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August 21, 2014

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11:07 PM | Another from our guest picker from last week, Lily Bui.  To...
Another from our guest picker from last week, Lily Bui.  To navigate, you must be brave, and you must remember. Learn the ancient Polynesian art of wayfinding. (This does have auto-playing audio, just as an FYI friends).  Lily Bui is a STEM Story Project associate the Public Radio Exchange (PRX), a citizen science editor at SciStarter & Discover Magazine, and an M.S. candidate in MIT’s Comparative Media Studies program. You will likely find her playing the ukulele, tinkering […]
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9:05 PM | Hello
It's tough to make small talk with a stranger—especially when that stranger doesn't speak your language. (And he has a blowhole.)
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2:37 PM | Cosmic Minute: Black Holes, Other Universes, and the Mystery of Dark Matter
Did you know dark matter accounts for 85 percent of our gravity? Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of StarTalk Radio, illuminates us on black holes that may lead to other universes, and the common mysteries of dark matter and energy that have a huge hand to play in the way our own universe works. If you like this track (and want more of an explanation and context for Neil’s use of the word “Rebecca”), be sure to check out the whole “Through the Wormhole” episode where […]
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11:30 AM | Aug 21st: The Minus-Third Anniversary of the 2017 US-Crossing Total Solar Eclipse
Podcaster: Jay Pasachoff
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3:28 AM | TWiM #85: Oscillation in the ocean and a Verona integron
Vincent, Elio, Michael, and Michele discuss the diel transcriptional rythmns of bacterioplankton communities in the ocean, and extensively drug resistant Pseudomonas in Ohio.

August 20, 2014

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10:38 PM | Episode 203 – Condor or Condon’t
00:00:00 – This week is dedicated to an interview Ryan did with PhD student Zeka Kuspa, who studies environmental toxicology as it affects California condor restoration. The first part of the interview covers the basics of California condors, their conservation history, and the problems they face due to lead poisoning. 00:39:01 – It take us […]
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11:30 AM | Aug20th: News From the 126th Meeting of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Podcaster: Nicole Gugliucci & Georgia Bracey

August 19, 2014

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7:17 PM | Shakespeare and Science Part 2
Dan Falk discusses his latest book, The Science of Shakespeare: A New Look at the Playwright's Universe.     -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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6:45 PM | Shakespeare and Science Part 1
Dan Falk discusses his latest book, The Science of Shakespeare: A New Look at the Playwright's Universe.     -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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2:19 PM | The Odd Natural History of San Francisco
Our co-producer, Miles, gives a talk about San Francisco’s hidden nature that is simultaneously informative, funny, surprising and slightly uncomfortable (you’ll know what we mean when you get there). From the gold rush to the bay to the delicious food, … Continue reading →
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12:19 PM | BacterioFiles 179 - Functionless Phages Feel Fatiguing
This episode: Defective phages in bacterial genomes can still have burdensome effects! Why do the bacteria keep them around? Download Episode (10.4 MB, 11.3 minutes)Show notes:Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Microbes are essential and important for all life on the planet Modified virus could treat most dangerous brain cancers Microbes help inhibit worms that harm plants (paper) Trying to figure out what gut viruses people had in the 14th century (paper) Beewolves have close […]
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12:00 PM | Rubber Made From DANDELIONS! Episode 65 by Meredith Hanel (Click...
Rubber Made From DANDELIONS! Episode 65 by Meredith Hanel (Click here to directly access the MP3) (Access the full text transcript) In suburban North America, dandelions are nothing but an annoying weed to be extracted from lawns. The dandelion may soon rise from its lowly status, because of something valuable in its roots – rubber. We use natural rubber from the rubber tree for many things from tires to birthday balloons. Dandelion rubber car tires and dandelion latex products may be in […]
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11:30 AM | Aug 19th: Asteroid Mining Part 2
Podcaster: Steve Nerlich

August 18, 2014

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9:47 PM | StarTalk SoundBite: Paul Rudd's Plan To Terraform Mars
Cows on Mars? StarTalk Live host, Neil deGrasse Tyson gets to the meat of Paul Rudd’s questions surrounding cows, terraforming, and the human race’s future on Mars with some help from The Big Bang Theory's Dr. Amy Farra Fowler (Mayim Bialik) and co-host Eugene Mirman. If you enjoyed this StarTalk SoundBite, be sure to check out the full episode, recorded live, here: http://soundcloud.com/startalk/startalk-live-big-brains-at-bam-part-1
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11:30 AM | Aug 18th: Solutions to the Fermi Paradox
Podcaster: Fraser Cain & Dr Pamela Gay
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5:00 AM | The science of the invisible - podcast
The prolific British science writer Philip Ball discusses his latest book Invisible: The Dangerous Allure of the Unseen Continue reading...

