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Science Podcasts

How do astronomers photograph a black hole? How often do planes get hit by lightning? What does the EPA actually do? Science is all around us and transforming our world at a rapid pace. Extragalactic astrophysicist Sabrina Stierwalt is here to guide you through it. She'll help you make sense of the everyday and the once-in-a-lifetime.

How do astronomers photograph a black hole? How often do planes get hit by lightning? What does the EPA actually do? Science is all around us and transforming our world at a rapid pace. Extragalactic astrophysicist Sabrina Stierwalt is here to guide you through it. She'll help you make sense of the everyday and the once-in-a-lifetime.

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United States

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How do astronomers photograph a black hole? How often do planes get hit by lightning? What does the EPA actually do? Science is all around us and transforming our world at a rapid pace. Extragalactic astrophysicist Sabrina Stierwalt is here to guide you through it. She'll help you make sense of the everyday and the once-in-a-lifetime.

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English


Episodes

379 - Is It Aliens? A Science Writer On UFOs and Her Visit to Area 51

6/29/2020
Are aliens out there observing us? If they're not, why has the Pentagon released videos of "unidentified aerial phenomena?" What's going on at Area 51, anyhow? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/aliens-area-51 https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe...

Duration:00:12:51

243 - 8 Rules for Picking the Right Sunscreen According to Science

6/22/2020
Does the SPF really matter? Should I go organic? What about the warnings on possible carcinogens in sunscreens? Is it better to avoid sunscreen altogether? Let's ask science! Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/science-sunscreen https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts...

Duration:00:07:29

378 - Without Plate Tectonics, Earth Might Not Support Life

6/15/2020
The Earth's surface is made of large slabs called plates. They move faster than your fingernails grow, and life on Earth might not exist without them. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/plate-tectonics https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe...

Duration:00:08:43

377 - Did a Virus Make Us Mammals?

6/8/2020
Many viruses are like bad party guests—they show up uninvited and wreak havoc. But some viruses are more cooperative guests. A virus may have even made us mammals! Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/virus-mammals https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe...

Duration:00:07:19

376 - Has NASA Found a Parallel Universe?

6/1/2020
Did NASA really discover a parallel universe where time runs backward? It's not impossible! But we're still a long way from proving it. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/parallel-universe https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe...

Duration:00:09:29

375 - "Is Takeout Safe?" and Other Food Safety Questions

5/25/2020
Right now, ordering takeout and even bringing home groceries can provoke anxiety. QDT's Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel, a licensed nutritionist, shares her tips for keeping you and your family safe. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/takeout-safe https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts...

Duration:00:16:05

281 - Do Microwaves Cause Cancer? (And 3 Other Microwave Myths)

5/18/2020
In the United States, 97% of households have a microwave. But what misconceptions about our microwave use persist? Let’s take a look at 4 microwave myths that science has proven false. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/do-microwaves-cause-cancer-and-3-other-microwave-myths...

Duration:00:10:10

374 - Subterranean Rivers—Water Flowing Underground

5/11/2020
There's much left unexplored beneath Earth's surface, uncluding miles of underground rivers. What forms them? What lives there? And how do these subterranean waterways help science? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/underground-rivers https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts...

Duration:00:08:52

373 - Why Is a NASA Spacecraft Currently Orbiting an Asteroid?

5/4/2020
The OSIRIS REx spacecraft will perform a cosmic smash-and-grab on the surface of the potentially hazardous asteroid, Bennu. What do scientists hope to learn? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/osiris-rex-bennu https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe...

Duration:00:08:46

372 - Can I Visit Just One Family During the Pandemic?

4/27/2020
You're longing for connection, your child is begging for a playdate, you're stir crazy. Is it okay to visit with just one other family during the COVID-19 pandemic? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Through the end of April, Podchaser will donate 25 cents to Meals on Wheels for every review. Leave a review for Everyday Einstein! Links:...

Duration:00:08:01

371 - What Is the Air Quality Like Near You?

4/20/2020
Is the air noticeably clearer where you live right now? For Earth Day, you can become a citizen scientist by using an app to track air pollution in your neighborhood. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Through the end of April, Podchaser will donate 25 cents to Meals on Wheels for every review. Leave a review for Everyday Einstein. Links:...

Duration:00:07:10

370 - What's the Difference Between Germs, Bacteria, and Viruses?

4/12/2020
What’s the difference between a germ, a virus, and bacteria? Let's put these different disease-causing objects under a microscope and find out. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/virus-germ-or-bacteria https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe...

Duration:00:11:47

369 - Is Pollution Clearing While We're Staying Home?

4/6/2020
Although quarantine challenges us all, the reduction in human activity has meant good things for nature and our environment. Can we sustain that progress? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/pollution-clearing-quarantine https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe...

Duration:00:07:00

368 - Coronavirus Myths and Facts with Epidemics Expert Dr. Jonathan Quick

3/30/2020
One of the best things you can do to protect yourself from the threat of COVID-19 is to separate the facts from the myths. Dr. Jonathan Quick, infectious disease expert and author of The End of Epidemics, joined Everyday Einstein to tell you how. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Visit the CDC Coronavirus Information website. Links:...

Duration:00:15:35

174 - How Are Seasonal Flu Vaccines Made?

3/23/2020
Each year a new flu shot is developed to try to combat the strains of the virus expected to wreak havoc that season. But who decides which viruses make it into the vaccine? What new technologies are being used to produce that vaccine more efficiently? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:...

Duration:00:10:01

367 - How Can I Sanitize My Smartphone and My House?

3/16/2020
Sanitation is on everyone's minds right now. What's the best way to clean your (probably gross) phone, your home, and your own hands? Do you need antibacterial soap? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/sanitize-smartphone https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe...

Duration:00:10:06

366 - What Is a Chimera? Could You Be One?

3/9/2020
What's a chimera, and how common is chimerism? Most cases in humans are discovered by accident, so you could be a chimera and not even know it! Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/chimera https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe...

Duration:00:09:15

365 - The Science of Composting

3/2/2020
Rotting food in landfills is a major contributor to climate change. Composting works differently. Here's the science behind composting and some great reasons to get started. TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/composting | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Duration:00:10:17

364 - How Long Would It Take to Fall Through the Earth?

2/24/2020
No, you can't really "dig to China." But what if you could ride the so-called gravity train through the center of the Earth to the opposite side? How long would it take? TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/fall-through-earth | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Duration:00:08:26

363 - Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse

2/17/2020
Betelgeuse, a massive star in the Orion constellation, is dimming. Could it be about to explode in a spectacular supernova? What would that look like here on Earth? TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/betelgeuse | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Duration:00:11:42