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The Stanford SciCast is an undergraduate produced podcast bringing cardinal research news from Stanford scientists to you.
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2019-06-01 20:43
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Sea-ing the Environment: Virtual Reality and Ocean Education by Andrew, Hanna and Laura

Can you imagine a reality where you could explore the ocean without getting wet? How about flying through the clouds without leaving the ground? How might your perspective of swimming or flying change? In this episode of the Stanford SciCast, Andrew ...
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SciCast Season3 Preview

Preview for season 3 of the Stanford SciCast, the podcast bringing cardinal research news from Stanford scientists to you. This podcast is produced by students in a course offered by Stanford’s Program in Writing and Rhetoric.
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SSC #8: Understanding Water In The West by Kira Minehart and Nate Nunez

In this episode of Stanford SciCast, Nate Nunez and Kira Minehart break down the inner workings of California’s water management systems. They interview Leon Szeptycki, director of Stanford’s Water in the West research program. Szeptycki discusses the ...
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SSC #7: Social Media: A Mirror To The Self? by Raga Ayyagari and Skylar Cohen

In this episode, Skylar Cohen and Raga Ayyagari discuss how scientists use big data analysis to predict and understand patterns in personality. They explore the science behind big data, its applications in personality analysis, and how this information...
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SSC #6: Climate Change And The Ticking Clock by Maria Doerr and Emma Hutchinson

In this episode of the Stanford SciCast, Emma Hutchinson and Maria Doerr explore what it means to be a scientist studying issues relating to climate change. How did they start working on climate change? How do they see their role in the public sphere? ...
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SSC #5: Altruism Dissected by Laurie Rumker and James Spicer

In this episode of the Stanford SciCast, James Spicer and Laurie Rumker explore the nature of human altruism: how we define it, whether it is innate or learned, and what makes humans behave altruistically. For more information visit stanfordscicast.wo...
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SSM #12: Powering Implanted Medical Devices By James Spicer

A new study published by Stanford Researchers heralds safe, life-saving body implants that never run out of power. For more information visit
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SSM #11: Superspreaders By Laurie Rumker

Antibiotics are a powerful, life-saving treatment against bacterial infection, but recent research by Denise Monack and her colleagues at the Stanford School of Medicine suggests that in some cases antibiotics may actually amplify the problem they are ...
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SSM #10: Sleep And Suicide Risk By Nate Nunez

What if the easiest way to prevent suicides has been under our control all along? A Stanford Suicide Prevention Research Laboratory experiment led by Rebecca Bernert, PhD showed that participants who reported poor sleep had a 1.4 times greater chance o...
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SSM #9: Measuring Groundwater By Kira Minehart

Many of today’s environmental issues revolve around measuring and conserving precious resources. Some resources, like groundwater, are difficult to monitor since they are located meters below the Earth’s surface and are invisible to the human eye. Howe...
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SSM #8: Urban Agriculture By Emma Hutchinson

What images come to mind when you think of “agriculture”? Can you imagine a field that stretches for miles? A small family farm located far away from the bustling streets of the world’s biggest cities? Well, think again. A recent study by Stanford prof...
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SSM #7: Protecting Ecosystems by Maria Doerr

You can’t have day without night, land without sea, or a protected species without a protected ecosystem. A group of Stanford scientists would suggest you must protect a threatened species as well as the ecosystem in which it lives. For more informati...
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SSM #6: Optical Computing By Skylar Cohen

Computing speeds have become faster and faster in the last few decades, but soon they may go at the speed of light. Fiber optics, which uses light to transmit data, has already revolutionized internet connections, but Stanford researchers may have foun...
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SSM #5: Coastal Water Quality By Raga Ayyagari

Imagine you are preparing for a day at the beach. You may check the weather report, and scout out nice restaurants beside the water. However, most people do not check what’s actually in the water. Each year, millions of swimmers get illnesses like stom...
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SSC #4: DeExtinction by Joe Getsy

In this final episode from season 1 of the Stanford SciCast, Joe Getsy speaks with Stanford’s Dr. Hank Greely about the promise and implications of bringing extinct organisms back to life. For more information visit
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SSC #3: The Glove by Chris Connolly

In today’s athletics, fractions of a second and miniscule differences in performance can be the difference between winning a competition or not. Athletes exhaust themselves in the training room trying to out perform each other, while slowly approaching...
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SSC #2: Redesigning Aging by Martine Madill

The population of people age 65 and older in the U.S. accounted for 13 percent of the total population in 2010. By 2030, that number is projected to represent nearly 20% of the total U.S. population, and, for the first time in human history, people age...
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SSC #1: The California Drought by Mia Diawara

For several years, California has been struggling through the most severe drought in the state’s recorded history. In January 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought State of Emergency, calling on California residents to reduce water c...
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SSM #4: Universal Flu Vaccine by Mia Diawara

It happens around this time every year. Millions of Americans come down with the flu. This is partially because there are numerous strains of influenza, and health authorities can really only make an educated guess as to which strains of the flu we sho...
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SSM #2: Ultramarathon Running by Joe Getsy

When it comes to exercise, is more always better? That’s what Stanford professor Eswar Krishnan and his team investigated in their study of the most intense runners around—ultra marathon runners. Regular 26.2-mile marathons just don’t cut it for these ...
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SSM #3: Nose Ecology by Chris Connolly

If you are currently picking your nose, you may want to stop and listen up. For many years, we have known that Staphylococcus aureus, more commonly referred to as Staph, resides within our noses. Normally Staph is harmless, but if it reaches the bloods...
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SSM #1: Baby Talk by Martine Madill

Think all of that goo-goo gaga baby talk is useless? Think again. A new study in Psychological Science by Stanford psychologist Anne Fernald revealed that infants with greater exposure to child-directed speech learn new words and sharpen their verbal s...
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