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SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News
Lunar Volcanic Activity Lasted Longer Than Thought

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 26:08


SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 118, 119, and 120w/c OCTOBER 25 2021To become a SpaceTime supporter and unlock commercial free editions of the show, gain early access and bonus content, please visit https://bitesz.supercast.com/ . Premium version now available via Spotify.The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 121*Lunar volcanic activity lasted longer than thoughtThe moon may have been volcanically active far longer than previously thought. A series of reports in the journals Science and Nature shows lunar regolith collected by China's Chang-e 5 sample return mission show evidence of volcanic activity 800 - 900 million years longer than previously thought.*More evidence of water on EuropaNew observations by NASA's Hubble space telescope have found evidence of persistent water vapor on the Jovian ice moon Europa. But the findings reported in the journal Geophysical Research Letters – mysteriously shows the water vapor only being detected in one hemisphere.*Another faulty Russian engine burn destabilizes the space stationRussia have destabilized the International Space Station again. The latest incident occurred during tests of the engines of the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft -- which would later be used to return a Russian film crew to Earth after shooting 40 minutes of footage for a feature film aboard the orbiting outpost.*The Science ReportThe overweight and obese more likely to have worse COVID-19 symptoms.More than half of those who get COVID-19 end up with long COVID.Study shows ancient humans enjoyed a diet which included blue cheese and beer.Skeptic's guide to 2021 Bent Spoon Award nominations.For more SpaceTime and show links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ If you love this podcast, please get someone else to listen too. Thank you…For more SpaceTime visit https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com (mobile friendly). For enhanced Show Notes including photos to accompany this episode: https://www.bitesz.com/show/spacetime/blog/ RSS feed: https://rss.acast.com/spacetime Email: mailto:SpaceTime@bitesz.comTo receive the Astronomy Daily Newsletter free, direct to your inbox...just join our mailing list at www.bitesz.com or visit https://www.bitesz.com/p/astronomy-daily/

Spaghettification - Stretching Your Understanding of The Universe

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 4 of Spaghettification. This week we open the Venetian blinds and step into the world of Phoenicians with Mary Adam. Mary is an Astronomy educator at the Adelaide Planetarium and a lecturer at the University of South Australia where she teaches a course on Astrophysics. Mary has studied astronomy, physics and Indigenous astronomy through the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia and the ANU. Her passion and love of Astronomy started at a young age when she discovered that the majority of stars had Arabic names which was the language spoken at home due to her Phoenician heritage. So come with us and learn to walk like a Phoenician.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/spaghettificationpodcast)

What The If?
Theory of Everything: CANCELED? Brian Keating Imagines the Impossible!

What The If?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 50:58


In one corner, the welter weight challenger, Quantum Mechanics! In the other corner, the veteran, the heavyweight, the titan, destroyer of apples: GRAVITY! These guys just CAN'T GET ALONG. What The IF, asks our brilliant guest, Astronomer Brian Keating... they will NEVER come together? Is science DOOMED to failure? Was Einstein too fussy? What if it's all just a scrambled mess and DAT'S DA WAY IT IZ, YO! Dr. Keating takes us to the front line, where theorists and experimentalists hunker down in the trenches, trying to figure it ALL out. It's a titanic clash of cosmologies, bring your helmet! Brian Keating is a Chancellor's Distinguished Professor of physics at the Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences (CASS) in the Department of Physics at the University of California, San Diego. He is a public speaker, inventor, and an expert in the study of the universe's oldest light, the cosmic microwave background (CMB), using it to learn about the origin and evolution of the universe. Keating is a writer and podcaster and the best-selling author of one of Amazon Editors' ‘Best Non-fiction Books of All Time”, Losing the Nobel Prize. His newest book is "Into The Impossible: Lessons from Laureates to Stoke Curiosity, Spur Collaboration, and Ignite Imagination in Your Life and Career" in which the wisdom of nine Nobel Laureates has been distilled and compressed into concentrated, actionable data you can use. While each mind is unique, they are united in their emphasis that no one wins alone—and that science, and success itself, belongs to us all. Got an IF of your own? Want to have us consider your idea for a show topic? Send YOUR IF to us! Email us at feedback@whattheif.com and let us know what's in your imagination. No idea is too small, or too big! --- Want to support the show? Click a rating or add a review on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast app! itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1250517051?mt=2&ls=1 Don't miss an episode! Subscribe at WhatTheIF.com Keep On IFFin', Philip, Matt & Gaby

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News
Jezero Crater Shows Signs of Sustained Interactions with Water

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 20:34


To become a SpaceTime supporter and unlock commercial free editions of the show, gain early access and bonus content, please visit https://bitesz.supercast.com/ . Premium version now available via Spotify.The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.SpaceTime 20211022 Series 24 Episode 120*The floor of Jezero Crater shows signs of sustained interactions with waterSince the Perseverance rover landed in the red planet's Jezero crater back in February, the rover and its team of scientists back on Earth have been hard at work exploring the craters floor which once held an ancient lake.*Large effect of solar activity on Earth's energy budgetA new study has confirmed that the Sun and galaxy have a major impact on the Earth's cloud cover and ultimately the planet's energy budget.*CHEOPS nears the halfway point in its missionThe European Space Agency's CHEOPS space telescope is now over half way through its planned mission to study distant worlds orbiting other stars.*The Science ReportClassic antidepressants could help improve modern cancer treatments.A successful test of America's new hypersonic missile.Discovery of a hidden ancient Mayan city in Guatemala.Skeptic's guide to India's ghost buster.For more SpaceTime and show links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ If you love this podcast, please get someone else to listen too. Thank you…For more SpaceTime visit https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com (mobile friendly). For enhanced Show Notes including photos to accompany this episode: https://www.bitesz.com/show/spacetime/blog/ RSS feed: https://rss.acast.com/spacetime Email: mailto:SpaceTime@bitesz.comTo receive the Astronomy Daily Newsletter free, direct to your inbox...just join our mailing list at www.bitesz.com or visit https://www.bitesz.com/p/astronomy-daily/

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News
Earth's Solid Inner Core Could be Mushy

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 18:20


To become a SpaceTime supporter and unlock commercial free editions of the show, gain early access and bonus content, please visit https://bitesz.supercast.com/ . Premium version now available via Spotify.The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 119*Earth's solid inner core could be mushyA new study suggests that the Earth's inner core might be mushy rather than solid. Data based on seismic readings going back to the 1950s indicates the planet's core comprises a molten iron and nickel metal outer core surrounding a solid metallic inner core located some 5150 kilometres beneath the surface.*Space Rider to fly in 2023The European Space Agency's proposed Space RIDER orbital space plane is now expected to undertake its maiden flight in late 2023.*Mars Ingenuity helicopter sees the road aheadNASA's Mars Ingenuity helicopter has identified a potential interesting path forward for the missions Perseverance Rover.*The Science Report4 in every 10 heat-related deaths around the world can be attributed to climate change.Pollution leaving many vulnerable and endangered turtles at greater risk of disease.Archaeologists have uncovered a 2700 year old toilet at a dig site in Jerusalem.Alex on Tech: New security patches for Apple products, Google Chrome, and Windows 11.For more SpaceTime and show links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ If you love this podcast, please get someone else to listen too. Thank you…Sponsor Details:This episode is brought to you with the support of NameCheap…cheap domain names is just the beginning of your own online presence. We use them and we love them. Get our special deal…just visit: https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com/namecheap and help support the show.

Exploring Astrophysics
Dr Peter Doel, Professor of Astronomical Instrumentation at University College London

Exploring Astrophysics

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 18:58


This episode I spoke to Dr Doel about some of the projects he has been working on. He told me about the considerations that need to be accounted for when retrofitting telescopes as well as how he entered this field. Dr Doel also described how he thought the field have changed in the past to what it is now. 

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News
Plans Announced for an Aussie Lunar Rover

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 39:08


To become a SpaceTime supporter and unlock commercial free editions of the show, gain early access and bonus content, please visit https://bitesz.supercast.com/ . Premium version now available via Spotify.The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 118*Plans announced for an Aussie lunar roverNASA has asked the Australian Space Agency to develop a robotic rover to find, study and transport regolith on the lunar surface.*Astronomers conduct a supernova post mortemAstronomers have delved deep into the remains of a thermonuclear supernova explosion. The new data reported in the Astrophysical Journal has allowed scientists to study the devastated remains of the progenitor white dwarf star which triggered the blast – in incredible detail.*A new hypothetical protoplanetA team of planetary scientists have come up with a something new to look for in the heavens called a synestia -- a huge, at this stage still hypothetical spinning, donut-shaped mass of hot, vaporized rock, formed as planet-sized objects smash into each other.*Space the final frontier‘I hope I never recover from it' – they were the words of a highly emotional William Shatner following his journey into space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard.*The Science ReportAustralians advised to get a booster third COVID-19 vaccination shot.60% of Antarctic ice shelves vulnerable to melt-induced cracks which could trigger ice shelf collapse.Roof top solar systems could provide is more than the world's total energy consumption in 2018.Converting to renewable energy will cost Australian consumers over a trillion dollars.Skeptic's guide to the dangers of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.For more SpaceTime and show links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ If you love this podcast, please get someone else to listen too. Thank you…For more SpaceTime visit https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com (mobile friendly). For enhanced Show Notes including photos to accompany this episode: https://www.bitesz.com/show/spacetime/blog/ RSS feed: https://rss.acast.com/spacetime Email: mailto:SpaceTime@bitesz.comTo receive the Astronomy Daily Newsletter free, direct to your inbox...just join our mailing list at www.bitesz.com or visit https://www.bitesz.com/p/astronomy-daily/

Why This Universe?
38 - The Nobel Prize's Greatest Misses

Why This Universe?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 34:45


In honor of Nobel prize season, we remember some people whose important work in the past has been overlooked by the Nobel committee.Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/whythisuniverse

Scientific Sense ®
Prof. Wendy Freedman of the University of Chicago on the tension on Hubble Constant measurements

Scientific Sense ®

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 59:43


Answering the Most Important Problem in Cosmology Today: Is the Tension in the Hubble Constant Real? Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Professor Wendy Freedman is Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. Her current projects involve measurements of the Hubble constant -- the current expansion rate, as well as the past expansion rate, providing constraints on the acceleration of the universe and dark energy. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/scientificsense/message

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News
New Hubble Images Show Winds Near Edge of Jupiter's Great Red Spot Accelerating