August 17, 2014

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5:54 PM | A COSMOS Conversation with Ann Druyan
Go behind the scenes of the Emmy® Award-winning science show COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey when Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews its creator, writer and executive producer Ann Druyan. Read more and listen to the full podcast at http://www.startalkradio.net/show/a-cosmos-conversation-with-ann-druyan/
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12:24 PM | Aug 17th: Astronomy Outreach
Podcaster: Pamela Gay, Nicole Gugliucci, Abel Yang
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5:53 AM | Episode One Hundred And Eighty Six – AFFBR Talk At MONA By Raphael Lataster
On the 26th and 27th of July, the Atheist Foundation of Australia were represented at the inaugural Australian Fair for Freedom of Belief and Religion (AFFBR). Held at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart, Tasmania, the aim was to bring together a diverse range of groups, communities and organisations to present a spectrum of beliefs and religions in contemporary society. Along with a number of groups, the AFA ran an information stall, and engaged in discussion with […]

August 15, 2014

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8:00 PM | The Molecularium
Our guest picker this week is Lily Bui. First up: There is a nanotechnology theme park online, and admission is free. Welcome to the Molecularium. Lily Bui is a STEM Story Project associate the Public Radio Exchange (PRX), a citizen science editor at SciStarter & Discover Magazine, and an M.S. candidate in MIT’s Comparative Media Studies program. You will likely find her playing the ukulele, tinkering with sensors, or eating burritos. In no particular order.
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5:23 PM | Stephon Alexander: Physics Dreams
Physicist Stephon Alexander feels overwhelmed until the father of quantum gravity himself helps him find inspiration in his subconscious. Stephon Alexander is the Ernest Everett Just 1907 Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College. Stephon was born in Trinidad and grew up in the Bronx, NY. He is a theoretical physicist specializing in the interface between cosmology, particle physics and quantum gravity (String Theory and Loop Quantum Gravity). He received his BSc (1993) from […]
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11:30 AM | Aug 15th: What is the Supermoon?
Podcaster: Richard Drumm

August 14, 2014

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7:16 PM | Cosmic Minute: "Out the Window on Your Left, Earth”
How much of Earth can astronauts on the ISS see? Revisit the conversation between StarTalk Radio host Neil deGrasse Tyson and NASA Astronaut Shannon Walker as she floats above the Earth and tells us what it’s like to view the planet through the ISS cupola viewing station. If you like this track, be sure to check out the whole “The International Space Station: A Space Age Cathedral” episode at […]
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11:45 AM | Aug 14th: Traipsing Between Life-Supporting Planets
Podcaster: Pamela Gay, Nicole Gugliucci, Scott Sigler, A Kovacs, and Seth Shostak

August 13, 2014

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12:17 PM | Aug 13th: Teen Science Cafe
Podcaster: Georgia Bracey and Sean Herberts

August 12, 2014

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12:40 PM | Aug 12th: Abiogenesis
Podcaster: Fraser Cain & Dr Pamela Gay
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12:01 PM | Pandas: How Carnivorous Bears Became Vegetarians Episode 64 by...
Pandas: How Carnivorous Bears Became Vegetarians Episode 64 by Mary Bates (Click here to directly access the MP3) (Access the full text transcript) At first glance, the giant panda seems ill-suited to survive almost exclusively on bamboo. But new research reveals the latest in a suite of physical and behavioral adaptations that help it make the most of its vegetarian diet. Listen to the Podcast to learn more! For More Information: Nie, Y., Zhang, Z., Raubenheimer, D., Elser, J. J., Wei, W., […]

August 11, 2014

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11:35 PM | BacterioFiles 178 - Hadza Hunters Have Heterogeneous Helpers
This episode: Modern hunter-gatherers have very different gut microbes from people from agricultural societies! Download Episode (12.9 MB, 14.1 minutes)Show notes:News item 1/News item 2/Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Probiotic doesn't seem to help colic in babies Different communities live in different places in a house Bacteria protect Earth from mirror-image molecules Communities of microbes and fungi could clean up oil spill pollution Parasites can bend even plants to their […]
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5:27 PM | TWiM #84: Microbiology Down Under
In Melbourne, Australia Vincent speaks with David, Melanie, and Adam about their work on group A Streptococcus, Helicobacter pylori, and infections of Koalas with Chlamydia.
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