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Scientific Sense ® is a daily podcast focused on Science and Economics. We talk with the world's leading academics about their research and emerging ideas in a variety of domains. The conversation is unstructured and unscripted. The host, Gill Eapen, has over 30 years of experience in various areas in Economics, Science, Technology, and Business. Decision Options ®, the firm he founded in 2001, is a leader in AI applications for decision-making. Mr. Eapen is the author of two textbooks and a ...
 
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The Costs of Exclusion: Gender Job Segregation, Structural Change and the Labour Share of Income and Driving While Black and Brown in Vermont: Can Race Data Analysis Contribute to Reform? Prof. Stephanie Seguino is professor of economics at the University of Vermont. Her research focuses on the economics of stratification inequality. In the policy …
 
A century of capital structure: The leveraging of corporate America, The History of the Cross-Section of Stock Returns, How Does Financing Impact Investment? The Role of Debt Covenants, and CLO Performance Prof. Michael Roberts is Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His research spans corporate finance, ban…
 
Evidence or no-evidence for a distant giant planet in the solar system and Discovery and Physical Characterization of a Large Scattered Disk Object at 92 au. Prof. David Gerdes is Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan. His research addresses basic questions about the large-scale structure and evolution of the universe. --- Send in a vo…
 
Microbiota Modulate Behavioral and Physiological Abnormalities Associated with Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Gut Microbiota Regulate Motor Deficits and Neuroinflammation in a Model of Parkinson’s Disease, A gut bacterial amyloid promotes asynuclein aggregation and motor impairment in mice, Plasma and Fecal Metabolite Profiles in Autism Spectrum Dis…
 
Death Valley, Drosophila, and the Devonian Toolkit, Sun Navigation Requires Compass Neurons in Drosophila, and The aerodynamics and control of free flight manoeuvres in Drosophila. Prof. Michael Dickinson is Professor of Bioengineering and Aeronautics at the California Institute of Technology. One of his research focus areas is the flight of insect…
 
Wes Moore, CEO of Robin Hood Foundation, spoke to Dan Loney about the racial wealth gap and its new NinetyToZero initiative. NinetyToZero includes a wide range of CEOs and organizations that have come together with the goal to close the 90% wealth gap and make significant change that also might increase U.S. GDP over time. Wharton is the lead resea…
 
Quantifying the Supply Response of Private Schools to Public Policies, The Equilibrium Effects of Public Provision in Education Markets: Evidence from a Public School Expansion Policy, Consumer Price Search and Platform Design in Internet Commerce, Competition and Entry in Agricultural Markets: Experimental Evidence from Kenya, and Human Capital De…
 
Astrocytes and their function in the brain: Gut-licensed IFNγ+ NK (interferon Gamma) cells drive LAMP1+ TRAIL+ anti-inflammatory astrocytes, and MAFG-driven astrocytes promote CNS inflammation Prof. Francisco Quintana, Ph.D. is a Professor of Neurology at the Center for Neurologic Diseases, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, a…
 
Iwan Barankay, Wharton Associate Professor of Management and Associate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, discusses Citigroup's rollout of "No Zoom Fridays" and how other companies will approach instituting work-life balance policies in this next phase of hybrid work. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Interneurons from Embryonic Development to Cell -Based Therapy, Embryonic Origin of Postnatal Neural Stem Cells, Human hippocampal neurogenesis drops sharply in children to undetectable levels in adults, Maintenance of neural stem cell positional identity by mixed-lineage leukemia, and Clustered gamma-protocadherins regulate cortical interneuron pr…
 
Jon Batiste, Grammy Multi-Nominee and Golden Globe Winner for Best Original Score, talks to Wharton Business Daily's Dan Loney about the GRAMMYs, navigating the music business, his take on the industry through the pandemic, and where he thinks the industry is headed. This interview was recorded as part of Wharton Business Daily's Business of Music …
 
Is Glamour an Aesthetic Property of Persons only?: Can AI recognize glamor or become glamorous? Prof. Carol Gould is a Professor of Philosophy at Florida Atlantic University, where she teaches primarily Aesthetics, Philosophy of Psychiatry, and Ancient Greek Philosophy, areas in which she publishes widely. Many of her recent publications concern th…
 
Toward Molecular Genetic Dissection of Neural Circuits For Emotional and Motivational Behaviors, Identification of a brain center whose activity discriminates a choice behavior in zebrafish, Identification of environmental stressors and validation of light preference as a measure of anxiety in larval zebrafish, and Heritable natural variation of an…
 
Dirac and Majorana neutrino signatures of primordial black holes, Pre-supernova neutrinos: directional sensitivity and prospects for progenitor identification, and A concordance scenario for the observation of a neutrino from a Tidal Disruption Event. Professor. Cecilia Lunardini is professor of physics at Arizona State University. One of her prima…
 
Zeke Emanuel, Member of Biden's Transition Covid-19 Advisory Board and Penn's Vice Provost of Global Initiative, talks to Dan Loney about the impact of the pandemic on the healthcare industry, telemedicine and vaccine access as part of Wharton Business Daily's special, "The Pandemic: One Year Later." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out in…
 
A Motivation-Decision Model of Pain: The Role of Opioids, Understanding opioid reward, How expectations influence pain, and the role of placebo effect in clinical trial design for CNS diseases. Prof. Howard Fields is Professor Emeritus, Neurology at UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences. He was a founder of the UCSF pain management center and has …
 
