Best Natural Sciences podcasts we could find (Updated August 2019)
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You Are Not So Smart is a show about psychology that celebrates science and self delusion. In each episode, we explore what we've learned so far about reasoning, biases, judgments, and decision-making.
 
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NASACast Audio
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NASACast combines the content of all the NASACast subject area podcasts into a single omnibus podcast. Here you'll find the latest news and features on NASA's missions as well as the popular "This Week @NASA" newsreel.
 
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StarTalk Radio
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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.
 
This Week in Virology is a netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Three virology professors and a science writer explain how viruses work and how they cause disease.
 
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Creature Feature
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We take a critter’s eye view to explore how animal behavior parallels humans. Join comedians and science-lovers as we get inside the minds of animals
 
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Liftoff
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Liftoff is a fortnightly podcast about space, the universe, and everything. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand the latest developments as explained by enthusiastic space fans Stephen Hackett and Jason Snell. Hosted by Jason Snell and Stephen Hackett.
 
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Physics Frontiers
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Jim Rantschler and Randy Morrison discuss physics from elementary particles to cosmological effects at the limits of our theoretical knowledge or have recently emerged.
 
If you’re fascinated by the idea of humans traveling through space and curious about how that all works, you’ve come to the right place. This is the official podcast of the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
 
Weekly podcasts from Science Magazine, the world's leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary.
 
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Spacepod
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Hear stories about the alien moons orbiting our Sun, of cold stars, and the future of space exploration. Every week, scientist Dr. Carrie Nugent chats about an amazing part of our universe with an expert guest. Spacepod is the podcast that gives you an inside look into space exploration. Learn more: http://listentospacepod.com
 
Each episode of Distillations podcast takes a deep-dive into a moment of science-related history in order to shed light on the present.
 
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WeatherBrains
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The world's greatest weather podcast. Join weather geeks James Spann, Kevin Selle, Nate Johnson, Brian Peters, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, and Rick Smith, along with some of the most brilliant minds in the weather enterprise every week!
 
The ID The Future (IDTF) podcast carries on Discovery Institute's mission of exploring the issues central to evolution and intelligent design. IDTF is a short podcast providing you with the most current news and views on evolution and ID. IDTF delivers brief interviews with key scientists and scholars developing the theory of ID, as well as insightful commentary from Discovery Institute senior fellows and staff on the scientific, educational and legal aspects of the debate.
 
The Gait Guys: Exploring the Links between Human Movement, Biomechanics and Gait. Website, www.thegaitguys.com We blog daily on Tumblr, Facebook & YouTube www.TheGaitGuys.com
 
In-depth stories about the science of life. Each week, we tell a story about ideas, trends and people, and how science and medicine affect our lives, our health and our society. More at mosaicscience.com Published by the Wellcome Trust.
 
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FUTURE FOSSILS
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It's about time! Provocative, profound discussions at the intersection of science, art, and philosophy with paleontologist-futurist Michael Garfield and new amazing guests each week. For anyone who digs the geeky, unconventional, free-roaming, fun, irreverent, and thoughtful – an auditory psychedelic to prepare you for a wilder future than we can imagine!
 
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Nature Podcast
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The Nature Podcast brings you the best stories from the world of science each week. We cover everything from astronomy to zoology, highlighting the most exciting research from each issue of Nature journal. We meet the scientists behind the results and providing in-depth analysis from Nature's journalists and editors.
 
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BBC Inside Science
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Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
 
The kickass science and technology radio show that delivers an irreverent look at the week in science and technology.
 
Amazing things humans have learnt from the animal kingdom. Inspiring, fascinating, bingeable.
 
Collective Insights is a voyage through topics and technologies revolutionizing human wellbeing.
 
Learn, Memorize And Recall Anything Using Memory Techniques, Mnemonics And A Memory Palace Fast
 
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The Bio Report
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The Bio Report podcast, hosted by award-winning journalist Daniel Levine, focuses on the intersection of biotechnology with business, science, and policy.
 
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 ...
 
The Everyday Neuro podcast series with Dr Janine Cooper provides knowledge and inspiration to everyone and anyone interested in the fascinating fields of neuroscience, neuropsychology and the human brain. Developed to incorporate information and interviews with experts in the field, the podcasts cover a diverse range of topics from memory and cognition to trauma, brain injury and wellbeing. Janine will guide you through the current research and help you to develop greater understanding of th ...
 
