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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.
||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|
||Brain Science to Beat Mental Disorders, Snow Made by Machine, Obesity Takes an Early Hold||Dr. Thomas R. Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, on attacking mental illness by way of brain research; the science of filling Sochi’s slopes with Olympic snow; a new study shows that obesity is established very early in life.||2/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Your Mars Training Program, a Three-Toed Ecosystem, Memory as We Age||Michael J. Massimino, a NASA astronaut, talks about how space changes our bodies and minds; we look at the (slowly) moveable habitat known as the sloth; a new study uses the web to model our brain’s memory — and why it appears to fail as we age.||1/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Problem With Science, Civil War Medicine, Inside Thyroid Supplements||A new column on science in the raw — data, that is; a historical view of battlefield fallout, as seen through a new collection at the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia; that supplement for your thyroid may be doing you more harm than good.||1/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||A Rising Tide, the Doctor’s Scribe, Sparky on the Operating Table||A look at the growing threat of coast flooding in a time of climate change; the stenographer in the doctor’s shadow; reconstructive surgery of all kinds for what ails your pet.||1/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Knowing a Brain, Saving Sheep and Avoiding Laser Burns||We begin a new series that will dive deep into the human mind; helicopters with bags of bighorns — that’s all we will say; the next time you go for laser hair-removal, here are some things to think about.||1/6/14||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.