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Want to know more about black holes? Or progress in the cure for cancer? Learn about the latest news and trends in science, medicine and the environment from the reporters and editors of the popular Science Times section of The New York Times. David Corcoran is your host.
||Moving Water to Birds, Painkillers During Pregnancy, To Love and Hate Bugs||A new program is using crowdsourced data to select rice fields for bird rest stops; the numbers of women who take opioid drugs for pain during pregnancy is rising, but what are the risks?; a new book looks into the philias and phobias surrounding insects.||4/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||A Quake to Remember, Insurance Companies Want Your Gene Tests, Your Inner Fish||Fifty years ago an Alaskan earthquake changed the way we understand earth science; as genetic testing becomes commonplace, so may the use of those results to determine health coverage; Neil Shubin talks about his new series on PBS and the fish inside all of us. Subscribe to the Podcast »||4/7/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Building Pterosaurs Down to Their Hairs, William Henry Harrison’s Killer, Medical Device Loopholes||A new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History will feature great reptiles that soared over 60 million years ago; historians may be dead wrong about what killed the shortest-tenured American president; how safe are the medical devices in use in hospitals and doctors’ offices? Subscribe to the Podcast »||3/31/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Progress on Epilepsy and Cancer, To Catch a Lie||A new implant tries to anticipate seizures before they happen — and stop them; a new test could help cut down on colonoscopy visits; you may think you can spot someone in a lie, but science says different.||3/24/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Future of Fusion, Cancer as Demon Baby, Laughing for Science||We look at how far nuclear fusion has come — and how far it has yet to go; contemplating the frightful parallels between a growing embryo and a runaway tumor; what is the science behind side-splitting, tear-inducing humor? Subscribe to the Podcast »||3/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Inside ‘Wired Well’||From fitness trackers to pet spy cams to judgmental forks, five reporters from our special gadgets for health issue talk about how they got wired.||3/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Fetching Trilobite, Rewriteable DNA, Neil deGrasse Tyson on the ‘Cosmos’||We’re still learning new and fascinating things about a class of fossils, long gone but not short on character; a new technique allows a kind of chromosomal editing; the astrophysicist and head of the Hayden Planetarium talks about hosting the new-old series “Cosmos.”||3/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||A Mouse Brain to Guide Us, Ear Tubes and Infections, Alan Alda Improvs Science||In new efforts to map every nook and neuron of the brain, a mouse is more important than you might think; this one is for the parents out there — a quick primer on how to deal with infections if your child has ear tubes; the actor best known for his role in “M*A*S*H” brings acting techniques into science class.||2/24/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eyes in the Skies, City of the Future, Your Virtual Self||This week the podcast hits the road, traveling to Chicago for the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science conference to track a stream of data that flows from above Earth, along city streets and inside your body.||2/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Aging the Stars, a Man-Made Extinction, Being Cold While Globally Warming||Stellar archaeologists go on the hunt for the oldest stars in our galactic neighborhood; Elizabeth Kolbert talks about her new book, “The Sixth Extinction”; the weather outside your window — no matter how cold and icy — does not change the reality of a warming climate.||2/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
Easy summary of facsinating topics
David Corcoran does a fantastic job of covering the week's Science Times articles through original interviews with people involved with the topics. The podcast goes beyond reiterating the articles; it opens up a dialog with the experts on the topics. Must listen!
Henry Fountain is especially good, but all together this is a well orchestrated masterpiece! This is the best podcast out there, I guarentee it!
Quick, but not very informative
In their first episode regarding avian flu, the host refers to "less than 100 deaths", "less than 200 deaths" and "several hundred deaths". You might be better off reading the actual NY Times yourself.