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Science Friday
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Brain fun for curious people.
 
80 Days is a podcast dedicated to exploring little-known countries, territories settlements and cities around the world. We're part history podcast, part geography podcast and part ramble.Each episode, we'll land in a new locale and spend some time discussing the history, geography, culture, sport, religion, industry, pastimes and music of our new location.More details on www.80dayspodcast.com, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @80dayspodcast | Support us on www.patreon.com/80dayspodcast
 
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Ridiculous History
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History is beautiful, brutal and, often, ridiculous. Join Ben Bowlin and Noel Brown as they dive into some of the weirdest stories from across the span of human civilization in Ridiculous History, a podcast by iHeartRadio.
 
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AnthroPod
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AnthroPod is produced by the Society for Cultural Anthropology (http://www.culanth.org). Each episode, we explore what anthropologists and anthropology can teach us about the world and people around us.
 
This is the website for the Space Rocket History podcast
 
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Linear Digressions
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Linear Digressions is a podcast about machine learning and data science. Machine learning is being used to solve a ton of interesting problems, and to accomplish goals that were out of reach even a few short years ago.
 
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Crrow777Radio.com
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Crrow777 has been filming and questioning space, the moon and our sun for many years and has many thousands of hours of observation and filming time through large telescopes.
 
Founder of Onnit, and modern philosopher Aubrey Marcus asks the important questions: How do we find our purpose, wake up to who we truly are, have a few more laughs, and human being a little better? The Aubrey Marcus Podcast brings in world class guests from the fields of athletics, health, business, fitness, science, relationship and spirituality, and asks them to open up about the failures and successes that define their wisdom and character. Follow me on social @AubreyMarcus to keep up wi ...
 
Weather Explained: Fog, clouds, rain, haze, thunder, cyclones, dew point and how to count dust motes are just a few of the 35 topics covered in short, easy to read and understand chapters in this book published in 1905.
 
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Bad Science
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Each week we pair a comedian with a scientist, to break down the scientifically inaccurate elements of popular movies and TV shows. Warning: There will be spoilers.
 
Welcome to The Psychology Podcast with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, where we give you insights into the mind, brain, behavior and creativity. Each episode we’ll feature a guest who will stimulate your mind, and give you a greater understanding of your self, others, and the world we live in. Hopefully, we’ll also provide a glimpse into human possibility! Thanks for listening and enjoy the podcast.
 
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Emperors of Rome
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“Great empires are not maintained by timidity.” - Tacitus. A podcast series looking at the rulers of the ancient Roman empire, by Dr Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith.
 
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Shrink Rap Radio
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Psychology Interviews: Exploring brain, body, mind, spirit, intuition, leadership, research, psychotherapy and more!
 
Brain Science was launched in 2006 by Dr. Ginger Campbell, an experienced emergency physician with a passion for exploring how recent discoveries in neuroscience are revealing how our brains make us who we are. This podcast is for non-scientists, scientists, and everyone in between. We interview scientists and discuss the latest books about the brain. Monthy episodes resume in June 2017, but all episodes posted since January 2013 are available for FREE in iTunes. Please visit our website for ...
 
Ever wanted to know how music affects your brain, what quantum mechanics really is, or how black holes work? Do you wonder why you get emotional each time you see a certain movie, or how on earth video games are designed? Then you’ve come to the right place. Each week, Sean Carroll will host conversations with some of the most interesting thinkers in the world. From neuroscientists and engineers to authors and television producers, Sean and his guests talk about the biggest ideas in science, ...
 
This is a show about early American history. Awarded Best History Podcast by the Academy of Podcasters in 2017, it’s for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day world. Each episode features conversations with professional historians who help shed light on important people and events in early American history. It is produced by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.
 
From the ground breaking and life saving to the wacky and implausible, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki reveals some of the best moments in science.
 
Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author Sam Harris as he explores important and controversial questions about the human mind, society, and current events. Sam Harris is the author of five New York Times bestsellers. His books include The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, Free Will, Lying, Waking Up, and Islam and the Future of Tolerance (with Maajid Nawaz). The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His writing and public lectures ...
 
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AWESOME ASTRONOMY
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Awesome Astronomy explores the frontiers of science, space and our evolving understanding of the universe. Join Ralph, Paul & Jeni for informative and fun astronomy programmes dedicated to space and astronomy news and monthly podcast extras covering hot topics and special interviews in the world of science and astronomy.
 
