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The Voyage Report: where you get the scoop on travel! This podcast introduces listeners to globetrotters, explorers, current travel topics and trends, tips and tricks, and destinations around the world. Subscribe, review, and share to support our original content from our team of journalists. Thank you for listening and visit us at VoyageReport.com. Bon voyage!
 
National Geographic Magazine Volume 3, articles published in 1891 and 1892.South America: Annual Address by the President, Gardiner G. HubbardGeography of the Land: Annual Report by Vice-President Herbert G. OgdenGeography of the Air: Annual Report by Vice-President A. W. GreelyAn Expedition to Mount St. Elias, AlaskaIntroduction. The Southern Coast of AlaskaPart I. Previous Explorations in the St. Elias RegionPart II. Narrative of the St. Elias Expedition of 1890Part III. Sketch of the Geol ...
 
The Science Podcast From Live Science The world can be a pretty mysterious place and we at Live Science love to ask and answer questions about mysteries big and small: about ancient civilizations, our planet and our solar system, the plants and animals that live alongside us, our bodies and how they work, and the technologies that we use every day. Join us on this exciting voyage of discovery and downright weirdness as we solve… Life’s Little Mysteries.
 
EJ Scott has in depth conversations with celebrity guests, actors, writers, directors, producers, comedians, improvisers, comic book artists and writers, musicians, legends and up and comers. Conversational, open, honest and humorous. Guests that brought you The Walking Dead, VEEP, True Blood, Marvel's Daredevil, Marvel's Luke Cage, Areested Development, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Stranger Things, Breaking Bad, Saturday Night Live, MADtv, The Good Wi ...
 
Part diary, part interview show, Millennials in Heat explores how the younger half of millennials are dating, hooking up, and maybe even falling in love. Co-hosts Sarah Freedman and Michael Iselin talk about their own love lives, then bring on fellow millennials to tell them stories of their own love (or lack of love) lives. Interested in learning more? Shoot us an email at millennialsinheat@gmail.com
 
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New data shows an increase in stalkerware use. This is software that grants a remote user the ability to monitor the activity on another user’s device without their consent, and can be preloaded in technology given as gifts. It’s an increasing problem around the world according to the cybersecurity form Kaspersky. Tara Hairston from Kaspersky and S…
 
Playing video games is positively linked with wellbeing according research from the Oxford Internet Institute. The new study is the first of its kind as, instead of asking players how much they play, it uses industry data on actual play time for popular video games EA's Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville and Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New…
 
Voyager 2 contacted for the first time since March - says “hello”We reported back in February how scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory were working flat out repairing Voyager 2. The only antenna that can command the 43 year old spacecraft has been offline since March undergoing repairs and upgrades – but now the Voyager team have called t…
 
The past year has uncovered more equity issues in education than in years before. The struggle to provide equitable access to technology, learning tools, emotional support, and even meals is now at the forefront of educators’ minds as they struggle to keep learning going forward for their students. Join us for a timely discussion about equity in ed…
 
A new study shows that twitter remains a platform with many conspiracy believers. The work also reveals that compared to the Dutch public, the British are not as good at judging false coronavirus stories to be untrue. The Covid-19 and the Rhetoric of Untruth project - an Anglo-Dutch research initiative – has focussed on the impact of fake news and …
 
This school year, the importance of closing reading gaps and maintaining strong skills is more important than ever due to COVID learning loss and a shift to remote learning. Join us for a timely and insightful podcast with respected literacy expert and author Dr. Tim Rasinski, as he discusses the long-term impact of COVID learning loss on reading f…
 
Despite a pandemic, nearly everyone voting in the upcoming US election will do so with a tick in a box on a piece of paper. They may post their ballot, or go in person to a voting station, but the process is still physical. Why? Presenter Gareth Mitchell will be asking election voting advisor Susan Greenhalgh. Despite the prevalence of paper, there…
 
Go Viral! is a browser based game where you have a go at being a spreader of misinformation. Along the way, you learn the tactics of the trolls and you come out the other end, better able to differentiate the facts from the alternative facts online. Gareth discusses why these games can change peoples’ minds with one of the game’s co-developers, Jon…
 
