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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.
 
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 (Planetary Science Institute), 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 thru patreon.com/AstronomyCast.
 
Hosted by Beth Roars, The Roarcast holds a range of discussions about all things music. These include interviews with guests to chat about their journey through the music industry, as well as diving deeper into the world of music science, theory and history. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Hi! and Welcome to SaiNt808's personal Podcast page featuring live dj mixes, never pre planned or edited...recorded and brought to straight from 808sT. Studio in Milwaukee, WI....Have a listen and I hope you enjoy! Comments are always welcome & Always lookin' for new fans. Stay tuned for more mixes and updates! For booking info: e-mail @ 808st.mke@gmail.com [808 sT.] http://www.facebook.com/808sT?sk=info [Zeroth Law Productions] http://www.facebook.com/ZerothLawProductions [Pretty Ok] http:/ ...
 
MetalCast is a weekly audio show ran by metal heads, for metal heads. Since 2006 we have been bringing our listeners regular and themed episodes of qualitative metal from established acts and upcoming bands of all possible genres, as well as interviews with such great bands as Gamma Ray, Helloween, Threshold and many more! Enjoy and leave us some feedback on our website or forum!
 
This is The Supermassive Podcast from the Royal Astronomical Society. Every month, science journalist Izzie Clarke and astrophysicist Dr Becky Smethurst take you through the universe with the latest research, history from the society’s archives and astronomy you can do from your own home. You can send your questions to the team via podcast@ras.ac.uk or tweet @RoyalAstroSoc using #RASSupermassive The Supermassive Podcast is a Boffin Media Production by Izzie Clarke and Richard Hollingham.
 
Science Sundays is a free lecture series open to the public that provides a wide range of current and emerging topics and issues in science that touch our everyday lives. Speakers are experts in their fields from on campus and around the world with experience in making their topics interesting and accessible for audiences of all ages, with or without a science background.
 
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Listen Now to Dr.Mrs.Future Show July 6, 2021 with Bobby Wilder Billionaires in space, new powerful telescopes and gamma ray bursters are all in the news this week. Plus we had a surprise visit for the second hour, with Billy Sunshine and Rudy, his new St.Bernard/poodle canine, in the studio. Billy shares his talk radio experiences regarding the ap…
 
Researchers debate whether an ancient fossil is the oldest animal yet discovered, and a new way to eavesdrop on glaciers. In this episode: 01:04 Early sponge This week in Nature, a researcher claims to have found a fossil sponge from 890-million-years-ago. If confirmed, this would be more than 300-million-years older than the earliest uncontested a…
 
Archaeological evidence shows that ancient people ate carbs, long before domesticated crops. While the idea that early humans subsisted mainly on meat persists, archaeologists are increasingly understanding that ancient people have actually long been in love with carbs, even before the advent of agriculture. This is an audio version of our feature:…
 
Early in 2021 the United Kingdom, along with several other countries, allowed mass gatherings as part of a series of controlled studies aimed at better understanding the role events could play in the pandemic. The goal was to inform policy - however early results have provided limited data on viral transmission. As the Olympic games kick off in Tok…
 
Listen Now to Dr.Mrs. Future Show 7.20.20 This week, with the launch of Jeff Bezo’s Blue Origins spacecraft, our focus was on billionaires pioneering outer space as opposed to nation states footing the bill. Is this a positive direction for exploring the final frontier? Dr. Bruce Damer, who has sourced many NASA projects over the years, weighs in t…
 
Funding for gun violence research in the US returns after a 20-year federal hiatus, and the glass sponges that can manipulate ocean currents. In this episode: 00:45 Gun violence research is rebooted For 20 years there has been no federally-funded research on gun violence in the US. In 2019, $25 million a year was allocated for this work. We speak t…
 
The UK government has announced that virtually all COVID restrictions will be removed in England on Monday 18th July. This will do away with social distancing requirements, allow businesses to re-open to full capacity and remove legal mask mandates. This decision comes, however, amidst soaring infections rates in the country, driven by the delta va…
 
Listen now to Annelise Schinzinger Broaching one of the more difficult issues of life, the death and dying of a loved one, Annelise shares with us her experiences and knowledge of being a caregiver to ones who are passing. She speaks of what it means to be prepared for death, local gatherings where people discuss the topic with each other (death ca…
 
Listen Now to Future News 7.13.2021 An exciting week for space tourism with the first citizens, including Sir Richard Branson, going to space on a private spacecraft, The Unity One! But for some reason, Virgin Galactic’s stock price dropped, why?? Also this week, Tesla releases its long awaited Full Self Driving software, new meteor tracking drones…
 
Why heat waves disproportionately impact minorities in US cities, and the researcher that critiqued his whole career on Twitter. In this episode: 00:45 How heat waves kill unequally Researchers are beginning to unpick how historic discrimination in city planning is making the recent heat waves in North America more deadly for some than others. News…
 
