What would it be like if we could actually understand what animals were saying?
Each year, we use nearly 50 billion tons of sand and gravel worldwide. Is that sustainable?
A statistician developed an algorithm to figure out who wrote disputed Beatles songs.
In this special collaboration between the Guardian’s Science Weekly and Chips with Everything podcasts, we explore why it’s so hard to mimic nature
A population boom in forests and other wild areas is leading to deadlier, more destructive blazes. How do we cope with worsening wildfires?
Where science and art intersect, dance can help bring new understanding and metaphors for researchers and the public.
Could humans geoengineer their way out a climate crisis? Plus California wildfire weather, gooey corn, and other science headlines in this weeks News Round-up.
At NASA, friendship and discovery go hand-in-hand. For over three decades, Earth scientists Compton Tucker and Piers Sellers were co-workers, roommates, neighbors and best friends. They studied the planet and traveled it together. Piers passed away in 2016 after battling pancreatic cancer. In this story, Compton remembers and honors his dear friend and partner in science. Music: Healing by Lee Rosevere Piers’ greeting to his friends on Earth: https://soundcloud.com/nasa/an-astronauts-greeting-to-his-friends-on-earth/s-6wBxF
The U.K.s lawn-killing summer has an archaeological upside.
Explore the intersection of science fiction and national defense inside the high-tech government agency developing America’s top-secret weapons of the future with Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Chuck Nice, former DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar, journalist Sharon Weinberger, and roboticist Hod Lipson. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/inside-darpa-sci-fi-meets-national-defense/ Photo Credit: J.Krohn, courtesy of JPL-Caltech.
While traveling aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis in 2002, astronaut and climate scientist Piers Sellers looked down upon Earth and recorded a warm-hearted greeting to his friends and colleagues at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Piers passed away in 2016 after battling pancreatic cancer, and he often said how fortunate he felt to work with some of his best friends.
SoT 306: Don't Call It A Wolphin https://scienceontop.com/306 ** We're hosting Dr. Pamela Gay for a talk, Q&A session and live show in Melbourne on Wednesday 10 October! Tickets $20 from scienceontop.com/live All proceeds go to the non-profit Astronomical Society of the Pacific. ** The government of Sierra Leone has announced the discovery of a new species of Ebola virus. Fortunately there's no indication that it's spread to humans yet, but that could be just a matter of time. Hurricanes Irma and Maria wreaked havoc on the Caribbean, causing extensive damage and hundreds of deaths. But it did provide a rare opportunity for a team to study how natural disasters affect the evolution of some small tree-dwelling lizards. Researchers are insisting that the hybrid cross of a melon-headed whale and a rough-toothed dolphin that was discovered in Hawaii is not a "wolphin". So of course, everyone's calling it a "wolphin". For the first time physicists at the Large Hadron Collider have accelerated atoms at near the speed of light. Usually the LHC fires sub-atomic protons and atomic nuclei, so this is a big step up and could herald a new branch of particle physics exploration. This episode contains traces of astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson talking with Melissa Francis about the newly announced Space Force on Fox Business. https://scienceontop.com/306
This week we're talking volcanoes. Because there are few things that fascinate us more than the amazing, unstoppable power of an erupting volcano. First, Jessica Johnson takes us through the latest activity from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii to help us understand what's happening with this headline-grabbing volcano. And Janine Krippner joins us to highlight some of the lesser-known volcanoes that can be found in the USA, the different kinds of eruptions we might one day see at them, and how damaging they have the potential to be.
Rheinland-Pfalz erreicht Klimaziel für 2020 - 1. Klimaschutzbericht des Landes wurde heute veröffentlicht
Dr. Mike Barratt, NASA astronaut, physician and a flight surgeon, shares his story of living in space. Barratt addresses five hazards of human spaceflight and why these challenges need to be addressed to make deep-space missions successful. HWHAP Episode 56.
Die bittere Seite von Vanille: Sorgen auf Madagaskar
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Race down the track with hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice as they explore the electrifying world of Formula E alongside DS Virgin Racing driver Sam Bird, adventure journalist Jim Clash, and Williams Advanced Engineering Technical Director Paul McNamara. Batteries Included. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/the-electrifying-world-of-formula-e/ Photo Credit: Shivraj Gohil, courtesy of DS Virgin Racing.
„Wir kommen einfach nicht vorwärts“ – Kenias Kleinbauern können nur gerade so von der Landwirtschaft leben
Politiker-Dienstwagencheck der DUH: Wer verursacht die geringsten CO2-Emissionen? Wer sitzt hinter dem Steuer eines wahren Spritschluckers?
Am Mittwoch wird an der ISS die Antenne für des ICARUS-Projekt montiert, um weltweit Tierbewegungen zu verfolgen - den Anfang sollen Amseln machen