Point of Discovery
By University of Texas at Austin, College of Natural Sciences
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Point of Discovery takes you on a behind-the-scenes journey to the front lines of science where you'll meet the brilliant, quirky scientists who do it. Our stories are driven by curiosity. How much of our DNA do we share with yeast? How do our brains block out noise at a party so that we can focus on just one person speaking? How do you study a terrible disease-causing bacteria that acts like a saint when you grow it in a petri dish? Come discover the answers with us. Learn more at: http://pointofdiscovery.org
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Excellent topics presented in a fun to listen format. Fits all ages. Family enjoys listening and wants more podcasts!
Great podcast featuring science discover at UT Austin
Enjoy listening to this podcast to learn more about science discoveries at UT Austin! It is easy to follow and presents the material in a friendly format.
I love how every episode of this podcast breaks down complicated topics into something everyone can understand. I really enjoy listening with my family - we all learn something new every time!