The Drunken Taoist is a bi-monthly podcast by writer/martial artist/college professor/whatever-label-you-feel-like-adding Daniele Bolelli. One of the monthly episodes features discussions and interviews with one or more guests. The other includes the infamous Bolelli rants and verbal Tai Chi with co-host Rich Evirs. Topics covered by the show include the common thread is whatever makes life intense, passionate and worth living. Anything that meets this requirement is fair game-regardless of ...
 
Big data and data science interviews, insight, and analysis.
 
A weekly podcast interviewing experts in the prenatal, natural childbirth and pediatric care field such as Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Sarah Buckley, Dr. Michel Odent, Dr. Jeanne Ohm, Dr. Bob Sears, and Penny Simkin. We want you to feel safe, supported and empowered during your pregnancy, birth and parenthood journey.
 
Philosophy for our Times features debates and talks with the world’s leading thinkers on today’s biggest ideas. This live recording podcast is brought to you by the Institute of Art and Ideas – described by Total Politics as “Europe’s answer to TED” and host to the annual philosophy and music festival HowTheLightGetsIn.Visit iai.tv for more.
 
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This episode was first broadcast in July 2013. This year, Nature celebrates its 150th birthday. To mark this anniversary we’re rebroadcasting episodes from our PastCast series, highlighting key moments in the history of science. During the Second World War, scientists worked on secret projects such as the development of radar. Their efforts wer ...…
 
On this episode of ID the Future, Stephen Meyer, director of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture and author of Darwin’s Doubt, gives advice to students and recent graduates interested in intelligent design. He encourages students to recognize how pervasive philosophical naturalism is in the academy; master the material; do good ...…
 
Memory takes different forms. Memories can be encoded in the strength of neural connections in our brains, but there’s a sense in which photographs and written records are memories as well. What did people do before such forms of memory even existed? Lynne Kelly is a science writer and researcher who specializes in forms of memory in the ancien ...…
 
We talk often about which features in a dataset are most important, but recently a new paper has started making the rounds that turns the idea of importance on its head: Data Shapley is an algorithm for thinking about which examples in a dataset are most important. It makes a lot of intuitive sense: data that’s just repeating examples that you’ ...…
 
Emerging sign languages could reveal how all language evolved – but keeping these fragile languages isolated for research may mean the people who rely on them lose out. Written by Michael Erard. Read by Michael Regnier. Produced by Graihagh Jackson. iTunes itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosai…id964928211?mt=2 RSS mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss To re ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy J.G. M'Pherson.
 
The way hundreds of fish move together may help with the design of wind turbines. Schools of fish appear to move as one - turning, contracting, expanding, even parting and then coming back together again. This is a beautiful sight. Scientists have been studying them to try to make wind farms more efficient.www.bbcworldservice.com/30animalsWith ...…
 
Links to find the podcast: Look for us on iTunes, Google Play, Podbean, PlayerFM and more. Just Google "the gait guys podcast". Our Websites: www.thegaitguys.com Find Exclusive content at: https://www.patreon.com/thegaitguys doctorallen.co summitchiroandrehab.com shawnallen.net Our website is all you need to remember. Everything you want, need ...…
 
The Autonomous CollecTWiVe reveal two effective treatments for Ebolavirus infection, how a virus in a fungus confers heat tolerance to a plant, and dampened inflammation as a mechanism for bat tolerance to viral infection. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a pat ...…
 
Jim and Randy discuss loop quantum gravity, and integration of quantum mechanics and gravity that quantizes space-time itself through the use of uncertain quanta of volumes and the random connections between them.
 
Imagine stepping into a white suit, pulling on thick rubber gloves and a helmet with a clear face plate. You can only talk to your colleagues through an earpiece, and a rubber hose supplies you with breathable air. Sounds like something you wear in space, right? In this case, you’re not an astronaut. You’re at the Texas Biomedical Institute in ...…
 
Lightning during a heavy rainstorm is one of the most dramatic phenomena on the planet—and it happens, somewhere on Earth, an estimated 50 to 100 times a second. But even though scientists have been puzzling over the physics of lightning for decades, stretching back even to Ben Franklin’s kite experiment, much of the science remains mysterious. ...…
 
Neil Tyson flies to Thule Air Base in Greenland to investigate the intersection of space exploration and the military. With Chuck Nice, Laura Grego, PhD, Prof. Priya Natarajan, Colonel Thomas Colvin, General John Raymond, General John Shaw, Tim Norton, and Bill Nye. Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Renee Douglas, Ernesto Chavez, ...…
 