For much of the pandemic, the greatest burden of disease has been felt by older generations. But now, for the first time, vaccine roll outs are starting to skew the average age of those infections towards the young. This has led many researchers to ask what this might mean for the future of the pandemic. In this episode of Coronapod we discuss what…
 
Addressing the problem of sudden food scarcity in US cities, and the up-and-coming field of computational social science. In this episode: 00:45 Food shocks Climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, and geopolitical crises can cause food shortages. To tackle this issue, Alfonso Mejia and colleagues have modelled how to best mitigate these food shocks …
 
Astronomy Cast Ep. 612: The SETI Renaissance by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay Last week we talked about the various ways that astronomers could detect the presence of intelligent civilizations by observing technosignatures. This week we'll give you an update on the state of the search for extraterrestrials. This field has gone from a collection of p…
 
Since the beginning oft he pandemic, researchers have searched for a biomarker which indicates immune protection from COVID-19 known as a correlate of protection. Now, the team developing the Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine have published the first results of their so-called 'breakthrough study' which indicated puts forwards thresholds of neutr…
 
Listen Now to Future News 6.29.2021 The space race is heating up, with both Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin launching this July! And with new plans for a space hotel for 2023, new “B&B options” are opening up in the near future! And while we discussing space, we share our thoughts on the Pentagon’s whopping 9-page document on UAV’s, “Unidentified A…
 
A historian reflects on the life of Chinese crop scientist Yuan Longping, and the possible influence of geothermal energy production on earthquake aftershocks. In this episode: 00:46 Remembering Yuan Longping Yuan Longping, one of China’s most famous scientists, died in May at the age of 90. Known as the ‘father of hybrid rice’, we reflect on his l…
 
Astronomy Cast Ep. 611: What is Required to Confirm Alien Life: Intelligence Edition by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay Last week we talked about what it's going to take to confirm basic biological life across the Solar System and the Milky Way. This week, we'll discuss what it's going to take to detect intelligent life out there in space.…
 
A deluge of trials has stress-tested the systems that produce evidence. Around the world, researchers have raced to test therapies to treat COVID-19. The speed and urgency of this task has revealed both the weaknesses in the collection and use of research-based evidence, and how well-run trials have helped save lives. This is an audio version of ou…
 
Early vaccine trials did not include pregnant or breastfeeding people which left some people asking whether COVID vaccines are safe and effective for those who are breastfeeding. The latest data suggests that they are and in this episode of Coronapod we dig into the questions scientists have been asking. Could the vaccine make it into breastmilk? C…
 
Grab your dustpan and brush… This month, Izzie and Dr Becky get to grips with the leftovers from space activity, it's all about space junk. Joining them are engineer Dr Hugh Lewis from the University of Southampton, who models how the debris builds up over time, and space archaeologist Dr Alice Gorman explains its historical significance. Plus, Rob…
 
Listen now to Future News and Commentary 6.22.2021 More fun space adventures are becoming available. Now you don’t have to blast off in a rocket, just slowly ascend in a balloon, dubbed “Spaceship Neptune,” schmoozing with half a dozen fellow passengers on a trip to upper atmosphere of planet Earth. Looks like fun! Spaceship Neptune will take you t…
 
Researchers isolate the protein thought to allow birds to sense magnetic fields, and astronomers pinpoint the stars that could view Earth as an exoplanet. In this episode: 00:45 Homing in on the molecule that helps birds find their way. How migratory birds sense magnetic fields is a long standing mystery in sensory biology. Now researchers have iso…
 
Astronomy Cast Ep. 610: What is Required to Confirm Alien Life: Non-Sentient Edition by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay Are we alone in the Universe? It's one of the biggest scientific questions we can possibly ask. And yet, with rovers on Mars, missions planned to visit Europa and Ganymede. Powerful telescopes able to detect the atmospheres of exopla…
 
After a slew of wildly successful vaccine trials, this week marked a more underwhelming result. The third mRNA vaccine to complete phase three trials, developed by CureVac, is just 47% effective at staving off disease according to preliminary data. This is a stark contrast with previous mRNA vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer BioNtec which returned a…
 
Listen Now to Dr.Mrs. Future Show 6.15.2021 Lots of news and visitors to the studio, including regular irregulars Billy Sunshine, Prof. Zeitgeist and Michael Olsen, helping us unravel this week’s mysteries of time and space. Most curious is Professor Zeitgeist’s claim of the existence of an alien lie detector, possibly designed on a different time …
 
The pros and pitfalls of collaboration, with insights from researchers and beyond. This week, Nature has a special issue on collaborations, looking at the benefits to science and society that working together can bring. In this collaboration-themed edition of the podcast, we’re joined by Nature’s David Payne to discuss the issue, and the state of r…
 
The global burden of COVID-19 has predominantly been measured using metrics like case numbers, hospitalisations and deaths. But the long term health impacts are more difficult to capture. In this episode of Coronapod we discuss one way that public health experts are trying to get to grips with the problem using metrics such as disability adjusted l…
 