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 19:24


The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 117*Hubble shows winds in Jupiter's great red spot are speeding upA new study based on images taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows that winds near the edge of Jupiter's Great Red Spot are accelerating.*NASA's deep space atomic clock completes its missionNASA says its experimental deep space atomic clock has now completed its mission.*Dragon returns to EarthA SpaceX Dragon cargo ship has safely splashed down in the North Atlantic Ocean loaded with equipment and completed experiments from the International Space Station.*The Science ReportA new study shows that losing 15 per cent body weight could help people with type 2 diabetes.Russia undertakes two new Zircon hypersonic missile tests.Discovery of two new Spinosaurid predatory dinosaurs related to the giant Spinosaurus.Skeptic's guide to pet psychics.For more SpaceTime and show links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ If you love this podcast, please get someone else to listen too. Thank you…Your support is needed...SpaceTime is an independently produced podcast (we are not funded by any government grants, big organisations or companies), and we're working towards becoming a completely listener supported show...meaning we can do away with the commercials and sponsors. We figure the time can be much better spent on researching and producing stories for you, rather than having to chase sponsors to help us pay the bills.That's where you come in....help us reach our first 1,000 subscribers...at that level the show becomes financially viable and bills can be paid without us breaking into a sweat every month. Every little bit helps...even if you could contribute just $1 per month. It all adds up.By signing up and becoming a supporter at the $5 or more level, you get immediate access to over 240 commercial-free, double, and triple episode editions of SpaceTime plus extended interview bonus content. You also receive all new episodes on a Monday rather than having to wait the week out. Subscribe via Patreon or Supercast (you get a month's free trial with Supercast to see if it's really for you or not)....and share in the rewards. Details at Patreon www.patreon.com/spacetimewithstuartgary or Supercast - https://bitesznetwork.supercast.tech/ Details at https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com or www.bitesz.com Sponsor Details:This episode is brought to you with the support of NameCheap…cheap domain names is just the beginning of your own online presence. We use them and we love them. Get our special deal…just visit: https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com/namecheap and help support the show.For more SpaceTime visit https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com (mobile friendly). For enhanced Show Notes including photos to accompany this episode: https://www.bitesz.com/show/spacetime/blog/ RSS feed: https://rss.acast.com/spacetime Email: mailto:SpaceTime@bitesz.comTo receive the Astronomy Daily Newsletter free, direct to your inbox...just join our mailing list at www.bitesz.com or visit https://www.bitesz.com/p/astronomy-daily/Help support SpaceTime: The SpaceTime with Stuart Gary merchandise shop. Get your T-Shirts, Coffee Cups, badges, tote bag + more and help support the show. Check out the range: http://www.cafepress.com/spacetime Thank you.To receive the Astronomy Daily Newsletter free, direct to your inbox...just join our mailing list. Details at https://www.bitesz.com/show/spacetime/p/astronomy-daily/

60-Second Science
The Kavli Prize Presents: Understanding The Universe [Sponsored]

60-Second Science

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 6:19


Ewine van Dishoeck received The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics in 2018 for elucidating the life cycle of interstellar clouds and the formation of stars and planets. What other mysteries of space are left to be uncovered?

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News
NASA Selects Four New Deep Space Missions

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 26:42


SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 116The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.*NASA Selects four new deep space missionsNASA has selected four new deep space missions for further development as part of its Discovery Program exploring the solar system.*First planet found to orbit 3 starsAstronomers think they may have discovered a planet that's orbiting three stars. The triple star system called GW Orionis, is located some 1312 light-years away in the constellation of Orion.*Light Camera ActionAnother space first as a Russian actress and director arrive aboard the International Space Station to film scenes for a motion picture.*The Science ReportThe Delta variant of COVID-19 appears to increase the risk of death by 133 per cent.New warnings today that logging is decimating Australian sandalwood populations.Palaeontologists have identified a new species of ceratopsian dinosaur in New Mexico.Alex on Tech: How Facebook and instagram actively put profits over the health of children.For more SpaceTime and show links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ If you love this podcast, please get someone else to listen too. Thank you…Your support is needed...SpaceTime is an independently produced podcast (we are not funded by any government grants, big organisations or companies), and we're working towards becoming a completely listener supported show...meaning we can do away with the commercials and sponsors. We figure the time can be much better spent on researching and producing stories for you, rather than having to chase sponsors to help us pay the bills.That's where you come in....help us reach our first 1,000 subscribers...at that level the show becomes financially viable and bills can be paid without us breaking into a sweat every month. Every little bit helps...even if you could contribute just $1 per month. It all adds up.By signing up and becoming a supporter at the $5 or more level, you get immediate access to over 240 commercial-free, double, and triple episode editions of SpaceTime plus extended interview bonus content. You also receive all new episodes on a Monday rather than having to wait the week out. Subscribe via Patreon or Supercast (you get a month's free trial with Supercast to see if it's really for you or not)....and share in the rewards. Details at Patreon www.patreon.com/spacetimewithstuartgary or Supercast - https://bitesznetwork.supercast.tech/ Details at https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com or www.bitesz.com Sponsor Details:This episode is brought to you with the support of NameCheap…cheap domain names is just the beginning of your own online presence. We use them and we love them. Get our special deal…just visit: https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com/namecheap and help support the show.For more SpaceTime visit https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com (mobile friendly). For enhanced Show Notes including photos to accompany this episode: https://www.bitesz.com/show/spacetime/blog/ RSS feed: https://rss.acast.com/spacetime Email: mailto:SpaceTime@bitesz.comTo receive the Astronomy Daily Newsletter free, direct to your inbox...just join our mailing list at www.bitesz.com or visit https://www.bitesz.com/p/astronomy-daily/Help support SpaceTime: The SpaceTime with Stuart Gary merchandise shop. Get your T-Shirts, Coffee Cups, badges, tote bag + more and help support the show. Check out the range: http://www.cafepress.com/spacetime Thank you.

Now What? With Carole Zimmer
A Conversation With Neil deGrasse Tyson

Now What? With Carole Zimmer

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 54:29


I first met Neil deGrasse Tyson at a bug eating event at the Museum of Natural History when he was munching on a fried tarantula. You may remember Tyson as the host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. That was the continuation of a television series that originally starred Carl Sagan, another well-known astrophysicist. Tyson is also the Director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York and he's written more than 17 books. The latest is called A Brief Welcome to the Universe. But when you're talking to Neil deGrasse Tyson, as you'll discover, nothing is brief. “Now What?” is produced with the help of Steve Zimmer, Annika Hoiem and Alex Wolfe. Audio production is by Nick Ciavatta.

Curiosity Daily
Muscles Remember Training and a Black Hole Made a Star Explode

Curiosity Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 10:43


Learn how quickly previously trained muscles bounce back after inactivity; and how a black hole made a star explode. Previously trained muscles bounce back after inactivity by Grant Currin Seaborne, R. A., Strauss, J., Cocks, M., Shepherd, S., O'Brien, T. D., van Someren, K. A., Bell, P. G., Murgatroyd, C., Morton, J. P., Stewart, C. E., & Sharples, A. P. (2018). Human Skeletal Muscle Possesses an Epigenetic Memory of Hypertrophy. Scientific Reports, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-20287-3  Prior training can accelerate muscle growth even after extended idleness. (2021, August 18). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/925769  Wen, Y., Dungan, C. M., Mobley, C. B., Valentino, T., von Walden, F., & Murach, K. A. (2021). Nucleus Type-Specific DNA Methylomics Reveals Epigenetic “Memory” of Prior Adaptation in Skeletal Muscle. Function, 2(5). https://doi.org/10.1093/function/zqab038  Episode about previous research: https://www.curiositydaily.com/individuals-really-can-slow-climate-change-muscle-memory-is-real-and-penguin-waddles/  A black hole collided with a star and made it explode in a merger-triggered supernova by Briana Brownell Dong, D. Z., Hallinan, G., Nakar, E., Ho, A. Y. Q., Hughes, A. K., Hotokezaka, K., Myers, S. T., De, K., Mooley, K. P., Ravi, V., Horesh, A., Kasliwal, M. M., & Kulkarni, S. R. (2021). A transient radio source consistent with a merger-triggered core collapse supernova. Science, 373(6559), 1125–1129. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abg6037  Stellar collision triggers supernova explosion. (2021, September 2). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/927166  ‌A Black Hole Triggers a Premature Supernova – First Observation of a Brand-New Kind of Supernova. (2021, September 5). A Black Hole Triggers a Premature Supernova – First Observation of a Brand-New Kind of Supernova. SciTechDaily. https://scitechdaily.com/a-black-hole-triggers-a-premature-supernova-first-observation-of-a-brand-new-kind-of-supernova/  ‌Plait, P. (2021, September 6). So, a star may have eaten a black hole and exploded. SYFY WIRE; SYFY WIRE. https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/so-a-star-may-have-eaten-a-black-hole-and-exploded  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ça Se Passe Là-Haut
#1231 : Eta Carinae : observation d'une variabilité incomprise du flux gamma entre périastres successifs

Ça Se Passe Là-Haut

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 8:15


On ne présente plus Eta Carinae, ce couple d'étoiles très massives en interaction étroite qui est plongée dans l'épaisse nébuleuse de l'Homoncule. En 2008, on a détecté des rayons X non thermiques en provenant et l'année suivante en 2009, ce furent des rayons gamma énergétiques, coïncidant avec le passage au plus proche des deux étoiles. Une nouvelle étude s'est penchée dans les données d'archives du télescope gamma Fermi-LAT des 12 dernières années et analyse l'évolution de l'émission gamma couvrant deux périodes de rotation du couple et trois passages au périastre, là où le rayonnement gamma est le plus intense. L'étude est publiée dans Astronomy&Astrophysics.

Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures
The Monster Black Hole at the Center of the Milky Way (with Nobel Laureate Andrea Ghez)

Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 71:22


By measuring the rapid orbits of the stars near the center of our galaxy, Dr. Andrea Ghez of UCLA and her colleagues have moved the case for a supermassive black hole at the heart of our Milky Way Galaxy from a possibility to a certainty.  She reports on her pioneering observations of stars near our galaxy's center (that orbit the monster black hole) and discusses some of the surprising results this work has led to.  The talk was recorded in January 2017; in 2020, Dr. Ghez won the Nobel Prize in physics for this work.

