American Scientist Podcast

Periodic audiocasts from American Scientist, a publication of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society.

0 Likes     0 Followers     1 Subscribers

Sign up / Log in to like, follow, recommend and subscribe!

Website
http://amscimag.sigmaxi.org/4lane/pizza/podcast.xml
Description
Periodic audiocasts from American Scientist, a publication of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-03-01 23:43
last episode published
2019-03-01 10:11
publication frequency
46.65 days
Contributors
American Scientist Magazine author  
American Scientist Podcast owner  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
75
Rss-Feeds
Detail page
Categories
Technology Education Science & Medicine

Recommendations


Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
1.03.2019

Heart Waves

An interview with Ulrich Parlitz, a biomedical physicist, on using artificial intelligence to predict the propagation of the heart's electrical signals in order to make defibrillation safer.
1.02.2019

Viral Interpreter

An interview with Anna Marie Skalka, whose primary research focus has been understanding viruses’ many functions -- both harmful and helpful.
2.01.2019

Nerves of an Escape Artist

Studying the neurons of a most elusive and delicate animal, hydra, required a new trap, which worked... at least for a little while. Here's our interview with Jacob Robinson, a neuroengineer at Rice University, whose team developed that trap.
3.12.2018

Parker, Meet Parker

At age 31, astrophysicist Gene Parker, now 91, mathematically described what we now call the "solar wind." This August, NASA launched the Parker Solar Probe -- the first mission named after a living person -- to study the Sun and solar wind, seeking to...
1.11.2018

The People Vs Tech

Reading from "The People Vs Tech: How the Internet Is Killing Democracy (and How We Save It)," author Jamie Bartlett tells one story of Donald Trump's campaign's digital strategy and their collaboration with Facebook in the 2016 U.S. Presidential elect...
1.10.2018

A Chemical History of the Universe

Mapping "star stuff" onto the periodic table -- an interview with Jennifer Johnson, a professor of astronomy at the Ohio State University who studies the history of the Milky Way and its stars.
4.09.2018

What's Next for Finding Other Earth-like Worlds?

An interview with the TESS mission's Sara Seager, an astrophysicist and planetary scientist at MIT who focuses on theoretical models of atmospheres and interiors of all kinds of exoplanets as well as novel space science missions.
1.08.2018

Big Data and Democracy

An interview with Jamie Bartlett on his new book, "The People Vs. Tech: How the Internet is Killing Democracy (and How We Save It)."
2.07.2018

Gendered Communication

Our voices reveal many cues about sex, gender, and sexual orientation, but science doesn't support the stereotypes.
1.06.2018

Gutsy Engineering

The bioinspired engineering it takes just to study the cells lining the human gut
1.03.2018

Setting a Scientific Talk to a Soundtrack?

A zoologist and a composer combine efforts, setting a scientific talk about the eastern coyote to a soundtrack.
1.02.2018

The Gut-Brain Connection

Your sensory experience of food doesn't end when you swallow.
1.12.2017

Progress Against Viruses in Animal Reservoirs

New developments in anti-viral therapies may be able to prevent some future pandemics.
2.10.2017

Imaging the Heart's Power

The first 3D imaging of the intricate cardiac conduction system provides new detail for researchers and surgeons.
31.08.2017

Computing the Moment of Totality

For thousands of years, humanity has been computing the exact timing of eclipses. We're close. But with a little more data, we could be even closer still.
1.07.2017

Computational Propaganda

How all that fake news -- designed to sway public opinion, sway your vote, pile on insults -- gets around.
2.06.2017

How Hormones Make Birds Better Dancers

An interview with a biologist who studies physiological mechanisms of complex social behavior about new research on the hormones that affect bird behavior.
5.05.2017

Next Steps After the March for Science

A discussion of three different experiences at three different Marches for Science, as well as some lessons learned in taking the next steps in advocating for science-based policy.
3.04.2017

Lactose Intolerance and the Gut's Microbiome

An interview with a microbiologist about research on using the belly's bacteria to avoid the symptoms of lactose intolerance.
1.03.2017

Defending Science and Scientific Integrity in the Age of Trump

A discussion about how to address the uncertainty about science's role in our federal government and the consequences of political interference.
31.01.2017

Harder-Than-Diamond Carbon

A new form of carbon is harder than diamond and can be used to make diamonds, too.
30.12.2016

Electron Microscopy: Now In Color

Even though they are far smaller than the shortest wavelength of visible light, tiny biological objects can finally be imaged in multiple hues.
30.11.2016

Cancer Chemotherapy During Pregnancy

On the tough decision of whether to use chemotherapy to treat cancer while pregnant, and the resources available to help patients and their doctors make that decision.
31.10.2016

Blue Whirls: Hungry Little Beasts

A low-emission method of combustion is full of puzzles and potential.
30.09.2016

Graphene Takes Flight

Prospero, the world's first graphene-coated airplane, took flight this year. Hear a short conversation with University of Central Lancashire's Billy Beggs, the leader of the team who created it.
31.08.2016

Surveillance, Privacy, and Security on the Internet

A short conversation with--and reading by--Jamie Bartlett, author of The Dark Net.
28.07.2016

Testing the Toxicity of Black Cohosh

Initial studies from the U.S. National Toxicology Program indicate that black cohosh extract -- widely marketed to treat women's health issues -- is genotoxic.
30.06.2016

Moving Forward After Flint

A discussion with Virginia Tech graduate student Siddharta Roy on his experiences uncovering the Flint water crisis and how it has affected his outlook on science and his career.
25.05.2016

