Host: Marc Pelletier Co-Host: Markus Veolter Dr. David Baker explains how the game Foldit uses crowdsourcing to intelligently design artificial proteins never seen before in nature. Guest: Dr. David Baker We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. Comments and...
A look at how the gorilla genome compares to our own, a chat about how to taste, how exercise affects your genes, and a trip to the Concord Field Station.
In Space Chronicles, Tyson argues that space exploration is vital to human progress.
Drug development and the patient, Michael Mann on climate, and an off-Broadway production of Galileo.
An update on the flu season, a personal look at genome testing, a fuel cell of microbes and mud, and the history of the word tuberculosis.
Building a transistor from a single atom, companies sidestepping web privacy controls, new research into geologic activity on the moon.
Federal agency approves a license to build two nuclear reactors, a look at concrete--from its use in the Paleolithic Age to modern greener alternatives, and a linguist unveils thousands of audio recordings of words and sentences from dying languages.
A potential for seven gigawatts of solar power farms, the health effects of large quantities of fructose, the health effects of smog exposure, and cuttlefish camouflage.
Why it may not be to late to learn how to play a musical instrument, and two experts explain the audio science behind the music.
Experts discuss the military and commercial applications of increasingly sophisticated drones, and a study details how researchers decoded brain electrical activity to reconstruct speech.
SciFri 021012 Hour 1: Experimental Alzheimers Drug, The Science of Yoga, Supercontinets, The Look of LoveFebruary 12, 2012 8:41 am | Comments
A drug given to mice with Alzheimers quickly improved symptoms, NYT science writer William Broad investigates popular health claims about yoga, theories on where the next supercontinent will form, and a look at the pupil.
Scientists have created a soap containing iron, solar flares and their effects, mobile payment options, and the coolness of ice.
These are the episode notes from the third in our series on easy ways of remembering tricky areas of anatomy, covering the Development of the General Peritoneal Cavity - see www.instantanatomy.net for more details
This is the third in our series on easy ways of remembering tricky areas of anatomy, covering the Development of the General Peritoneal Cavity - see www.instantanatomy.net for more details
An early trial of stem cell therapy, making scientific research more open, and what an ancient skull find can tell us about our history with domesticated dogs.