MY AMERICAN SCIENTIST
LOG IN! REGISTER!
SEARCH
 
RSS
Logo IMG
HOME > SCIENCE IN THE NEWS > BROWSE SCIENCE BY PUBLICATION TYPE

Pizza Lunch Podcasts


Earthquakes and Ancient Humans on the Island of Crete

Download the MP3 audio file for this podcast.

Click to Enlarge ImageKarl Wegmann, a geologist at North Carolina State University, may change how people view earthquake risks in the eastern Mediterranean. His study of the geology and archeological record of the island of Crete convinces him that the risk of a very large earthquake is less likely than geologists had believed.

That research also spawned an unexpected collaboration. Wegmann helped date the age of stone tools on Crete, artifacts that suggest that we Homo sapiens were not the first of our lineage to build or use boats.

In this podcast, Wegmann speaks with senior editor Cathy Clabby about his work studying the geology and prehistory of the beautiful island of Crete.

Wegmann spoke at Sigma Xi headquarters in February 2012.

Podcast music is “Spot,” by Ardent Octopus, courtesy of Mevio’s Music Alley.

Funding for Pizza Lunches is provided by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

See our complete list of Pizza Lunch Podcasts.

Save to Library

Toward a Cure for AIDS

Download the MP3 audio file for this podcast.

HIV image

Current therapies are very good at keeping HIV under control, but they never completely cure it. That may change, if David Margolis and his colleagues are successful. As a physician and researcher at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Margolis studies the molecular biology of HIV infections. He is looking for ways to completely eradicate the virus from infected individuals.

In this podcast, Margolis speaks with associate editor Elsa Youngsteadt about what it will take to cure a person (or a mouse) of HIV.

Margolis spoke at Sigma Xi headquarters in January 2012.

Podcast music is “Spot,” by Ardent Octopus, courtesy of Mevio’s Music Alley .

Funding for Pizza Lunches is provided by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

See our complete list of Pizza Lunch Podcasts.

Save to Library

Appalachian Coal Mining

Download the MP3 audio file for this podcast.

Coal Mine Appalachian

Southern Appalachian forests are a global biodiversity hotspot. But they’re also rich with coal. Duke University ecologist Emily Bernhardt led a recent study that documents the long-term, widespread effects of surface coal mining on the region’s waterways.

In this podcast, Bernhardt speaks with associate editor Cathy Clabby about Appalachian ecosystems, and how they’re changing.

Bernhardt spoke at Sigma Xi headquarters in November, 2011.

Podcast music is “Spot,” by Ardent Octopus, courtesy of Mevio’s Music Alley.

Funding for Pizza Lunches is provided by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

See our complete list of Pizza Lunch Podcasts.

Save to Library

Reflections on a Public Genome

Download the MP3 audio file for this podcast.

Here is a human being

Duke University geneticist Misha Angrist’s genome is a public document, thanks to his participation in Harvard’s Personal Genome Project. Angrist reflects on the medical and ethical implications of the project in his 2010 book, Here is a Human Being: At the Dawn of Personal Genomics.

In this podcast, he speaks with associate editor Cathy Clabby about his experience.

Angrist spoke at the Sigma Xi headquarters in October 2011.

Podcast music is “Spot,” by Ardent Octopus, courtesy of Mevio’s Music Alley.

Funding for Pizza Lunches is provided by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

See our complete list of Pizza Lunch Podcasts.

Save to Library

Friends or Foes: Female Relationships Among the Gombe Chimpanzees

Download the MP3 audio file for this podcast.

Rivalries and alliances among female chimpanzees can be intense and sometimes shocking. Duke University evolutionary anthropologist Anne Pusey shares insights from long-term studies of chimpanzee behavior at Gombe National Park in Tanzania, where Jane Goodall began observing chimpanzees more than 50 years ago.


See our complete list of Pizza Lunch Podcasts.

Save to Library

The Puzzle of the Bed-bug Resurgence

Download the MP3 audio file for this podcast.

North Carolina State University entomologist Coby Schal discusses the return of bed bugs, why pesticides won’t stop them and the best theories for why the tiny pests are spreading around the world. (Jan. 25, 2011)


See our complete list of Pizza Lunch Podcasts.

Save to Library

Images of Darwin and the Nature of Science

Download the MP3 audio file for this podcast.

North Carolina State University historian William Kimler charts the changing image of Charles Darwin through time—from dim but perseverant naturalist to revered founder of evolutionary theory. (October 19, 2010)


See our complete list of Pizza Lunch Podcasts.

Save to Library

Smart Play: Phaedra Boinodiris on Serious Games

Phaedra Boinodiris, Serious Games program manager at IBM, explains how she designs computer games that teach students and trainees to solve complex problems in business management and city planning. (May 25, 2010)

See our complete list of Pizza Lunch Podcasts.

Save to Library

Whole Genome Analysis in the Clinic

James Evans, a clinical researcher in genetics at the University of North Carolina and a member of the U.S. Secretary of Health's advisory committee on Genetics, Health and Society, urges us to support genomics medicine research, but asks us to temper our enthusiasm until it becomes a proven tool. (April 20, 2010)

 

See our complete list of Pizza Lunch Podcasts.

Save to Library

Genomic and Personalized Medicine

Geoffrey Ginsburg, director of the Center for Genomic Medicine at Duke University, presents advances and ongoing research in personalized medicine, from prescribing cancer drugs to predicting flu symptoms. (March 30, 2010) 

 

See our complete list of Pizza Lunch Podcasts.

Save to Library


Total Records : 28


 

Connect With Us:

    Pinterest Icon Google+ Icon Twitter Icon Facebook Icon Sm


Subscribe to Our Content!

Visit our RSS Feeds page to choose among 13 customized feeds, or create a free My AmSci account to request an email notice whenever a specified author, department or discipline appears online.


Subscribe to Free eNewsletters!

  • Sigma Xi SmartBrief:

    A free daily summary of the latest news in scientific research. Each story is summarized concisely and linked directly to the original source for further reading.

  • American Scientist Update

  • An early peek at each new issue, with descriptions of feature articles, columns, Science Observers and more. Every other issue contains links to everything in the latest issue's table of contents.

  • Scientists' Nightstand

  • News of book reviews published in American Scientist and around the web, as well as other noteworthy happenings in the world of science books.

    To sign up for automatic emails of the American Scientist Update and Scientists' Nightstand issues, create an online profile, then sign up in the My AmSci area.


Subscribe to American Scientist