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July 13, 2014

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10:53 AM | Ep 155: Fact or Fiction with ANSTO
The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation undertakes research and development in nuclear science and technology. This has wide application including nuclear medicine, atmospheric monitoring, materials engineering, neutron scattering and climate change research.ANSTO is also very active in science communication, and one of their major community engagement projects is Fact or Fiction, a 90 minute show where the audience watch clips of classic sci-fi hits before voting on […]

July 12, 2014

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3:25 PM | Cosmic Queries: Space Probes with Dr. Amy Mainzer
JPL astrophysicist Dr. Amy Mainzer is back as guest host for this week’s podcast, and together with comic co-host Chuck Nice she answers your questions about space probes. Read more and listen to the full show: http://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-space-probes-with-dr-amy-mainzer/
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11:30 AM | July 12th: The CANDELS Project
Podcaster: Rob Sparks, Dr. Janine Pforr

July 11, 2014

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3:46 PM | Annalise Kaylor: A Room Full Of Odds
A cancer diagnosis is only the start of the collapse for Annalise Kaylor, but she finds support in an unexpected community. Hailing from the northwoods of Wisconsin, Annalise Kaylor planned to live in an RV and travel around the country when she made a pit stop in Atlanta and decided it was home. By day, Annalise is one of the country's foremost authorities on social media, helping companies concoct ways for you to loathe Facebook even more. By night, she's an anti-social pilot who loves beer, […]
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11:30 AM | July 11th: Science on the ISS: Overview
Podcaster: Steve Nerlich
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1:59 AM | SoT 153: Electric Cats
The announcement earlier this year that the BICEP2 team had discovered gravitational waves is now mired in controversy. Dr. Alan Duffy joins us to explain why 'the biggest announcement' is now probably meaningless. In 2012, Facebook manipulated the newsfeed of 689,003 users as part of a psychological experiment. The company claims it was able to alter the moods of some users, but the study's methodology and ethical concerns have drawn widespread criticism. The electric eel - described by one […]

July 10, 2014

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11:05 PM | Talking Science Ficton with Stewie (Seth Macfarlane)
Just how important is science to Family Guy? StarTalk Radio’s host, Neil deGrasse Tyson, discusses the influence science fiction has had on Family Guy with Stewie's alter ego, Seth Macfarlane. Find out how Neil was first introduced to the show. Listen to Neil and Seth share their honest opinions on the scientific accuracy of Family Guy, as well as their take on popular Science Fiction such as Star Wars (i.e., The Kessel Run). If you enjoyed this track, be sure to hear the full interview […]
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10:02 PM | Episode 200 – The Big Two-Hundo
00:00:00 – Since we spend so much time promoting everyone else’s work, we decided to be a bit selfish and spend the first segment talking about our own science. Charlie has a paper coming out in Nature Climate Change about moving forward into a low-carbon, sustainable energy future. No big deal. Patrick has 2 papers […]
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12:43 PM | July 10th: Awesome Astronomy’s July Edition
Podcaster: Ralph & Paul
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5:09 AM | TWiM #82: Betrayal and compromise
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, Elio Schaechter and Michele Swanson. Vincent, Michael, and Michele discuss how iron might disperse bacterial biofilms in carotid arterial plaques, and controlling Salmonella by modulating host iron homeostasis.   Subscribe to TWiM (free) on iTunes, via RSS feed, by email or listen on your mobile device with the Microbeworld app. Links for this episode Endosymbiont […]

July 09, 2014

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5:24 PM | Quantum Mechanics (an embarrassment) Here is the second pick...
Quantum Mechanics (an embarrassment) Here is the second pick from Sean Carroll, this week’s guest picker! It’s part two of an exploration of the many world’s interpretation of quantum mechanics. (Part 1 is here, part three is coming Friday.) Next we have one from Sixty Symbols, which is a combination of live interviews and demonstrations from Brady Haran in the UK. This one actually features me, but I recommend it anyway. See more from Sixty Symbols » Sean Carroll […]
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12:00 PM | July 9th: Challenger Learning Center
Podcaster: Nicole Gugliucci, Georgia Bracey and Libby Norcross

July 08, 2014

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4:59 PM | Cosmic Minute: Wine Making 101
Did you remember to toast the yeast who died making your wine? From chardonnay to champagne, Master of Wine, Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, helps describe the biological processes involved with fermenting wine in this effervescent StarTalk Radio clip hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. 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/.
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1:00 PM | Beepcast, June 2014
Professor Robert Hinde, the Emeritus Royal Society Research Professor of Zoology at the University of Cambridge is this month's Scientific Spark. Robert talks about the early days of ornithology research just after the war, and his memories of David Lack and Niko Tinbergen. The rest of the episode is an anti-predator defence special! I talk to Jolyon Troscianko from project nightjar about his research on the camouflage of eggs and chicks of African birds. I also find out about an animal that […]
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12:00 PM | Cancer: Taking Over the World One Mutation at a Time Episode 61...
Cancer: Taking Over the World One Mutation at a Time Episode 61 by Cris Felipe-Alves (Click here to directly access the MP3) (Access the full text transcript) Cancer affects millions of people worldwide each year. By undergoing mutations, cancer cells start dividing uncontrollably until they form tumors and metastasize. But how does that occur? Find out how cancer develops by listening to the podcast. For more information: Hanahan, D. and Weinberg, R. 2000. The hallmarks of cancer. Cell; […]
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11:28 AM | July 8th: My Experiences as an Amateur Astronomer with a Computer Controlled Telescope
Podcaster: Hens Zimmerman

