New treatments for deadly snake bites, and a fusion company that wants to get in the medical isotopes game

18.07.2024 • 00:31:33

First up this week, Staff Writer Adrian Cho talks with host Sarah Crespi about a fusion company that isn’t aiming for net energy. Instead, it’s lookin...

How rat poison endangers wildlife, and using sound to track animal populations

11.07.2024 • 00:35:46

Rodenticides are building up inside unintended targets, including birds, mammals, and insects; and bringing bioacoustics and artificial intelligence t...

What’s new in the world of synthetic blood, and how a bacterium evolves into a killer

04.07.2024 • 00:32:05

First up this week, guest host Kevin McLean talks to freelance writer Andrew Zaleski about recent advancements in the world of synthetic blood. They d...

Targeting crop pests with RNA, the legacy of temporary streams, and the future of money

27.06.2024 • 00:50:09

Guest host Meagan Cantwell talks to Staff Writer Erik Stokstad about a new weapon against crop-destroying beetles. By making pesticides using RNA, far...

The hunt for habitable exoplanets, and how a warming world could intensify urban air pollution

20.06.2024 • 00:33:33

On this week’s show: Scientists are expanding the hunt for habitable exoplanets to bigger worlds, and why improvements in air quality have stagnated i...

How dogs’ health reflects our own, and what ancient DNA can reveal about human sacrifice

13.06.2024 • 00:41:49

On this week’s show: Companion animals such as dogs occupy the same environment we do, which can make them good sentinels for human health, and DNA gi...

Putting mysterious cellular structures to use, and when brown fat started to warm us up

06.06.2024 • 00:37:51

Despite not having a known function, cellular “vaults” are on the verge of being harnessed for all kinds of applications, and looking at the evolution...

Restoring sight to blind kids, making babies without a womb, and challenging the benefits of clinical trials

30.05.2024 • 00:44:52

Studying color vision in with children who gain sight later in life, joining a cancer trial doesn’t improve survival odds, and the first in our books ...

Stepping on snakes for science, and crows that count out loud

23.05.2024 • 00:33:43

A roundup of online news stories featuring animals, and researchers get crows to “count” to four This week’s show is all animals all the time. First...

How the immune system can cause psychosis, and tool use in otters

16.05.2024 • 00:32:50

On this week’s show: What happens when the body’s own immune system attacks the brain, and how otters’ use of tools expands their diet First on the ...