“In fact, it is the geek that shall inherit the Earth.” Explore the geekiverse with Neil deGrasse Tyson, filmmaker and superfan Kevin Smith, comic co-host Chuck Nice, astrophysicist Charles Liu, and physicist James Kakalios, author of The Physics of Superheroes. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/the-geekiverse-with-kevin-smith/ Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.
Have you ever had a “scigasm?” Find out from Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice and Chuck Liu in this StarTalk SoundBite. And for the rest of this episode, visit: https://soundcloud.com/startalk/the-geekiverse-with-kevin-smith
For decades, NASA has been on the lookout for any asteroid that could cause our planet harm and, in the thousands of objects found, determined that none poses a threat to Earth. Tune into this week’s Gravity Assist to learn about how we hunt for asteroids and comets that might threaten Earth.
Episode 53 showcases Dr. Stan Love, NASA astronaut and all-around smart guy, who flew to the International Space Station in 2008 and has worked on a number of flight analog programs to understand how to conduct deep-space missions. Love explores the challenges that will need to be tackled to make a mission to Mars successful. HWHAP Episode 53. This episode was recorded on May 18, 2018.
A conversation with John Galazka, project scientist for NASA’s GeneLab, and Ruth Globus, a rodent research project scientist, at NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. Transcript: https://www.nasa.gov/ames/nisv-podcast-ep99-ruth-globus-john-galazka
We talk to sports and business journalist Zach Schonbrun about his new book The Performance Cortex: How Neuroscience Is Redefining Athletic Genius.
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Scrums, lineouts, and spin passes – Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice take to the turf as we explore the science and grit of rugby alongside Todd Clever, former USA Rugby captain, and Trevor Lipscombe, author of “The Physics of Rugby.” NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/rugby-physics-and-grit-with-todd-clever/ Photo Credit: Hamish McConnochie via Wikimedia Commons.
Laurie Santos studies primate cognition—and teaches about the psychology of happiness.
Preview from new HISSandaROAR sound effect library TORTURED METAL CABINET impacts, then moves, friction, then grinder, then PolyEnd PercussionPro Robot Beaters https://hissandaroar.com/v3/soundlibrary/sd034-tortured-metal-cabinet/
New research from the up-close Grand Finale orbits of NASA’s Cassini mission shows a surprisingly powerful interaction of plasma waves moving from Saturn to its moon Enceladus. Researchers converted the recording of plasma waves into a “whooshing” audio file that we can hear -- in the same way a radio translates electromagnetic waves into music. Much like air or water, plasma (the fourth state of matter) generates waves to carry energy. The recording was captured by the Radio Plasma Wave Science (RPWS) instrument Sept. 2, 2017, two weeks before Cassini was deliberately plunged into the atmosphere of Saturn. For more information, visit: saturn.jpl.nasa.gov Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Iowa
Scientists were able to pinpoint the origin of a high-energy neutrino to a supermassive black hole for the first time.
The 2014 Ebola outbreak killed over 10,000 people before it was eventually brought under control. As new infectious diseases appear around the world, what can we learn from past outbreaks to better prepare ourselves?
This summer, we’re remembering the late Stephen Hawking and diving into his landmark work on black holes, the Big Bang, and the nature of the universe.
This week: New research into using CRISPR to destroy cancer cells with other cancer cells and a study suggesting rodents aren’t immune to the sunk cost fallacy. Links: Cancer cells engineered with CRISPR slay their own kin https://www.sciencenews.org/article/cancer-cells-engineered-crispr-slay-their-own-kin Sensitivity to “sunk costs” in mice, rats, and humans http://science.sciencemag.org/content/361/6398/178
In today’s episode I welcome you to the Museum of Non-Human Art, a brand new gallery full of art made entirely by machines, computers, algorithms, robots and other non-human entities. I hope your enjoy your visit!
It's all about the dynamics of risk and reward.
Companies are looking for alternatives to the ubiquitous plastic drinking straw.
Why a brush with the deadly substance isn’t always fatal.
Brain-inspired computing hits a new milestone, the neural networks of a noisy fish, and other subjects in science news.
Air conditioning can save lives on the hottest summer days. But as the climate warms, what happens when we need more cooling power?