SciFi Thoughts
157 Kardashev Scale, The big picture on space civilizations

SciFi Thoughts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 16:03


Here is a visual representation of the Kardashev scale and the amount of energy for each step: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kardashev_scale#/media/File:Consommations_énergétiques_des_trois_types_de_l'échelle_de_Kardashev.svg] Why is there a scale? It's hard to have an intelligent conversation about something if you don't have a way to think critically about it. Classification schemes is one way of creating a frame of critical thinking. You have to create criteria for the different levels. How did we get the Kardashev scale? Russian astrophysicist, Nikolai Kardashev, created the scale in a paper he published in 1964 called, “Transmission of Information by Extraterrestrial Civilizations”. The scale measures a civilization's level of technological advancement based on the amount of energy it is able to use. What is the scale? Type 1 through 3. Frequently referred to as K1 through K3. A Type I civilization, also called a planetary civilization, has the capability to use all of the energy of its planet. A technological achievement that a K1 society would likely have is weather control. An example of this in movies would be any science fiction movie that shows Earth United by one government, or close cooperation, such as the movie Interstellar and 2010 Space Odyssey. References: the movie Interstellar: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstellar_(film) Stanley Kubrick Space Odyssey: * 2001 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062622/ * 2010 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086837/ A type II civilization, also called a stellar civilization, can use and control energy at the scale of its planetary system. Technological achievements that K2 civilizations would likely have is the ability to terraform and build megastructures. An example of a near type 2 is the TV series The Expanse. Most space operas fall into this category such as any Star Trek. I wanted to place Star Wars here to but since Sith lords frequently entertain ruling the galaxy, they must be nearing K3 contrary to Star Trek, where the galaxy is still a vast place that takes lifetimes to span even with warp drive. Another delightful noir/cyberpunk book series is the Takeshi Kovacs novels by Richard K Morgan. The first of which, Altered Carbon, was made into a Netflix movie. References: The Expanse: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3230854/ Star Trek serieses: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek Richard K Morgan's Takeshi Kovacks book series: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takeshi_Kovacs A type III civilization, also called a galactic civilization, can control energy at the scale of its entire host galaxy. Movies like this do casually travel the wide reaches of the galaxy and the galaxy is as well known as any of us today see the Earth as well known and prospected by various nation states. The most famous example of this in movies would be, as I've already said, is Star Wars. More choices are Jupiter Ascending, as well as Valarian and the City of a Thousand Planets. In literature we have books like Vernor Vinges Zones of Thought, and Asimov's The Foundation. The Vinge book showcases civilizations up and down the kardashev model and so I highly recommend that to those who have a love for alien civilizations and interest in socio-economic development. Apple TV has produced and is streaming The Foundation as a multi series TV show, and it is very enjoyable and well acted, so go check it out. A feature length movie script that Hal Dace and I wrote Miss Wisenheimer and the Aliens falls into the K3 category as well but with the unique angle that despite having the ability to casually travel the galaxy like in Star Wars, there are no aliens so the film focuses on that mystery. I'll put a link to the short film version in the show notes. The short film version of the feature length movie, by the way, won an award at a Belgium film festival. References: the movie Star Wars: https://www.starwars.com/films the movie Jupiter Ascending: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1617661/ the movie Valarian and the City of a Thousand Planets: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valerian_and_the_City_of_a_Thousand_Planets Vernor Vinge's Zones of Thought novel series: https://www.goodreads.com/series/52585-zones-of-thought Isaac Asimov's The Foundation book series: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundation_series the TV series The Foundation: https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/what-to-watch/ct-ent-review-foundation-apple-tv-plus-20210924-3rzd3lon7rbrhidtrlpv5pl4t4-story.html Is the Kardashev scale any good? As you've heard on the show, it does help to quickly categorize levels of civilizations. A common criticism is that the jump from K2 to K3, from controlling the energy of a solar system to the ability to control all the energy of all the suns of a galaxy is too big of a step. But that said, it did actually do the job when analyzing science fiction movies. Another criticism is what about beyond K3? This brings us to the next topic. Typical adds to the scale At the front of the scale, it's typical to use 0 for civilizations that are just starting out or have yet to master energy generation. At the other end of the scale, it's common to add a level 4 beings who can control or use the entire universe. Because seriously, why would a Sith stop at making only a galaxy of beings unhappy when she could put an entire universe into a bad funk? Adding level 5 brings gives us a category for those who control collections of universes, or said another way, multiple dimensions. For those who have seen Valarian, remember the extraction scene that the main character, Valarian was involved with required them to go to another dimension. And for those who have seen the Thor movies, this gives us a catagory for Asgardians. References: Miss Wisenheimer: Short film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJpyfhkfm3QFacebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MissWisenheimer/TV interview about the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EItnd8bXhdkMiss Wisenheimer and the Aliens film page: https://www.facebook.com/MissWisenheimer Valarian: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valerian_and_the_City_of_a_Thousand_Planets Jupiter Ascending: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jupiter_Ascending What are the dangers of advancing on the scale? There are some books that follow characters through the changes that happen to a civilization as they climb the Kardashev scale. Charles Stross' Accellerando describes a progression from K0 to K2. In Italian, accelerando means "speeding up" and is used as a tempo marking in musical notation. In Stross' novel, it refers to the accelerating rate at which humanity in general, and/or the novel's characters, head towards the technological singularity. This story focuses mostly on human culture. To the author's credit, he does all of this in one book. Accellerando: Vernor Vinges Zones of Thought novels, shows civilizations climbing to high parts of the scale, and many falling to lower parts of the scale. And like The Foundation, there is a group who is interested in helping to prevent a fall or helping to shorten the dark ages that follow after a fall. A Fire Upon the Deep is a 1992 science fiction novel by American writer Vernor Vinge. It is a space opera involving superhuman intelligences, aliens, variable physics, space battles, love, betrayal, genocide, and a communication medium resembling Usenet. A Fire Upon the Deep won the Hugo Award in 1993, sharing it with Doomsday Book by Connie Willis. This series contains a lot of wonderfully thought out and dramatic alien culture. Zones of Thought: Wikipedia entry about Kardashev: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kardashev_scale These Issac Arthur videos make a great companion video to this podcast episode. Becoming a Kardashev-1 Post-Scarcity Civilization Low-Tech Kardashev-2 Civilizations Tips from Kardashev 2 Engineers, part 2 Acknowledgements Thanks to Freesound.org user Nanakisan for: Evil laugh 04 - Gen 4.wav If you enjoyed this episode, you'll also enjoy listening to: JPL Scientist Jonathan Jiang on Extraterrestrial Intelligence in the Milky Way Galaxy: Interested in reading a space opera? Check out MEMORY'S VICTIMS by Lancer Kind Arcadie struggles with the rest of his shipmates to become immigrants rather than settlers. He adapts better than his sister who seems always involved with lost causes and he becomes part of space force. But he gets mixed up in a mystery about a woman who is breaking interstellar treaties by tampering with generation ships, and her reasons for doing so sound similar to his sister's affliction—an out-of-control savior complex.

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 113*Cosmic impact that destroyed a cityA new study claims the ancient bronze age Jordan Valley city of Tall el-Hammam was destroyed by an asteroid impact. In the same way that the biblical story of Noah's flood could have originated in accounts of the ancient Mediterranean Sea's inundation of the Black Sea -- was this the basis for the biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah?*TESS finds its smallest planet yetNASA's TESS -- Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite has discovered its smallest world so far – a planet between the sizes of Mars and Earth.*NASA's new mission to monitor the EarthNASA has successfully launched the latest Landsat 9 environmental Earth observation satellite designed to monitor changes on the Earth's surface.*The Science ReportFruit and veggies may be the key to preventing your child becoming a grumpy teen.Palaeontologists discover the earliest known Ankylosaur.Archaeologists unearth a vast second temple period quarry in Jerusalem.Alex on Tech looks at Europe's decision to standardize the USB-C.For more SpaceTime and show links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ If you love this podcast, please get someone else to listen too. Thank you…https://bitesz.com

Higher Density Living Podcast
White Sands Incident - Part 6

Higher Density Living Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 30:49


Dr. Daniel Fry's encounter coincided with the recent technological development of Mankind at the time. He unearths sophisticated craftsmanship in space travel and augmented artificial engineering as he discusses with unknown extraterrestrials as they share knowledge in flight and knowledge in astrophysics. Let us now continue with the extraterrestrial enlightenment of Dr. Daniel Fry 9,000 Miles Above Earth. www.higherdensityliving.com

The Thomistic Institute
From Zero to Sixty (-one): My Life as a Scientist and a Catholic Convert | Prof. Jonathan Lunine

The Thomistic Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 45:41


This lecture was delivered on June 18, 2021 as part of the third annual Thomistic Philosophy and Natural Science Symposium: Chance and Indeterminacy in the Natural World. For information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Jonathan I. Lunine is The David C. Duncan Professor in the Physical Sciences at Cornell University and Director of the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, His research focuses on astrophysics, planetary science and astrobiology. In addition to his responsibilities in the classroom, he serves as Interdisciplinary Scientist on the James Webb Space Telescope project and is a coinvestigator on the Juno mission currently in orbit around Jupiter. Lunine is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the 2014 recipient of the Jean Dominique Cassini Medal of the European Geosciences Union. He is the author of Astrobiology: A Multidisciplinary Approach and Earth: Evolution of a Habitable World. Lunine obtained a B.S. in physics and astronomy from the University of Rochester (1980), an M.S. (1983) and a Ph.D. (1985) in planetary science from the California Institute of Technology. He lives in Ithaca New York, where he is a member of St. Catherine of Siena parish. In 2016 Lunine helped to found the Society of Catholic Scientists and currently serves as its vice president.

Curiosity Daily
Psychology of Online Trolls, Rattlesnake Illusions, Blazars

Curiosity Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 14:30


Learn about what online trolls are like in real life; an auditory illusion rattlesnakes use to trick humans; and blazars. Online trolling might be due to personality rather than the anonymity of the internet by Steffie Drucker New research: The internet does not turn people into trolls – it just makes real-life trolls more visible. (2021, August 26). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/926582  ‌BOR, A., & PETERSEN, M. B. (2021). The Psychology of Online Political Hostility: A Comprehensive, Cross-National Test of the Mismatch Hypothesis. American Political Science Review, 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0003055421000885  Rattlesnake rattles use auditory illusion to trick human brains by Cameron Duke Forsthofer, M., Schutte, M., Luksch, H., Kohl, T., Wiegrebe, L., & Chagnaud, B. P. (2021). Frequency modulation of rattlesnake acoustic display affects acoustic distance perception in humans. Current Biology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2021.07.018  Turner, B. (2021, August 19). Rattlesnake rattles use auditory illusion to trick human brains. Livescience.com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/rattlesnakes-trick-brains-auditory-illusion.html  Introducing The Universe's Most Epic Object: The Blazar by Ashley Hamer Atkinson, Nancy. (2009, March 19). Astronomers Observe Bizarre Blazar with Battery of Telescopes. Universe Today. https://www.universetoday.com/27518/astronomers-observe-bizarre-blazar-with-battery-of-telescopes/  ‌Carlson, E. K. (2018, July 12). Blazars explained. Astronomy.com. https://astronomy.com/news/2018/07/what-is-a-blazar  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News
Three Big Marsquakes Rock the Red Planet

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 27:31


The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 112*Three Big Marsquakes rock the red planetNASA's InSight lander has recorded a massive magnitude 4.2 Marsquake on the red planet which shook the spacecraft for nearly an hour-and-a-half.*NASA's Mars fleet moves into solar conjunctionPlanet Earth's invasion of Mars has hit the pause button as the red planet moves into solar conjunction.*NASA prepares for Arnhem Land rocket blast-offA team of key NASA personnel have been released from COVID-19 quarantine in Darwin to begin preparations for the agency's rocket launch program from Equatorial Launch Australia's new Arnhem Space Centre.*The Science ReportNew experimental anti-viral drug molnupiravir could cut halve COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations.Ground-breaking new research discovers a likely cause of Alzheimer's disease.Scientists create the world's whitest paint.A new study confirms that the ancient Etruscans were actually Italians.Skeptic's guide to how big business exploits fear during COVID-19.For more SpaceTime and show links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ Your support is needed...SpaceTime is an independently produced podcast (we are not funded by any government grants, big organisations or companies), and we're working towards becoming a completely listener supported show...meaning we can do away with the commercials and sponsors. We figure the time can be much better spent on researching and producing stories for you, rather than having to chase sponsors to help us pay the bills.That's where you come in....help us reach our first 1,000 subscribers...at that level the show becomes financially viable and bills can be paid without us breaking into a sweat every month. Every little bit helps...even if you could contribute just $1 per month. It all adds up.By signing up and becoming a supporter at the $5 or more level, you get immediate access to over 240 commercial-free, double, and triple episode editions of SpaceTime plus extended interview bonus content. You also receive all new episodes on a Monday rather than having to wait the week out. Subscribe via Patreon or Supercast (you get a month's free trial with Supercast to see if it's really for you or not)....and share in the rewards. Details at Patreon www.patreon.com/spacetimewithstuartgary or Supercast - https://bitesznetwork.supercast.tech/ Details at https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com or www.bitesz.com For more SpaceTime visit https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com (mobile friendly). For enhanced Show Notes including photos to accompany this episode: https://www.bitesz.com/show/spacetime/blog/ RSS feed: https://rss.acast.com/spacetime Email: mailto:SpaceTime@bitesz.comTo receive the Astronomy Daily Newsletter free, direct to your inbox...just join our mailing list at www.bitesz.com or visit https://www.bitesz.com/p/astronomy-daily/Help support SpaceTime: The SpaceTime with Stuart Gary merchandise shop. Get your T-Shirts, Coffee Cups, badges, tote bag + more and help support the show. Check out the range: http://www.cafepress.com/spacetime Thank you.https://bitesz.com