Neil Tyson flies to Thule Air Base in Greenland to investigate the intersection of space exploration and the military. With Chuck Nice, Laura Grego, PhD, Prof. Priya Natarajan, Colonel Thomas Colvin, General John Raymond, General John Shaw, Tim Norton, and Bill Nye. Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Renee Douglas, Ernesto Chavez, ...…
 
On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Ray Bohlin interviews Jonathan Wells about the interaction of evolutionary theory and medicine. Has Darwinism furthered healthcare? What about our understanding of antibiotic resistance? And might learning about evolution become a requirement for medical students?…
 
Laura Shaw, the International Space Station Program Lead for Exploration Life Support Systems, discusses the systems on the station that create a livable and comfortable space for astronauts and cosmonauts. Shaw describes how improving these systems will be critical for exploring the Moon and Mars. HWHAP Episode 105.…
 
Laura Shaw, the International Space Station Program Lead for Exploration Life Support Systems, discusses the systems on the station that create a livable and comfortable space for astronauts and cosmonauts. Shaw describes how improving these systems will be critical for exploring the Moon and Mars. HWHAP Episode 105.…
 
NASA Selects Marshall to Lead Human Landing System Development, NASA Selects Final Four Site Candidates for Asteroid Sample Return Mission and more ...
 
You’ve probably spent time in your educational career feeling frustrated, right? You know the routine: It’s the night before a test, and instead of resting… You’re “cramming” to try to remember the things that didn’t quite stick during a lecture. Here’s the thing. It’s not your fault. And there truly is a better way to learn. No, it’s not sitti ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy J.G. M'Pherson.
 
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. Move over Moneyball, something new is coming. Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the world of data-driven player development that’s re-shaping baseball today. Featuring Ben Lindbergh and Travis Sawchik, authors of The MVP Machine, and astrophysicist and baseball sleuth Mere ...…
 
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. Move over Moneyball, something new is coming. Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the world of data-driven player development that’s re-shaping baseball today. Featuring Ben Lindbergh and Travis Sawchik, authors of The MVP Machine, and astrophysicist and baseball sleuth Mere ...…
 
Free Will Falters?, First Cells Collaborated, Underwater Neanderthals, Monkey Worry Molecule, Big Frog Nests, Picking Baby Sex, Justin's Airship Future, Supernova Dust, Plastic Snow, Black Hole Rising, Daddy Longlegs Venom, Feeling Foreshocks, And Much More... The post 14 August, 2019 – Episode 734 – What’s that Noise? appeared first on This We ...…
 
Researchers, regulators, and the chicken industry are all united in their search for a way to make eggs more ethical by stopping culling—the killing of male chicks born to laying hens. Contributing Correspondent Gretchen Vogel talks with host Sarah Crespi about the many approaches being tried to determine the sex of chicken embryos before they ...…
 
Join the guys as they make a return appearance on Creature Feature, the podcast that takes a critter’s eye view to explore how animal behavior parallels the behavior of humans. In this episode, Katie Goldin and the guys explore some of the strangest quirks of animal anatomy... and they learn some things simply can't be unseen. Learn more about ...…
 
Following the simultaneous outages of two UK power plants last Friday, affecting nearly 1 million people across the country, we at Inside Science wanted to get back to the basics of electricity and get our heads round how the National Grid keeps the nation running. Keith Bell explains the difference between AC and DC (Alternating and Direct cur ...…
 
Ruth Behar speaks with Kristen Ghodsee about how anthropologists can be public intellectuals: They discuss how can anthropologists maintain credibility as scholars within the academy while also speaking to broader audiences; the necessity of patience and thinking of a career over the long duree; the productive spaces and possibilities within th ...…
 
Episode 162 - Daniele Interviewed by Sam YangBy Daniele Bolelli.
 
