Best Scientific Breakthroughs podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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The Naked Scientists flagship science show brings you a lighthearted look at the latest scientific breakthroughs, interviews with the world's top scientists, answers to your science questions and science experiments to try at home.
 
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Dr Karl on triplej
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Join Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Zan Rowe and their scientific guests, with a bunch of curious triplej listeners for a weekly injection of science, myth-bashing and answers! Thursdays from 11am EST.
 
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Creative Pep Talk
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Creative Pep Talk helps you build a thriving creative career.Andy J. Pizza is here to help you find your creative gift, develop it and connect it to the audience that needs it most.Creative Pep Talk will put the pep in your step that you need to keep going and find your creative career breakthrough. Through talks filled with bizarre analogies and Fraggle Rock references, and interviews with top creative professionals, Dr. Pizza is ready to PEP YOU UP!
 
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Science Talk
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Science Talk is a weekly science audio show covering the latest in the world of science and technology. Join Steve Mirsky each week as he explores cutting-edge breakthroughs and controversial issues with leading scientists and journalists. He is also an articles editor and columnist at Scientific American magazine. His column, "Antigravity," is one of science writing's great humor venues. Also check our daily podcast from Scientific American : "60-Second Science." To view all of our archived ...
 
Weekly podcasts from Science Magazine, the world's leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary.
 
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TEDTalks Health
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From way-new medical breakthroughs to smart daily health habits, doctors and researchers share their discoveries about medicine and well-being onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.
 
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CancerCast
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New scientific developments are transforming the future of cancer treatment and care. Hosted by world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist Dr. John Leonard, CancerCast is your window into research breakthroughs, innovative therapies and honest accounts of living with and beyond cancer. Questions or suggestions? Email us at cancercast@med.cornell.edu.
 
The #1 Evidence Based Growth Podcast on the Internet. The Science of Success is about the search for evidence based personal growth. It's about exploring ways to improve your decision-making, understand your mind and how psychology rules the world around you, and learn from experts and thought leaders about ways we can become better versions of ourselves.
 
Speakingofstrange.com An internationally-recognized expert on paranormal research, our host Joshua P. Warren was hired by the famous Grove Park Inn Resort to be the first person to officially investigate the Pink Lady apparition in 1995. Warren also led the expedition that captured the first known footage of the elusive Brown Mountain Lights, eventually resulting in scientific breakthroughs, that help explain most of the lights and many mysterious, natural plasmas (such as ball lightning) th ...
 
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Thank You Science
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To support scientific endeavors through education, entertainment, and engagement. TYS is dedicated to increasing scientific literacy among people of all ages and to celebrate not just the past accomplishments of scientists but to showcase the men and women who are working to create a better world, for all of us, today.
 
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Modern Geekdom
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A celebration and discussion of all things nerd & geek! We keep up to date on the latest in the worlds of science, technology, and pop-culture. Check back each and every week for discussions on the latest films & TV, advancements in tech, and scientific breakthroughs. Whatever make our little geek hearts flutter.
 
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Stand Out Life
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Stand Out Life is a podcast dedicated to living boldly in a busy world, with psychologist, Ali Hill. Throughout these podcasts we sit down with influential women - and a few good men - and chat about how they live a life of purpose while making progress. We dig into their stories, both the successes and the struggles and in doing so, we get some amazing insights into what it takes to live big and ultimately how they’ve found the wins in this crazy busy world. Let’s dive deep into what it tak ...
 
Armed with Science: Research and Applications for the Modern Military is a weekly webcast that discusses the importance of science and technology to military operations and the Department of Defense. We interview scientists, administrators, and operators to inform our listeners about cutting-edge scientific research and development sponsored by various defense offices. Tweet questions to @ArmedwScience and get SCIENCED!
 
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Host Sarah Crespi talks with Staff Writer Daniel Clery about the many, many theories surrounding fast radio bursts—extremely fast, intense radio signals from outside the galaxy—and a new telescope coming online that may help sort them out.Also this week, Sarah talks with Staff Writer Jennifer Couzin-Frankel about her story on researchers’ attem ...…
 
In this episode we ask - how do you make decisions that let you see beyond your every day inbox, busy work, and demands of others? We uncover that there are huge mismatches between how you think you spend your time and how you actually spend it. We share you can deal with the fear, and the reality, of disappointing other people and not meeting ...…
 
Why do people have different eye colours? Why don't plastic containers dry properly in the dishwasher? What is glow-in-the dark chicken? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, with host Linda Marigliano on triple j Mornings.
 