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News

For more SpaceTime visit https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com (mobile friendly). For enhanced Show Notes including photos to accompany this episode: https://www.bitesz.com/show/spacetime/blog/ RSS feed: https://rss.acast.com/spacetime Email: mailto:SpaceTime@bitesz.com To receive the Astronomy Daily Newsletter free, direct to your inbox...just join our mailing list at www.bitesz.com or visit https://www.bitesz.com/p/astronomy-daily/ Help support SpaceTime: The SpaceTime with Stuart Gary merchandise shop. Get your T-Shirts, Coffee Cups, badges, tote bag + more and help support the show. Check out the range: http://www.cafepress.com/spacetime Thank you. https://bitesz.com

Curiosity Daily
Could Science Stop Aging? And the Milky Way's “Broken Arm”

Curiosity Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 16:02


Learn about how research into senescent cells and senolytic drugs could change aging. Plus: the Milky Way's broken arm. Additional resources from Andrew Steele: Pick up "Ageless: The New Science of Getting Older Without Getting Old" at your local bookstore: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780385544924  Website: https://andrewsteele.co.uk/  Follow @statto on Twitter https://twitter.com/statto  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/DrAndrewSteele  The Milky Way has a 3,000-light-year-long "break" in its arm, and we don't know why by Briana Brownell  Specktor, B. (2021, August 19). Milky Way has a 3,000-light-year-long splinter in its arm, and astronomers don't know why. Livescience.com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/milky-way-sagittarius-arm-break  Astronomers Find a “Break” in One of the Milky Way's Spiral Arms. (2018). NASA. https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/astronomers-find-a-break-in-one-of-the-milky-way-s-spiral-arms  The Milky Way Galaxy | NASA Solar System Exploration. (2017). NASA Solar System Exploration. https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/resources/285/the-milky-way-galaxy/  ‌Kuhn, M. A., Benjamin, R. A., Zucker, C., Krone-Martins, A., de Souza, R. S., Castro-Ginard, A., Ishida, E. E. O., Povich, M. S., & Hillenbrand, L. A. (2021). A high pitch angle structure in the Sagittarius Arm. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 651, L10. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/202141198  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

OHBM Neurosalience
S2 Ep4: The world according to AFNI

OHBM Neurosalience

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 78:34


Peter talks to Bob Cox, Ph.D., Gang Chen, Ph.D. and Paul Taylor, Ph.D. about AFNI. AFNI is a major processing package used by brain mapping groups all over the world. It is nearly as old as fMRI itself, and has been steadily growing in functionality. Here we discuss the history of how it all started as well as a few of the challenges of fMRI processing that have arisen over the years. Importantly, time is spent discussing more of the philosophy of data analysis and visualization. A key tenet that AFNI has always encouraged is the ability to drill down and look directly at the data. This ability to flexibly and efficiently visualize the data at all processing steps not only guards against problematic data and hidden artifacts but is also a catalyst for new analysis ideas. We discuss a bit of the future of analysis and the bottleneck for clinical implementation. Guests: Bob Cox, Ph.D. is the creator of AFNI and still leads a team, the Scientific and Statistical Core, at the NIH which helps users and continues to develop AFNI. Bob received his Ph.D in Applied Mathematics from Caltech, and after several industry positions and a short stint at Indiana University and Purdue University, he moved to the Medical College of Wisconsin where he began to create AFNI. He moved to the NIH in 2001 where his work accelerated as he was allowed to grow a team of programmers to further advance AFNI. Gang Chen, Ph.D. joined the AFNI team at the NIH in 2003. He is a staff scientist and the chief statistician for things fMRI and related. He received his PhD. from the University of Arizona, Tucson and has been recently pushing our understanding of variability in large N datasets. Paul Taylor, Ph.D. joined the AFNI team in 2015. He received his D. Phil in Astrophysics from Oxford University, and performed post docs at the University of Cape Town and with Bharat Biswal in New Jersey. He has been leading the effort to incorporate diffusion imaging and tractography into AFNI For more info on the Neurosalience podcast and the guests, visit: ohbmbrainmappingblog.com Keywords: #brain #imaging #software #data #fMRI #research #clinical

Insight with Chris Van Vliet
Dr. Brian Keating on Time Travel, Aliens, Wormholes and Other Things You'd Ask an Astrophysicist

Insight with Chris Van Vliet

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 57:25


Today's guest is Dr. Brian Keating. Brian is a Chancellor's Distinguished Professor of physics at the Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences at the University of California, San Diego. He's also a public speaker, inventor, and an expert in the study of the universe's oldest light, the cosmic microwave background (CMB). We dive into a fascinating conversation about space, time, aliens, time travel and all kind of other things that make my head explode. Buckle up! The Kindle version of Brian Keating's new book, Think Like a Nobel Prize Winner, is available for just 99¢ this week only here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09DBYPK55/ Subscribe to Dr. Brian Keating's YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating If you enjoyed this episode, could I ask you to please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcast/iTunes? It takes less than a minute and makes a huge difference in helping to spread the word about the show and also to convince some hard-to-get guests.  For more information about Chris and INSIGHT go to: https://chrisvanvliet.com Follow CVV on social media: Instagram: instagram.com/ChrisVanVliet Twitter: twitter.com/ChrisVanVliet Facebook: facebook.com/ChrisVanVliet YouTube: youtube.com/ChrisVanVliet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News
A Landing Site Chosen for NASA's New VIPER Lunar Rover

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 28:18


The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 110*A landing site chosen for NASA's new VIPER lunar roverNASA has selected the western edge of Nobile Crater at the Moon's South Pole as the landing site for its Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover or VIPER mission slated to launch in 2023.*Was Mars too small to retain waterNew research suggests a fundamental reason Mars has no water may be that it's just too small to hold onto large amounts of water.*New binary white dwarf system discoveredAstronomers have discovered a double white dwarf system located some 368 light years away.*Taikonauts return home after 90 days on China's new space stationThree Chinese taikonauts have returned safely to Earth after completing the country's longest-ever manned space mission.*The Science ReportA new study suggests that if you've already had COVID-19, it's still worth getting the vaccine.A new study shows the parents of kids with autism have less symmetrical faces than average.A quarter of Italian alpine plant species are threatened by glacier retreat.Understanding the health secrets of curcumin.Alex on Tech: Apple has finally released their new IOS-15 operating system.Your support is needed...SpaceTime is an independently produced podcast (we are not funded by any government grants, big organisations or companies), and we're working towards becoming a completely listener supported show...meaning we can do away with the commercials and sponsors. We figure the time can be much better spent on researching and producing stories for you, rather than having to chase sponsors to help us pay the bills.That's where you come in....help us reach our first 1,000 subscribers...at that level the show becomes financially viable and bills can be paid without us breaking into a sweat every month. Every little bit helps...even if you could contribute just $1 per month. It all adds up.By signing up and becoming a supporter at the $5 or more level, you get immediate access to over 240 commercial-free, double, and triple episode editions of SpaceTime plus extended interview bonus content. You also receive all new episodes on a Monday rather than having to wait the week out. Subscribe via Patreon or Supercast (you get a month's free trial with Supercast to see if it's really for you or not)....and share in the rewards. Details at Patreon www.patreon.com/spacetimewithstuartgary or Supercast - https://bitesznetwork.supercast.tech/ Details at https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com or www.bitesz.com Sponsor Details:This episode is brought to you with the support of NameCheap…cheap domain names is just the beginning of your own online presence. We use them and we love them. Get our special deal…just visit: https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com/namecheap and help support the show.For more SpaceTime visit https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com (mobile friendly). For enhanced Show Notes including photos to accompany this episode: https://www.bitesz.com/show/spacetime/blog/ RSS feed: https://rss.acast.com/spacetime Email: mailto:SpaceTime@bitesz.comTo receive the Astronomy Daily Newsletter free, direct to your inbox...just join our mailing list at www.bitesz.com or visit https://www.bitesz.com/p/astronomy-daily/Help support SpaceTime: The SpaceTime with Stuart Gary merchandise shop. Get your T-Shirts, Coffee Cups, badges, tote bag + more and help support the show. Check out the range: http://www.cafepress.com/spacetime Thank you. Plus: As a part of the SpaceTime family, you can get a free audiobook of your choice, plus 30 days free access from audible.com. Just visit www.audibletrial.com/spacetime or click on the banner link at www.spacetimewithstuartgary.comEmail: SpaceTime@bitesz.comhttps://bitesz.com