Can political forecasting be quicker? That’s a question posed by Thomas Miller from Northwestern University, who has created a model that simulates a million hypothetical US presidential election results every hour. The model does not use traditional data sources like polling surveys but betting data. Recycling Solar lamps in ZambiaWe hear from Sol…
 
Lois Letchford was told by a teacher that her son, Nicholas, was “the worst child (she’s) ever seen in (her) 25 years of teaching.” Instead of giving up and giving in, Letchford became a passionate advocate for literacy and children who have been left behind by the educational system. Join us for an inspiring conversation as she shares how she help…
 
For at least two decades now police forces have been using crime data tech to analyse crime patterns and therefore reduce crime rates, but they have not been able to predict who may have carried out a crime. Now the Sheriff’s office in Pasco County, Florida is using what it calls ‘intelligence led policing’ to do just that. Could AI algorithms real…
 
Google maps has a new feature - COVID19 maps. You can now filter onto your chosen area the current Covid-19 case rates. Launched in more than 200 countries the mapping feature could help people decide if they feel it is safe to travel to new areas – but as is often the case with new tech when it is launched it is not as informative as you may have …
 
The Internet Society has created a way of checking how new regulations could harm the structure of the internet. As the internet doesn’t respect borders, what happens in one country can impact the internet in another. The internet can sustain one or two attacks but many at the same time could even bring it down. Until now there has been no way of p…
 
Is bacteria helpful our harmful? Our intrepid science reporters, Jeanna and Mindy explore the mysteries of bacteria. Below you can find links to further reading on the topic discussed in this episode. Mystery: Could humans live without bacteria? There are trillions of bacteria are swarming over your skin and through your body The number of bacteria…
 
The Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) is due to set sail this week (scheduled for Wednesday) from Plymouth, England to Plymouth, Massachusetts with no crew on board. The AI captain will steer the trimaran across the Atlantic with the help of servers and cloud and edge computing, gathering data on global warming, micro-plastic pollution and marine mam…
 
(Dis)honour amongst thieves Cyber criminals use online forums to sell stolen identity information and other illicit goods. Alex Kigerl, a criminologist at Washington State University explains how a recent leak from two such forums allowed him to identify different types of criminals, with implications for online policing. Migrant moneyThe pandemic …
 
Unlike Spring of 2020, this fall we have the opportunity to prepare for distance learning as students return to the classroom. But many questions still remain--will students return to the classroom or remote learning, or both? Will educators be ready? What can school leaders do to help educators prepare for blended or remote learning? Join our time…
 
The American elementary education system continues to value so-called reading comprehension skills over knowledge, when in fact those skills are largely dependent on knowledge. Low-income students continue to struggle while children of educated parents with higher-income levels acquire more academic knowledge and vocabulary outside school, giving t…
 
Why do some people hate the taste of beer? Our intrepid science reporters, Jeanna and Mindy track the mysteries of one of the oldest alcoholic beverages in the world. Below you can find links to further reading on the topic discussed in this episode. Mystery: Why do some people hate the taste of beer? This could all fall to genetics People who are …
 
The UK government used a statistical algorithm to alter children’s grades for exams missed in lockdown. But critics have argued that this algorithm, which used old data on school performance, unfairly stigmatised pupils from poorer backgrounds. Stian Westlake from Britain’s Royal Statistical Society speaks to Gareth and Bill about the challenges of…
 
Mindy and Jeanna introduce the final instalment in a series of special reports from Life's Little Mysteries with Live Science health reporter Nicoletta Lanese, who is at the forefront of Live Science’s coronavirus coverage. This episode was recorded on August 13th and features Nicoletta's weekly coronavirus update and Q&A on Facebook Live. New upda…
 
Jammu and Kashmir have faced an unprecedented communication blockade, with no or slow internet for 12 months. We hear voices from the region on what the impact has been on life there, with insight from technology lawyer and online freedoms activist Mishi Choudhary. Whiteness in AI Portrayals of artificial intelligence – from the faces of robots to …
 