July 07, 2014

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11:34 PM | BacterioFiles 173 - Illuminated Invader Inhibits Irritation
This episode: Virus helps to modify mice such that certain colors of light can cause or prevent pain! Download Episode (10 MB, 10.8 minutes)Show notes:Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Ocean bacteria give off gas that makes clouds Killing cancer with virus plus releasing immune system's brakes Helping bacteria clean up oil spills Microbes can make scents and flavors more sustainably Fungi are important for carbon stored in or released from soils too Post questions or comments here […]
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9:00 PM | What's So Funny?: The Science of Humor
Cognitive neuroscientist Scott Weems talks about his book HA!: The Science of When We Laugh and Why.   -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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2:52 PM | Parallel Universes: Many Worlds Our guest picker this week is...
Parallel Universes: Many Worlds Our guest picker this week is Sean M. Carroll! He’s put together a collection on the many worlds formulation of quantum mechanics. Strap in as we take a tour through this fascinating part of fundamental physics. (Parts 2 and 3 coming Wednesday and Friday.) I have two YouTube videos to recommend. Both are about quantum mechanics and many-worlds, but I also want to promote the larger series of which they each are a part. First up is an offering from Minute […]
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12:44 PM | July 7th: Astronomers Without Borders
Podcaster: Pamela Quevillon, Nicole Gugliucci, Mike Simmons
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5:00 AM | Science Weekly podcast: Robbert Dijkgraaf on where great minds can think
The celebrated Dutch mathematician discusses his role as director of Princeton's Institute of Advanced Studies and why, from Einstein to Chomsky, big ideas are born there Continue reading...

July 06, 2014

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11:52 AM | July 6th: Through the Looking Glass
Podcaster: Richard Drumm

July 05, 2014

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5:28 PM | Madame Saturn: A Conversation with Carolyn Porco (Part 2)
We’ve saved the best for last as Carolyn tells Neil about photographing Earth in the Pale Blue Dot and The Day the Earth Smiled and her involvement in Star Trek and Contact.
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11:33 AM | July 5th: Observing With Webb in July 2014
Podcaster: Rob Webb

July 04, 2014

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6:21 PM | Allison Hartshorn: Common Ground
A relationship bridging the divide between scientists and artists is reflected in a fight over where to store tomatoes. Alison graduated with a BSc in Astrophysics from Newcastle University. Leaving for London to seek her fortune, she worked for several years in building services engineering in investment banks; first as an operations manager and then as a consultant. She left this career to pursue her love of physics, completing a Masters in Space Science and a PhD in solar physics at UCL. […]
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5:50 PM | How Mendel’s pea plants helped us understand genetics Most...
How Mendel’s pea plants helped us understand genetics Most of us remember the tedium of filling out Punnett squares in 7th-grade biology class. Remember, those grids showing how genetic alleles segregate from one generation to the next? Oh, you don’t remember? This animation gives a fun reminder, which will probably be helpful the next time you read about the latest genetic study. Punnett squares have never been so cute.  See the full lesson on TED-Ed » This is the […]
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11:25 AM | July 4th: Sweeping Supernovas Clean Up The Cosmos
Podcaster: Richard Drumm

July 03, 2014

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10:41 PM | How Seth MacFarlane Cheated Death
Have you ever been glad to miss a flight? StarTalk Radio’s host, Neil deGrasse Tyson, explores how Family Guy creator, Seth Macfarlane, narrowly escaped death on 9/11 and reflects upon his own experience as well. If you enjoyed this track, hear the full interview here: https://soundcloud.com/startalk/a-conversation-with-seth-macfarlane And to hear more about […]
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11:14 AM | Dear Cheap Astronomy, Episode 14
Podcaster: Steve Nerlich

July 02, 2014

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4:09 PM | Please welcome our first guest picker, Virginia Hughes!...
Please welcome our first guest picker, Virginia Hughes! Here’s her first pick: A few weeks ago I saw UCSF neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley give a talk about his group’s Glass Brain project, which produces three-dimensional visualizations of a live human brain based on data from a suite of brain-imaging technologies. This clip takes you on a short, flashy ride through our most mysterious organ. Read more about the Glass Brain Project here » Virginia Hughes is a journalist […]
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