Listen Now to Professor Zeitgeist A visit to the Futures at KSCO studios by Professor Zeitgeist this week broached the topic of how can we all get along. You might think of this show as a pragmatic application of concepts outlined by Jonathan Haidt in his classic tome, “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politcs and Religion. Enjoy!…
 
Listen Now to Future News 6.8.2021 Looks like the time is rapidly approaching for some real space tourism, starting with the Bezos Brothers going for the first tourism flight of this new era, July 20, 52 years to the day of Apollo 11 landing on the moon. July 20, a day that will soon live on in space history. And big news this week for Apple affici…
 
An AI that designs computer chips in hours, and zooming in on DNA’s complex 3D structures. In this episode: 00:46 An AI computer microchip designer Working out where to place the billions of components that a modern computer chip needs can take human designers months and, despite decades of research, has defied automation. This week, however, a tea…
 
Astronomy Cast Ep. 608: NASA Perseverance, The First 100 Days by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay As you all know, Pamela refuses to talk about any missions which aren't actually doing science. Well, Perseverance has crossed the line, from fantasy to an actual working rover, scooping regolith and yeeting helicopters. What has the rover accomplished in …
 
Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been allegations that SARS-CoV-2 could have originated in a Chinese lab. A phase one WHO investigation concluded that a 'lab-leak' was "extremely unlikely" and yet, the theory has seen a resurgence in recent weeks with several scientists wading into the debate. In this episode of Coronapod, we delve i…
 
Listen Now to Dr.Mrs.Future Show 06-01-2021 We are so happy that our favorite off-planet helicopter, Ingenuity, continues to live despite a close call, yay! And it does appear that there was volcanic action on Mars in recently it’s recent geological past, like 50,000 years ago..that’s recent for geo history! And back on earth our callers were inter…
 
The cross-discipline effort to work our how ancient humans learned to count. In this episode: 00:45 Number origins Around the world, archaeologists, linguists and a host of other researchers are trying to answer some big questions – when, and how, did humans learn to count? We speak to some of the scientists at the forefront of this effort. News Fe…
 
Our latest Roarcast guest is accent coach Pamela Vanderway from Dialect Coach Worldwide. Beth chatted to as part of the the video "Why Do Singers Lose Their Accent When They Sing?" and the interview was so insightful we thought we'd share the whole interview with you all. Topics covered include the role of accent in singing, how vocal styles develo…
 
Is it a planet? Is it a black hole? Is it even real? This month, Izzie and Dr Becky try and get to the bottom of the mysterious planet nine - an enigmatic - and so far invisible - ninth planet in our solar system. Helping them are the scientists that have made headlines trying to solve this puzzle, Mike Brown from the California Institute of Techno…
 
Listen Now to Dr. Mrs. Future Show 5.26.2021 A very dynamic show this week, with guests and call-ins and controversial topics. With all the hubbub lately about UFOs or UAVs or UAPs or whatever you want to call them, we and our audience hypothesize why the government is releasing this info now. From biblical battles to alien AI’s, we cover the gamet…
 
A vaccine candidate for a neglected tropical disease, and calls to extend the 14-day limit on embryo research. In this episode: 00:46 A vaccine candidate for an important livestock disease African animal trypanosomiasis is a parasitic disease that kills millions of cattle each year, affecting livelihoods and causing significant economic costs in ma…
 
Astronomy Cast Ep. 606 - Time Dilation: Skipping Thru Time by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay Have you ever wanted to be a time traveler? Well, good news! You're time traveling right now. Into the future at one second per second. Taking too long? Don't want to wait? Good news, Einstein's got you covered. Today, let's talk about the weird world of time…
 
Scientists are trying to figure out whether these pervasive plastic specks are dangerous. Wherever they look – from the bottom of oceans to the top of mountains – researchers are uncovering tiny specks of plastic, known as microplastics. Scientists are trying to understand the potential impacts of ingesting these pervasive plastics but early result…
 
Listen Now to Michael Arnold, M.D., L.Ac. on alternative treatments This week we bring Dr. Arnold back to the studio to share with us his year of research into the SarsCov2 virus and alternative methods for dealing with the infection beyond the vaccines. He looks at asymptomatic infections, inflated death rates, issues of the PCR test, top down con…
 
Listen Now to Future News 5.18.2021 It looks like we have more evidence of possible life on Mars, given recent findings regarding fairly recent (<50K years) volcanic activity on the red planet. And to help get us more easily into space and back is a new spaceship, somewhat reminiscent of the venerable Shuttle, The Dreamchaser, by the Sierra Nevada …
 
Smouldering fires lay dormant before bursting back into flame in spring. In this episode: 00:56 The mysterious overwintering forest fires Researchers have shown that fires can smoulder under snow in frozen northern forests before flaring up the following spring. Understanding how these so-called ‘zombie’ fires start and spread is vital in the fight…
 
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