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July 29, 2014

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7:05 PM | StarTalk SoundBite: Madame Saturn Meets Star Trek
Whose call was it to hide the Enterprise behind Saturn, Captain Kirk or Carolyn Porco? Find out when StarTalk Radio host Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the surprising pop culture influence of Carolyn Porco’s work, from TED Talks to J.J. Abrams. Discover how Carolyn came to work with Abrams and the influence she had on the 2009 Sci-Fi hit, Star Trek. If you enjoyed this StarTalk SoundBite, be sure to hear the full interview here: […]

July 28, 2014

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11:09 PM | BacterioFiles 176 - Bacteria Bust Biodiesel Builders
This episode: Algae-killing bacteria could help improve biofuel recovery processes! Download Episode (11 MB, 12 minutes)Show notes:Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Soil microbes could be useful for weed control About how bacteria are beautiful Making biofuel bacteria more resistant to harsh process chemicals New ways of producing high-energy biofuels Understanding how fungus-like bacteria help plants grow (paper) Post questions or comments here or email to bacteriofiles at […]
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2:13 PM | Getting across a visceral sense of climate change is one of the...
Getting across a visceral sense of climate change is one of the hardest problems in science writing. Daniel Crawford, an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota decided to use a tool that’s inherently visceral — music. He wrote “Song of a Warming Planet.” It’s a small thing, but with the incredible complexity of climate change it’s going to take a lot of very different ideas to help people understand the big picture. Read more at Ensia. » Ben
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11:30 AM | July 28th: Exploring Apollo Now
Podcaster: Host: Dr Pamela Gay Guests: Robert Brand & Derek Webber
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5:00 AM | Smashing Physics: how we discovered the Higgs boson - podcast
The British physicist Jon Butterworth discusses his new book Smashing Physics, an insider's account of the discovery of the Higgs boson. Plus, the origins of life Continue reading...

July 27, 2014

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12:37 PM | Episode One Hundred And Eighty Five – On ExpeRimental And Wikibombing For ScienceWeek #ozwomensci
Welcome to Episode One Hundred And Eighty Five! It’s important that kids not just hear that science is important – they should also practice their observation skills and enjoy getting their hands dirty with activities. Science is something that they should feel they are involved with, even if they might still be trying to understand it. So, how can parents help? Alom Shaha is a science communicator in London, who has been working with the Royal Institution to create ExpeRimental, a […]
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12:11 PM | July 27th: Bima the Almighty!
Podcaster: Avivah Yamani

July 26, 2014

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10:00 PM | StarTalk Live: Big Brains at BAM (Part 2)
Our tour of the human brain continues with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugene Mirman, neuroscientists Mayim Bialik and Dr. Heather Berlin and guests Michael Ian Black, Paul Rudd and Bill Nye. Read more and listen to the full show: http://www.startalkradio.net/show/startalk-live-big-brains-at-bam-part-2/
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11:27 AM | July 26th: ArduSat
Podcaster: Pamela Gay & Peter Platzer
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4:12 AM | SoT 155: The Grumpiest Mouse
Twenty-seven months ago the "Mississippi Baby" stopped HIV treatment and was believed to be free of the virus. Unfortunately, that changed this month when test showed the virus is back. It had gone into hiding and the now four-year-old girl will face years, possibly her whole life, on antiretroviral therapy. A scientist at a CDC research centre found a cardboard box containing six vials of the smallpox virus in a storage room. The vials are believed to have been left there since the 1950s, and […]

July 25, 2014

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4:47 PM | Eugene Lim: Colliding Universes
Cosmologist Eugene Lim is pulled into another world when he goes to help teach after the earthquake in Haiti. One day, Eugene Lim decided to dump his Mech Eng. degree to do physics for a living. So he went and obtained a PhD in astronomy at the University of Chicago, advised by someone who does not have a degree in physics. He is currently at Kings College, London.
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11:30 AM | July 25th: Science on the ISS: Materials.
Podcaster: Steve Nerlich

July 24, 2014

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10:46 PM | Shorts: For the Birds
Today, a lady with a bird in her backyard upends our whole sense of what we may have to give up to keep a wild creature wild.
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6:38 PM | TWiM #83: Illuminating tuberculosis and cryptococcosis
Vincent, Michael, Elio and Michele review a new fluorogenic diagnostic test for tuberculosis bacteria, and the role of a metalloprotease in helping a fungus invade the central nervous system.   
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12:03 PM | July 24th: Are We Alone?
Podcaster: Richard Drumm

