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Can You See What I See? 06 February 2023 00:13:16
Everyone sees the world differently. Today, scientist Desiré Whitmore explains what physical blind spots can teach us about social blind spots.
Can You See What I See?
Everyone sees the world differently. Today, scientist Desiré Whitmore explains what physical blind spots can teach us about social blind spots.
A Dirty Snowball, Cancer-Sniffing Ants And A Stressed Out Moon 03 February 2023 00:13:37
A green comet, cancer-sniffing ants, stealthy moons ... hang out with us as we dish on some of the coolest science stories in the news!
A Dirty Snowball, Cancer-Sniffing Ants And A Stressed Out Moon
A green comet, cancer-sniffing ants, stealthy moons ... hang out with us as we dish on some of the coolest science stories in the news!
A Fatal Virus With Pandemic Potential 02 February 2023 00:11:48
Nipah virus can rapidly infect and kill members of a community. Exactly how does it cross over from bats to humans?
A Fatal Virus With Pandemic Potential
Nipah virus can rapidly infect and kill members of a community. Exactly how does it cross over from bats to humans?
The Ancient Night Sky And The Earliest Astronomers 01 February 2023 00:14:37
Moiya McTier says the night sky has been fueling humans' stories about the universe for a very long time, and informing how they explain the natural world. In fact, Moiya sees astronomy and folklore as two sides of the same coin. "To me, science is any rigorous attempt at understanding and explainin...
The Ancient Night Sky And The Earliest Astronomers
Moiya McTier says the night sky has been fueling humans' stories about the universe for a very long time, and informing how they explain the natural world. In fact, Moiya sees astronomy and folklore as two sides of the same coin. "To me, science is any rigorous attempt at understanding and explainin...
Can you teach a computer common sense? 31 January 2023 00:13:11
Over the past decade, AI has moved right into our houses - onto our phones and smart speakers - and grown in sophistication. But many AI systems lack something we humans take for granted: common sense. In this episode Emily talks to MacArthur Fellowship-winner Yejin Choi, one of the leading thinkers...
Can you teach a computer common sense?
Over the past decade, AI has moved right into our houses - onto our phones and smart speakers - and grown in sophistication. But many AI systems lack something we humans take for granted: common sense. In this episode Emily talks to MacArthur Fellowship-winner Yejin Choi, one of the leading thinkers...
Gas Stoves: Sorting Fact From Fiction 30 January 2023 00:13:07
Gas stoves emit pollutants like nitrogen oxide and methane. Today, why stove makers have long known how to make cleaner stoves—but haven't fixed them.
Gas Stoves: Sorting Fact From Fiction
Gas stoves emit pollutants like nitrogen oxide and methane. Today, why stove makers have long known how to make cleaner stoves—but haven't fixed them.
Meet The Bony-Eared Assfish And Its Deep Sea Friends 27 January 2023 00:13:00
Kai the Fish Guy takes us on a tour of the ocean floor and the fantastical creatures that call it home, from the deep-sea batfish to the bony-eared assfish.
Meet The Bony-Eared Assfish And Its Deep Sea Friends
Kai the Fish Guy takes us on a tour of the ocean floor and the fantastical creatures that call it home, from the deep-sea batfish to the bony-eared assfish.
6 Doctors Swallow Lego Heads ... What Comes Out? 26 January 2023 00:15:45
Six doctors swallowed Lego pieces in the name of science—and to reassure worried parents. Today, what came out at the other end.
6 Doctors Swallow Lego Heads ... What Comes Out?
Six doctors swallowed Lego pieces in the name of science—and to reassure worried parents. Today, what came out at the other end.
The Math And Science Powering 'Everything Everywhere All At Once' 25 January 2023 00:15:12
Directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (collectively: Daniels) on the starring role science plays in their film Everything Everywhere All At Once.
The Math And Science Powering 'Everything Everywhere All At Once'
Directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (collectively: Daniels) on the starring role science plays in their film Everything Everywhere All At Once.
Our Perception Of Time Shapes The Way We Think About Climate Change 24 January 2023 00:10:17
Most people are focused on the present: today, tomorrow, maybe next year. Fixing your flat tire is more pressing than figuring out if you should buy an electric car. Living by the beach is a lot more fun than figuring out when your house might be flooded by rising sea levels.That basic human relatio...
Our Perception Of Time Shapes The Way We Think About Climate Change
Most people are focused on the present: today, tomorrow, maybe next year. Fixing your flat tire is more pressing than figuring out if you should buy an electric car. Living by the beach is a lot more fun than figuring out when your house might be flooded by rising sea levels.That basic human relatio...
Fossil CSI: Cracking The Case Of An Ancient Reptile Graveyard 23 January 2023 00:13:00
This mystery begins in 1952, in the Nevada desert, when a self-taught geologist came across the skeleton of a massive creature that looked like a cross between a whale and a crocodile. It turned out to be just the beginning. Ichthyosaurs were bus-sized marine reptiles that lived during the age of di...
Fossil CSI: Cracking The Case Of An Ancient Reptile Graveyard
This mystery begins in 1952, in the Nevada desert, when a self-taught geologist came across the skeleton of a massive creature that looked like a cross between a whale and a crocodile. It turned out to be just the beginning. Ichthyosaurs were bus-sized marine reptiles that lived during the age of di...
New Tech Targets Epilepsy With Lasers, Robots 20 January 2023 00:13:45
About three million people in the United States have epilepsy, including about a million who can't rely on medication to control their seizures. For years, those patients had very limited options. But now, in 2023, advancements in diagnosing and treating epilepsy are showing great promise for many p...
New Tech Targets Epilepsy With Lasers, Robots
About three million people in the United States have epilepsy, including about a million who can't rely on medication to control their seizures. For years, those patients had very limited options. But now, in 2023, advancements in diagnosing and treating epilepsy are showing great promise for many p...
What Cities Should Learn From California's Flooding 19 January 2023 00:13:13
Climate change is altering the historic weather patterns used to build existing infrastructure like buildings and waterways. Today: innovating to adapt.
What Cities Should Learn From California's Flooding
Climate change is altering the historic weather patterns used to build existing infrastructure like buildings and waterways. Today: innovating to adapt.
Time Is So Much Weirder Than It Seems 18 January 2023 00:13:45
Time is a concept so central to our daily lives. Yet, the closer scientists look at it, the more it seems to fall apart. Today, we count the ways.
Time Is So Much Weirder Than It Seems
Time is a concept so central to our daily lives. Yet, the closer scientists look at it, the more it seems to fall apart. Today, we count the ways.
A Course Correction In Managing Drying Rivers 17 January 2023 00:13:25
Historic drought and water diversion are causing stretches of the Colorado and Mississippi Rivers to run dry. Today: rethinking water management.
A Course Correction In Managing Drying Rivers
Historic drought and water diversion are causing stretches of the Colorado and Mississippi Rivers to run dry. Today: rethinking water management.

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