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Science, pop culture and comedy collide on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. Keep Looking Up! New episodes premiere Friday nights at 7pm ET.
 
What makes us human? How are we different from chimpanzees? Who are our earliest ancestors and how do we know? Origin Stories is The Leakey Foundation’s podcast about how we became human. This award-winning show combines science and narrative to explore our human story and explain why we are the way we are. Listen and explore human evolution one story at a time.
 
Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama. Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists' obsessions. Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.
 
Future Ecologies is a podcast about relationships: between, within, amongst, and all around us. Made for audiophiles and nature lovers alike, every episode is an invitation to see the world in a new light – set to original music & immersive soundscapes, and weaving together interviews with expert knowledge holders.
 
Putting The Ace Back Into Space. Host Matthew Russell's critically acclaimed fun and factual show about all things SPACE. New episode every week with a deep dive into the latest hot space topics. With regular Interviews and discussions with the worlds top space experts. From how rockets fly to how blackholes work and everything in-between.
 
Cosmopod is the official podcast of Cosmonaut Magazine, a project dedicated to expanding the project of scientific socialism in the 21st Century. In our feed we have a combination of podcast episodes and audio articles from our website.
 
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.
 
Planetary Radio brings you the human adventure across our solar system and beyond. We visit each week with the scientists, engineers, leaders, advocates and astronauts who are taking us across the final frontier. Regular features raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face. Join host Mat Kaplan and Planetary Society colleagues including Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bruce Betts, and Emily Lakdawalla as they dive deep into the latest space news. The monthly Space Policy Edition takes ...
 
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Neil deGrasse Tyson rowed crew?! On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the physics, physiology, and lessons of rowing, featuring Dr. Kevin Stone and Arshay Cooper, author of A Most Beautiful Thing. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.st…
 
Scales don’t come planet-sized, so answering a question from David in Ghana may require some ingenuity, after all, calculating the weight of the Earth is a huge task.Using a set of weighing scales and a 400 year-old equation, Marnie Chesterton attempts to find out just how much the Earth weighs and is it getting heavier or lighter over time?But how…
 
How do various CRISPR systems interact with the body in beneficial ways? Using different techniques, specific immunity systems may be targeted and cleaved. Listen up to learn: How molecules are targeted to be cleaved Why RNA helps target specific systems Where the RNA fuses onto the DNA Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics …
 
This June, by popular demand, we’re doing a Silver Screen Science double feature focusing on our favorite reptiles: crocs and snakes! One croc movie, one snake movie, both quintessential creature features of the 90s. This episode, crocs take center stage: Lake Placid (1999) Next time … Anaconda. The Common Descent Store is open! Get merch! http://z…
 
What has COVID-19 taught us about preparing for future epidemics? Can we trigger innate immune responses – our first lines of defense - to mitigate novel infections? Can we use live-attenuated vaccines (LAV) meant for other infections to protect us while we develop specific vaccines for new pathogens? On this episode, we talk to virologists Konstan…
 
First this week, News Intern Sofia Moutinho joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss scientists concerns about advertisers looking into using our smart speakers or phones to whisper ads to us while we sleep. Next, Bina Desai, head of programs at the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, discusses how to predict the economic impact of human d…
 
The aftermath can be just as challenging and uncomfortable—the aftermath of major surgery, that is. Tune in to learn about a revolutionary product that’s changing the post-op lives of thousands. You’ll learn: The specifics behind the robe design that enables better movement, greater comfort, and erases the risk of skin irritation from other methods…
 
In honor of Giraffe Day, June 21, we welcome Global Conservation Force Giraffe Project Coordinator Mike Bona. Giraffe are suffering what many are calling a "silent extinction." They have suffered a 40% reduction in their population in just the last 15 years. Mike is a long time hoof stock keeper at the LA Zoo and has been involved in many conservat…
 
Sagittarius, a sausage, a sequoia, and a Kraken appear to have something in common: All of them may be large galaxies that were absorbed by the Milky Way billions of years ago. The Milky Way is a giant galaxy. It got that way by gobbling up other galaxies. Today, astronomers are tracking down the remnants of many of those galaxies — an endeavor kno…
 
On this episode of TWiV, Novavax COVID-19 vaccine demonstrates 90% overall efficacy, preventing an antigenically disruptive change during growth of influenza virus vaccine in chicken eggs, and MIS-C is driven by loss of the gut mucosal barrier. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Click arrow to play Download TWiV 769 (68 M…
 
Are you curious about the memory techniques used in the ancient world? I’m talking about aboriginal memory techniques in Australia. But also a lot more. For example, it’s possible to learn about all sorts of indigenous tools for learning and retaining information used by people around the world. If this sounds interesting to you, you’re in luck. In…
 