July 23, 2014

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5:15 PM | Episode 201 – Pontificating Upon Paleo Pigments
00:00:00 - For our first segment we head back to Panama so Ryan can chat with fellow paleontologist Caitlin Colleary about her Masters’ work looking into the coloration of fossils. They share a ‘cervezarita’ made with the national beer of Colombia, Aguila. 01:01:02 – Back up north, everyone is still drinking. Ben takes point to talk […]
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11:55 AM | July 23rd: A Journey to the Edge of the Universe
Podcaster: Richard Drumm
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5:19 AM | Cosmic Minute: Watch Your Cork!
Did you know where wine corks come from? Spoiler Alert –yes, pun intended- as Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of StarTalk Radio talks about where wine corks come from and the chemical effect they may have on the next glass of wine you have in your hand. If you like this track, be sure to check out the whole “Wit and Wisdom about Wine” episode at http://www.startalkradio.net/show/wit-and-wisdom-about-wine/.

July 22, 2014

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6:43 PM | Under the Dome: Scientific American Editor Talks to the Senate
Scientific American editor-in-chief Mariette DiChristina testifies before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation about the value of scientific research and development. Also... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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6:43 PM | Under the Dome: <i>Scientific American</i> Editor in Chief Talks to the Senate
Scientific American Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina testifies before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation about the value of scientific research and development. Also... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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12:01 PM | EINSTEIN! Still the Champion… Of Physics! Episode 62 by...
EINSTEIN! Still the Champion… Of Physics! Episode 62 by Scott Unger (Click here to directly access the MP3) (Access the full text transcript) Gravitational Lensing - the Gravity of the galaxy in the middle is bending the light from farther away around it - allowing observers from Earth to focus on the far-away celestial bodies. Einstein. One of the biggest minds science has ever known and arguably the most important scientist to the advancement of our understanding of the universe the […]
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11:27 AM | July 22nd: Google Lunar X-Prize
Podcaster: Pamela Gay, Chanda Gonzales and Leo Camacho

July 21, 2014

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11:30 AM | July 21st: Schrödinger’s Cat
Podcaster: Fraser Cain & Dr Pamela Gay
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5:00 AM | From Roots to Riches: the power of plants - podcast
The first director of science at Kew Gardens, Kathy Willis, discusses her BBC Radio 4 series From Roots to Riches Continue reading...
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2:02 AM | BacterioFiles 175 - Bacteria Build Better Biofilms
This episode: Engineered bacteria can be made to produce many different useful kinds of biofilm! Download Episode (10.5 MB, 11.5 minutes)Show notes:News item 1/News item 2/Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Some kinds of mouth fungi may keep other bad ones in check Fossilized viruses found in fossilized bacteria Breastfeeding is important for a healthy gut community Studying how microbes in water treatment remove contaminating chemicals (paper) Bacteria break down cocoa into more […]

July 20, 2014

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12:00 PM | July 20th: Meteor Hunters
Podcaster: Pamela Quevillon, Nicole Gugliucci, Greg Sivakoff

July 19, 2014

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7:56 PM | StarTalk Live! Big Brains at BAM (Part 1)
Delve into the human brain when Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman host The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik, Dr. Heather Berlin, Michael Ian Black, Paul Rudd and Bill Nye at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Read more and listen to the full show: http://www.startalkradio.net/show/startalk-live-big-brains-at-bam-part-1/
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11:30 AM | July 19th: X-Rays Uncover a Black Hole Dancing With Normal Stars
Podcaster: Richard Drumm

July 18, 2014

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7:36 PM | Ten Thousand Years Roman Mars calls his podcast 99 Percent...
Ten Thousand Years Roman Mars calls his podcast 99 Percent Invisible “a tiny radio show,” but in this episode they tackle a gigantic time scale. Here, they take a trip both back to 1990 and forward to ten thousand years in the future, when all of us are gone and the waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant is still there. How do you explain radioactivity to people who won’t have the same language or culture you do?  » Rose
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5:59 PM | Ainissa Ramirez: Science Vs Football
Materials scientist Ainissa Ramirez never connected with her brothers' love of football until she unexpectedly ends up writing a book about it. Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. is a science evangelist, who is passionate about getting the general public excited about science. She co-authored Newton's Football (Random House) and authored Save Our Science (TED Books). She has appeared on NPR and CNN; gave a TED talk in 2012; and blogs for The Huffington Post. She was a mechanical engineering professor […]
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