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Science Rules! with Bill Nye
36 minutes | 2 days ago
Coronavirus: Panic Over Variants, and Other Media Mistakes
Sociologist Zeynep Tufekci takes news outlets to task for how our coverage has hindered the response to COVID-19 and explains why no matter what variant is going around your community, you should still get a vaccine — any of them — as soon as you are eligible. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
49 minutes | 7 days ago
Acting Is Like Learning Science Backwards
Gillian Jacobs (Community, Love) and Diona Reasonover (NCIS) get back in touch with their science roots and turn the tables on us in a new segment, Grill Bill and Query Corey! Check out Gillian and Diona's new podcast If/Then and subscribe here: link.chtbl.com/ifthen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
65 minutes | 14 days ago
How to Outrun a Horse: Surprising Insights From an Exercise Scientist
How does exercise work? Should all runners go barefoot? And is sitting really the new smoking? Daniel Lieberman shines some science on common exercise myths. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30 minutes | 16 days ago
Coronavirus: President Biden’s Report Card
We grade the new White House administration's pandemic response thus far with New York Times science and global health reporter Apoorva Mandavilli. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
51 minutes | 21 days ago
Cooking with Science: Why Eggs Turn White, Pickles Crunch, and Popcorn Sets Off Your Smoke Detectors
Pia Sorensen has a kitchen laboratory where she demonstrates how pans of denatured proteins and hot fats can create a delicious meal — or a big ol’ mess. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
54 minutes | a month ago
NFL Meets MIT: Science Tackles the Super Bowl
Former NFL lineman (and current math whiz) John Urschel and materials scientist Ainissa Ramirez highlight all the science you can see on display at the Super Bowl, from the mechanics of blocking to the psychology of play-calling. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
32 minutes | a month ago
Coronavirus: Did COVID Escape From a Lab?
It’s a highly controversial and unlikely hypothesis. But, as Dr. David Relman explains, we can't rule it out, because we still don't know the original source of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
62 minutes | a month ago
It's a Parasite's World. We Just Live in It.
When it comes to things that give us the heebie-jeebies, parasites reign supreme. But according to this week's guest, ecosystems couldn't exist without them. Chelsea Wood explains what makes them so creepy, how to prevent them from killing us, and why she keeps digging around in decades-old cans of salmon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
60 minutes | a month ago
The Greatest Invention of All Time Is ... TIME!
We talk to master watchmaker Rebecca Struthers about how people learned to measure time and the twisted way that clocks came to control the way we eat, sleep, work, and relax (if we relax at all). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
34 minutes | a month ago
Coronavirus: 100 Days, 100 Million Shots
Dr. Celine Gounder — a member of President-Elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Advisory Board — answers all of your questions about the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines and details an ambitious plan to vaccinate a third of America. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
55 minutes | 2 months ago
The True Limit to Space Exploration: Our Sanity
If humans want to explore the solar system (and beyond), we'll have to learn to do something inconceivable for most of us pre-pandemic — exist with each other in tiny quarters for months. Kim Binsted's HI-SEAS program is trying to teach us how to do just that. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
62 minutes | 2 months ago
Mayim Bialik’s Contract With the Universe
The star of The Big Bang Theory, Blossom, and the new show Call Me Kat explains how she balances her love of science with her career in acting, and we put her neuroscience Ph.D. to use answering your questions about cognitive disabilities and disorders. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
53 minutes | 2 months ago
How To (Still) Be Happy
It turns out being happy, or becoming happier is possible with a bit of effort. We’re joined by happiness expert and host of The Happiness Lab, Dr. Laurie Santos to talk about her research into human happiness and to take your calls, including one from Mike from Colorado who asks, “Is there a genetic component to happiness?” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
50 minutes | 2 months ago
Save the Oceans: Recycling Is Not Enough
Every year, another 11 million tons of plastic trash ends up in the ocean. Winnie Lau, senior manager of the “Preventing Ocean Plastics” project, explains why recycling isn't helping — and what we should be doing instead. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
49 minutes | 2 months ago
Meet the Olympic Swimmer Making Ripples Out of the Pool
Who better to answer your science-swimming questions than gold-medalist Simone Manuel? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
62 minutes | 3 months ago
The Sound of Stonehenge (and Other Aural Mysteries)
Trevor Cox leads us through a wonderland of sound featuring sonic booms, Stonehenge, and pseudoscientific phenomena. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
43 minutes | 3 months ago
Coronavirus: America’s King of Health Is Skipping Christmas … and So Should You
Francis Collins is the director of the National Institutes of Health. He gives us a prognosis for the next few months and diagnoses the future of health research in the U.S. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
57 minutes | 3 months ago
What Happens if You Fall Into a Black Hole?
Dr. Priyamvada Natarajan is an expert on the strangest things in physics: warped space, dark matter, dark energy, and even questions from our listeners. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
60 minutes | 3 months ago
Our Fishy Ancestors Grew a Pair (of Legs)
Neil Shubin reveals how he discovered Tiktaalik — a long-sought fossil link between swimming fish and walking land animals — and shares other remarkable tales about life's evolution. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
38 minutes | 3 months ago
Coronavirus: With 4 Million Currently Infected, How to Give Safe Thanks
Atul Gawande is a member of President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID task force. He helps us dig through the latest coronavirus news including vaccine trial results, mask mandates, and how to manage risks over the holidays. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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