Curiosity Daily
Your Second Brain, Jupiter's Hot Atmosphere, Placebo Buttons

Curiosity Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 14:55


Learn about the “second brain” in your gut; what makes Jupiter's atmosphere so hot; and why placebo buttons are useful. The 'second brain' in your gut might have evolved before the brain in your head by Cameron Duke Nield, D. (2021). The “Second Brain” in Your Gut Might Have Evolved Before The Brain in Your Head. ScienceAlert. https://www.sciencealert.com/we-have-a-brain-like-system-in-our-guts-and-it-may-have-evolved-before-brains-did?utm_source=pocket_mylist Rao, M., & Gershon, M. D. (2016). The bowel and beyond: the enteric nervous system in neurological disorders. Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 13(9), 517–528. https://doi.org/10.1038/nrgastro.2016.107 Spencer, N. J., Travis, L., Wiklendt, L., Costa, M., Hibberd, T. J., Brookes, S. J., Dinning, P., Hu, H., Wattchow, D. A., & Sorensen, J. (2021). Long range synchronization within the enteric nervous system underlies propulsion along the large intestine in mice. Communications Biology, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-021-02485-4 Hadhazy, A. (2010, February 12). Think Twice: How the Gut's “Second Brain” Influences Mood and Well-Being. Scientific American. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/gut-second-brain/  Researchers have solved the decades-old mystery of Jupiter's hot atmosphere by Briana Brownell Hendricks, S. (2021, August 10). Solved: A 50-year mystery about Jupiter. Big Think; Big Think. https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/jupiter-heat-aurora  ‌Berman, R. (2021, July 14). Every 27 minutes, there's an X-ray aurora on Jupiter. Here's why. Big Think; Big Think. https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/jupiter-aurora  Space scientists reveal secret behind Jupiter's “energy crisis.” (2021, August 4). Phys.org. https://phys.org/news/2021-08-space-scientists-reveal-secret-jupiter.html  ‌O'Donoghue, J., Moore, L., Bhakyapaibul, T., Melin, H., Stallard, T., Connerney, J. E. P., & Tao, C. (2021). Global upper-atmospheric heating on Jupiter by the polar aurorae. Nature, 596(7870), 54–57. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03706-w  ‌Yao, Z., Dunn, W. R., Woodfield, E. E., Clark, G., Mauk, B. H., Ebert, R. W., Grodent, D., Bonfond, B., Pan, D., Rae, I. J., Ni, B., Guo, R., Branduardi-Raymont, G., Wibisono, A. D., Rodriguez, P., Kotsiaros, S., Ness, J.-U., Allegrini, F., Kurth, W. S., & Gladstone, G. R. (2021). Revealing the source of Jupiter's x-ray auroral flares. Science Advances, 7(28), eabf0851. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abf0851  Placebo buttons give us the illusion of control that we crave by Cameron Duke Baraniuk, C. (2015). Press me! The buttons that lie to you. Bbc.com. https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20150415-the-buttons-that-do-nothing Jenkins, H. M., & Ward, W. C. (1965). Judgment of contingency between responses and outcomes. Psychological Monographs: General and Applied, 79(1), 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1037/h0093874 Langer, E. J. (1975). The illusion of control. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 32(2), 311–328. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-3514.32.2.311 Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 109*Super volcanoes discovered on MarsScientists found evidence that a region of northern Mars called Arabia Terra experienced thousands of “super eruptions,” the biggest volcanic eruptions known, over a 500-million-year period.*Uncovering the secret mushballs of Neptune and UranusMushballs – giant, slushy hailstones made from a mixture of ammonia and water – may be responsible for an atmospheric anomaly at Neptune and Uranus that has been puzzling scientists.*461 new outer solar system objects found -- but no Planet 9The Dark Energy Survey has discovered 461 new outer solar system objects.Since 2013 the survey has been studying the properties of a mysterious force known as dark energy which is causing the expansion of the universe to accelerate.*Two Australian satellites included in the latest dragon cargo ship missionSpaceX have launched another Dragon resupply mission to the International Space Station. Included in the payload are the Australian Research Council's CUAVA-1 satellite which is carrying four experimental payloads for the University of Sydney and Macquarie University and Curtin University's Binar-1 spacecraft which will test new technology designed for eventual use in the Binar Prospector spacecraft which will be flown in lunar orbit in 2025.*The Science ReportThe hole in the ozone layer larger than usual this year.A new more efficient electrocatalyst to make green hydrogen from water.New research suggests T-rex wagged its tail like a puppy.Skeptic's guide to anti-vaxxers pushing flawed studies.For more SpaceTime and show links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ Your support is needed...SpaceTime is an independently produced podcast (we are not funded by any government grants, big organisations or companies), and we're working towards becoming a completely listener supported show...meaning we can do away with the commercials and sponsors. We figure the time can be much better spent on researching and producing stories for you, rather than having to chase sponsors to help us pay the bills.That's where you come in....help us reach our first 1,000 subscribers...at that level the show becomes financially viable and bills can be paid without us breaking into a sweat every month. Every little bit helps...even if you could contribute just $1 per month. It all adds up.By signing up and becoming a supporter at the $5 or more level, you get immediate access to over 240 commercial-free, double, and triple episode editions of SpaceTime plus extended interview bonus content. You also receive all new episodes on a Monday rather than having to wait the week out. Subscribe via Patreon or Supercast (you get a month's free trial with Supercast to see if it's really for you or not)....and share in the rewards. Details at Patreon www.patreon.com/spacetimewithstuartgary or Supercast - https://bitesznetwork.supercast.tech/ Details at https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com or www.bitesz.com Sponsor Details:This episode is brought to you with the support of NameCheap…cheap domain names is just the beginning of your own online presence. We use them and we love them. Get our special deal…just visit: https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com/namecheap and help support the show.For more SpaceTime visit https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com (mobile friendly). For enhanced Show Notes including photos to accompany this episode: https://www.bitesz.com/show/spacetime/blog/ RSS feed: https://rss.acast.com/spacetime Email: mailto:SpaceTime@bitesz.comTo receive the Astronomy Daily Newsletter free, direct to your inbox...just join our mailing list at www.bitesz.com or visit https://www.bitesz.com/p/astronomy-daily/Help support SpaceTime: The SpaceTime with Stuart Gary merchandise shop. Get your T-Shirts, Coffee Cups, badges, tote bag + more and help support the show. Check out the range: http://www.cafepress.com/spacetime Thank you.To receive the Astronomy Daily Newsletter free, direct to your inbox...just join our mailing list at www.bitesz.com/mailinglist For more, follow SpaceTime on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Patreon, and Spreaker:Facebook: @spacetimewithstuartgaryTwitter: @stuartgaryTumblr: http://spacetimewithstuartgary.tumblr.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spacetimewithstuartgary/YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/spacetimewithstuartgary Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/spacetimewithstuartgarySpreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/show/spacetime-with-stuart-gary-2017 If you're enjoying SpaceTime, please help out by sharing and telling your friends. The best recommendation I can get is one by you. Thank you…www.bitesz.com

What The If?
AVI LOEB Is Hunting For E.T. With MEGAPIXELS, Millions, And MOXY

What The If?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 63:56


The Serious Search For Extraterrestrial Life We are thrilled and honored to have the esteemed Astronomer AVI LOEB join us for this week's very special thought experiment. Avi says, “Asking ‘what if' is my job!” Yes, friends, we have a genuine Professional IFFer in the house! The founder of THE GALILEO PROJECT joins us to play out a thought experiment: let's imagine how this experiment — a serious SCIENTIFIC search for VERIFIABLE evidence of Extraterrestrials — might play out. Avi reveals the difficulties in keeping such a hunt truly scientific, devoid of speculation, unaccepting of eyewitness testimony, relying only on hard evidence that is captured and verified by multiple sources, vetted by the most careful analysis. Ya know, the scientific method! But Avi also shares with us the human challenge, the massive resistance from his colleagues in science academia. He helps us understand his passionate belief that fear of failure or, perhaps even worse, fear of criticism has led to timidity in science. This is a wonderfully exciting, informative, and just plain super fun episode. It'll get you pumped up! Avi tells us that you can't ‘boldly go where no one has gone before' without being… BOLD! --- Meet Avi Loeb Abraham (Avi) Loeb is the Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science at Harvard University and a bestselling author (in lists of the New York Times,Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, L'Express and more). He received a PhD in Physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel at age 24 (1980-1986), led the first international project supported by the Strategic Defense Initiative (1983-1988), and was subsequently a long-term member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton (1988-1993). Loeb has written 8 books, including most recently, Extraterrestrial (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021), and about 800 papers (with an h-index of 117) on a wide range of topics, including black holes, the first stars, the search for extraterrestrial life and the future of the Universe. Loeb is the Director of the Institute for Theory and Computation (2007-present) within the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics , and also serves as the Head of the Galileo Project (2021-present). He had been the longest serving Chair of Harvard's Department of Astronomy (2011-2020) and the Founding Director of Harvard's Black Hole Initiative (2016-2021). He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the American Physical Society, and the International Academy of Astronautics. Loeb is a former member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) at the White House, a former chair of the Board on Physics and Astronomy of the National Academies(2018-2021) and a current member of the Advisory Board for "Einstein: Visualize the Impossible" of the Hebrew University. He also chairs the Advisory Committee for the Breakthrough Starshot Initiative(2016-present) and serves as the Science Theory Director for all Initiatives of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation. In 2012, TIME magazine selected Loeb as one of the 25 most influential people in space and in 2020 Loeb was selected among the 14 most inspiring Israelis of the last decade. Click here for Loeb's commentaries on innovation and diversity. --- Got an IF of your own? Want to have us consider your idea for a show topic? Send YOUR IF to us! Email us at feedback@whattheif.com and let us know what's in your imagination. No idea is too small, or too big! --- Want to support the show? Click a rating or add a review on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast app! itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1250517051?mt=2&ls=1 Don't miss an episode! Subscribe at WhatTheIF.com Keep On IFFin', Philip, Matt & Gaby

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 108*Time for a revision for the Milky Way galaxy's formationScientists will need to rethink how the Milky Way galaxy formed and evolved after new observations showed the galaxy's gases aren't homogeneously mixed – as originally thought.*NASA's James Webb Space Telescope ready for launchAfter successful completion of its final tests, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is now being prepped for shipment to the launch pad.*A year since death of the Arecibo Radio TelescopeIt's been a year since the iconic 305 metre Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico first began snapping support cables – a process that would ultimately lead to the collapse of the main dish on December first.*OneWeb's constellation continues to growA Russian rocket has blasted off carrying another 34 OneWeb internet broadband communications satellites.*The Science ReportSmoke from Australia's black summer bushfires spawned a massive phytoplankton bloom.Defiant X rotorcraft proposal for US Army's Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft programme.New lithium sulfur batteries could let you drive Sydney to Melbourne on a single charge.Fossilized dinosaur skin discovery.Skeptic's guide to freedom of speech.For more SpaceTime and show links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ Your support is needed...SpaceTime is an independently produced podcast (we are not funded by any government grants, big organisations or companies), and we're working towards becoming a completely listener supported show...meaning we can do away with the commercials and sponsors. We figure the time can be much better spent on researching and producing stories for you, rather than having to chase sponsors to help us pay the bills.That's where you come in....help us reach our first 1,000 subscribers...at that level the show becomes financially viable and bills can be paid without us breaking into a sweat every month. Every little bit helps...even if you could contribute just $1 per month. It all adds up.By signing up and becoming a supporter at the $5 or more level, you get immediate access to over 240 commercial-free, double, and triple episode editions of SpaceTime plus extended interview bonus content. You also receive all new episodes on a Monday rather than having to wait the week out. Subscribe via Patreon or Supercast (you get a month's free trial with Supercast to see if it's really for you or not)....and share in the rewards. Details at Patreon www.patreon.com/spacetimewithstuartgary or Supercast - https://bitesznetwork.supercast.tech/ Details at https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com or www.bitesz.com Sponsor Details:This episode is brought to you with the support of NameCheap…cheap domain names is just the beginning of your own online presence. We use them and we love them. Get our special deal…just visit: https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com/namecheap and help support the show.www.bitesz.com

