A two-time Peabody Award-winner, Radiolab is an investigation told through sounds and stories, and centered around one big idea. In the Radiolab world, information sounds like music and science and culture collide. Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, the show is designed for listeners who demand skepticism, but appreciate wonder. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Freakonomics Radio, Death, Sex & Money, On the Media and many more.
Covering everything about science and technology -- from the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies -- Science Friday is your source for entertaining and educational stories and activities. Each week, host Ira Flatow interviews scientists and inventors like Sylvia Earle, Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and more.
Deep in the back of your mind, you’ve always had the feeling that there’s something strange about reality. There is. Join Robert, Joe and Christian as they examine neurological quandaries, cosmic mysteries, evolutionary marvels and our transhuman future on Stuff To Blow Your Mind, a podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.
Nature is a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science. The Nature Podcast is a free weekly audio show featuring highlighted content from the week's edition of Nature including interviews with the people behind the science, and in-depth commentary and analysis from journalists covering science around the world. For complete access to the original papers featured in the Nature Podcast, subscribe to Nature.
Leading science journalists provide a daily minute commentary on some of the most interesting developments in the world of science. For a full-length, weekly podcast you can subscribe to Science Talk: The Podcast of Scientific American . To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast
The kickass weekly science and technology radio show presenting a humorous and irreverent look at the week in science and tech. Each show TWIS discusses the latest in cutting edge science news on topics such as genetic engineering, cybernetics, space exploration, neuro science, and a show favorite Countdown to World Robot Domination. The show is hosted by Dr. Kirsten Sanford, a PhD in neuroscience, Justin Jackson, a wisecracking professional car salesman and armchair physicist, and Blair Bazdarich, a zoologist. Consistently voted one of the top science radio shows on the web - check it out and hear a science news program like no other.
Our lives revolve around science. From passing high school chemistry to surviving open-heart surgery, from reading a book on mountain lions to seeing the aftermath of an oil spill, from spinning a top to looking at pictures of distant galaxies, science affects us and shapes us. At The Story Collider, we want to know people's stories about science. From our monthly live shows to our Pictures of Science project, we bring together scientists, comedians, librarians, and other disreputable types to tell true, personal stories of times when, for good or ill, science happened.
Cara Santa Maria is a science communicator, television host, producer, and journalist. She is excited to present "Talk Nerdy," a place for conversations with interesting people about interesting topics.
RN's science flagship: your essential source of what's making news in the complex world of scientific research, scandal and discovery. The Science Show with Robyn Williams is one of the longest running programs on Australian radio. One single audio file of each program - good for continuous listening.
You have questions and A Moment of Science has answers. These two-minute audio podcasts provide the scientific story behind some of life's most perplexing mysteries. There's no need to be blinded by science. Explore it, have fun with it, but most of all learn from it. A Moment of Science is a production of WFIU Public Media from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
People Behind the Science Podcast - Stories from Scientists about Science, Life, Research, and Science Careers
Are you searching for great stories to ignite your curiosity, teach you to perform better in life and career, inspire your mind, and make you laugh along the way? In this science podcast, Dr. Marie McNeely introduces you to the brilliant researchers behind the latest scientific discoveries. Join us as they share their greatest failures, most staggering successes, candid career advice, and what drives them forward in life and science. Our website with show notes]] Greetings science fans! We’re elated to welcome you to People Behind the Science where we explore the lives and experiences of the people behind the research and scientific discoveries of today. People Behind the Science’s mission is to inspire current and future scientists, share the different paths to a successful career in science, educate the general population on what scientists do, and show the human side of science. In each episode, a different scientist will guide us through their journey by sharing their successes ...
Science and Creativity from Studio 360: the art of innovation. A sculpture unlocks a secret of cell structure, a tornado forms in a can, and a child's toy gets sent into orbit. Exploring science as a creative act since 2005.
Listen to brief, 5-minute, nontechnical conversations with cutting-edge researchers, Academy members, and policy makers as they discuss topics relevant to today's scientific community. Learn the behind-the-scenes story of work published in PNAS, plus a broad range of scientific news about discoveries that affect the world around us.
On Goggles Optional, scientists from Stanford University provide their professional yet humorous takes from the world of science. Join us as our hosts explore the significant news and discoveries of the week using a combination of wit, analogies, and words with less than four syllables. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a scientist to listen. The Goggles are Optional!
The Loh Down on Science is the fun way to get your daily dose of science in less than two minutes. The program explains the world of science with a dash of humor. Hosted by writer/performer and Caltech alumna Sandra Tsing Loh, it's a program for those who love science as well as for those who avoid it!
An upbeat, entertaining look at the latest advances in science and engineering. Often fun and always fascinating, each episode covers a project funded by NSF -- federally sponsored research, brought to you by you!
The Academy brings you regular podcasts featuring cutting-edge research and science from New York City and beyond. Leading scientists tell their stories in a mixture of documentaries, interviews, and lectures. Visit www.nyas.org/podcast.
TestTube Plus is built for enthusiastic science fans seeking out comprehensive conversations on the geeky topics they love. Host Trace Dominguez digs beyond the usual scope to deliver details, developments and opinions on advanced topics like AI, string theory, and Mars exploration.
