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Created by: Nate

USA 6-1011+

Started: July 18th, 2015

Status: Active, 115 episodes

Kind: Episodic

Language: English

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101: The Science of Sound with Kimberly Arcand, Martin Gruebele, Carla Scaletti, and Mark Temple
00:20:35 | June 3rd, 2023

Can sound help us understand the complex patterns in our universe? This question leads Nate to Symbolic Sound in Champaign, Illinois, where composer Carla Scaletti guides him on a journey where sound, music, and data intertwine in captivating and thought-provoking ways. Along the way, we’ll meet Kimberly Arcand, who unveils the hidden melodies of space through her celestial soundscapes, delve into the fascinating world of protein folding with Martin Gruebele, and listen to the delicate dance of DNA with Mark Temple.

100: Big Tree with Brian Selznick
00:17:55 | April 18th, 2023

Brian Selznick is an illustrator and author best known for his books The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Wonderstruck, and The Marvels and Kaleidoscope. Brian joins Nate on this episode of The Show About Science to talk about the science behind his latest book, Big Tree. The book follows two small sycamore seeds, Merwin and Louise, who are looking for a safe place to grow while trying to save the entire world. Brian’s research into fossil species, climate change, fungal hyphae and paleobotany form the backbone of this mesmerizing journey from the Cretaceous period to present day.

099: Accelerating Science to Eradicate Disease with Priscilla Chan and Stephen Quake
00:16:58 | March 5th, 2023

The CZ Biohub’s inspiring story began when Priscilla Chan asked Stephen Quake a seemingly impossible question: “Is it possible to cure, prevent, and manage disease in our children’s lifetime?”.

098: The Tiny Zebrafish Hotel with Merlin Lange, Loïc Royer, and Shruthi VijayKumar
00:16:07 | February 19th, 2023

On the third installment of our CZ Biohub series, we visit a lab nicknamed "Le Petit Hotel de Poisson" (The Tiny Fish Hotel) where scientists are using zebrafish as a model organism to study human development. Along the way, we’ll meet Loïc A. Royer, who leads a team at Biohub including Merlin Lange and Shruthi VijayKumar who are using something called a light-sheet microscope to document the incredible complexity of individual cells as they develop into fully functioning organisms. Manu Leonetti and Sandy Schmid from previous CZ Biohub episodes also join us on the tour.

097: Mapping the Cell with Manuel Leonetti
00:12:28 | January 31st, 2023

This is the second episode of our four part series focused on the CZ Biohub in San Francisco where scientists are working to cure, prevent, or manage disease by the end of the century.

096: Bioengineering Malaria with Paul Lebel
00:12:42 | January 12th, 2023

Over the next 4 episodes, we’re going to take you on a tour of the CZ Biohub in San Francisco where scientists are working to cure, prevent, or manage disease by the end of the century.

006: Santa Science and the Physics of Christmas (Rerun)
00:16:12 | December 22nd, 2022

We’re revisiting one of our favorite episodes of The Show About Science from 2015. Back when Nate was 5 years old, he interviewed Santa Claus about the science behind his workshop and what happens when kids send drawings of new toys for Santa to produce in his present factory. Santa than suggested that Nate talk to Roger, his Head of Research and Development. Roger is also the author of The Physics of Christmas: From the Aerodynamics of Reindeer to the Thermodynamics of Turkey ( and Can Reindeer Fly?: The Science of Christmas ( Finally, Nate talks to Lt(N) Marco Chouinard from NORAD about the science of tracking Santa and the website. Kids can also call NORAD on December 24th to find out when Santa will be arriving in their area. The number to call is +1 (877) HI-NORAD. Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter. I’m @natepodcasts.

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00:00:42 | December 12th, 2022

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Created by: Nate
Started: July 18th, 2015
Status: Active, 115 episodes
Kind: Episodic
Language: English

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