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April 24, 2014

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11:42 AM | Episode 196 – From the Deep
00:00:00 - This week we tackle one of the (literally) biggest debates of the solar system: which planet has the largest mountain? For awhile, Mars seemed the clear winner, but new research suggests Earth might still have a horse in this race. Tune in to find out what Charlie and Abe think of this new discovery, […]

April 23, 2014

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7:42 PM | Jack El-Hai: Too Close To The Subject
Writer Jack El-Hai worries about his own state of mind when he spends time in the files of the psychiatrist who examined Nazi leaders. Jack El-Hai is the author of The Nazi and the Psychiatrist: Hermann Goring, Dr. Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of Minds at the End of WWII (PublicAffairs Books) and The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and His Tragic Quest to Rid the World of Mental Illness (Wiley). He has contributed articles and essays on science, medicine, and history to The […]
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5:22 PM | April 26: Cured - How 2 Men (and their doctors) Defeated HIV
There are currently 34 million people world-wide infected with HIV. And although many are surviving, thanks to new drug regimens, a cure seems as elusive as ever. But, in fact, there have been a handful of people functionally cured of the virus.
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12:46 PM | April 23rd: Teachers of Tomorrow
Podcaster: Nicole Gugliucci and Georgia Bracey

April 22, 2014

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12:00 PM | April 22nd: Diversifying Exploration !
Podcaster: Host: Dr Pamela Gay ; Guests: Guests: ハクト/HAKUTO

April 21, 2014

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9:13 PM | BacterioFiles Micro Edition 163 - Pseudomyrmex Sidekicks Stop Sprout Sickness
This episode: Ants teaming with bacteria help defend plants from bacterial pathogens! Download Episode (9.4 MB, 10.2 minutes)Show notes:News item/Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Virus modified to infect and destroy only cancer Compounds from ocean bacteria could inhibit pathogens without inducing resistance Dog-related microbes could affect the gut microbe in ways that protect against allergies (paper) Stomach bacteria are most peaceful in humans they've co-evolved with Bacteria […]
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12:07 PM | April 21st: Sunsetting Spacecraft
Podcaster: Fraser Cain & Dr Pamela Gay
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6:00 AM | Science Weekly podcast: why we should leave fossil fuels in the ground
Mike Berners-Lee and Duncan Clarke argue that the only way to prevent runaway climate change is to curb the extraction of coal, gas and oil Continue reading...

April 20, 2014

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12:00 PM | April 20th: Australian Aboriginal Astro, Art, Music
Podcaster: Mike Simmons, Duane Hamacher, Matthew Whitehouse, Bob Eklund

April 19, 2014

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4:00 PM | Quirks & Quarks for April 19, 2014
This week, we discover the most Earthlike planet; how male black widow spiders choose females least likely to eat them; how vertebrates went green and became herbivores; how a NASA probe sniffed air on the Moon; how ancient farmers became...
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4:00 PM | Goldilocks Planet
NASA scientists have discovered the first truly Earthlike planet - just the right size and temperature....
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4:00 PM | Male Black Widow Spiders Like Mates Fat and Chaste
Male black widows try to find females who are well fed and unmated as they are then less likely to be cannibalized....
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4:00 PM | Vertebrates and Plant Power
A tiny carnivore, more than 300 million years old, helps reveal the origins of giant plant eaters....
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4:00 PM | LADEE's a Hit on the Moon
NASA's probe designed for studying the Moon's tenuous atmosphere of gas and dust is ending its mission....
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4:00 PM | Farmers' Strong Bones
Farmers in Central Europe went from fit to a little flabby thousands of years ago....
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4:00 PM | GMO Poplar Tree Helps The Environment
Genetically modified trees may help produce more efficient biofuels....
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12:00 PM | April 19th: Cosmic Demolition in the Asteroid Belt
Podcaster: Avivah Yamani
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11:46 AM | A COSMOS Conversation with Steven Soter
Worlds collide when Neil deGrasse Tyson puts on his StarTalk Radio hosting hat to interview astrophysicist Dr. Steven Soter, co-writer of the new COSMOS series on FOX hosted by Neil.

April 18, 2014

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12:00 PM | April 17th: Exomoons, Eclipses & Launches
Podcaster: Fraser Cain & Morgan Rehnberg

April 17, 2014

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12:00 PM | April 17th: Asteroid Deflection: 101
Podcaster: Steve Nerlich

April 16, 2014

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7:42 PM | Episode 9: Is the world louder now than it used to be?
(image credit: flickr user hebedesign) After repeatedly failing to find a room on the campus of Carnegie Mellon that is silent enough to record our podcast in, we asked ourselves this question. Because every little sound messing up our pristine … Continue reading →
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7:17 PM | April 19: The Goldilocks Planet
This week, astronomers announced the discovery of a planet that's the most Earth-like yet - the same size and temperature as Earth - and they say there are likely more to come.
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12:07 PM | Baratunde Cole: The Comeback
Doomed to be the waterboy after tearing his ACL, engineering student Baratunde Cola is determined to make it back to his college's football team. Bara Cola is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Georgia Tech, and founder and president of Carbice Nanotechnologies, Inc. He researches thermal transport and energy conversion in nanostructured materials, and is actively involved in the commercialization of his work, currently to cool electronics better. His […]
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12:00 PM | April 16th: Kites to Reach The Sun
Podcaster: Avivah Yamani

April 15, 2014

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7:18 PM | BacterioFiles Micro Edition 162 - Desert Dwellers Densify Dunes
This episode: Spraying cyanobacteria could turn deserts into useful land! Download Episode (9.3 MB, 10.13 minutes)Show notes:News item/Journal Paper Other interesting stories: How multicellular cyanobacteria communicates between cells (paper) Microscopic protozoa could be used instead of animals for cosmetic testing Slime molds are good like computers at finding best routes to different places Bacteria can divide into two distinct cells with different behaviors Students program bacteria to […]
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5:07 PM | Ep. 342: Sunsetting Spacecraft
Everything dies, including our technology. But when we’ve hurtled a few thousands pounds of robotic instrumentation to another planet, it gets a little difficult to shut it down and clean up. What do we do when a mission has reached the end of its useful life? Ep. 342: Sunsetting Spacecraft Jump to Shownotes Jump to [...]
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12:36 PM | April 15th: Chasing the Prize
Podcaster: Host: Dr Pamela Gay ; Guests: Andrew Barton

April 14, 2014

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12:00 PM | April 14th: Lunar and Planetary Society Conference 2014
Podcaster: Fraser Cain, Dr Pamela Gay & Alessondra Springmann
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5:00 AM | Science Weekly podcast: James Lovelock on the future of planet Earth
James Lovelock takes Guardian science correspondent Ian Sample on a tour of a new exhibition at London's Science Museum, documenting his inventions and theories, and delivers a grim prognosis for Gaia's future Continue reading...

April 13, 2014

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12:00 PM | April 13th: Scientists for a Day Contest
Podcaster: Nicole Gugliucci and Rachel Zimmerman-Brachman
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