Wissenschafts-Podcasts

  • Podcast: Ending AIDS in South Africa, what makes plants gamble, and genes that turn on after death
    Listen to stories on how plants know when to take risks, confirmation that the ozone layer is on the mend, and genes that come alive after death, with Online News Editor David Grimm.   Science news writer Jon Cohen talks with Julia Rosen about South Africa’s bid to end AIDS. ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 30-06-2016
  • Podcast: A farewell to Science’s editor-in-chief, how mosquito spit makes us sick, and bears that use human shields
    Listen to how mosquito spit helps make us sick, mother bears protect their young with human shields, and blind cave fish could teach us a thing or two about psychiatric disease, with Online News Editor Catherine Matacic. Marcia McNutt looks back on her time as Science’s editor-in-chief, her many natural ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 23-06-2016
  • Podcast: Treating cocaine addiction, mirror molecules in space, and new insight into autism
    Listen to stories on the first mirror image molecule spotted in outer space, looking at the role of touch in the development of autism, and grafting on lab-built bones, with online news editor David Grimm.   Karen Ersche talks about why cocaine addiction is so hard to treat and what ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 16-06-2016
  • Podcast: Scoliosis development, antiracing stripes, and the dawn of the hobbits
    Listen to stories on lizard stripes that trick predators, what a tiny jaw bone reveals about ancient “hobbit” people, and the risks of psychology’s dependence on online subjects drawn from Mechanical Turk, with online news intern Patrick Monahan.   Brian Ciruna talks about a potential mechanism for the most common ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 09-06-2016
  • Podcast: Bionic leaves that make fuel, digging into dog domestication, and wars recorded in coral
    Listen to stories on new evidence for double dog domestication, what traces of mercury in coral can tell us about local wars, and an update to a classic adaptation story, with online news editor David Grimm.   Brendan Colón talks about a bionic leaf system that captures light and carbon ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 02-06-2016
  • Podcast: The economics of the Uber era, mysterious Neandertal structures, and an octopus boom
    Online News Editor David Grimm shares stories on underground rings built by Neandertals, worldwide increases in cephalopods and a controversial hypothesis for Alzheimer’s disease.   Glen Weyl joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss academics’ role in rising markets that depend on data and networks of people. We’re lucky to live ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 26-05-2016
  • Podcast: Tracking rats in a city slum, the giraffe genome, and watching human evolution in action
    Online News Editor David Grimm shares stories on finding clues to giraffes’ height in their genomes, evidence that humans are still evolving from massive genome projects, and studies that infect humans with diseases on purpose.  Warren Cornwall joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss an intense study of slum-dwelling rats. [Image: ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 19-05-2016
  • Podcast: Rocky remnants of early Earth, plants turned predator, and a new artificial second skin
    Online News Editor Catherine Matacic shares stories how the Venus flytrap turned to the meat-eating side, a new clingy polymer film that shrinks up eye bags, and survey results on who pirates scientific papers and why.   Hanika Rizo joins Julia Rosen to discuss evidence that parts of Earth have ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 12-05-2016
  • Podcast: Why animal personalities matter, killer whale sanctuaries, and the key to making fraternal twins
    Online News Editor David Grimm shares stories on a proposal for an orca sanctuary in the sea, the genes behind conceiving fraternal twins, and why CRISPR won’t be fixing the sick anytime soon.   Elizabeth Pennisi joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss bold birds, shy spiders, and the importance of ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 05-05-2016
  • Podcast: Patent trolls, the earthquake-volcano link, and obesity in China
    Online News Editor Catherine Matacic shares stories on how earthquakes may trigger volcanic eruptions, growing obesity in China’s children, and turning salty water sweet on the cheap.   Lauren Cohen joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss the rise of patent trolls in the United States and a proposal for cutting ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 28-04-2016
  • Podcast: Sizing up a baby dino, jolting dead brains, and dirty mice
    Online news editor David Grimm shares stories on a possibledebunking of a popular brain stimulation technique, using “dirty” mice in the lab to simulate the human immune system, and how South American monkeys’ earliest ancestors used rafts to get to Central America.   Kristi Curry Rogers joins host Sarah Crespi ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 21-04-2016
  • Podcast: Tracking Zika, the evolution of sign language, and changing hearts and minds with social science
    Online news editor Catherine Matacic shares stories on the evolution of sign language, short conversations than can change minds on social issues, and finding the one-in-a-million people who seem to be resistant to certain genetic diseases—even if they carry genes for them.   Nuno Faria joins host Sarah Crespi to ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 14-04-2016
  • Podcast: Spreading cancer, sacrificing humans, and transplanting organs
    Online news editor David Grimm shares stories on evidence for the earth being hit by supernovae, record-breaking xenotransplantation, and winning friends and influencing people with human sacrifice.   Staff news writer Jocelyn Kaiser joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss how small membrane-bound packets called “exosomes” might pave the way for ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 07-04-2016
  • Podcast: Building a portable drug factory, mapping yeast globally, and watching cliffs crumble