Curiosity Daily
Psychosomatic Illnesses and Seeing Behind a Black Hole

Curiosity Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 14:04


Neurologist Suzanne O'Sullivan demystifies psychosomatic illnesses. Then, learn how scientists saw behind a black hole.  Additional resources from neurologist Suzanne O'Sullivan Pick up "The Sleeping Beauties And Other Stories of Mystery Illness" here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/606597/the-sleeping-beauties-by-suzanne-osullivan/  NHS page: https://www.uclh.nhs.uk/our-services/find-consultant/dr-suzanne-osullivan  Follow @Suz_OSullivan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Suz_OSullivan  Scientists saw behind a black hole for the first time by Briana Brownell Wilkins, D. R., Gallo, L. C., Costantini, E., Brandt, W. N., & Blandford, R. D. (2021). Light bending and X-ray echoes from behind a supermassive black hole. Nature, 595(7869), 657–660. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03667-0  XMM-Newton sees light echo from behind a black hole. (2021). Esa.int. https://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/2021/07/XMM-Newton_sees_light_echo_from_behind_a_black_hole  Sophie, S. (2021, August 3). Astronomers spot light from behind a black hole for the first time — proving Einstein right, again. Cbsnews.com. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/supermassive-black-hole-light-behind-einstein/  ‌Patel, N. V. (2021, July 28). Astronomers have spotted x-rays from behind a supermassive black hole. MIT Technology Review; MIT Technology Review. https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/07/28/1030233/x-rays-behind-supermassive-black-hole/  Shah, S. (2021). Scientists spot light behind a black hole for the first time | Engadget. Engadget; Engadget. https://www.engadget.com/black-hole-light-behind-092317917.html  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Big Idea Big Moves
Rea Kolbl: Endurance Racing, Eco-Challenge and Tackling an Eating Disorder

Big Idea Big Moves

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 34:01


Rea Kolbl is a well-rounded athlete who started her athletic pursuits in gymnastics and is now focused on obstacle racing, ultra running and ski mountaineering. She has been on the podium at the Spartan US National Series, has twice won the World's Toughest Mudder (a 24 hour obstacle race) and triumphed at the Spartan Ultra World Championship. She also finished second on a team at the Eco-Challenge Figi and was invited as one of the top athletes on the 2020 Spartan Games Rea has a Degree in Physics and Astrophysics and a Masters in Science and Engineering from Stanford University.  In this episode Rea talks with Jamie Allison about her national level gymnastics experience, her drive to master things she puts her focus on and her very personal transformation as she tackled an eating disorder.  Be sure to tell Rea and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!           Refresh and plan!   Find out more   www.bigideabigmoves.com        Follow us on Instagram www.instagram.com/bigidea_bigmoves        Facebook www.facebook.com/bigideabigmoves        For Human Resources and Talent help contact www.epitomeHR.com Take their free assessment       Talk to us about partnerships    https://beacon.by/epitome-hr-inc/bibm-sponsoship-packages        Follow Rea and find out more on Instagram @reakolbl Photo: Ascent Protein

The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
George's Random Object - Object 56: The Next Best Thing to an Exoplanet

The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 10:35


George's Random Astronomical Object presents the star HD 191089.  Astronomers may not have found an exoplanet orbiting this star, but they found the next best thing.   Brief biographgy: George Bendo is an astronomer who specializes in studying interstellar dust and star formation in nearby galaxies.  He currently works at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester, and his primary role is to support other astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).  He has been creating biweekly episodes of George's Random Astronomical Object since 2019. https://www.randomastronomicalobject.com/   We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs.  Just visit: https://www.patreon.com/365DaysOfAstronomy and donate as much as you can! Share the podcast with your friends and send the Patreon link to them too!  Every bit helps! Thank you! ------------------------------------ Do go visit http://astrogear.spreadshirt.com/ for cool Astronomy Cast and CosmoQuest t-shirts, coffee mugs and other awesomeness! http://cosmoquest.org/Donate This show is made possible through your donations.  Thank you! (Haven't donated? It's not too late! Just click!) The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is produced by Astrosphere New Media. http://www.astrosphere.org/ Visit us on the web at 365DaysOfAstronomy.org or email us at info@365DaysOfAstronomy.org.

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 107*The Perseverance rover collects a second sample of Martian historyNASA's Perseverance Mars rover successfully collected its first pair of rock samples, and scientists already are gaining new insights into the Jezero Crater region of the red planet.*ExoMars 2020 on track for launch a year from nowWell, it was slated to fly in 2020, but ongoing technical delays and the COVID-19 Corona virus pandemic forced the ExoMars 2020 mission to miss its original launch window.*The Hapith I rocket in flames on its Whalers Way launch padTaiwanese company TiSpace's attempt to launch its new Hapith I rocket has ended in flames with the rocket catching alight on the launch pad.*SpaceX 16th launch of the yearSpaceX has successfully launched another 51 Starlink broadband internet satellites aboard one of its Falcon 9 rockets.*China's 33rd launch for the yearChina has successfully launched a new direct broadcast telecommunications satellite.*The Science ReportA new study confirms that the Sun's 11-year cycle cannot explain global warming.Study shows 26 out of 27 scientists rejecting COVID-19 lab link were actually linked to the lab.A new species of meat eating theropod dinosaur discovered in southeastern Brazil.A new study has identified seven key personality traits in cats.Alex on Tech: looks at the new iphone13.For more SpaceTime and show links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ Your support is needed...SpaceTime is an independently produced podcast (we are not funded by any government grants, big organisations or companies), and we're working towards becoming a completely listener supported show...meaning we can do away with the commercials and sponsors. We figure the time can be much better spent on researching and producing stories for you, rather than having to chase sponsors to help us pay the bills.That's where you come in....help us reach our first 1,000 subscribers...at that level the show becomes financially viable and bills can be paid without us breaking into a sweat every month. Every little bit helps...even if you could contribute just $1 per month. It all adds up.By signing up and becoming a supporter at the $5 or more level, you get immediate access to over 240 commercial-free, double, and triple episode editions of SpaceTime plus extended interview bonus content. You also receive all new episodes on a Monday rather than having to wait the week out. Subscribe via Patreon or Supercast (you get a month's free trial with Supercast to see if it's really for you or not)....and share in the rewards. Details at Patreon www.patreon.com/spacetimewithstuartgary or Supercast - https://bitesznetwork.supercast.tech/ Details at https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com or www.bitesz.com Sponsor Details:This episode is brought to you with the support of NameCheap…cheap domain names is just the beginning of your own online presence. We use them and we love them. Get our special deal…just visit: https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com/namecheap and help support the show.For more SpaceTime visit https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com (mobile friendly). For enhanced Show Notes including photos to accompany this episode: https://www.bitesz.com/show/spacetime/blog/ RSS feed: https://rss.acast.com/spacetime Email: mailto:SpaceTime@bitesz.comTo receive the Astronomy Daily Newsletter free, direct to your inbox...just join our mailing list at www.bitesz.com or visit https://www.bitesz.com/p/astronomy-daily/Help support SpaceTime: The SpaceTime with Stuart Gary merchandise shop. Get your T-Shirts, Coffee Cups, badges, tote bag + more and help support the show. Check out the range: http://www.cafepress.com/spacetime Thank you.www.spacetimewithstuartgary.comwww.bitesz.com

Beyond the Bench
35. Astrophysics and Nonlinear Paths to Academia with Bill Smith

Beyond the Bench

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 29:24


Why does the universe look the way it does, and how can we improve the demographic representation of STEM fields by supporting students with a nonlinear academic path? Bill Smith, a Fisk-Vanderbilt Master's-to-Ph.D. Bridge student, discusses his astrophysics research, the life experience that has influenced his career aspirations, and what he loves about the Master's-to-Ph.D. bridge program in which he is participating. Follow Bill on Twitter @smitwi05. Learn more about the students producing this podcast and their science communication efforts by following us on Twitter @SciCommUCR and visiting our website.

Learning Bayesian Statistics
#47 Bayes in Physics & Astrophysics, with JJ Ruby

Learning Bayesian Statistics

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 75:47


The field of physics has brought tremendous advances to modern Bayesian statistics, especially inspiring the current algorithms enabling all of us to enjoy the Bayesian power on our own laptops. I did receive some physicians already on the show, like Michael Betancourt in episode 6, but in my legendary ungratefulness I hadn't dedicated a whole episode to talk about physics yet. Well that's now taken care of, thanks to JJ Ruby. Apart from having really good tastes (he's indeed a fan of this very podcast), JJ is currently a postdoctoral fellow for the Center for Matter at Atomic Pressures at the University of Rochester, and will soon be starting as a Postdoctoral Scholar at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory. JJ did his undergraduate work in Astrophysics and Planetary Science at Villanova University, outside of Philadelphia, and completed his master's degree and PhD in Physics at the University of Rochester, in New York. JJ studies high energy density physics and focuses on using Bayesian techniques to extract information from large scale physics experiments with highly integrated measurements. In his freetime, he enjoys playing sports including baseball, basketball, and golf. Our theme music is « Good Bayesian », by Baba Brinkman (feat MC Lars and Mega Ran). Check out his awesome work at https://bababrinkman.com/ (https://bababrinkman.com/) ! Thank you to my Patrons for making this episode possible! Yusuke Saito, Avi Bryant, Ero Carrera, Brian Huey, Giuliano Cruz, Tim Gasser, James Wade, Tradd Salvo, Adam Bartonicek, William Benton, Alan O'Donnell, Mark Ormsby, Demetri Pananos, James Ahloy, Jon Berezowski, Robin Taylor, Thomas Wiecki, Chad Scherrer, Nathaniel Neitzke, Zwelithini Tunyiswa, Elea McDonnell Feit, Bertrand Wilden, James Thompson, Stephen Oates, Gian Luca Di Tanna, Jack Wells, Matthew Maldonado, Ian Costley, Ally Salim, Larry Gill, Joshua Duncan, Ian Moran, Paul Oreto, Colin Caprani, George Ho, Colin Carroll, Nathaniel Burbank, Michael Osthege, Rémi Louf, Clive Edelsten, Henri Wallen, Hugo Botha, Vinh Nguyen, Raul Maldonado, Marcin Elantkowski, Tim Radtke, Adam C. Smith, Will Kurt, Andrew Moskowitz, Hector Munoz, Marco Gorelli, Simon Kessell, Bradley Rode, Patrick Kelley, Rick Anderson, Casper de Bruin, Philippe Labonde, Matthew McAnear, Michael Hankin and Cameron Smith. Visit https://www.patreon.com/learnbayesstats (https://www.patreon.com/learnbayesstats) to unlock exclusive Bayesian swag ;) Links from the show: Center for Matter at Atomic Pressures: https://www.rochester.edu/cmap/ (https://www.rochester.edu/cmap/) Laboratory for Laser Energetics: https://www.lle.rochester.edu/index.php/about-the-laboratory-for-laser-energetics/ (https://www.lle.rochester.edu/index.php/about-the-laboratory-for-laser-energetics/) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: https://www.llnl.gov/ (https://www.llnl.gov/) JJ's thesis -- Bayesian Inference of Fundamental Physics at Extreme Conditions: https://www.lle.rochester.edu/media/publications/documents/theses/Ruby.pdf (https://www.lle.rochester.edu/media/publications/documents/theses/Ruby.pdf) Recent Fusion Breakthrough: https://www.llnl.gov/news/national-ignition-facility-experiment-puts-researchers-threshold-fusion-ignition (https://www.llnl.gov/news/national-ignition-facility-experiment-puts-researchers-threshold-fusion-ignition) LBS #6, A principled Bayesian workflow, with Michael Betancourt: https://www.learnbayesstats.com/episode/6-a-principled-bayesian-workflow-with-michael-betancourt (https://www.learnbayesstats.com/episode/6-a-principled-bayesian-workflow-with-michael-betancourt) 20 Best Statistics Podcasts of 2021: https://welpmagazine.com/20-best-statistics-podcasts-of-2021/ (https://welpmagazine.com/20-best-statistics-podcasts-of-2021/) E.T. Jaynes, Probability Theory -- The Logic of Science: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/151848.Probability_Theory... Support this podcast

