Officials in China have quarantined two large cities, where some 20 million people live, over fears of a novel virus outbreak.
Almost a third of registered drug studies are not reporting data to the government.
On Episode 128 Jason Weeks and Steve Platts discuss the ways NASA is collecting radiation data to better understand the risks and possible mitigation strategies for humans traveling through deep space. This is the last in a six part series on NASA’s Human Research Program.
Millions of people rely on the Great Lakes for clean drinking water. What happens when water access is threatened?
Plus the evolution of culture, the mental effects of smartphones, and the sound of an ancient vocal tract.
The sound produced by the vocal tract of a 3,000 year-old Egyptian mummy has been synthesized using CT scans, 3D printing and an electronic larynx. The findings are presented in a study published in Scientific Reports. Read the paper here: https://go.nature.com/2TUueZ4
Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Harrison Greenbaum answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries that explore the techniques, inventions, and ideas for navigating the cosmos including celestial maps, GPS, the North Star, and more. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-navigating-the-cosmos/ Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Stella Burkey, Derek Pavan, Travis Dunn, Michael Jonsson, Chad Hunt.
Increased forestation can lead to dramatic declines in river water flow.
The house cat-sized dino had well-developed wings, but not necessarily for flying.
2020 has just begun, but we’re still celebrating all the amazing work done by science journalists in 2019. Thanks to them, we’ve been informed on stories like the new illnesses linked to vaping, the first image of a black hole, and the increase in youth-led climate change protests. At our year in review event at Caveat in NYC on December 18, 2019, three science storytellers—Arielle Duhaime-Ross, Sarah Zhang, and Ariel Zych—took the stage with a notable story they reported in 2019, including the untold and surprising facts that may not have made it to their final draft.
How understanding water flow, particle size distribution, and water chemistry can help you brew the perfect cup of coffee.
Medical Simulation is a powerful model for pediatric education. This type of experiential training is used to teach various skills including stressful medical tasks like resuscitation, without putting patients at risk. In order to better understand the behaviour of healthcare providers during these situations, researchers have started to use eye-tracking technology. In this episode, we meet Early Career Investigator, Michael Wagner from the Medical University of Vienna, who during a fellowship at the Yale University, carried out a simulation-based study using eye-tracking glasses to explore the gaze behaviour and subjective experience of care-givers during a neonatal resuscitation to assess the usability of this technology for training. Related article: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41390-019-0571-9
Anna McGowan, NASA’s Senior Engineer for Complex Systems Design, discusses engineering trends and the impact of rapid technology changes.
Time to get even deeper! Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted questions on the multiverse, the Big Bang, time travel, dark matter, sunlight, and more in Part II of Cosmic Queries – The Deep. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-the-deep-part-ii/ Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Ryan MacNeil, Mark Medina, Dan Wuduku Mayn Kennedy, Keelia Silvis, Shane A McDaniel. Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Caltech/P.Ogle et al; Optical: NASA/STScI; IR: NASA/JPL-Caltech; Radio: NSF/NRAO/VLA.
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Les épisodes de PS peuvent être envoûtants comme les 1001 nuits. Surtout lorsque c’est Taupo qui vient nous conter des histoires qui ne sont absolument pas des fables mais bien des histoires captivantes d’animaux fascinants. Ainsi nous écoutons avec délectation le récit des mille et une petites pattes chez nos amis les insectes.
On Episode 127 Dr. Brandon Vessey and Cherie Oubre discuss how they integrate and manage all the human research work in areas such as human performance, health, and radiation for research on the International Space Station, on Earth, and for future space exploration. This is part five of a six part series on NASA’s Human Research Program. This episode was recorded on November 18, 2019.
Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice explore aliens in film with YouTuber Jake Roper including E.T., Men in Black, The Blob, The Thing, War of the Worlds, WALL-E, Contact, Arrival, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and more. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Matthew Iskander, Cody Stanley, David Adair Wolford Jr, Kim Shoemaker, Dawn Jordan. Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox.
Lance Armstrong, the New England Patriots, steroids in baseball – Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates cheating in sports alongside co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly, Dr. Lee Igel from the Tisch Institute of Global Sport, and behavioral scientist Lisa Shu. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cheating-in-sports/ Photo Credit: StarTal
Nature cartoonist Rosemary Mosco dreams up scenes from the funny side of science.
How restoring native fish species can help Great Lakes ecosystems weather the next invasion.