    Online news editor David Grimm shares stories on yeasty hitchhikers, sunlight-induced rockfalls, and the tiniest gravity sensor.   Andrea Adamo joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss a revolutionary way of making drugs using a portable, on-demand, and reconfigurable drug factory.     [Image: Tom Evans] ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 31-03-2016
  • Podcast: Battling it out in the Bronze Age, letting go of orcas, and evolving silicon-based life
    Online News Editor David Grimm shares stories on SeaWorld’s plans for killer whales, the first steps toward silicon-based life, and the ripple effect of old dads on multiple generations.   Andrew Curry joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss a grisly find in Northern Germany that suggests Bronze Age northern Europe ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 24-03-2016
  • Podcast: The latest news from Pluto, a rock-eating fungus, and tracking storm damage with Twitter
    News intern Nala Rogers shares stories on mineral-mining microbes, mapping hurricane damage using social media, and the big takeaway from the latest human-versus-computer match up.   Hal Weaver joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss five papers from New Horizons Pluto flyby, including a special focus on Pluto’s smaller moons.   ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 17-03-2016
  • Podcast: Nuclear forensics, honesty in a sea of lies, and how sliced meat drove human evolution
    Online News Editor David Grimm shares stories on the influence of governmental corruption on the honesty of individuals, what happened when our ancestors cut back on the amount of time spent chewing food, and how plants use sand to grind herbivores‘ gears.   Science’s International News Editor Rich Stone joins ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 10-03-2016
  • Podcast: Glowing robot skin, zombie frogs, and viral fossils in our DNA
    Online News Editor David Grimm shares stories on zombification by a frog-killing fungus, relating the cosmological constant to life in the universe, and ancient viral genes that protect us from illness.   Chris Larson joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss a new type of robot skin that can stretch and ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 03-03-2016
  • Podcast: A recipe for clean and tasty drinking water, a gauge on rapidly rising seas, and fake flowers that can fool the most discerning insects
    Online News Editor Catherine Matacic shares stories on what we can learn from 6million years of climate data, how to make lifelike orchids with 3D printing, and crowdsourced gender bias on eBay.   Fernando Rosario-Ortiz joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss how approaches to water purification differ between countries.   ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 25-02-2016
  • Podcast: Combatting malnutrition with gut microbes, fighting art forgers with science, and killing cancer with gold
    Online News Editor David Grimm shares stories on how our abilities shape our minds, killing cancer cells with gold nanoparticles, and catching art forgery with cat hair.   Laura Blanton joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss how nourishing our gut microbes may prevent malnutrition. Read the related research in Science. ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 18-02-2016
  • Podcast: The effects of Neandertal DNA on health, squishing bugs for science, and sleepy confessions
    Online news editor David Grimm shares stories on confessions extracted from sleepy people, malaria hiding out in deer, and making squishable bots based on cockroaches.   Corinne Simonti joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss whether Neandertal DNA in the human genome is helping or hurting. Read the related research in ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 11-02-2016
  • Podcast: Taking race out of genetics, a cellular cleanse for longer life, and smart sweatbands
    Online news editor David Grimm shares stories on killing cells to lengthen life, getting mom’s microbes after a C-section, and an advanced fitness tracker that sits on the wrist and sips sweat.   Michael Yudell joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss an initiative to replace race in genetics with more ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 04-02-2016
  • Podcast: Babylonian astronomers, doubly domesticated cats, and outrunning a T. Rex
    Online news editor David Grimm shares stories on 66-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex tracks, a signature of human consciousness, and a second try at domesticating cats. Mathieu Ossendrijver joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss newly translated Babylonian tablets that extend the roots of calculus all the way back to between 350 B.C.E. ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 28-01-2016
  • Podcast: A planet beyond Pluto, the bugs in your home, and the link between marijuana and IQ
    Online News Editor David Grimm shares stories on studying marijuana use in teenage twins, building a better maze for psychological experiments, and a close inspection of the bugs in our homes. Science News Writer Eric Hand joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss the potential for a ninth planet in the ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 21-01-2016
  • Podcast: Wounded mammoths, brave birds, bright bulbs, and more
    In this week’s podcast, David Grimm talks about brave birds, building a brighter light bulb, and changing our voice to influence our emotions. Plus, Ann Gibbons discusses the implications of a butchered 45,000-year-old mammoth found in the Siberian arctic for human migration. Read the related research in Science. [IMG: Dmitry ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 14-01-2016
  • Podcast: Dancing dinosaurs, naked black holes, and more
    What stripped an unusual black hole of its stars? Can a bipolar drug change ant behavior? And did dinosaurs dance to woo mates? Science's Online News Editor David Grimm chats about these stories and more with Science's Multimedia Producer Sarah Crespi. Plus,Science's Emily Underwood wades into the muddled world of migraine research, and Jessica Metcalf talks about using ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 08-01-2016
  • The Science breakthrough of the year, readers‘ choice, and the top news from 2015.