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 106*A new look at planet changing super volcanos A new study warns that super volcano eruptions can continue with follow up events for thousands of years after the main blast.*Work underway on the Moon capsuleWork is now underway at Lockheed Martin on the Orion spacecraft that will be used on the Artemis III mission to return people to the lunar surface.*SpaceX Inspiration4 missionFour space tourists have undertaken a three day voyage in orbit. The Inspiration 4 flight aboard the SpaceX Dragon capsule Resilience launched on a Falcon 9 rocket from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.*Australia's new trilateral defence deal with America and BritainAustralia, the United States and the United Kingdom have entered into a new defence agreement designed to counter what's euphemistically referred to as the growing military threats facing the Indo-Pacific theatre.*The Science ReportThe world has a new COVID-19 variant -- the new Mu variant is taking off in South America.A third booster shot for COVID-19 lowers the rate of severe illness 20 fold.The drying climate and water resource use puts the Darling River at greater risk of fish deaths.A new apex predator dinosaur discovered at a dig site in Uzbekistan.Skeptic's guide to psychic readingsFor more SpaceTime and show links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ Your support is needed...SpaceTime is an independently produced podcast (we are not funded by any government grants, big organisations or companies), and we're working towards becoming a completely listener supported show...meaning we can do away with the commercials and sponsors. We figure the time can be much better spent on researching and producing stories for you, rather than having to chase sponsors to help us pay the bills.That's where you come in....help us reach our first 1,000 subscribers...at that level the show becomes financially viable and bills can be paid without us breaking into a sweat every month. Every little bit helps...even if you could contribute just $1 per month. It all adds up.By signing up and becoming a supporter at the $5 or more level, you get immediate access to over 240 commercial-free, double, and triple episode editions of SpaceTime plus extended interview bonus content. You also receive all new episodes on a Monday rather than having to wait the week out. Subscribe via Patreon or Supercast (you get a month's free trial with Supercast to see if it's really for you or not)....and share in the rewards. Details at Patreon www.patreon.com/spacetimewithstuartgary or Supercast - https://bitesznetwork.supercast.tech/ Details at https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com or www.bitesz.com Sponsor Details:This episode is brought to you with the support of NameCheap…cheap domain names is just the beginning of your own online presence. We use them and we love them. Get our special deal…just visit: https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com/namecheap and help support the show.https://bitesz.com

Science Friction - ABC RN
We've got cosmic vertigo!

Science Friction - ABC RN

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 25:42


Space Radio
SR 155: On the Launch Pad with Christian Ready

Space Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 37:04


This week I had a blast chatting with Launch Pad Astronomy host Christian Ready. Christian surprised me by bringing a slab of HIS favorite cheese to the show and we had an impromptu cheese tasting! (Can you guess what cheese Christian brought?)This week's Dom's Cheese of the week was Gjetost, a traditional Norwegian cheese made with caramelized goat's milk. It has a fudge-like texture with salted caramel flavors: https://domscheese.com/product/gjetost/Christian is an astronomer at Towson University where he also serves as planetarium director. He has spent much of his life in awe of the universe. In fact, he first worked professionally in the field of Astronomy at the tender age of 13 when he started working at the Sproul Observatory at Swarthmore College near his home. Initially, Christian measured the positions of stars on hundreds of photographic plates, but he later moved on to taking observations with the 24-inch refractor.During his time at Sproul Observatory, Christian developed a passion for showing the public celestial objects through their telescopes during monthly open houses. On those inevitable cloudy nights, he would present slideshows when people would show up anyway.Christian went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics from Villanova University where his passion for public outreach was reinforced as a teacher's assistant and presenter on weekly public viewing nights.While working at Space Telescope Science Institute, and later at NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center, Christian gave talks about the Hubble Space Telescope and other astronomy topics at venues ranging from schools, to community groups, to science fiction conventions. He continues to give talks to this day and has been known to make a video or two.Christian is now an instructor at the Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop, where he helps teach writers, editors, filmmakers, and other creative professionals about astronomy. He views this as an opportunity to combine his loves of astronomy, teaching, and science fiction into one.You can learn more about Christian by visiting his website (https://christianready.com/) and you can subscribe to Launch Pad Astronomy on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/christianready)Don't forget to follow Christian on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/christianready/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/christianready/), and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/christianready/).To learn more about Launch Pad Astronomy, go to https://www.launchpadworkshop.org/ . You can also follow them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LaunchPadAstronomy), Twitter (https://twitter.com/LaunchPadAstro), and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/launchpadastro/).

Earth Ancients
Avi Loeb: Identifying Extraterrestrial Artifacts in Space

Earth Ancients

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 84:30


“Provocative and thrilling ... Loeb asks us to think big and to expect the unexpected.”—Alan Lightman, New York Times bestselling author of Einstein's Dreams and Searching for Stars on an Island in MaineHarvard's top astronomer lays out his controversial theory that our solar system was recently visited by advanced alien technology from a distant star.In late 2017, scientists at a Hawaiian observatory glimpsed an object soaring through our inner solar system, moving so quickly that it could only have come from another star. Avi Loeb, Harvard's top astronomer, showed it was not an asteroid; it was moving too fast along a strange orbit, and left no trail of gas or debris in its wake. There was only one conceivable explanation: the object was a piece of advanced technology created by a distant alien civilization. In Extraterrestrial, Loeb takes readers inside the thrilling story of the first interstellar visitor to be spotted in our solar system. He outlines his controversial theory and its profound implications: for science, for religion, and for the future of our species and our planet. A mind-bending journey through the furthest reaches of science, space-time, and the human imagination, Extraterrestrial challenges readers to aim for the stars—and to think critically about what's out there, no matter how strange it seems.ABRAHAM (AVI) LOEB is the Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science at Harvard University, chair of Harvard's Department of Astronomy, founding director of Harvard's Black Hole Initiative, and director of the Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC) within the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He also chairs the Advisory Committee for the Breakthrough Starshot Initiative, and serves as the science theory director for all Initiatives of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation, as well as chair of the Board on Physics and Astronomy of the National Academies. Author of four books and over 700 scientific papers, Loeb is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the American Physical Society, and the International Academy of Astronautics. In 2012, Time selected Loeb as one of the twenty-five most influential people in space.

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 105*Astronauts smell smoke and burning on Russian Space Station moduleThere have been more problems aboard the Russian section of the International Space Station with the smell of burning plastic triggering a smoke alarm in the Zvezda service module.*NASA set to extend the life of the Mars Ingenuity helicopter indefinitelyNASA mission managers are so pleased with the performance of their tiny Mars Ingenuity helicopter – they're planning an indefinite mission extension.*The history of constellationsA constellation is an area on the celestial sphere in which a group of visible stars forms a perceived outline or pattern, typically representing an animal, mythological person or creature, or some inanimate object. Today there used to identify a specific region in the sky – but they originally started out as a way for prehistoric people to relate stories about their beliefs, experiences, creation, or mythology.*Another Chinese Earth observation satelliteBeijing has successfully launched another new Earth-observation satellite.*The Science ReportThe delta variant of COVID-19 doubles hospitalisation compared with the alpha variant.COVID-19 survivors still have some symptoms a year after infection.Transgender people are twice as likely to die compared to cisgender men and women.Scientists developing new synthetic biofuels based on waste water ponds.Skeptic's guide to vaccine passportsFor more SpaceTime and show links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ Your support is needed...SpaceTime is an independently produced podcast (we are not funded by any government grants, big organisations or companies), and we're working towards becoming a completely listener supported show...meaning we can do away with the commercials and sponsors. We figure the time can be much better spent on researching and producing stories for you, rather than having to chase sponsors to help us pay the bills.That's where you come in....help us reach our first 1,000 subscribers...at that level the show becomes financially viable and bills can be paid without us breaking into a sweat every month. Every little bit helps...even if you could contribute just $1 per month. It all adds up.By signing up and becoming a supporter at the $5 or more level, you get immediate access to over 240 commercial-free, double, and triple episode editions of SpaceTime plus extended interview bonus content. You also receive all new episodes on a Monday rather than having to wait the week out. Subscribe via Patreon or Supercast (you get a month's free trial with Supercast to see if it's really for you or not)....and share in the rewards. Details at Patreon www.patreon.com/spacetimewithstuartgary or Supercast - https://bitesznetwork.supercast.tech/ Details at https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com or www.bitesz.com Sponsor Details:This episode is brought to you with the support of NameCheap…cheap domain names is just the beginning of your own online presence. We use them and we love them. Get our special deal…just visit: https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com/namecheap and help support the show.For more SpaceTime visit https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com (mobile friendly). For enhanced Show Notes including photos to accompany this episode: https://www.bitesz.com/show/spacetime/blog/ RSS feed: https://rss.acast.com/spacetime Email: mailto:SpaceTime@bitesz.comTo receive the Astronomy Daily Newsletter free, direct to your inbox...just join our mailing list at www.bitesz.com or visit https://www.bitesz.com/p/astronomy-daily/

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News
Fast Radio Bursts Tracked Down to Galactic Spiral Arms

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 29:21


For more SpaceTime and show links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ Your support is needed...SpaceTime is an independently produced podcast (we are not funded by any government grants, big organisations or companies), and we're working towards becoming a completely listener supported show...meaning we can do away with the commercials and sponsors. We figure the time can be much better spent on researching and producing stories for you, rather than having to chase sponsors to help us pay the bills.That's where you come in....help us reach our first 1,000 subscribers...at that level the show becomes financially viable and bills can be paid without us breaking into a sweat every month. Every little bit helps...even if you could contribute just $1 per month. It all adds up.By signing up and becoming a supporter at the $5 or more level, you get immediate access to over 240 commercial-free, double, and triple episode editions of SpaceTime plus extended interview bonus content. You also receive all new episodes on a Monday rather than having to wait the week out. Subscribe via Patreon or Supercast (you get a month's free trial with Supercast to see if it's really for you or not)....and share in the rewards. Details at Patreon www.patreon.com/spacetimewithstuartgary or Supercast - https://bitesznetwork.supercast.tech/ Details at https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com or www.bitesz.com Sponsor Details:This episode is brought to you with the support of NameCheap…cheap domain names is just the beginning of your own online presence. We use them and we love them. Get our special deal…just visit: https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com/namecheap and help support the show.https://bitesz.comhttps://spacetimewithstuartgary.com

My Climate Journey
Ep. 174: Ion Yadigaroglu, Partner & Managing Director of the Technology Impact Fund at Capricorn Investment Group