Many western schools no longer teach the so called classics which are the basis for natural truths in culture. How is it that modern entertainment encodes these ideas, yet so few understand anymore? It seems to be the un-education of the western world, by design. With this in mind, we cover the so called classics and the natural truths they hol ...…
 
Today it’s a delight to have David Vago on the podcast. Dr. Vago is Research Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He also maintains an appointment as a research associate in the Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory at Harvard Medical School. David aims to clarify adaptive mind-brain-body i ...…
 
The O’Reilly Data Show Podcast: Alex Ratner on how to build and manage training data with Snorkel. In this episode of the Data Show, I speak with Alex Ratner, project lead for Stanford’s Snorkel open source project; Ratner also recently garnered a faculty position at the University of Washington and is currently working on a company supporting ...…
 
Antibody-drug conjugates marry the precise targeting of an antibody to a cytotoxic payload. That has the potential to provide a powerful treatment approach to a variety of cancers with less toxicity than systemically delivered chemotherapy. The problem has been producing large quantities of antibody-drug conjugates in a consistent manner where ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy J.G. M'Pherson.
 
The Discussion: Following on from last month’s 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, we take a look at the recent movies and documentaries & social media: High Life, 8 Days to the Moon and Back, Apollo 50th, ApolloinRealTime.org. The ongoing inspiration of Apollo, the build-up of Project Artemis, saying farewell to Flight Director Chr ...…
 
On this episode of ID the Future, internationally distinguished scientist Marcos Eberlin, author of the new book Foresight: How the Chemistry of Life Reveals Planning and Purpose, talks about evolution’s “water gate” problem. There’s no conspiracy here, just life’s astonishing answer for admitting water into cells through “gates” while keeping ...…
 
Bill Eddy is a lawyer, therapist, mediator, and co-founder and Training Director of the High Conflict Institute. He obtained his law degree from the University of San Diego, a master’s degree of social work from San Diego State University, and a psychology degree from Case Western Reserve University. He has taught at the University of San Diego ...…
 
This week, spilling nuclear secrets, and a mysterious period in the Universe’s history. In this episode: 00:46 "The most dangerous spy in history" We hear the story of Klaus Fuchs, who gave away the details of building an atomic bomb. Books and Arts: The scientist-spy who spilt secrets of the bomb 08:00 Research Highlights Environmental impacts ...…
 
Suddenly the caution lights went out and the radar signals began to transmit. Within seconds the astronauts could see that its data was good. Seconds later in mission control, a jubilant Will Presley shouted, “Flight, we got radar lockup!”By Michael Annis.
 
Host Mat Kaplan in a long and fascinating conversation with Nicholas de Monchaux, author of Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo. This great book is about much more than creation of the suits that allowed humans to walk and work on the Moon. Jason Davis shares pointers on looking for LightSail 2 overhead, while Bruce Betts provides a solar sail update ...…
 
Today we have a return guest, Dr. Molly Maloof, on the show for a discussion with our lead product formulator, Dr. Greg Kelly. Molly is a brilliant doctor whose goal is to maximize human potential by dramatically extending human healthspan through medical technology, scientific wellness, and educational media. Their conversation is all about he ...…
 
Today, we’re going to talk about CUTENESS! Why do we love baby animals? Do baby animals love us? What are some of the cutest studies in science? Discover this and more as we answer the age old question: yikes, what’s it like to give birth to a baby porcupine? With special guest Bridgett Greenberg. FOOTNOTES: 1. Peak-a-boo researcher 2. Sea turt ...…
 
Tim Staples is an entrepreneur who sits at the intersection of storytelling and technology. He is the founder of Shareability, a creative agency that focuses on creating shareable ideas. He has worked with some of the worlds biggest stars like Leonardo Dicaprio, John Cena, and Christiano Ronaldo. We talk a lot about principles to create phenome ...…
 
From the 1960s well into the 1990s, thousands of children in the United States were actually paid to hunt fireflies. Join the guys as they explore the strange story of Sigma and firefly hunting — and get surprised by an unexpected guest. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers…
 
In this episode, I discuss the huge benefits that recreational travel or taking a holiday can have on your thinking and wellbeing. I will introduce research that shows that the benefits to our mood occur both at the time of taking a holiday and in the time thereafter. I will share with you how even the thought of your next holiday can raise you ...…
 
This week’s guest is Magenta Ceiba, Executive Creative Officer (ECO) for the Bloom Network, a worldwide constellation of regenerative design hackers working in ecology, economics, civil engineering, software design, restorative justice, organizational development, and more. Bloom is hosting Pollination, an “unconference” or immersive in-person ...…
 
In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Caitlin Flanagan about her work as a writer. They discuss controversies on social media, the contradictions within feminism, media bias, #MeToo, the new norms of sexuality, the wokeness of academia, affirmative action, college admissions, HR departments, sexual harassment, and other topics. ...…
 
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