Medical researcher Steffanie Strathdee needed to save the life of her husband, researcher Tom Patterson, when he contracted one of the world's worst infections. She turned to phage therapy: using a virus to kill the bacteria.
 
Does your story feel stuck? If you're feeling stuck it may be because you quit letting yourself dream. It may be because you're not really sure what your dream even is. Stories only start because the main character wants something. It moves the plot forward, it calls the hero to action, it pushes them through conflict and obstacles.And yet we o ...…
 
This week, could we colonise a planet beyond our own galaxy? What's the greenest way to heat my home? And why do bright lights make some people sneeze? It's QA time! Chris Smith is joined by a panel of scientists to take on the questions YOU'VE been sending in. Joining him are chemist Ljiljana Fruk, physiologist Sam Virtue, mathematician and te ...…
 
She's been Australia's high priestess of pop, an award winning jazz singer, wears the hat of a fine artistic director and, above all that; Kate Ceberano is a songwriter with the talent to take a tune to the top of the charts. 24 albums over 30 years makes Ceberano the most prolific Australian female recording artist of this era. Her work, her c ...…
 
New archaeological evidence suggests the same black plague that decimated Europe also took its toll on sub-Saharan Africa. Host Sarah Crespi talks with Contributing Correspondent Lizzie Wade about diverse medieval sub-Saharan cities that shrank or even disappeared around the same time the plague was stalking Europe.In a second archaeological st ...…
 
In this episode we discuss how you can understand the world with powerful clarity. What makes other people behave in certain ways? What are the most important concepts and ideas in the business world? Do you often feel like you’re looking for a magic bullet or paint-by-numbers approach to solving your problems? The solution to all of these ques ...…
 
Why do I sweat more on one side? Can smart watches cause cancer? Why is it easier to see when squinting? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, with host Linda Marigliano on triple j Mornings.
 
PART 2 of my conversation with my friend Suzy Ultman!THIS IS THE PART WHERE we go DEEP into Suzy's life story as she graciously shares her experiences with having a sibling with terminal cancer, moving through a divorce and finding a self worth fighting for. We also talk about how these formative life experiences translate to new depths in your ...…
 
This week, we're being invaded! Izzie Clarke and Katie Haylor explore invasive species: how they sneak in, why they disrupt nature, and how to fight back! Plus, in the news, scientists turn carbon dioxide back into coal, researchers have uncovered an alarming new way criminals are trying to hack you and the mice with infrared vision.For more sc ...…
 
In her role as a stylist Anna’s ultimate goal is to teach her clients how to find and refine their own style to reveal, and I love this, to reveal their favourite version of themselves. She is passionate about enabling clients to shed anxieties about the way they dress and embark on new beginnings. I’ve had the great fortune of working with Ann ...…
 
The current state of myeloma therapy, plus the novel agents that may be next in line for FDA approval. Guest: Adriana Rossi, MD, Associate Director of the Myeloma Center at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Host: John Leonard, MD, world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Pr ...…
 
In the wake of a devastating earthquake, assessing the extent of damage to infrastructure is time consuming—now, a cheap sensor system based on the accelerometers in cellphones could expedite this process. Host Sarah Crespi talks with Contributing Correspondent Lizzie Wade about how these sensor systems work and how they might assist communitie ...…
 
In this episode we discuss how to find your purpose in life, especially when you’re lost or confused about what to do next. We hear some incredible stories and unforgettable lessons from people who are fighting through life threatening illnesses, and look at how to really push yourself beyond what you thought was possible to achieve what truly ...…
 
Why do certain sounds give you goosebumps? Can drinking cows milk cause lots of health problems? Why does your body twitch as you're falling asleep? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, with host Linda Marigliano on triple j Mornings.
 