My Climate Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 81:50


Today's guest is Ion Yadigaroglu, Partner & Member of the Investment Committee of Capricorn Investment Group.Capricorn Investment Group seeks to deliver extraordinary investment results by leveraging market forces to scale solutions to global problems. One of the largest mission-aligned investment firms around the world, Capricorn has grown to manage more than $8 billion in multi-asset class portfolios for families, foundations, and institutional investors.Ion is a Partner and member of the Investment Committee of Capricorn Investment Group and a Managing Director of Capricorn's Technology Impact Fund. Prior to Capricorn, he was a Director of Business Development with Koch Industries, executing a range of acquisitions and investments. Before Koch Industries, Ion was a founder and Chief Executive Officer at Bivio, a software startup in Colorado, and an Analyst for Olsen & Associates, a foreign exchange analytics company. He was a research fellow at Columbia University and holds a Masters in Physics from Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich in Switzerland and a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Stanford University. Ion is also an early investor in iconic technology companies, including Tesla, SpaceX, Planet, QuantumScape, and Saildrone.I was looking forward to sitting down with Ion and learning more about his work at Capricorn Investment Group. Ion walks me through his climate journey, what motivated him to focus on climate, and an overview of Capricorn and the Technology Impact Fund. We also dive into capitalism's effect on the planet, the role policy plays in a sustainable future, and the Technology Impact Fund's investing strategy. This is a great episode for investors and founders alike.Enjoy the show!You can find me on twitter @jjacobs22 or @mcjpod and email at info@myclimatejourney.co, where I encourage you to share your feedback on episodes and suggestions for future topics or guests.Episode recorded September 7th, 2021For more information about Capricorn Investment Group, visit: https://capricornllc.com/For more information about this episode, visit: https://myclimatejourney.co/episodes/ion-yadigaroglu

Curiosity Daily
Backward Letters, Dogs Detect Lies, Neutron Star Mountains

Curiosity Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 13:23


Learn about why children write letters backward; how dogs know when you're lying to them; and mountains on neutron stars. Children write letters backward because they haven't unlearned the rules of reality by Steffie Drucker Sigman, M. (2017, August 8). The fascinating reason that children write letters backwards. Ideas.ted.com. https://ideas.ted.com/the-fascinating-reason-that-children-write-letters-backwards/  Vox. (2020). Why kids write letters backward [YouTube Video]. In YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1iYSsFqVG4  Why Do Young Children Write Letters Backward? (2016). Wonderopolis.org. https://wonderopolis.org/wonder/Why-Do-Young-Children-Write-Letters-Backward  Dogs know when you are lying to them by Cameron Duke  Riddle, T. (2012, July 24). Liars: It Takes One to Know One. Scientific American. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/liars-it-takes-one-to-know-one/  Lonardo, L., Völter, C. J., Lamm, C., & Huber, L. (2021). Dogs follow human misleading suggestions more often when the informant has a false belief. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 288(1955), 20210906. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.0906  Yirka, B. (2021, July 27). Dogs can tell when people are lying to them, study finds. Phys.org; Phys.org. https://phys.org/news/2021-07-dogs-people-lying.html  The tallest mountains on neutron stars may be less than a millimeter high by Briana Brownell A bug's life: millimetre-tall mountains on neutron stars. (2021). The Royal Astronomical Society. https://ras.ac.uk/news-and-press/research-highlights/bugs-life-millimetre-tall-mountains-neutron-stars  https://www.facebook.com/spacecom. (2009, May 18). Neutron Star Crust Is Stronger than Steel. Space.com; Space. https://www.space.com/6682-neutron-star-crust-stronger-steel.html  ‌Baker, H. (2021, July 21). Neutron star “mountains” may be blocking our view of mysterious gravitational waves. Livescience.com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/millimeter-tall-neutron-star-mountains.html  ‌Gittins, F., Andersson, N., & Jones, D. I. (2020). Modelling neutron star mountains. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 500(4), 5570–5582. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa3635  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News
First Evidence for a New Type of Supernova

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 32:07


The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 103*First evidence for a new type of supernovaAstronomers have gathered evidence of what appears to be a new type of supernova.*Cosmic filament discovery supports Lambda Cold Dark Matter hypothesisAstronomers have discovered the longest intergalactic filament ever seen. The discovery strongly supports the Lambda Cold Dark Matter model explaining the evolution of the universe over the past 13.82 billion years since the big bang.*More than a million near Earth objects now detectedThe European Space Agency's Planetary defence office catalogue of asteroids with good orbital information has now surpassed a million.*Virgin Galactic grounded by FAAThe US Federal Aviation Administration -- the FAA -- has grounded Virgin Galactic as it investigates why its last flight to the edge of space deviated from its planned trajectory.*The Science ReportDelta variant of COVID-19 is eight times less sensitive to the antibodies generated by vaccination.A grim picture for Australia's most endangered plants and animals.Bisexuals have more than twice the rates of asthma and other lung diseases as straight people.Skeptic's guide to 9-11For more SpaceTime and show links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ Your support is needed...SpaceTime is an independently produced podcast (we are not funded by any government grants, big organisations or companies), and we're working towards becoming a completely listener supported show...meaning we can do away with the commercials and sponsors. We figure the time can be much better spent on researching and producing stories for you, rather than having to chase sponsors to help us pay the bills.That's where you come in....help us reach our first 1,000 subscribers...at that level the show becomes financially viable and bills can be paid without us breaking into a sweat every month. Every little bit helps...even if you could contribute just $1 per month. It all adds up.By signing up and becoming a supporter at the $5 or more level, you get immediate access to over 240 commercial-free, double, and triple episode editions of SpaceTime plus extended interview bonus content. You also receive all new episodes on a Monday rather than having to wait the week out. Subscribe via Patreon or Supercast (you get a month's free trial with Supercast to see if it's really for you or not)....and share in the rewards. Details at Patreon www.patreon.com/spacetimewithstuartgary or Supercast - https://bitesznetwork.supercast.tech/ Details at https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com or www.bitesz.com Sponsor Details:This episode is brought to you with the support of NameCheap…cheap domain names is just the beginning of your own online presence. We use them and we love them. Get our special deal…just visit: https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com/namecheap and help support the show.

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 102*Perseverance collects its first samples of the red planetIt was a case of second time lucky as NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover successfully collected a sample of red planet rock for the first time.*Curiosity celebrates nine years on MarsNASA's Mars Curiosity Rover has just drilled its 32nd hole into the surface of the red planet marking nine years of exploration in Gale Crater.*Will it be safe for humans to fly to Mars?Once you have all the technical issues ironed out – the biggest problem facing humans return to the Moon or for that matter undertaking the far longer journey to the red planet Mars will be radiation.*September SkywatchThe September Equinox, the constellation Capricorn and the Aurigids and Epsilon Perseids meteor showers are among the highlights of the September night skies.For more SpaceTime and show links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ Your support is needed...SpaceTime is an independently produced podcast (we are not funded by any government grants, big organisations or companies), and we're working towards becoming a completely listener supported show...meaning we can do away with the commercials and sponsors. We figure the time can be much better spent on researching and producing stories for you, rather than having to chase sponsors to help us pay the bills.That's where you come in....help us reach our first 1,000 subscribers...at that level the show becomes financially viable and bills can be paid without us breaking into a sweat every month. Every little bit helps...even if you could contribute just $1 per month. It all adds up.By signing up and becoming a supporter at the $5 or more level, you get immediate access to over 240 commercial-free, double, and triple episode editions of SpaceTime plus extended interview bonus content. You also receive all new episodes on a Monday rather than having to wait the week out. Subscribe via Patreon or Supercast (you get a month's free trial with Supercast to see if it's really for you or not)....and share in the rewards. Details at Patreon www.patreon.com/spacetimewithstuartgary or Supercast - https://bitesznetwork.supercast.tech/ Details at https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com or www.bitesz.com Sponsor Details:This episode is brought to you with the support of NameCheap…cheap domain names is just the beginning of your own online presence. We use them and we love them. Get our special deal…just visit: https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com/namecheap and help support the show.

Curiosity Daily
Emily Oster on Parenting Decisions, A New Type of Supernova

Curiosity Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 15:40


Learn how parents can get smarter about making big decisions, with author Emily Oster; and electron-capture supernovas.  Additional resources from Emily Oster: Pick up "The Family Firm: A Data-Driven Guide to Better Decision Making in the Early Years" at your local bookstore: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781984881755?aff=penguinrandom  Website: https://emilyoster.net/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProfEmilyOster  Observation of a new type of supernova sheds light on a famous supernova from 1054 AD by Briana Brownell Scientists spotted an electron-capture supernova for the first time. (2021, July). Science News. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/supernova-electron-capture-space-astronomy-physics  ‌A star in a distant galaxy blew up in a powerful explosion, solving an astronomical mystery. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-07/tu-asi071421.php  ‌Hiramatsu, D., Howell, D. A., Van Dyk, S. D., Goldberg, J. A., Maeda, K., Moriya, T. J., Tominaga, N., Nomoto, K., Hosseinzadeh, G., Arcavi, I., McCully, C., Burke, J., Bostroem, K. A., Valenti, S., Dong, Y., Brown, P. J., Andrews, J. E., Bilinski, C., Williams, G. G., & Smith, P. S. (2021). The electron-capture origin of supernova 2018zd. Nature Astronomy. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-021-01384-2  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News
A New Study of Stellar Streams in the Milky Way

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 29:59


SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 101*A new study of stellar streams in the Milky WayA new study of 23 stellar streams in the Milky Way galaxy suggest that the vast majority originated in other galaxies.*The weird, metallic star hurtling out of the Milky WayAstronomers have spotted a remnant fragment of a white dwarf star being flung out of the galaxy.*More cracks in the Russian part of the space station There are growing concerns about the safety of the Russian segments of the International Space Station following the discovery of cracks in the Zarya module – one of the orbiting outpost's first components.*Another New Shepard test flightHot on the heels of July's successful first space tourism flight -- Blue Origin has launched New Shepard on its 17th mission -- this time carrying experiments for NASA and various universities.*The Science ReportWarnings that once every century extreme sea level events will soon take place every year.Moderna is about to start Phase I clinical trials a new HIV vaccine candidate. based on mRNA.Pulses of increased rainfall in the Arabian Peninsula helped human migration out of Africa.South Korea takes delivery of its first ballistic-missile submarine.Alex on Tech: the Flubot malware scam.For more SpaceTime and show links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ Your support is needed...SpaceTime is an independently produced podcast (we are not funded by any government grants, big organisations or companies), and we're working towards becoming a completely listener supported show...meaning we can do away with the commercials and sponsors. We figure the time can be much better spent on researching and producing stories for you, rather than having to chase sponsors to help us pay the bills.That's where you come in....help us reach our first 1,000 subscribers...at that level the show becomes financially viable and bills can be paid without us breaking into a sweat every month. Every little bit helps...even if you could contribute just $1 per month. It all adds up.By signing up and becoming a supporter at the $5 or more level, you get immediate access to over 240 commercial-free, double, and triple episode editions of SpaceTime plus extended interview bonus content. You also receive all new episodes on a Monday rather than having to wait the week out. Subscribe via Patreon or Supercast (you get a month's free trial with Supercast to see if it's really for you or not)....and share in the rewards. Details at Patreon www.patreon.com/spacetimewithstuartgary or Supercast - https://bitesznetwork.supercast.tech/ Details at https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com or www.bitesz.com Sponsor Details:This episode is brought to you with the support of NameCheap…cheap domain names is just the beginning of your own online presence. We use them and we love them. Get our special deal…just visit: https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com/namecheap and help support the show.

Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria
Quantum Life w/ Hakeem Oluseyi

Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 83:10


In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by astrophysicist Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi to talk about his new book, "A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars." They discuss his work in both theoretical cosmology and applied astrophysics as well as the absolute necessity of representation in the sciences.