Is every single Elephant a village wrecking booze hound? Our intrepid science reporters, Jeanna and Mindy track the mysteries of one of the world’s most fascinating land mammals. Below you can find links to further reading on the topic discussed in this episode. Mystery: Is every single Elephant a village wrecking booze hound? INTERVIEW with Joshua…
 
Mindy and Jeanna introduce the latest in a series of special reports from Life's Little Mysteries with Live Science health reporter Nicoletta Lanese, who is at the forefront of Live Science’s coronavirus coverage. This episode was recorded on August 6th and features Nicoletta's weekly coronavirus update and Q&A on Facebook Live. New updates are liv…
 
India came last out of 42 countries in a recent study of remote-working readiness. Bhaskar Chakravorti, Dean of Global Business for The Fletcher School at Tufts University, explains what his research means for the 1.3 billion people living in India, and what the future holds for the second largest internet market in the world. Saving lives with a h…
 
Mindy and Jeanna introduce the latest in a series of special reports from Life's Little Mysteries with Live Science health reporter Nicoletta Lanese, who is at the forefront of Live Science’s coronavirus coverage. This episode was recorded on July 30th and features Nicoletta's weekly coronavirus update and Q&A on Facebook Live. New updates are live…
 
According to the science of reading, students need to master phonemic awareness skills before they match the sounds to print, and phonics instruction is needed before students begin decoding text. We know this information, yet A-Z alphabetical word walls are still used in many classrooms, requiring students to match print to speech instead of sound…
 
How can we distinguish the online posts written by real people from those coming out of professional bot-farms intent on influencing elections? New research from Princeton University in America uses machine learning to identify malicious online trolls, even before they’ve sent a single tweet. Lead author Meysam Alizadeh explains the power of this w…
 
Could evolution ever bring back the Dinosaurs? Our intrepid science reporters, Jeanna and Mindy take a look back at the history of evolution and question how it might affect us in the future. Below you can find links to further reading on the topic discussed in this episode. Mystery:Could Evolution Ever Bring Back the Dinosaurs? In 2015, after a 7 …
 
Mindy and Jeanna introduce the latest in a series of special reports from Life's Little Mysteries with Live Science health reporter Nicoletta Lanese, who is at the forefront of Live Science’s coronavirus coverage. This episode was recorded on July 23rd and features Nicoletta's weekly coronavirus update and Q&A on Facebook Live. New updates are live…
 
Using machine learning, researchers analysed 30 million English language tweets from across the world to track the changing global sentiment as the Covid-19 pandemic spread. Lead author of the study, professor May Lwin at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore explains how machine learning found that sentiments of fear in the early months of…
 
Mindy and Jeanna introduce the latest in a series of special reports from Life's Little Mysteries with Live Science health reporter Nicoletta Lanese, who is at the forefront of Live Science’s coronavirus coverage. This episode was recorded on July 16th and features Nicoletta's weekly coronavirus update and Q&A on Facebook Live. New updates are live…
 
The internet shutdown in Ethiopia has been in place for 2 weeks now. The Ethiopian Government cut internet connectivity following protests over the killing of singer and activist Hachalu Hundessa. The civil society group NetBlocks monitors connectivity around the world. Their Executive Director Alp Toker explains how by controlling mobile telecoms …
 
Just how were the Egyptian pyramids built? Our intrepid science reporters, Jeanna and Mindy dig away some of their favourite archaeological mysteries and discoveries that continue to puzzle archaeologists. Below you can find links to further reading on the topic discussed in this episode. Mystery: How Were the Egyptian Pyramids Built? INTERVIEW wit…
 
Mindy and Jeanna introduce the latest in a series of special reports from Life's Little Mysteries with Live Science health reporter Nicoletta Lanese, who is at the forefront of Live Science’s coronavirus coverage. This episode was recorded on July 9th and features Nicoletta's weekly coronavirus update and Q&A on Facebook Live. New updates are lives…
 
What is Web Science, and why does it matter? The internet is the most complex machine built by humans but it so much more than just the engineering behind it. The internet moves the data around, but the web is the space in which we humans have experiences, think of the web as a sort of super app. We're interested in the underlying technology, in th…
 