KQED Science is the largest multimedia science and environment journalism and education unit in Northern California. KQED Science explores science and environment news, trends and events from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond with its award-winning, multimedia reporting on television, radio and the Web. KQED Science also produces educator resources and actively engages in community outreach around science and environment issues. KQED Science covers breaking science news on the radio, web and social media. It also produces a weekly radio feature; in-depth television reports; the web video series "Science on the SPOT;" resources for science teachers and other educators; daily blog posts from prominent science experts; and special coverage of the science of sustainability on TV, radio, education and web resources through its QUEST Northern California unit, part of a new partnership to expand science and environment coverage with other NPR and PBS stations in Seattle, Cleveland, No ...
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ABOUT THE PODCAST In Science Vs, Science journalist Wendy Zukerman dissects the latest fad framing itself as scientific fact. Wendy wades through the mass of information so you don't have to. Do women and men have different brains? Is porn changing the way we have sex? Does race exist? Is sugar really that bad for you? Everyone has an opinion but then, there's SCIENCE. NB: This feed only has season 1 of Science Vs.
NOVA brings you short audio stories from the world of science -- anything from hurricanes to mummies to neutrinos. For more science programming online and on air, visit NOVA's Web site at pbs.org/nova, or watch NOVA broadcasts Wednesday nights on PBS.
Want to know more about black holes? Or progress in the cure for cancer? Learn about the latest news and trends in science, medicine and the environment from the reporters and editors of the popular Science Times section of The New York Times. David Corcoran is your host.
BOB HIRSHON (host): Treating depression with magic mushrooms. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. Hallucinogenic mushrooms get their psychedelic properties from a compound called psilocybin – a Schedule 1 substance, with no approved medical uses. In the Journal Lancet, Imperial College London psychopharmacologist Robin Carhart-Harris and his colleagues report administering psilocybin to twelve patients with moderate to severe depression who hadn’t responded to standard treatments. Afterwards, nine of the twelve were depression-free, and five were still in remission after three months. ROBIN CARHART-HARRIS (Imperial College London): What psilocybin and other psychedelics seem to offer is a sort of transient storm, if you want, that can shake things up, that can move people out of that inflexible state into which they’ve fallen. HIRSHON: He cautions that the study was preliminary, and shouldn’t be tried outside of a hospital. I’m Bob Hirshon for AAAS, the science society.
PJ Vogt is just one of the many talented radio producers who has been poached from public radio to the podcasting powerhouse of Gimlet Media. So, what is it that's fuelling this resurgence in storytelling radio. Plus Google announce that they are finally delivering a consumer version of their long rumoured Project Ara.
The oldest humans found on the continent were not excavated - they came back through natural erosion to tell their story. Mungo Man - his hands folded reverently 42,000 years ago in complex burial rites at Lake Mungo in south-western New South Wales - revealed himself in 1974. Unlike hundreds of unidentified Aboriginal human remains we know precisely where Mungo Man came from. So why has it taken so long for this revered ancestor to be repatriated to his country?
The topic of GM plants raises strong opinions and many questions. This week, the Royal Society published answers to some of those questions. Adam speaks to Professor Ottoline Leyser, plant science expert and Head of the Sainsbury Lab in Cambridge. She was involved in writing the responses and Adam quizzes her on the possible issues with GM crops. Institutes from around the world made deposits to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault this week. More than 8,000 varieties of crops from Germany, Thailand, New Zealand, and the World Vegetable Center arrived at the Vault, located on a remote Norwegian archipelago, to be stored deep within the permafrost. Reporter Marnie Chesterton was there to see it happen, and take a tour of this normally inaccessible place. The Vault is located within the Arctic Circle, and helps to protect the biodiversity of some of the world’s most important crops against climate change, war and natural disaster. This week Professor Frances Arnold was awarded the Millenni ...
Scientists, using the new gene editing technique called CRISPR have been able to mark and track the development of a zebrafish embryo from the very early stages to adulthood. This technique allows individual cells to be tagged, they can then be tracked as they divide and multiply and specialise into all the cells of the adult body. This holds huge implications for understanding embryo development & stem cell activity. Millennium Technology Prize The winner of the coveted Millennium Technology Prize, awarded by the Technology Academy in Finland, has been won by Professor Frances Arnold (from Caltech) for her work on ‘directed evolution’ – a lab-based technique harnessing the massive power of natural selection to create enzymes to be used as catalysts in green chemistry, to help make jet fuel, pharmaceuticals, chemical-free pesticides and a whole manner of other useful, clean technologies. Drilling the Chicxulub Crater Exploratory drilling at the central ring of the Chicxulub crater ...
Doctors are reporting the first case in the U.S. of a bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics often used as a last resort. The germ was found in a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman with a urinary tract infection.
This week, GO is all about the screw ups of big biotech companies. Join Diego, Nora, and Emily as we cover genome data fights, drug trial oversights, and an example of a delusional leader flying too high.
