Join lunar scientist Noah Petro as he guides you through viewing a supermoon, an event that only occurs a few times a year. As you search for the dazzling Moon in the sky, learn how to view this lunar event, why the Moon appears larger in the sky and what makes supermoons so special. Producer: Mariah Cox Music Credit: "Family Trip" by Damien Deshaye
Our universe is a wild and wonderful place. Join NASA astronauts, scientists and engineers on a new adventure each week — all you need is your curiosity. First-time space explorers welcome.
Mercury, it turns out, may have both water and basic chemical building blocks of life.
Explore the universe, your town’s water quality, or the nature in your backyard—while staying home.
A new find in South Africa suggests Neanderthals were complex, intelligent hominins.
What you need to know about the CDC’s new face mask guidelines and an experimental COVID-19 treatment launching in New York.
On Episode 138, Chris Cassidy, NASA astronaut and Navy SEAL, shares his background, his love for physical fitness and math, and the valuable lessons he has learned leading up to his 3rd trip to space in April 2020.
Michigan’s tribal governments are running into their own problems with COVID-19.
After a brief shutdown of science instruments and a period in ‘safe standby’, ESA’s planetary missions are getting back to what they do best – gathering science data from around the Solar System. We speak to Paolo Ferri, Head of Mission Operations at ESA’s mission control centre in Germany, and Markus Kissler-Patig, Head of Science and Operations at the Agency’s ESAC Astronomy Centre in Spain. Paolo and Markus discuss the extraordinary and challenging times facing teams on the ground, the return to science for four key missions, and what it is like to make key decisions about the safety of their workforce and Europe’s fleet of space explorers in light of a global pandemic.
What separates humans from robots? Will humans eventually be fully dependent on automation? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and robot ethicist Kate Darling, PhD, answer your Cosmic Queries on humans, robots, and everything in-between. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-humans-and-robots/ Thanks to our patrons Rusty Faircloth, Jaclyn Mishak, Thomas Hernke, Marcus Rodrigues Guimaraes, Alex Pierce, Radu Chichi, Dustin Laskosky, Stephanie Tasker, Charles J Lamb, and Jonathan J Rodriguez for supporting us this week. Special thanks to patron Michelle Danic for our Patreon Patron Episode ID this week. Photo Credit: Web Summit / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0
Europa Clipper Project System Engineer Jennifer Dooley discusses NASA’s outer planets flagship mission.
Scientists discover two newly-described species of tube worms living on the seafloor that use bacteria to draw nutrition from methane.
Due to shortages of crucial supplies, healthcare workers ask volunteers to make medical masks.
On this episode we will take you to Africa where wood fuel remains a major energy and livelihood source for many rural and urban poor households. We talk to Phosiso Sola, ICRAF scientist who is currently focusing on governance of wood fuel with the aim to develop a sustainable charcoal value chains in African drylands.
There are reports that the coronavirus can survive on surfaces for days. So how careful should we be about cleaning the stuff we touch? And do we need to be disinfecting our groceries? To find out, we talk to pathologist and microbiologist Dr. Josh Santarpia and toxicologist Dr. Joshua King. UPDATE 4/7/20: An earlier version of this episode suggested that Alex was wiping down his groceries with bleach, but the wipes he was using didn't contain bleach. We've updated the episode. Here’s a link to our transcript: https://bit.ly/2VbYbTr This episode was produced by Rose Rimler, Wendy Zukerman, Meg Driscoll, Michelle Dang, Meryl Horn, Sinduja Srinivasan, and Laura Morris. We’re edited by Blythe Terrell and Caitlin Kenney. Fact checking by Lexi Krupp. Mix and sound design by Peter Leonard. Music written by Peter Leonard, Emma Munger, and Bobby Lord. A big thanks to all the researchers that we got in touch with for this episode, including Dr. Christine Bruhn, Dr. Erin Leigh Dicaprio, Prof. Kalmia Kniel, Dr. Linda Harris, Dr. Megan Freeman, Prof. Jovana Kovacevic, and others. And special thanks to the Zukerman family and Joseph Lavelle Wilson.
We’re hearing conflicting things about how the coronavirus spreads — is it through coughs and sneezes only? Or could it be floating in the air, infecting us as we walk down the street or go grocery shopping? We ask Dr. Rachael Jones, an industrial hygienist, and Dr. Zhi Ning, an environmental engineer. Here’s a link to our transcript: https://bit.ly/3aI1kAE This episode was produced by Rose Rimler, Wendy Zukerman, Michelle Dang, Meryl Horn, Sinduja Srinivasan, Laura Morris, and Meg Driscoll. We’re edited by Blythe Terrell and Caitlin Kenney. Fact checking by Michelle Harris. Mix and sound design by Peter Leonard. Music written by Peter Leonard, Emma Munger, and Bobby Lord. A big thanks to all the researchers that we got in touch with for this episode, including Prof. Natasha Crowcroft, Prof. Linsey Marr, Dr. Stephanie King, and Noah Miller. And special thanks to the Zukerman family and Joseph Lavelle Wilson.
“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” Neil deGrasse Tyson explores Star Trek and science fiction with Zachary Quinto (Spock), comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist and StarTalk geek-in-chief Charles Liu, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/science-fiction-and-star-trek-with-zachary-quinto/ Thanks to our Patrons Pat Mallon, Kyle Rhodes, M. Tristan Moody, Wil Jay (wil_n3rd), Mateo Monsalve, Adam Honaker, Foluso Ogundepo, Christian Lundgaard Torstensen, Brandon Kellerhals, and Steven Pugh for supporting us this week.
April 6 2020. A flock of red-winged blackbirds sweep into the woods at the edge of a grazing field. A chattering crescendo with tractor and tourists. Recorded near the Rockefeller State Park Preserve in Sleepy Hollow NY. While air traffic has nearly halted, the park is filled with people and the farm work must go on.
In this episode, we meet Early Career Investigator, Dr Anna Tottman who during her time at the University of Aukland, Liggins Institute performed a retrospective cohort study looking at the relationship between neonatal nutrition and neurodevelopmental outcomes. Her research suggests that nutrition for preterm infants may need to be sex-specific. Take a listen!
On Episode 137, Charis Krysher and Andrea Mosie, lunar curation processor and senior scientist specialist, respectively, discuss opening and processing Apollo 17 lunar samples that have been preserved for 47 years.