    Robert Coontz discusses Science's 2015 Breakthrough of the Year and runners-up, from visions of Pluto to the discovery of a previously unknown human species. Online news editor David Grimm reviews the top news stories of the past year with Sarah Crespi. Hosted by Susanne Bard. ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 17-12-2015
  • Artificial intelligence programs that learn concepts based on just a few examples and a daily news roundup
    Brenden Lake discusses a new computational model that rivals the human ability to learn new concepts based on just a single example; David Grimm talks about attracting cockroaches, searching for habitable planets, and looking to street dogs to learn about domestication. Hosted by Susanne Bard. [Img: Rodrigo Basaure CC BY ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 10-12-2015
  • How our gut microbiota change as we age and a daily news roundup
    Paul O'Toole discusses what happens to our gut microbes as we age; David Grimm talks about competent grandmas, our tilted moon, and gender in the brain. Hosted by Susanne Bard. [Img: Dhinakaran Gajavarathan CC BY 2.0, via flickr] ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 03-12-2015
  • Can „big data“ from mobile phones pinpoint pockets of poverty? And a news roundup
    Joshua Blumenstock discusses patterns of mobile phone use as a source of "big data" about wealth and poverty in developing countries; David Grimm talks about gene drives, helpful parasites, and electric roses. Hosted by Sarah Crespi. [Img: A.A. JAMES] ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 26-11-2015
  • Bioengineering functional vocal cords and a daily news roundup
    Jennifer Long explains how scientists have engineered human vocal cords; Catherine Matacic talks about vanquishing a deadly amphibian fungus, pigeons that spot cancer, and more. Hosted by Susanne Bard. [Img: Jaime Bosch MNCN-CSIC] ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 19-11-2015
  • The consequences of mass extinction and a daily news roundup
    Lauren Sallan discusses the consequences of a mass extinction event 359 million years ago on vertebrate body size; David Grimm talks about grandma's immune system, gambling on studies, and killer genes. Hosted by Sarah Crespi. [Img: Robert Nicholls] ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 12-11-2015
  • The evolution of Mars‘ atmosphere and a daily news roundup
    Bruce Jakosky discusses where Mars' once-thick, CO2-ish atmosphere went and the first data from the MAVEN mission to study the Red Planet; David Grimm talks about worm allergies, fake fingerprints, and toilets for all. Hosted by Sarah Crespi. [Img: NASA] ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 05-11-2015
  • The origins of biodiversity in the Amazon and a daily news roundup
    Lizzie Wade discusses whether the amazing biodiversity of the Amazon Basin was the result of massive flooding, or the uplift of the Andes mountain range. David Grimm talks about microbes aboard the International Space Station, the fate of juvenile giant ground sloths during the Pleistocene, and singing classes as social ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 29-10-2015
  • The neuroscience of reversing blindness and a daily news roundup
    Rhitu Chatterjee discusses Project Prakash and the neuroscience behind reversing blindness in children, teenagers, and adults in rural India; David Grimm talks about where dogs came from, when life first evolved, and holes in the brain. Hosted by Susanne Bard. [Img: Francois de Halleux CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 22-10-2015
  • Pluto’s mysteries revealed and a daily news roundup
    Alan Stern discusses the first scientific results from the New Horizons July 14 flyby of Pluto, which revealed details about the dwarf planet's geology, surface composition, and atmosphere; Catherine Matacic talks about dino temps, Paleo-sleeping, and editing pig organs. Hosted by Sarah Crespi. ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 15-10-2015
  • Can math apps benefit kids? And a daily news roundup
    Talia Berkowitz discusses the use of a math app at home to boost math achievement at school, Catherine Matacic talks about the fate of animals near Chernobyl, a potential kitty contraceptive, and where spiders got their knees. Hosted by Sarah Crespi. ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 08-10-2015
  • Safer jet fuels and a daily news roundup
    Julia Kornfield discusses the design of safer jet fuel additives using polymer theory to control misting and prevent fires, David Grimm talks about building a better sunscreen, cultures that don't count past four, and does empathy mean feeling literal pain. Hosted by Susanne Bard. [Image credit: Eduard Marmet/CC BY-SA-3.0] ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 01-10-2015
