Neil deGrasse Tyson takes us through your favorite episodes of the season featuring Stephen Hawking, William Shatner, Adam Savage, Terry Crews, Fareed Zakaria, Bill Nye, and others as they explore the future, human augmentation, science fiction, and more. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/season-8-time-capsule-part-1/
With me today is Dr. Linda Spilker from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She's the project scientist for our Cassini Mission, which as everyone knows, had a recent spectacular finale at Saturn.
Episode 27 features Dr. Aaron Burton and Dr. Marc Fries, Planetary Scientists, who talk about searching for organic material in meteorites from around the solar system. They share what we're finding that helps us understand the fundamentals of life here on Earth and possibly the universe. This episode was recorded on November 28, 2017.
Chuck and Gary get schooled by the men who optimize player performance for the pros: Glen Tobias of the NY Jets, and Dave Puloka and Wayne Diesel of the Miami Dolphins. Neil Tyson interviews quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and former players John Urschel and Terry Crews. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360?mt=2 GooglePlay Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iimke5bwpoh2nb25swchmw6kzjq SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/startalk_playing-with-science Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/startalk/playing-with-science TuneIn: http://www.tunein.com/playingwithscience NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch/listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/nfl-fitness-and-nutrition/
In the second episode of this mini-series, Ian Sample asks if human-level intelligence is what we should be aiming for. And can we replicate something we can’t even define?
In The Dialogues, a new graphic novel by theoretical physicist Clifford Johnson, the superheroes are scientists—and they can teach you a thing or two about physics.
Kick the New Year off with Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice as they discuss scientific predictions for 2018 submitted by fans and friends of the StarTalk universe; Neil and Chuck also, not surprisingly, get sidetracked by their great conversation. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/predictions-this-year-in-science/
How squeezing, squishing, and stretching cells can change their biology—and how medicine can benefit from knowing why.
SpaceX says its recent launch of a secret payload went as planned. But the satellite is missing.
Scientists study meteorites carrying organic matter, including blue salt crystals, to Earth.
New research argues that mysterious deep-space radio bursts may be produced by neutron stars.
Hydrologist Karletta Chief monitors the rivers that flow through the Navajo Nation that have been impacted by runoff from surrounding mines and help the surrounding communities.
Microbes and root systems create a cozy ecosystem amid the icy earth.
How fast can culture evolve? Listen as Natalia Reagan talks about her hopes and predictions for a 2018 with less harassment and other types of "unacceptable behavior." Plus, hear Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice discuss the cultural shift beyond 2018. If you like this StarTalk SoundBite, be sure to tune in to the full StarTalk Radio episode "Predictions: This Year in Science" at https://soundcloud.com/startalk/predictions-this-year-in-science
In our last episode of the season, we take one one of the most requested futures: telepathy! What would it be like to be able to link minds, and communicate brain to brain? And how likely is it that we’ll ever get this kind of technology?
This is an edit of recordings from the highland rainforests of the Huon Peninsula in Papua New Guinea. These recordings were made during a recent trip to PNG with several colleagues from the Australian Wildlife Sound Recording Group. This edit contains some highlights from the four weeks we spent trekking and recording in the mountain forests above 2000m. In the near future I'll be making these recordings available in full, but for now, this is some of what we encountered.
The rebroadcast of a conversation with veteran astronaut Steve Smith, former Associate Director for International Space Station Science Directorate at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.
Episode 26 features Bill Foster, Ground Controller in Mission Control Houston, talks about how space communication networks work and what they will look like for missions into deep space. This episode was recorded on April 13, 2017.
Don your headphones and join me on a windy ridge in Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Listen and enjoy a full 15-minutes of soothing binaural immersion featuring a panoply of bird songs typical of high altitude spruce-fir forest in the southern Appalachian(be sure to listen using headphones … otherwise it may sound like a bunch of noise!). It was mid-May in the year 2000. I was traveling in an old Chevy van and had just spent the night on the ridge. I rose at the break of dawn and was disappointed at all the wind. Deciding not to be stymied, I ventured into the spruce-fir stand and soon homed-in on a Winter Wren, singing excitedly from a low branch. I quickly set up my soundscape microphone, placed it in a special homemade "wind box," and then hit record. I'm quite pleased with this spacious soundscape. It features the songs and calls of a number of birds, plus a mammal sound. At the beginning, note the prominent songs of a Winter Wren and a Black-capped Chickadee, followed over time by the caws of American Crows, scratching sounds of a Red Squirrel, the squeaky songs of a Gray Catbird, the rising zhree-zhree-zhree-zeeee of a Black-throated Blue Warbler, the sprightly pleased, pleased, pleased t'meet'cha! of a Chestnut-sided Warbler, and finally the soft musical whistles of a Robin. Recorded 7am, 18 May 2000, along trail to Clingman's Dome.
During all my travels, I'm constantly on the lookout (or rather, "earout") for the most beautiful robin song. Over the years, I've gathered dozens of binaural soundscapes featuring this delicacy, and some are quite nice to behold. But I do believe that the song I recorded at Cranberry Glades Botanical Area (in the mountains of West Virginia) in late May of the year 2000 is the finest of them all. Please Listen Using Headphones! Recorded at 7:15am, 29 May 2000, Cranberry Glades Botanical Area near Raintown, West Virginia. © Lang Elliott. Special thanks to Marie Read (marieread.com) for use of her splendid photo of a singing robin in a red maple tree.