Volcanologist Kayla Iacovino studies the crystals and gases formed inside of volcanoes to figure out what causes eruptions.
From special diets to airplane dives, a deaf historian chronicles past treatments for hearing.
Wildfires and COVID-19 are shining a light on the systemic issues in ill-equipped, worn out facilities, causing many to rethink what long-term care looks like in America.
Fire season has only just begun, and wildfires have already burned a record number of acres. Why they’ve been so bad, and the toll so far.
Senator Ed Markey discusses the Green New Deal, and environmental priorities for an election year—and beyond.
Is there life on Venus? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Paul Mecurio, and astrobiologist David Grinspoon investigate the recent discovery of phosphine gas in Venus’s atmosphere and answer your Cosmic Queries. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-life-on-venus/ Thanks to our Patrons Patrick Gibbs, Jonathan O'Rear, Landon Orman, Rommy Jamal, Jason Peller, Dave McNeely, Andrew Nourry, and Kyle Rhodes for supporting us this week. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
On Episode 162, Dr. Tom Williams, element scientist for human factors and behavioral performance in the Human Research Program at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, details a reminder called CONNECT and how it not only benefits astronauts in space but those on terra firma here on Earth.
Smoking in adults and adolescents is at an all-time low today, yet around 1 in 2 children who visit the Emergency Department have been exposed to tobacco smoke. We know that there numerous health consequences associated with tobacco smoke exposure (TSE), and that this also comes at a substantial monetary cost- in 2010, child tobacco smoke exposure resulted in more than 101,570 annual ED visits, costing nearly $63 million. In this episode, we meet Early Career Investigator, Ashley Merianos from the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, who performed a cross-sectional analysis of children visiting the ED in order to assess the contribution of child TSE on healthcare resource utilization patterns. Related Article: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41390-020-0997-0
Soutenez nous sur Patreon.com/PodcastScience // et fr.tipeee.com/podcast-science // Retrouvez nous sur PodcastScience.fm // Twitter: Twitter.com/PodcastScience // Facebook: Facebook.com/PodcastScience // Notes d'émission : Auditrices et auditeurs de toutes contrées, ce soir nous partons à la rencontre de la lumière. Cette onde mystérieuse, si mystérieuse qu’on ne sait pas bien si elle est réellement une onde, une particule, ou les deux à la fois… Ce qui ne l’empêche décidément pas d’avoir des comportements très particuliers lorsqu’elle entre en contact avec les objets du quotidien. Ce soir, Johan Mazoyer, , notre brillant astrophysicien, toujours aussi éblouissant, nous emmène voir la lumière sous un autre angle, littéralement, puisqu’on va parler du phénomène de “polarisation”. Ca ne vous dit rien ? Mais si, pensez aux lunettes de soleil … Mais de toute façon, vous êtes au bon endroit ! Nous sommes le mercredi 16 septembre de l’an 0 après COVID-19, l’année dont on ne doit pas prononcer le nom, vous êtes bien sur Podcast Science !
NASA Deputy Director of Astrophysics Jeff Volosin discusses the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission.
Will we ever be able to talk to animals? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and marine mammal scientist Diana Reiss, PhD, answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on animal and interspecies communications. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-interspecies-communication/ Thanks to our Patrons Caralee Wahab, Tracy S. Skrabut, Ivan Perez, Joshua Torres, Garrett Jay, Leon Galante, Tyler Miller, and Pat Mallon for supporting us this week. Image Courtesy of Diana Reiss. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
In episode one of the ESA Explores Time and Space series, we explore the early days of Soviet spaceflight in conversation with Romania's first cosmonaut Dorin Prunariu. Dorin was one of 11 Europeans to fly under Russia's Interkosmos programme. In 1978, this programme saw the first European - Czech cosmonaut Vladimir Remek - become the first non-Russian or American to fly to space.
Precious metals don’t just exist in Lord of the Rings. Western University researcher Martin J. Stillman joins the show to detail how antibiotics are able to morph themselves into the perfect puzzle piece in someone's body, the chemical bonds required for photographs, and the issues surrounding mass solar cell implementation in neighborhoods just like yours.
This week we focus on heart disease, heart failure, what blood pressure is and why it's bad when it's high. Host Rachelle Saunders talks with physician, clinical researcher, and writer Haider Warraich about his book "State of the Heart: Exploring the History, Science, and Future of Cardiac Disease" and the ails of our hearts.
If astrobiologists find life beyond Earth in the solar system, it will most likely be in the form of tiny organisms called microbes – nothing that would talk to us. But the galaxy is a big place; the universe even bigger. Somewhere out there, life may have evolved to become as smart, or even much smarter, than us. And the next step in that ladder may be “post-biological,” argues Susan Schneider, the Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology, Exploration, and Scientific Innovation. Advanced life may be entirely based on microchips and silicon, using the tools of artificial intelligence instead of brains. In this episode of “Gravity Assist,” learn about what life might be like in the future and how science fiction has influenced thinking around this topic. Bonus: Jim Green’s theory about the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
On Episode 161, Joel Walker and Linda Spuler, NASA’s Johnson Space Center director of center operations and emergency manager, respectively, describe the daily tasks involved in running a space center and how we prepare for and respond to scenarios like hurricanes or pandemics.
A new book of nature writing revels in creatures both strange and glorious—and explores why even a threatened world contains wonder.
Has tennis gotten too routine? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate the people and technology shaking up the sport with Top 40 player Nick Kyrgios and David Ramos, Coaching Education and Performance Manager at the USTA. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/revolutionizing-tennis-with-nick-kyrgios/ Image Credit: Rob Keating from Canberra, Australia, Australia / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
The discovery of a medium-sized black hole offers new insights into how black holes form and grow.
Researchers find public health measures likely stopped a second wave of disease under impossible circumstances.