  • 3-parent gene therapy for mitochondrial diseases and a news roundup
    Kimberly Dunham-Snary discusses the long-term health considerations of gene therapy for mitochondrial diseases and David Grimm talks about the smell of death, Mercury crashing, and animal IQ. Hosted by Susanne Bard. [Image credit: Ben Gracewood CC BY-NC 2.0, via flickr] ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 24-09-2015
  • How future elites view self-interest and equality and a news roundup
    Daniel Markovits discusses the preferences for fairness and equiality among potential future US leaders and David Grimm talks about finding fluorine's origins, persistant lone wolves, and the domestiction of the chicken. Hosted by Sarah Crespi. [Image credit: Philip Pikart/CC BY-SA 4.0] ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 17-09-2015
  • Genes and the human microbiome and a news roundup
    Seth Bordenstein discusses how our genes affect the composition of our microbiome, influencing our health, and David Grimm talks with Sarah Crespi about the origins of the Basque language, the benefits of being raised in a barn, and how some flying ants lost their wings. Hosted by Susanne Bard. [Image ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 10-09-2015
  • The state of science in Iran and a news roundup
    Rich Stone discusses science in Iran in the face of economic sanctions. David Grimm brings stories on sleep deprivation and the common cold, plastic in birds, and counting trees. Hosted by Sarah Crespi. [Image credit: Credit: Alessandro Marongiu / Demotix /Corbis] ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 03-09-2015
  • Moralizing gods, scientific reproducibility, and a daily news roundup
    Brian Nosek discusses the reproducibility of science, Lizzie Wade delves into the origin of religions with moralizing gods. David Grimm talks about debunking the young Earth, a universal flu vaccine, and short, sweet paper titles. Hosted by Sarah Crespi. [Image credit: DIPTENDU DUTTA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES] ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 27-08-2015
  • Human superpredators and a news roundup
    Chris Darimont discusses the impact of humans' unique predatory behavior on the planet and Catherine Matacic talks with Sarah Crespi about whistled languages, Neolithic massacres, and too many gas giants. Hosted by Sarah Crespi. [Image credit: Andrew S Wright] ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 20-08-2015
  • Marmoset monkey vocal development and a news roundup
    Asif Ghazanfar discusses how marmoset parents influence their babies' vocal development and Hanae Armitage talks with Sarah Crespi about the influence of livestock on biodiversity hotspots, trusting internet search results, and ant-like robots. Hosted by Susanne Bard. [Img: Carmem A. Busko, CC BY-2.5] ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 13-08-2015
  • Effective Ebola vaccines and a daily news roundup
    Andrea Marzi discusses a vaccine that is effective against Ebola in monkeys and David Grimm talks about weigh-loss surgery, carbon suckers, and sexist HVAC. Hosted by Sarah Crespi. [Img: NIAID] ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 06-08-2015
  • Comet chemistry and a news roundup
    Fred Goesmann discusses Philae's bumpy landing on Comet 67P, and the organic compounds it detected there, and Hanae Armitage talks with Sarah Crespi about this week’s online news stories. Hosted by Susanne Bard. [Img: NAVCAM/ESA/Rosetta] ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 30-07-2015
  • Ancient DNA and a news roundup
    Elizabeth Culotta discusses the ancient DNA revolution and David Grimm brings online news stories about rising autism numbers, shark safety, and tiny cloudmakers. Hosted by Sarah Crespi. [Img: Alexander Maklakov] ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 23-07-2015
  • AI therapists and a news roundup
    John Bohannon discusses using artificial intelligence in the psychologist's chair and David Grimm brings online news stories about the age of human hands, deadly weather, and biological GPS. Hosted by Sarah Crespi. [Img:Nils Rinaldi/Flickr] ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 16-07-2015
  • Jumping soft bots and a news roundup
    Nick Bartlett discusses the challenges of building a jumping soft robot and David Grimm brings online news stories about drug violence in Mexico, pollution's effect on weather, and drugging away our altruism. Hosted by Sarah Crespi. [Img: Stephen Wolfe/Flickr] ... read more
    Source: Science Magazine PodcastVeröffentlicht am 09-07-2015