
Cancer has impacted almost every single person on the planet in one way or another. Maybe you’ve had it yourself, or know someone who has. Despite how long it’s plagued the human species, the opportunities for a deeper understanding of its causes and mechanisms are vast. Tune in to discover: How cells undergo non-genetic heritable changes, and how …
 
What are the origins of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle? Is there any way to cheat it? What does this all have to do with waves? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/pmsutterAll episodes: http://www.AskASpaceman.com Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PaulMattSutterLike on…
 
NASA landed its 9th successful surface mission and 5th rover on Mars, Perseverance. To place is safely in the treacherous Jezero Crater, Perseverance used two new technologies: Range Trigger and Terrain Relative Navigation. Mars 2020 Guidance, Navigation and Controls Operations Lead Swati Mohan joins Jake to talk about these technologies and how th…
 
This week we talk all about sediment bedforms and everyone's favorite - antidunes! Watch John's Flume Experiments from 11 years ago Froude Number Fun Paper Friday Smarandache, Florentin. Funny Problems. Infinite Study, 2000. Contact us: Show Support us on Patreon! www.dontpanicgeocast.com SWUNG Slack @dontpanicgeo show@dontpanicgeocast.com John Lee…
 
Imagine being given two options: lose your license to practice medicine, or keep quiet about a substance that you know has revolutionary therapeutic applications. You might think no doctor would ever find themselves in such a position. Think again. And press play to learn: How chlorine dioxide is able to kill pathogens, but not biological tissues H…
 
What’s up with the COVID-19 vaccines? On this episode of StarTalk, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice talk about all things COVID-19 vaccine with Dr. Irwin Redlener, Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/s…
 
Astronomy Cast Ep. 596: The Universe’s Background Noise by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay You might be familiar with the cosmic microwave background, but that's just one of the background radiations that astronomers look at. Some are well known and cataloged. While others are just starting to be possible to see at all. All of them tell us more about …
 
This episode will run for members only by guest request. Here, again, another RN working in the medical field is pressured to do things contrary to her moral values. While remaining in honor she addresses the issues head on and succeeds with grace and poise. The resulting outcome removed the policy pressures, gained an agreement and employment was …
 
Part two of our interview with Dr Larisa DeSantis of Vanderbilt University on the 'dietary ecology' of Smilodon. Smilodon is probably one of the most iconic mammalian apex predators with its extended upper canines and robustly-built forearms. In fact, when we compare Smilodon to modern cats (felids), we don't see these same characteristics. So what…
 
Does your brain function as a filtering device for your mind? It might sound strange, and you might think there’s no way. But consider that the eyes filter visual input and the ears filter auditory input, leaving us only with the stimuli we need for physical survival. Couldn’t the brain also act as a filtering device, allowing only those thoughts w…
 
Thanks to Nicholas for this week’s suggestion! Let’s learn about the Australian stingless bee and its relatives! Listen to BewilderBeasts if you want more fun, family-friendly animal facts! Further reading/watching: Australian Stingless Bees Women Work to Save Native Bees of Mexico (I really recommend the short video embedded on this page! It’s utt…
 
Kicking Off Mars Month in style Matt catches up with Eric Berger about his awesome new book and his thoughts on the latest happenings in Space. Mars stories and Missions start Mars Month off.If you enjoy the show please go over to www.Patreon.com/Interplanetary and become a Patron or even a producer of the show. If you enjoy why not join the BIS at…
 
When and why did life diversify? This week we go WAY BACK to the Cambrian and hang out with hungry worms and trilobites to discover what happened. Fun Paper Friday Did you know that Wombats poop cubes? Now you do! Yang, Patricia J., et al. "Intestines of non-uniform stiffness mold the corners of wombat feces." Soft Matter (2021). Contact us: Show S…
 
Rock gardening is so much more than gardening with rocks. No one knows this better than Panayoti Kelaidis. A self-proclaimed acolyte in the cathedral of chlorophyll, Panayoti has spent a lifetime steeped in plants and gardening. As you will learn, rock gardening is truly a magnificent blend of science and art that celebrates plants as organisms and…
 
You could very well have cancer cells circulating in your body at this very moment. But don’t worry, because if you do, you’ll probably never know it. And you can thank your immune system for that. So how does cancer develop at all? Why and when does the immune system fail to protect us from cancer? And how can this knowledge lead to an effective t…
 
Eva Harris and Janet Smith join TWiV to discuss how an antibody against dengue virus NS1 protein blocks endothelial dysfunction and the potential of treating infections by multiple flaviviruses. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Guest: Eva Harris and Janet Smith Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, ema…
 
This week I had the privilege of chatting with Dr. Brittany Kamai about her research into how to improve gravitational wave detectors – as well as how we can each generate gravitational waves. We also discussed how she became a driving force behind the #ShutDownSTEM movement. Brittany is Native Hawaiian, an astrophysicist, athlete, author, mentor, …
 
The US Federal Government continues to hide clear evidence resulting from a 10-year, $30 million study funded by the FDA: radiation from wireless technology causes cancer and breaks DNA. In fact, the government not only has this knowledge, but uses it as a weapon. Thousands of studies over past decades show clear evidence of biological harm caused …
 
In COVID-19 clinical update #51, Daniel Griffin reviews use of two masks, effectiveness of testing in nursing homes, updates on vaccines, use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, little effect of vitamin D and remdesivir in clinical studies, and a long COVID research initiative from NIH. Hosts: Daniel Griffin and Vincent Racaniello Subscribe (f…
 
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