In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice dive into the deep end as we explore swimming science and Ultra Short Race Pace Training alongside some of the sport’s insiders – Dr. John Mullen, Dr. Brent Rushall, and coach Peter Andrew. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/swimming-science-and-usrpt/ Photo Credit: Ben Ratner.
Happiness means something different to all of us, be it contentment, pleasure or joy. But could pursuing it leave us sad instead? Nicola Davis explores the science and psychology of happiness
Plus, the search for virtual particles and a distant planet gets swallowed by its sun.
Kevin Wadland talks to the new High Sheriff of Devon for 2018, Grania Phillips
This week: New research suggests labeling can increase GMO acceptance; Elle Macpherson’s terrible new boyfriend (it’s relevant, I swear); and research looking into the personality of caught fish. Links mentioned: Mandatory labels can improve attitudes toward genetically engineered food http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/6/eaaq1413.full Friendlier fish may be quicker to take the bait https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180716114546.htm
What does heredity actually mean?
Join Us for Part One of Nurse Talk Radio’s Interview with RN and Candidate for Governor of Minnesota, Erin Murphy. National Nurses United, the nation's largest union of registered nurses, last week announced its endorsement of RN and State Representative Erin Murphy for Governor of Minnesota. “We are endorsing Erin because she’s a proven champion fighting for all Minnesotans,” said Jean Ross, RN, Co-President of National Nurses United and resident of Bloomington, Minn. http://murphyformn.com
How did Neil deGrasse Tyson make an appearance in Superman? Listen as he tells comedian Kevin Smith about his scientific contributions to a science fiction universe. If you like this StarTalk SoundBite, be sure to tune in to the full StarTalk Radio episode "The Geekiverse, with Kevin Smith" at https://soundcloud.com/startalk/the-geekiverse-with-kevin-smith
Scientists grew plants under prehistoric atmospheric conditions to see how much nutrition sauropods would have received from their vegetarian diets.
In this month's episode of the Heredity Podcast we are all about the mouth! First, we discuss the genetics underlying molar teeth development and inhibition with French morphometrician Dr Nicolas Navarro. Following this, Brazilian researcher Dr Maria Marta Pastina explains all about an emerging plant breeding method called genomic selection, and how her team is using it to develop more drought tolerate maize crops. Finally, make sure to stick around to the end of the episode to hear a short message directed at you, the listener, and discover how you can be featured on the podcast. Related articles: Genetic mapping of molar size relations identifies inhibitory locus for third molars in mice https://www.nature.com/articles/s41437-017-0033-2 Improving accuracies of genomic predictions for drought tolerance in maize by joint modeling of additive and dominance effects in multi-environment trials https://www.nature.com/articles/s41437-018-0053-6
For decades, NASA has been on the lookout for any asteroid that could cause our planet harm and, in the thousands of objects found, determined that none poses a threat to Earth. Tune into this week’s Gravity Assist to learn about how we hunt for asteroids and comets that might threaten Earth.
“In fact, it is the geek that shall inherit the Earth.” Explore the geekiverse with Neil deGrasse Tyson, filmmaker and superfan Kevin Smith, comic co-host Chuck Nice, astrophysicist Charles Liu, and physicist James Kakalios, author of The Physics of Superheroes. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/the-geekiverse-with-kevin-smith/ Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.
There’s a new infectious yeast in town and we’re almost out of drugs for it.
Part Two of Nurse Talk Radio's Interview with Erin Murphy. National Nurses United, the nation's largest union of registered nurses, last week announced its endorsement of RN and State Representative Erin Murphy for Governor of Minnesota. “We are endorsing Erin because she’s a proven champion fighting for all Minnesotans,” said Jean Ross, RN, Co-President of National Nurses United and resident of Bloomington, Minn. http://murphyformn.com
New research from the up-close Grand Finale orbits of NASA’s Cassini mission shows a surprisingly powerful interaction of plasma waves moving from Saturn to its moon Enceladus. Researchers converted the recording of plasma waves into a “whooshing” audio file that we can hear -- in the same way a radio translates electromagnetic waves into music. Much like air or water, plasma (the fourth state of matter) generates waves to carry energy. The recording was captured by the Radio Plasma Wave Science (RPWS) instrument Sept. 2, 2017, two weeks before Cassini was deliberately plunged into the atmosphere of Saturn. For more information, visit: saturn.jpl.nasa.gov Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Iowa
By analyzing bits of burnt bread, scientists determined that breadmaking may pre-date the agricultural revolution.
Preview from new HISSandaROAR sound effect library TORTURED METAL CABINET impacts, then moves, friction, then grinder, then PolyEnd PercussionPro Robot Beaters https://hissandaroar.com/v3/soundlibrary/sd034-tortured-metal-cabinet/
Have you ever had a “scigasm?” Find out from Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice and Chuck Liu in this StarTalk SoundBite. And for the rest of this episode, visit: https://soundcloud.com/startalk/the-geekiverse-with-kevin-smith
We talk to sports and business journalist Zach Schonbrun about his new book The Performance Cortex: How Neuroscience Is Redefining Athletic Genius.
The largest planet in our solar system officially racked up 79 moons this week, including one newly discovered oddball.