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Science Rules! with Bill Nye
5 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
An Update From Bill and Corey
More on where this show is going — and when it will come back!
67 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Planetary Radio: Amateur Astronomers Saving the World
Science Rules! Presents is a series of science-focused episodes from some of our favorite shows. This week we’re featuring Planetary Radio from the Planetary Society. The Planetary Society has awarded more than 60 Shoemaker near-Earth object grants to astronomers around the world, enabling them to discover, track, and characterize thousands of asteroids. We’ll hear from two of these dedicated observers. The Society’s Rae Paoletta takes us to Venus where three new spacecraft will help answer big questions. Senior space policy adviser Casey Dreier helps us think about UFO claims. Chief scientist Bruce Betts offers a new What’s Up space trivia contest. Discover more at https://www.planetary.org/planetary-radio/shoemaker-neo-awardees-venus missions
30 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Coronavirus: What Do the CDC and a Garden of Fake Flowers Have in Common?
The author of Moneyball, The Blind Side, and The Big Short explains why a country with so many experts was so unprepared for this pandemic. (This interview was recorded May 24.)
81 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
This Podcast Will Kill You: Coccidioidomycosis
Science Rules! Presents is a series of science-focused episodes from some of our favorite shows. This week we’re featuring This Podcast Might Kill You’s episode on Coccidioidomycosis, also known as Valley fever.
55 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Flash Forward: What If You Could Be Immune to Everything?
Science Rules! Presents is a series of science-focused episodes from some of our favorite shows. Today Flash Forward takes us to a future where we become immune to every poison, venom, and toxin in the world. What happens next?
30 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Coronavirus: Using Science to Fight Vaccine Hesitancy
Behavioral scientist Katy Milkman explains how simple nudges can make people want to get vaccinated. Also: is this the biggest “fresh start” of all time?
54 minutes | May 27, 2021
Hidden Brain: Humor Us
Science Rules! Presents is a series of science-focused episodes from some of our favorite shows. This week we’re featuring Hidden Brain's “Humor Us.” Hahaha! The average four-year-old child laughs 300 times a day. By contrast, it takes more than two months for the average 40-year-old adult to laugh that many times. This week, we talk with behavioral scientist Jennifer Aaker of Stanford University about why so many of us fall off a “humor cliff” as we become adults. Plus, how we can inject more laughter into our lives, even during the most difficult of times.
100 minutes | May 20, 2021
The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe
Science Rules! Presents is a series of science-focused episodes from some of our favorite shows. This week we’re featuring Episode #827 of The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe from May 15, 2021.
22 minutes | May 18, 2021
Coronavirus: A Vaccine for the Economy?
We ask Brian Deese — head of the White House National Economic Council — to survey the economic impact of the pandemic and explain how President Biden can make good on his promise to Build Back Better.
41 minutes | May 13, 2021
99% Invisible: Their Dark Materials
Science Rules! Presents is a series of science-focused episodes from some of our favorite shows. This week we’re featuring 99% Invisible’s “Their Dark Materials.” Vantablack is a pigment that reaches a level of darkness that’s so intense, it’s kind of upsetting. It’s so black it’s like looking at a hole cut out of the universe. If it looks unreal, it’s because Vantablack isn’t actually a color, it’s a form of nanotechnology. It was created by the tech industry for the tech industry, but this strange dark material would also go on to turn the art world on its head.
57 minutes | May 6, 2021
A String Theorist Helps Superheroes Time Travel
By day, Clifford Johnson is a mild-mannered physicist searching for a Theory of Everything. But in his secret life, he helps slip real science into movies like Avengers: Endgame.
22 minutes | May 4, 2021
Coronavirus: W.H.O. Can Prevent COVID-21?
The World Health Organization has a long to-do list: address outbreaks in India and South America, distribute vaccines around the globe, and prevent the emergence of the next pandemic. Dr. Bruce Aylward explains how they intend to do it all.
48 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
The World’s Most Top-to-Bottom Explorer
From the depths of the ocean to the voids of outer space, maps matter. That's the motto of Kathryn Sullivan — astronaut, oceanographer, and former head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Jack Dangermond, founder of the mapping software company Esri, joins her to explain the science of “where.”
2 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Coronavirus: An Announcement
A brief update from your friends at Science Rules! Coronavirus Edition.
54 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
The Blunt Truth About Weed
It’s a 4/20 special! The head of one of the few labs doing placebo-controlled research on cannabis joins us to blow up everything you thought you knew about weed withdrawal, medical marijuana, the munchies, and why there will never be a breathalyzer for bud.
36 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Gets Students to Camp Skyhook
The basketball legend is teaching kids from all over Los Angeles a different kind of hook-then-look shot. He wants students to get hooked on science, then come to camp and observe their environment both in the forest and in the sky.
25 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Coronavirus: Do Cry Over Spillovers
The head veterinarian of the Wildlife Conservation Society explains how animals infect humans — and vice versa.
47 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
“Meat” the Man Who Wants to Destroy the Beef Industry
The food industry is a wasteland for innovation, or so says Pat Brown. The founder of Impossible Foods explains how animal agriculture wrecks our environment, how chemistry can trick our taste buds, and when we might see Impossible Bacon on our breakfast tables.
44 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
What Do You Need to Hunt for Life on Mars? Perseverance!
A leader of NASA's Mars Perseverance rover team explains what we've learned about the red planet since the rover landed and lays out the mission to find — and return — evidence of life. Plus, acronyms galore!
27 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Coronavirus: Piercing the “Brain Fog” of Long-Haul Covid
Dr. Igor Koralnik explains his research on the neurological impacts of Covid-19, especially with non-severe cases.
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