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Created by: Nate

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Started: July 18th, 2015

Status: Active, 119 episodes

Kind: Episodic

Language: English

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Urban Water Chemistry with Stephen MacAvoy and Melissa Pierce
00:26:20 | Episode: 106 | January 27th, 2024

In this episode of The Show About Science, Nate heads to the banks of the Chicago River to meet up with Melissa Pierce, PhD, the Technical Program Director at Current, a nonprofit water innovation hub. Together, they explore the complex world of urban water chemistry, focusing on the river’s historical pollution problems and the measures taken to improve the water quality, in particular, an in-depth look at Current’s H2Now program. In the second part of the episode, Nate travels to Washington, DC, to chat with Steve MacAvoy, PhD, a professor at American University. Steve’s research has centered around studying the impact of urban infrastructure on river water chemistry and how the rising concentrations of specific chemicals are impacting our waterways.

A City on Mars with Zach Weinersmith
00:26:53 | Episode: 105 | December 1st, 2023

What it would really entail to conquer the relentless Martian elements, engineer a thriving, self-reliant biosphere, and craft life-preserving abodes within the alien realms of lava tubes?

The Twenty-One with Elizabeth Rusch
00:17:03 | Episode: 104 | October 16th, 2023

What happens when 21 kids sue the U.S. government for a dream of a world without climate change? On this episode of The Show About Science, Nate interviews Elizabeth Rusch about the kids who are working to make that dream a reality. Elizabeth is the author of the new book, “The Twenty-One, The True Story of the Youth Who Sue the U.S. Government Over Climate Change,” which tells the story of 21 young climate activists supported by environmental lawyer, Julia Olson, who sue the government for actively supporting the fossil fuel industry.  

The Puzzling Platypus with Frank Grützner
00:18:29 | Episode: 103 | September 23rd, 2023

The platypus is a fascinating animal that has perplexed generations of scientists. Now researchers are studying the platypus on the molecular level, and it’s just as surprising.

Our Extreme Universe with Kimberly Arcand
00:22:26 | Episode: 102 | August 8th, 2023

Dr. Kimberly Arcand is a Visualization and Emerging Technology Scientist at NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory at the Center for Astrophysics, Harvard, and Smithsonian.

The Science of Sound with Kimberly Arcand, Martin Gruebele, Carla Scaletti, and Mark Temple
00:20:35 | Episode: 101 | 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.

Big Tree with Brian Selznick
00:17:55 | Episode: 100 | 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.

Accelerating Science to Eradicate Disease with Priscilla Chan and Stephen Quake
00:16:58 | Episode: 99 | 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?”.

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Created by: Nate
Started: July 18th, 2015
Status: Active, 119 episodes
Kind: Episodic
Language: English

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