This two part conversation with my friend Suzy Ultman is sure to go down as one of our all time favorites in the Creative Pep Talk Podcast Hall of Fame!It's no secret that I've been stressed out as of late, and that's part of the reason I reached out to my friend Suzy to be on the show. Suzy has this peaceful / intentional quality about her, an ...…
 
This week we get off the couch to talk about the science of running. What does it do for our bodies, and our minds? Why did we ever evolve to do it in the first place? Can a man outrun a horse? Plus in the news, a potential kill-switch for tuberculosis, landing on an asteroid, and we tackle the myth of alcohol warming you up...…
 
In our first segment from the annual meeting of AAAS (Science’s publisher) in Washington, D.C., host Sarah Crespi talks with Cathy Binger of University of New Mexico in Albuquerque about her session on the role of modern technology, such as iPads and apps, in helping people with communication disorders. It turns out that there’s no killer app, ...…
 
In this episode we ask how champions are made. Are they born or are they built? Is nature vs nurture even a useful model for understanding human performance? We look at the incredible power of focus and how it translates into championship performance, we study how Navy Seals use the technique of “drown proofing” and how you can use the same thi ...…
 
How do you test sewerage for drugs? Did a hash brownie bring back my sense of smell? Why can't I burp? These science questions get answered this week, by science journo Bianca Nogrady and Uni of Sydney researcher Dr Alice Motion.
 
Kent State epidemiologist Tara Smith talks about vaccines, recent preventable measles outbreaks and her 2017 journal article on vaccine rejection.
 
Do you feel like you haven't quite hit that level that you've been searching for in your creative career? Maybe you know you haven't quite made it where you want to go, but you're not really sure where you're stuck?In this episode, we discuss the 3 journey's every creative person much travel to get to the place we all want to go: CREATIVE TRANS ...…
 
This week we're celebrating 150 years of the Periodic Table - we'll find out how scientists uncovered the elements in the first place and what other mysterious materials may be waiting to be discovered. Plus a way to power up the body's own morphine-like chemicals, how microbes are gluing microplastics back together in the ocean, and post-Valen ...…
 
The app on your phone tells you the weather for the next 10 days—that’s the furthest forecasters have ever been able to predict. In fact, every decade for the past hundred years, a day has been added to the total forecast length. But we may be approaching a limit—thanks to chaos inherent in the atmosphere. Staff writer Paul Voosen joins host Sa ...…
 
What happens when a prominent neuroscientist finds out there is something wrong with his own brain? In this episode we explore the shocking discovery that our guest made when he realized, after years of studying the brains of psychopaths, that he had the exact same brain structure. We unwind the twisted narrative and the wild conclusions that c ...…
 
Your favourite scientist answers your icy cold questions, live from Casey Research station. With special guests Dr Ben Galton-Fenzi and Casey research station leader Chris MacMillian.
 
The episode is CREATIVE REAL TALK. No music. No frills. One take. In this episode I share my current struggles, the lessons I'm learning right now in real time, and why I've been doing some unprecedented (for me) levels of soul searching in my life over the past 3 months.This is a very vulnerable / real / authentic episode. I hope it's a welcom ...…
 
On this 210th anniversary of Darwin's birth we hear evolution writer and historian Richard Milner perform a brief monologue as Charles Darwin, and former Scientific American editor in chief John Rennie and Darwin's great-great-grandson Matthew Chapman read excerpts from The Origin of Species .
 
Modern American health care is defined by its high costs, high overhead and inaccessibility -- especially for low-income patients. What if we could redesign the system to serve the poor and still have doctors make money? In an eye-opening (and surprisingly funny) talk, physician P.J. Parmar shares the story of the clinic he founded in Colorado, ...…
 
Silence is a rare commodity these days. There's traffic, construction, air-conditioning, your neighbor's lawnmower ... and all this unwanted sound can have a surprising impact on your health, says noise researcher Mathias Basner. Discover the science behind how noise affects your health and sleep -- and how you can get more of the benefits of t ...…
 
It's QA time or should we say ZOO and A? We're pondering about pets and inquiring about insects as Jacob Dunn, Eleanor Drinkwater, Jason Head and Stuart Eves join Chris Smith to answer the animal-inspired questions you've been sending in.For more podcasts by The Naked Scientists, head to thenakedscientists.com or follow us on Twitter, Instagram ...…
 
Because of its genetic complexity, the potato didn’t undergo a “green revolution” like other staple crops. It can take more than 15 years to breed a new kind of potato that farmers can grow, and genetic engineering just won’t work for tackling complex traits such as increased yield or heat resistance. Host Sarah Crespi talks with Staff Writer E ...…
 
