Extraterrestrials, prisms, music, scientific curiosity, the pursuit of knowledge, and more – Neil deGrasse Tyson and pop music superstar Katy Perry discuss their shared love of the universe. Featuring comic co-host Sasheer Zamata and astrophysicist Charles Liu. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/katy-perrys-cosmic-curiosity/ Photo Credit: Jon Betz.
Episode 57 features Dr. Zarana Patel, a portfolio lead scientist at NASA's Johnson Space Center, who is responsible for management and scientific oversight of degenerative tissue risk of space radiation. This is part one of a five-part series on the hazards of human spaceflight. This episode was recorded on June 29th, 2018.
Grab your board, apply your sunscreen, and get ready to find the perfect wave – re-visit the science of big wave surfing featuring Chuck Nice, Gary O’Reilly, NASA oceanographer Bill Patzert and pro surfer and the first female Big Wave World Champion, Paige Alms. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Please subscribe to our channels on: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360 TuneIn: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Science-Podcasts/Playing-with-Science-p952100/ GooglePlay Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iimke5bwpoh2nb25swchmw6kzjq SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/startalk_playing-with-science Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/startalk/playing-with-science NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/surfs-up-the-big-waves-repeat/ Photo Credit: Erik Aeder, courtesy of www.paigealms.com
A statistician developed an algorithm to figure out who wrote disputed Beatles songs.
Each year, we use nearly 50 billion tons of sand and gravel worldwide. Is that sustainable?
In this special collaboration between the Guardian’s Science Weekly and Chips with Everything podcasts, we explore why it’s so hard to mimic nature
At NASA, friendship and discovery go hand-in-hand. For over three decades, Earth scientists Compton Tucker and Piers Sellers were co-workers, roommates, neighbors and best friends. They studied the planet and traveled it together. Piers passed away in 2016 after battling pancreatic cancer. In this story, Compton remembers and honors his dear friend and partner in science. Music: Healing by Lee Rosevere Piers’ greeting to his friends on Earth: https://soundcloud.com/nasa/an-astronauts-greeting-to-his-friends-on-earth/s-6wBxF
Explore the intersection of science fiction and national defense inside the high-tech government agency developing America’s top-secret weapons of the future with Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Chuck Nice, former DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar, journalist Sharon Weinberger, and roboticist Hod Lipson. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/inside-darpa-sci-fi-meets-national-defense/ Photo Credit: J.Krohn, courtesy of JPL-Caltech.
This week: A Standford study used Google Glass to help kids with autism understand others people’s emotions; and breaking news regarding the way dogs pee. Links: Google Glass helps kids with autism read facial expressions http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2018/08/google-glass-helps-kids-with-autism-read-facial-expressions.html Small Dogs Aim High When They Pee https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/dog-spies/small-dogs-aim-high-when-they-pee/
Where science and art intersect, dance can help bring new understanding and metaphors for researchers and the public.
Could humans geoengineer their way out a climate crisis? Plus California wildfire weather, gooey corn, and other science headlines in this weeks News Round-up.
A population boom in forests and other wild areas is leading to deadlier, more destructive blazes. How do we cope with worsening wildfires?
The U.K.s lawn-killing summer has an archaeological upside.
While traveling aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis in 2002, astronaut and climate scientist Piers Sellers looked down upon Earth and recorded a warm-hearted greeting to his friends and colleagues at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Piers passed away in 2016 after battling pancreatic cancer, and he often said how fortunate he felt to work with some of his best friends.
Dr. Mike Barratt, NASA astronaut, physician and a flight surgeon, shares his story of living in space. Barratt addresses five hazards of human spaceflight and why these challenges need to be addressed to make deep-space missions successful. HWHAP Episode 56.
This week we're talking volcanoes. Because there are few things that fascinate us more than the amazing, unstoppable power of an erupting volcano. First, Jessica Johnson takes us through the latest activity from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii to help us understand what's happening with this headline-grabbing volcano. And Janine Krippner joins us to highlight some of the lesser-known volcanoes that can be found in the USA, the different kinds of eruptions we might one day see at them, and how damaging they have the potential to be.
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Race down the track with hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice as they explore the electrifying world of Formula E alongside DS Virgin Racing driver Sam Bird, adventure journalist Jim Clash, and Williams Advanced Engineering Technical Director Paul McNamara. Batteries Included. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/the-electrifying-world-of-formula-e/ Photo Credit: Shivraj Gohil, courtesy of DS Virgin Racing.
Physicists are still trying to prove decades-old theories. One theorist argues the best answers may not come until scientists embrace messier math.
"What would be a more accurate name for the Big Bang?" Listen as Neil deGrasse Tyson tells Sarah Rose Siskind the ironic story of how the Big Bang got its name. If you like this StarTalk SoundBite, tune in to the full StarTalk Radio episode "Cosmic Queries – Our Galaxy and Beyond" at https://soundcloud.com/startalk/cosmic-queries-our-galaxy-and-beyond