Using Computing to Advance Toxicology

A discussion on the use of computer models to screen chemicals for their toxicity--virtually--and so avoid time-intensive and expensive toxicology screenings, including animal testing.
28.04.2016

Exploring The Dark Net with Author Jamie Bartlett

A discussion about the what happens in the part of the Internet that's anonymous but where market mechanisms, technology, ethics, and human behavior still mix.
30.03.2016

Evolution of Sleep and Sleep Disorders

An evolutionary anthropologist thinks there are three particular ways that natural selection has made our sleep different from that of other great apes.
29.02.2016

Dance: It's Only Human

How and why did we evolve to dance? It's only human, but the benefits are like what chimps get from grooming one another.
18.09.2015

An Interview with Fracking Expert Avner Vengosh

Geochemist Avner Vengosh of Duke University describes the water issues posed by fracking that he thinks should be of top concern and discusses the politically charged environment surrounding this practice of shale gas extraction.
17.07.2015

3D Printing Replacement Body Parts

Right now, if one of your body parts fails, the only option for replacement is a transplant. Enter regenerative medicine, a fledgling field with the aim of regrowing parts from a person’s own cells. Researchers in that field are now amplifying their ef...
17.07.2015

The Living World in Eight Mandalas

Caryn Babaian, an artist and a biology instructor at Bucks County Community College, in Newtown, Pennsylvania, has found a visual format that encourages her students to see and think about these all-important interactions. Here she explains why the man...
12.06.2015

The Heart's New Beat: Evolution

Biologist Rob Dunn of North Carolina State University sat down to discuss the evolution of the heart, including why dog years are different than people years and the fascinating overlooked research of cardiologist Helen Taussig. At the end of the inter...
13.05.2015

Engineering Around Extreme Events

Ana Barros, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Duke University and a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer, discusses how engineering can prepare us for extreme weather events, but also how changing climate and population conditions can af...
12.05.2015

Moving Toward Open Access

Biologist Michael Eisen, who is also one of the founders of the open-access publisher Public Library of Science (PLOS), discussed how the idea for PLOS and the open-access movement began.
12.05.2015

An Inside View: Tales Told by a Doctor

Terrence Holt, PhD, is a research associate professor in the Department of Social Medicine and a clinical assistant professor of geriatric medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). Alongside his medical background, he is also a...
2.02.2015

From Balloons to Space Stations: Studying Cosmic Rays

Cosmic rays have mysterious qualities about them that scientists continue to research in order to better understand their origins and composition. Dr. Eun-Suk Seo, a professor of physics at the University of Maryland, and her colleagues, fly enormous b...
2.02.2015

The Many Personalities of Animals

Have you ever wondered whether animals have personalities the way people do? Dr. Andy Sih, a professor of ecology at the University of California, Davis, researches animal personalities and shows that traits, such as an individuals level of aggressiven...
11.11.2014

Compounds Treat Substance Abuse and Parkinson's Disease

F. Ivy Carroll is a distinguished fellow for medicinal chemistry at the Research Triangle Institute, where he is the director of their Center for Organic and Medicinal Chemistry. Carroll has spent more than 30 years studying potential treatments for su...
5.11.2014

Through the Theoretical Glass

Its difficult to envision what dimensions beyond 3D are, and why physicists, chemists, and mathematicians want to study them. Duke University chemist Patrick Charbonneau studies the theory behind the formation of glass, tackling questions about an area...
13.06.2014

Ultrafast Animals: The Force Behind Trap-Jaw Ants

When people think of the fastest animals, most consider running cheetahs, flitting hummingbirds, or jumping kangaroos. But there's a level above what we think of as fast: Ultrafast organisms conserve energy and move in nano- or even micro-seconds. She...
13.06.2014

Ultrafast Animals: The Powerful Punch of Mantis Shrimp

When people think of the fastest animals, most consider running cheetahs, flitting hummingbirds, or jumping kangaroos. But there's a level above what we think of as fast: Ultrafast organisms conserve energy and move in nano- or even micro-seconds. She...
13.06.2014

Chasing Down Cosmic Dust

There are major discrepancies between model predictions and observations on cosmic dust and the theories of dust nucleation and formation. New additions to the theory may improve its performance and its ability to predict the properties and formation o...
28.05.2014

Redesigning the Human Genome with DNA-Binding Proteins

Gene therapy and genomic engineering are rapidly burgeoning areas of research. Dr. Charles Gersbach of Duke University sat down with associate editor Katie L. Burke to discuss the history of gene therapy and what we can do now that we couldn’t do even ...
29.04.2014

Uncovering the Complexity of Bartonellosis

Over two decades of research, veterinarian and professor of medicine Ed Breitschwerdt of North Carolina State University has shown that these bacteria can infect humans and other mammals, causing a variety of perplexing symptoms.
25.04.2014

Retracing the Evolution of African Penguins

Because penguins have been around for over 60 million years, their fossil record is extensive. Fossils that Dr. Ksepka and his colleagues have discovered provide clues about migration patterns and the diversity of penguin species. Dr. Ksepka goes into...
24.04.2014

Science Hangout: Dr. Gruss on Advancing Research

In American Scientist 's first Google Hangout On Air, managing editor Fenella Saunders talks with Prof. Dr. Peter Gruss, president of the Max Planck Society, a nonprofit research organization that has promoted research at its own institutes since 1948,...