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.
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.
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.
Kevin Wadland talks with the Rev'd David Miller, the new Launceston Methodist Circuit Superintendent Minister.
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.
NASA Deputy Director of Astrophysics Jeff Volosin discusses the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission.
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
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.
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.”
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.
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.
A new book of nature writing revels in creatures both strange and glorious—and explores why even a threatened world contains wonder.
Researchers find public health measures likely stopped a second wave of disease under impossible circumstances.
The discovery of a medium-sized black hole offers new insights into how black holes form and grow.
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.
Moss in the desert have learned to use rocks as sun shades.
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C’est la rentrée! La rentrée avec son parfum de nouveauté, le plaisir d’une nouvelle année qui commence avec son petit parfum d’aventure et d’exploration (qui sera au passage le thème de notre prochaine radio-dessinée), les collègues qu’on retrouve, les nouveaux qui arrivent et ce sentiment d’écrire une nouvelle page ou en tout cas de repartir sur de bonnes bases. Le truc cette année, c’est qu’il faut rajouter en plus de tout ça, une nouvelle collection de masques, du gel hydroalcoolique, et beaucoup d’incertitude. Mais rassurez vous, nous on ne bouge pas et on démarre une saison 11, masqués mais présents pour nos 10 ANS ! 10 ans, qu’on est là, à la vie à la mort qu’on va commencer en roue libre. Nous sommes le 2 septembre de l’année apocalyptique 2020, bienvenue dans Podcast Science !
As President Trump promises a vaccine before the election, some of the largest pharmaceutical companies plan to keep politics out of science.
Will “a little bit of this and a little bit of that” solve America’s healthcare problems? Is COVID-19 a game-changer in the fight for single-payer? In this first episode of a podcast series with host Brenda Gazzar, Michael Lighty discusses the Medicare-for-All movement and the Democratic Party’s new unity task force.