The Real Effects of Financial Markets, Trading frenzies, Feedback Effects, Asymmetric Trading, and the Limits to Arbitrage, Financial Crises: Fundamentals vs. Panic, Investor flows and fragility in corporate bond funds, and Financial Fragility in the COVID-19 Crisis Prof. Itay Goldstein is Professor of Finance and Economics at the Wharton School of…
 
The relationship between quarks and hadrons, Heavy-Quark QCD Exotica, and Exotics in the Dynamical Diquark Model Prof. Richard Lebed is Professor of Physics at Arizona State University. His research involves studying the properties of, and interactions between, particles at the most elementary level. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/s…
 
Black hole variability and the star formation-AGN connection, Obscured Active Galactic Nuclei, A Large Population of Luminous Active Galactic Nuclei Lacking X-ray Detections, and Cosmic evolution of supermassive black holes Ryan Hickox is a Professor of Astronomy at Dartmouth College, studying supermassive black holes in galaxies and how they grow …
 
Amy Shira Teitel, Space Historian and author of Fighting for Space: Two Pilots and Their Historic Battle for Female Space Flight, spoke with Dan Loney about women in STEM careers - and specifically in the aerospace industry - as part of Wharton Business Daily's Women's History Month special. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information…
 
Challenges and Advances in Modeling of the Solar Atmosphere, The Coronal Global Evolutionary Model, Active Region Irradiance during Quiescent Periods, and Inferring depth-dependent plasma motions from surface observations using the DeepVel neural network Prof. Maria Kazachenko is an assistant professor of Astrophysical & Planetary Science at the Un…
 
Tackling the pandemic globally, the challenges for developing countries and risk management for future pandemics Prof Erik Berglöf is professor of economics at the London School of Economics. He is also the Chief Economist of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the Beijing-based multilateral development bank established in 2016 with a …
 
Persistent Seizure Control in Epileptic Mice Transplanted With Gamma Aminobutyric Acid Progenitors, Clemizole and modulators of serotonin signalling suppress seizures in Dravet syndrome, Phenotypic analysis of catastrophic childhood epilepsy genes: The Epilepsy Zebrafish Project, and Interneuron origins in the embryonic porcine medial ganglionic em…
 
Finding COVID-19 vaccine appointments can be a challenging feat, and as more COVID-19 vaccines become available, more people will need to find pharmacies and other locations closest to them where they can be vaccinated. David Newell, Wharton Student and Founder of findashot.org, talks to Dan Loney about the website he created to help people find CO…
 
Taking Postracialism seriously: From Movement Mythology to Racial Formation Prof. Paul Taylor, who is professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt university. Prof. Taylor focuses on the Philosophy of race. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/scientificsense/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scientificsense/support…
 
Singer-songwriter Grace Potter sits down with Dan Loney to discuss The Grammy's and her 2021 nominations, as well as navigating the music business over the years and equality and representation for women in music in honor of Women's History Month, and part of Wharton Business Daily's Business of Music special. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and …
 
Star Formation Rates in Disk Galaxies, Equilibrium Star Cluster Formation, Massive Star Formation, The formation of supermassive black holes from Population III.1 seeds, and Inside-out Planet Formation Prof. Jonathan Tan is Professor of Astronomy at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden and at the Dept. of Astronomy, University of V…
 
Compatibilism, incompatibilism and impossibilism views of Free Will and the Philosophy of Time Travel Prof. Kadri Vihvelin is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern California. She has published articles on a wide variety of topics, including time travel, counterfactuals, free will, and determinism. --- Send in a voice message: htt…
 
How do you ensure that people - or specifically those who work in healthcare and long term care facilities - take the COVID vaccines? Wharton Professor of Management Sigal Barsade discusses new research she co-authored that tackles these questions and identifies how to increase vaccine uptake among these groups. See acast.com/privacy for privacy an…
 
Water Recovery X-Ray Rocket grating spectrometer, Performance Testing of a Large-Format X-ray Reflection Grating Prototype for a Suborbital Rocket Payload, and Extreme Ultraviolet and Soft X-Ray Diffraction Efficiency of a Blazed Reflection Grating Fabricated by Thermally Activated Selective Topography Equilibration. Prof. Randall McEntaffer is a P…
 
Hilary Knight, USA Women's Hockey Player, 2018 Gold Medalist, Founder of the Professional Women's Hockey Players Association, talks to Dan Loney about creating more opportunities for growth for women in sports and business. This interview was part of Wharton Business Daily's Women in Business special in honor of the beginning of Women's History Mon…
 
Millimeter-Wave Polarimeters Using Kinetic Inductance Detectors for TolTEC and Beyond, NASA's near-infrared spectrophotometric all-sky survey, BLAST Mission, and Design of a W-band Superconducting Kinetic Inductance Qubit (Kineticon) Prof. Philip Mauskopf has a joint appointments at Arizona State University in the School of Earth and Space Explorat…
 
Imitation of Rigor - Why philosophy needs mathematicians and vice versa. Prof. Mark Wilson is Professor of philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, a fellow of the Center for Philosophy of Science and a Fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His main research investigates the manner in which physical and mathematical concerns becom…
 
Katy Milkman, Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics and Professor of Operations, Information & Decisions at Wharton, talks to Wharton Business Daily Host Dan Loney about the psychology behind persuading people to take a vaccine. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
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