Mindy and Jeanna introduce the latest in a series of special reports from Life's Little Mysteries with Live Science health reporter Nicoletta Lanese, who is at the forefront of Live Science’s coronavirus coverage. This episode was recorded on July 2nd and features Nicoletta's weekly coronavirus update and Q&A on Facebook Live. New updates are lives…
 
This week Digital Planet explores digital death and how the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to update our death rituals and move most of our grieving online. We hear from a listener whose mother passed away with her children by her side via Facetime and how they then moved their traditional American-Irish funeral practices online. In India people o…
 
From unicorns, dragons and mermaids to the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot; our intrepid science reporters, Jeanna and Mindy, explore the history and "evidence" of mythical creatures. Below you can find links to further reading on the topic discussed in this episode. Mystery: Bigfoot: Man-Monster or Myth? The legend of Bigfoot has been around for jus…
 
Mindy and Jeanna introduce a series of special reports from Life's Little Mysteries with Live Science health reporter Nicoletta Lanese, who is at the forefront of Live Science’s coronavirus coverage. This episode was recorded on June 25th and features Nicoletta's weekly coronavirus update and Q&A on Facebook Live. New updates are livestreamed on Fa…
 
A major problem in laying internet cables in Nigeria is the phenomenal cost of right of way charges – these are local state imposed fees to broadband providers. Ekiti, one of Nigeria’s smallest states, has cut its right of way charges by 96%. It will now cost $374 to lay a kilometre of broadband cable down from $11,600. Tech reporter Yomi Kazeem jo…
 
Mindy and Jeanna introduce a series of special reports from Life's Little Mysteries with Live Science health reporter Nicoletta Lanese, who is at the forefront of Live Science’s coronavirus coverage. This episode was recorded on June 18th and features Nicoletta's weekly coronavirus update and Q&A on Facebook Live. New updates are livestreamed on Fa…
 
Facial recognition – what’s the future for the tech with the big names pulling out? Most of the big tech companies have now declared they will not sell facial recognition tech to police, but will this mean that police forces will stop using this tech? There are many smaller companies that have so far not declared their intentions and others are cle…
 
How will the Universe end? Our intrepid science reporters, Jeanna and Mindy take a step into the mysteries workings of the universe. Below you can find links to further reading on the topic discussed in this episode. Mystery: How Will the Universe End? Cosmotologists have narrowed the likelihood of this down to three scenarios: Heat Death, The Big …
 
Mindy and Jeanna introduce the sixteenth in a series of special reports from Life's Little Mysteries with Live Science health reporter Nicoletta Lanese, who is at the forefront of Live Science’s coronavirus coverage. This episode was recorded on June 11th and features Nicoletta's weekly coronavirus update and Q&A on Facebook Live. New updates are l…
 
Sophia Smith-Galer reports on algorithm activism – ways of boosting protests online. With many people forced to protest digitally because of the pandemic, digital protesting, especially by young people, is the most accessible form of demonstrating support and prompting change. Sophia looks at new ways this is being done during the Black Lives Matte…
 
In this podcast, Blank discusses how the learning challenges he faced prepared him for the World Marathon Challenge and for life. He shares: What it feels like to grow up with dyslexia and the stigmas attached to it How he beat the odds when it seemed like the odds were against him How you can encourage and support students with dyslexia As Blank s…
 
Mindy and Jeanna introduce the fifteenth in a series of special reports from Life's Little Mysteries with Live Science health reporter Nicoletta Lanese, who is at the forefront of Live Science’s coronavirus coverage. This episode was recorded on June 4th and features Nicoletta's weekly coronavirus update and Q&A on Facebook Live.New updates are liv…
 
The number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase in Brazil, but access to digital services is getting harder for many of the country’s poorest residents. Emergency aid and state health advice about the virus are only available online, leaving those without internet access with no help at all. Digital Planet’s Angelica Mari explains the situation …
 
Is it safe to hold in a sneeze? What happens when you sneeze in Space? Our intrepid science reporters, Jeanna and Mindy take a peek up our noses as they unpick this week's mystery. Below you can find links to further reading on the topic discussed in this episode. Mystery: Is it safe to hold in a sneeze? In ancient times, sneezes were thought of as…
 
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