There's no better way to stop a disease than to catch and treat it early, before symptoms occur. That's the whole point of medical screening techniques like radiography, MRIs and blood tests. But there's one medium with overlooked potential for medical analysis: your breath. Technologist Julian Burschka shares the latest in the science of breat ...…
 
In this episode we discuss a proven way of overcoming the self-doubt, negativity, and insecurity that hold you back and we show you how to ultimately become your best self using a unique and unlikely strategy. We look at legends from pro athletes to MLK and uncover how they used the same exact strategy to get into the zone when it counts. We di ...…
 
Is brown rice actually better for you than white rice? When you eat ice cream does it leave your body as poo or wee? And how do different foods affect the smelliness of your farts? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, with host Linda Marigliano on triple j Mornings.
 
This episode covers a grab bag of topics with lots of tactics, fresh ideas and new perspectives designed to get you jazzed about making stuff today!I hope most of these topics will hit you in the sweet spot, but I bet one or two of these will be exactly what you need to hear today.Some topics we cover in this episode:- Finding Your Style- Manag ...…
 
Raised in the small country town of Carcoar, Kurt Fearnley has always been determined. Being born without the lower portion of his spine he grew up in a community who never saw him different. In our conversation Kurt shares how it wasn’t until he was 12 years old that he fully realised that his pathway would be different. Kurt has achieved extr ...…
 
This week, how hypnosis works, the parasites that hijack brain and behaviour, why we're all being manipulated 24/7, and how to build remote-controlled rodents. Plus news that we're a step closer to reversible birth control for men, why rocks affect how you vote, plastic makes mussels weaker, and a new device that puts thoughts into words...…
 
Scientific American collections editor Andrea Gawrylewski talks to managing editor Curtis Brainard about how warming in the Arctic affects us all. And glaciologist Elizabeth Case takes us out near Juneau to study and live on the shifting ice.
 
Orla Smith, editor of Science Translational Medicine joins host Sarah Crespi to talk about what has changed in the past 10 years of microbiome research, what’s getting close to being useful in treatment, and how strong, exactly, the research is behind those probiotic yogurts.When you’re sick, sleeping is restorative—it helps your body recover f ...…
 
In this episode we discuss how our guest helped the secret agents become more creative. We look at specific strategies to navigate personal change while empowering and using your imagination. How do you become more imaginative? What are the keys to sparking imagination and creativity? How do you use creativity to get through challenging setback ...…
 
Does cement make your nails grow? Are the hiccups hereditary? Why is the sound of a plane flying so loud when you're outside it, but quiet when you're inside it? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, with host Linda Marigliano on triple j Mornings.
 
The New Year is an exciting time but often the excitement is short lived. We have such high hopes for all the changes we're going to make, but most often our hopes are crushed by someone who's very hard to defeat: OURSELVES!YES. The OLD YOU you want to leave behind is the number 1 thing standing in the way of the NEW YOU you'd like to become an ...…
 
This week, we're getting revved up about the cars of the future! What needs to change for future car travel to be sustainable? And in the news, as Hitachi pulls the plug on a UK nuclear deal, could the answer to the country's energy crisis lie in compressed air? Also, is "blue Monday" science fact, or science fiction?…
 
From growing up on a tobacco plantation to becoming the Commissioner of QLD Fire and Emergency Services Katarina Carroll knows what hard work and resilience is. After starting a social work degree, Katarina joined the police force and found herself moving up through the ranks to become the Assistant Commissioner with the QLD Police Service, bef ...…
 
The “dank” smelling terpenes emitted by growing marijuana can combine with chemicals in car emissions to form ozone, a health-damaging compound. This is especially problematic in Denver, where ozone levels are dangerously high and pot farms have sprung up along two highways in the city. Host Sarah Crespi talks with reporter Jason Plautz about r ...…
 
In this episode we discuss what causes the big moments that can transform your entire life in an instant and we show you how to create that kind of motivation and inspiration in your every day life so that you can be more productive and happier. We also expose why the common wisdom about willpower and “ego depletion” is completely wrong and wha ...…
 
Does cement make your nails grow? Are the hiccups hereditary? Why is the sound of a plane flying so loud when you're outside it, but quiet when you're inside it? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, with host Linda Marigliano on triple j Mornings.
 
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