Online News Editor David Grimm shares stories on underground rings built by Neandertals, worldwide increases in cephalopods and a controversial hypothesis for Alzheimer’s disease. Glen Weyl joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss academics’ role in rising markets that depend on data and networks of people. We’re lucky to live in the age of the match—need a ride, a song, a husband? There’s an app that can match your needs to the object of your desire, with some margin of error. But much of this innovation is happening in the private sector—what is academia doing to contribute? [Music: Jeffrey Cook; Image: Etienne Fabre/SSAC]
BOB HIRSHON (host): Clear speech and femininity. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. While low voices are considered masculine and high voices feminine, there are other vocal characteristics people regard as male or female. At a meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, University of Utah speech language pathology researcher Jaime Booz reports that clear speech – leaving space between words, and varying both pitch and volume for emphasis – is regarded as feminine, while more monotonous speech is considered masculine. JAIME BOOZ (University of Utah): Using a clear speaking style made a statistically significant difference in perception of femininity and that effect was bigger for male talkers than for female talkers. HIRSHON: He said it’s not known why clear speech sounds more feminine. But it’s useful information in his work coaching people who are honing their speaking style – especially transgender individuals who want to feel comfortable with their voice. I’m Bob Hir ...
The $9 billion copyright case between Oracle and Google wound up yesterday with arguments in front of a jury selected for their lack of technical knowledge. RN Breakfast's Technology Editor, Peter Marks has the latest.
The New York Times reported this week on the movement to get people to stop using the word "accident" when describing auto incidents and instead use the word "crash," as a way to hold people responsible for their actions. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Peter Norton, a historian of engineering and society, about how the word "accident" came to be used by the manufacturing and auto industries.
Since the dawn of humanity, more or less, people have used representations of animals to tell stories. We drew pictures of them on the walls of caves, told stories about hapless spiders and mischievous rabbits, watched cartoons of coyotes running off cliffs and fish looking for lost sons. But some artists have wanted to buck that trend, depicting animal stories from the animals’ point of view.
BOB HIRSHON (host): Why singers sometimes croak. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. (Britney Spears’ “Oh, baby baby”) Ever notice that gravelly sound that country and pop music singers often make? Like, Britney Spears and Blake Shelton. It’s called “vocal fry” and consists of notes – really croaks – at the lowest range of the human voice. At a meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, voice acoustician John Nix at the University of Texas, San Antonio reports on vocal fry’s appeal. JOHN NIX (University of Texas at San Antonio): It’s perceived as more sincere, it’s more honest, it’s more genuine. They’re really giving me their heartfelt, deepest emotions that are effortful to get out. HIRSHON: Other researchers in his lab have found that people rate singers as more expressive when they use vocal fry. But Nix points out that the technique is now so overused, it could be losing its ability to pull at our heartstrings. I’m Bob Hirshon for AAAS, the science society.
Cara chats remotely with the Director of Outreach for Columbia University's Astronomy Department, Summer Ash. They talk about stargazing in New York City, Summer's heart surgery, and how biofeedback can help manage the anxiety and depression that accompany trauma. Oh, and @STARTORIALIST!! Follow Summer: @Summer_Ash.
Following the recent episode “Aphantasia: Blindness of the Mind's Eye,” a number of Stuff to Blow Your Mind listeners wrote in about their own inability to summon voluntary mental images. Join Robert and Joe as they read and discuss some of the many listener mails on the matter.
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People love having exotic fish in their aquariums. They'll pay big money for them, even when it's illegal. And it turns out that some people will kill for the right fish. Author Emily Voigt descended into this crazy underworld for her new book, "The Dragon Behind the Glass: A True Story of Power, Obsession and the World's Most Coveted Fish," which tells the tale of what is perhaps the world's most sought-after aquarium fish: the Asian arowana. Just how sought-after? One Asian arowana can fetch $150,000 or more. People have committed murder for them. Seriously. Designer-fish-related homicide is a real thing. As you might guess, you can't find one at your local pet store if you live in the US — or at least you shouldn't be able to. “If they have one, it’s a problem,” Voigt says. “The fish is banned in the United States. It is an endangered species. It’s protected by the US Endangered Species Act. So you can’t legally bring them into the United States as a pet. So if you find one, it ...
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A flying robot perches on the underside of a leaf. WATCH VIDEO (Carla Schaffer/AAAS) BOB HIRSHON (host): Clingy flying robots. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. Flying robots can search for missing persons and explore environments that are too hazardous for humans to venture into. ROBERT WOOD (Harvard University): Theres’ a lot of benefits of using these type of robots. They’re agile, they can fit into small nooks and crannies; you can have a lot of them operating simulataneously to have greater coverage, but the drawback is they are very inefficient at flying. HIRSHON: So Harvard and MIT engineers Robert Wood and Moritz Graule designed a mini flying robot that attaches itself to the underside of a variety of surfaces via electrostatic forces. Wood says the robots consume almost no power while perched. WOOD: So it’s really an energy savings that could hypothetically substantially increase the mission lifetime for these types of robots. HIRSHON: The researchers and their c ...
Dr Jordan Nguyen has created a device which allows 13 year-old Riley Saban, who lives with severe cerebral palsy, the ability to control the technology around him using only his mind and the flicker of his eyelids.