Mucus gets a bad rap for its ick factor, but this slimy substance supports life on our planet.
NASA Human Research Program Director Bill Paloski discusses methods and technologies to support safe, productive human space travel to the Moon and Mars.
This week we're discussing birds, behaviour, and chickadees. How do you look at behavioural traits in birds, how different birds value information gathering, and how those traits affect foraging? We speak to Dr. Kim Mathot, the Canada Research Chair in Integrative Ecology, about how and why birds make decisions, and how individuals value and act on information, how they share information within groups, and what value that information has in managing uncertainty. Chickadees calls recorded by Jonathon Jongsma, from xeno-canto.
Vaping is all the rage in the U.S., but young people are turning up at hospitals barely able to breathe. Over a thousand vapers have gotten sick—34 are dead—and no one knows why. We investigated the case of the mysterious vaping disease with help from Geri Sullivan, pulmonologist Dr. Louella Amos, lab director Iniobong Afia, inhalation toxicologist Prof. Ilona Jaspers and researcher Dr. Jamie Hartmann-Boyce. Check out the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/33VzzRi Selected references: CDC Outbreak Page: http://bit.ly/2PheKvO Case reports from 53 vaping patients who got sick over the summer: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1911614 “Chemical burn” analysis of patients’ lungs: https://bit.ly/2oexalC Jamie’s review “Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation”: https://bit.ly/32GTN14 And if you’re interested in the business side of the vaping crisis… check out The Journal’s episode: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0J5TjqSDQwgGtdTvxIVsEI Credits: This episode was produced by our senior producer Kaitlyn Sawrey and producer Michelle Dang, with help from me, Wendy Zukerman, Lexi Krupp, Rose Rimler and Meryl Horn. We’re edited by Caitlin Kenney. Fact checking by Michelle Harris. Mix and sound design by Peter Leonard. Music written by Peter Leonard, Bobby Lord and Emma Munger. A huge thanks to all the people we spoke to for this episode including: Dr Yasmeen Butt, Dr Sean Callahan, Dr Travis Henry, Professor Irfan Rahman, Christopher Harvel, Alex Sandorf, Dr James Pankow, Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, Professor Lorraine Martin, Professor Moon-Shong Tang, Dr. Kevin Davidson and Myron Ronay. Extra thanks to Conor Duffy, Zukerman Family and Joseph Lavelle Wilson.
A dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico has states along the Mississippi working to reduce nutrient runoff.
Google says its quantum computer has achieved in just 200 seconds what would take a supercomputer thousands of years. But IBM is pushing back.
Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the intersectionality of science and journalism with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Eugene Mirman, reporter Azmat Khan, conflict journalism expert Judith Matloff, Bill Nye, Sarah Rose Siskind, Natalia Reagan, and Brian Sack. Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Paul Sikes, Stephanie Judd, Michael McBride, François Fraser, Dan Yoder, John Ward NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/science-and-journalism-with-christiane-amanpour/ Photo Credit: Brandon Royal
Samuel Lawrence, planetary scientist and lead lunar exploration scientist, discusses what we’ve learned about the Moon and some of the more interesting questions that we hope to answer when humans return in the Artemis program.
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Bonsoir Ce soir pour nous ouvrir l’esprit avec cette émission roue libre, nous allons bien creuser nos sujets. Creuser avec Alexa qui vient nous parler de la vie des chercheurs sur le terrain, creuser avec Irène qui vient parler de la trépanation et de son histoire. Et puis Eléa va vous faire le bonheur de vous éviter un casse tête pas possible en répondant au quiz du moment: est-il efficace de mettre de l’huile dans l’eau de cuisson de vos pâtes? Vous êtes dans Podcast Science émission 387, nous sommes le mercredi 16 octobre de l’an 2019, bienvenue!
From Kennedy Space Center, officials from the Launch Services Program discuss the Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON mission launch. ICON was successfully air-launched on a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket.
What happens when a giant asteroid hits Earth?
Our theme for this episode is “Seeing Cities”. We hear about two very different ways of looking at a city, making connections across space and time, and allowing us to understand the urban environment and its history in new and unexpected ways. We visited Queen Mary University to talk to two art historians whose work is bound up with these issues. We hear from Hannah Williams, on how digital mapping has allowed her to unearth surprising patterns in the art world of eighteenth century Paris (www.artistsinparis.org), and from Emilie Oléron Evans, on the unique perspective that the art and architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner brought to the buildings of England. Links related to each of our guests may be found below. ___ GUESTS: Hannah Williams: twitter.com/DrHanWill (twitter) www.hannahwilliams.me.uk (website) www.artistsinparis.org (Artists in Paris) Emilie Oléron Evans: twitter.com/bringyourownsun (twitter) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nikolaus-Pevsner-arpenteur-arts-britannique/dp/2354570880/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Nikolaus+Pevsner%2C+arpenteur+des+arts&qid=1571395200&s=books&sr=1-1 (book on Pevsner) tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13602365.2014.930755 (A. Hultzsch article on Pevsner, mentioned in interview) ___ GLOBAL LAB TEAM: Interviewer: Duncan Hay twitter.com/walled_city (twitter) Presenter: Sarah Wise twitter.com/ComplexityWise (twitter) Editing: Thomas Oléron-Evans: twitter.com/Mathistopheles (twitter) www.mathistopheles.co.uk (personal website) ___ IMAGES: Louvre - commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Benh - Creative Commons Barbican Estate - commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Colin - Creative Commons
Mayors from 435 U.S. cities have signed on to follow the Paris Climate Agreement.
Retreating from flooding caused by climate change may seem unappealing. But communities are increasingly embracing the idea.
StarTalk returns to the main stage in front of a packed house at NY Comic Con. Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Chuck Nice, and StarTalk geek-in-chief astrophysicist Charles Liu, PhD explore the science found in comics, sci fi, and popular fiction! (Warning: Adult Language) NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/startalk-live-at-nycc-2019-with-neil-degrasse-tyson/ Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Heidi Ritzel, Sydney Reising, Andy Green, Michael Brown, Victoria Delpiano, and Cesar Alban. Photo Credit: Knightmare6.