This week, these squirrels are NUTS! with Adam Ganser! Giant flying squirrels, rainbow squirrels, and goth squirrels! Dissquirrelver this and more as we answer the age-old question: is that dried squirrel pee you’re using as an aphrodisiac, or are you just happy to see me? Footnotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kh0Q0Wi_dyvRwnbJN7Nlr1urhJr9G…
 
The Planetary Society has awarded more than 60 Shoemaker near-Earth object grants to astronomers around the world, enabling them to discover, track, and characterize thousands of asteroids. We’ll hear from two of these dedicated observers. The Society’s Rae Paoletta takes us to Venus where three new spacecraft will help answer big questions. Senior…
 
How can historically misunderstood retinal neurodegenerative diseases be researched and treated? New discoveries may lead to continuing advancements in treatment for previously thought to be untreatable ailments. Listen in to learn: How treatment is targeted at specific cells How functions in the eye can be swapped between parts How the optogenetic…
 
For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Sauroniops, links from Dean Lomax, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Sauroniops-Episode-342/ To get access to lots of patron only content check out https://www.patreon.com/iknowdino Dinosaur of the day Sauroniops, a large carcharodontosaurid with a dome on its head. In…
 
In this episode, we talk to our very own Dr Elsa Panciroli about her new book Beasts Before Us. In it, she tells the untold story of mammalian evolution, tracing the origin of synapsids back to the Carboniferous. You’ll be taken to fossil sites around the world to meet some of these pioneering animals and some of the palaeontologists that discovere…
 
Just how reliable are research papers and what goes on to get them published and accepted in the scientific literature and, critically, are they reliable? We have talked many times on the pod about scientific papers but without ever discussing what these actually are and how they get published. It’s an important aspect of science and especially wit…
 
The Gerenuk like a giraffe is a long-necked herbivore. While not closely related to giraffes, the Gerenuk has evolved to grow long necks to reach foliage that many other herbivores cant. They are a very unique antelope species from Africa. In this week's podcast we talk about this species and all its interesting adaptations to survive in the Horn o…
 
A seat on Blue Origin’s first crewed New Shepard flight went for $28 million at auction. The trip promises a launch to the edge of space with breathtaking views and moments of weightlessness and Blue’s founder Jeff Bezos will be there, too. It marks the start of a new chapter of space tourism. Leaders in this industry touted the development of spac…
 
Lifted restrictions! Discarded masks! Vaxxing & relaxing! Parties. Variant confusion. FOMO while also dreading events. Worry about strangers. Grief for a cancelled year. WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE? We’ve got you covered. As infection rates go down and restrictions lift in the U.S., you may feel: relieved, overjoyed, nude without a mask, guilty about sur…
 
How can new cancer therapies and treatments emerge along with the understanding of cancer cell's behavior? By learning how cells communicate and proliferate, researchers may be able to find new solutions. Press play to learn: The point at which a group of cells becomes cancerous When treatments can be too aggressive How the behavior of cancer cells…
 
How do you calculate the number of chimpanzees living in the forests of Nigeria? If you’re National Geographic Explorer Rachel Ashegbofe, you listen carefully. After discovering that Nigerian chimpanzees are a genetically distinct population, Rachel began searching for their nests to study them more closely. Now she’s teaching her community how to …
 
How do you beat the odds and become an astrophysicist? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice sit down with astrophysicist Hakeem Oluseyi to discuss his path to becoming an astrophysicist and his new book A Quantum Life. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.s…
 
Many of us will take a vaccine without thinking twice about it. But how are they developed, how do they even work, and how are they tested for safety? Press play to learn: What happens when proteins and aluminum-containing adjuvants are combined in the development of vaccines Why most vaccines are injected rather than inhaled or consumed orally, an…
 
Amelia and Rudy join Raul Espejo, one of the top members of the Cybersyn project in Allende's Chile, the founder of Syncho Research and the president of the World Organization of Systems and Cybernetics for a conversation. We discuss Raul's experiences, his current projects, and what he thinks socialists should learn about Cybernetics in today's wo…
 
Two astronauts, one space hipster, a writer and a musician all feature in this month's Space Boffins. Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham are joined by podcaster and founder of the Space Hipsters, Emily Carney. They also hear from pioneering astronaut Anna Fisher in conversation with astronaut Nicole Stott. And David Brown, author of The Mission, tal…
 
Sign up for our mailing list! We have a merch store now too! Thanks to Ethan for this week’s topic, two weird animals that developed after the Great Dying we talked about last week! Further reading: Monkey Lizards of the Triassic Placodonts: The Bizarre ‘Walrus-Turtles’ of the Triassic Drepanosaurus (without a head since we haven’t found a skull ye…
 
Chris and Matt Discuss Venus and the missions that have been there so far, and Matt has the honour of interviewing Mike Sekerak Lead engineer of the Davinci+ Mission, recently chosen as the next discovery Mission by NASAIf you enjoy the show please go over to www.Patreon.com/Interplanetary and become a Patron or even a producer of the show. If you …
 
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