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Science Rules! with Bill Nye
41 minutes | 2 days ago
99% Invisible: 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
61 minutes | 9 days ago
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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22 minutes | 11 days ago
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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
53 minutes | 16 days ago
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.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2 minutes | 18 days ago
Coronavirus: An Announcement
A brief update from your friends at Science Rules! Coronavirus Edition. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
60 minutes | 25 days ago
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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
44 minutes | a month ago
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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25 minutes | a month ago
Coronavirus: Do Cry Over Spillovers
The head veterinarian of the Wildlife Conservation Society explains how animals infect humans — and vice versa. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
54 minutes | a month ago
“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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
48 minutes | a month ago
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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
35 minutes | a month ago
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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
55 minutes | 2 months ago
The Science of Smell: New Cars, Old People, and the Stink of the Moon
Harold McGee changed the culinary world in the ’80s with his book on the science of cooking. His new book moves up the face to the nose, breaking down the molecules that make up all the smells around us. He explains why some scents echo each other, how dogs can sniff out cancer, and what happens when a coronavirus takes away your sense of smell. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
59 minutes | 2 months ago
SOS: Save Our Sperm
The chemicals we rely on for practically everything are slowly threatening our health, happiness, and the future of our species. Dr. Shanna Swan walks us through the evidence. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Coronavirus: Why It Hits High-Income Countries Hardest
Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee takes us through his investigation into why low-income countries seem to have largely escaped the pandemic’s wrath — and why they still need to get vaccines. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
58 minutes | 2 months ago
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Neanderthal Sex *
* But didn't know to ask. Rebecca Wragg Sykes will also tell us about the art, language, and mysterious extinction of our brawny cousins. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
40 minutes | 2 months ago
Meet the Woman Tasked With Keeping Joe Biden's Climate Promises
As the first National Climate Advisor, Gina McCarthy may have the most important — and toughest — unelected job in America. So ... how’s that going? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
35 minutes | 2 months 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.
52 minutes | 3 months 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 Periodic Talks and subscribe here: https://link.chtbl.com/PeriodicTalks See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
66 minutes | 3 months 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 | 3 months 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.
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