Each week Mitch and Greg of AsapSCIENCE explain the science behind a new subject. Using studies, anecdotes and interviews to keep you entertained while *BAM* simultaneously LEARNING!
Get your daily dose of all that's new in space and astronomy. The sky is not the limit, as we bring you a fast-paced roundup of launches, landings, and everyday discoveries. The Daily Space is brought to you by the team behind CosmoQuest at the Planetary Science Institute, and features hosts Dr. Pamela L. Gay & Annie Wilson.
Your weekly dose of weird science. Join neuroscientist Dr Jack Lewis and science enthusiast Lliana Bird as they take an irreverent look at the latest news from the weird and wonderful world of science. Science never sounded so good!
Spaced Out is a weekly podcast focused on the wonderful world of science fiction! From video games to robotics, GMO's to asteroid landers, this podcast covers all of today's top science headlines. Interviews with sci-fi professionals more your thing? Spaced Out covers that too!
Multiple international teams determine that 2020 gamma-ray burst was actually a giant flare from a magnetar, and that flare originated from a nearby galaxy. Plus, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument is ready for a new survey, NASA extends two planetary missions, and What’s Up in the night sky this next week.…
Join us for this week's Rocket Roundup with host Annie Wilson as we look back at the launches and missions that happened over the last two weeks, including one from China, one from Arianespace, and one from SpaceX.
Researchers using NASA’s TESS and the Keck Observatory found a rocky planet orbiting a 10-billion-year-old star in the Milky Way, up in the galaxy’s thick disk. Plus more planetary news from the AAS Winter Meeting, a magnetar, colliding galaxies, and gravitational wave news.
All humans experience winter. The pandemic is a form of winter, forcing us to be stagnant, stay inside and reflect. There are fascinating psychological studies on how to cope with the winter, and how to even make it your FAVOURITE SEASON!? WHAT DID WE LEARN THIS WEEK: 8:04 - how biodiversity makes you happy 12:24 - trees bud in SUMMER!? STUDYTIME: …
Hubble celebrates the new year with a release of six gorgeous galaxy mergers, imaged as a part of their investigation into star formation rates in such systems. Plus, a weird nebula, a big flare from a tiny star, winds on a brown dwarf, and more.
Join us for this week's Rocket Roundup with host Annie Wilson as we look back at the launches and missions that happened last year, including test flights and first flights, mission launches and discoveries, and all the people in space (and their zero gravity indicators). Plus space toilets.
We’re going to kick off the year with a look at upcoming night sky events, as well as scheduled spacecraft milestones and exciting space flights. Expect to hear about planets, eclipses, space tourism, crewed space missions, and a new ground based telescope getting ready to go online. This year sounds potentially exciting in a bunch of good ways!…
Theoretical physicists have found a way to possibly detect primordial black holes which could lead to answers about dark matter and maybe even the existence of a multiverse. Plus the age of the Universe, a wobble in Mars’ axis, and that pesky candidate signal from Proxima Centauri.
Join us for this week's Rocket Roundup with host Annie Wilson as we look back at the launches that happened from the past week, and wow, there are a lot, including ones from Rocket Lab, Astra Space, the ISRO, Arianespace, SpaceX, and CASC.
USGS volcanologists and seismologists have been working around the clock to collect data on Kīlauea’s latest eruption after two years of dormancy. Plus, all the volcano news you can handle, as well as a meteorite, an asteroid, and a comet, oh my!
A massive black hole should be in galaxy cluster Abell 2261. Observations with Chandra and Hubble haven’t located it. Plus, classifying supernovae with AI, neutron stars, the lithium composition problem, and more planetary science.
Scientists using Hubble to track storms on Neptune found that a current storm has reversed direction and possibly shed a fragment. Plus, an update on Hayabusa2’s sample return, a non-technological radio emission from an exoplanet, This Week in Sky Watching, and more!
Join us for this week's Rocket Roundup with host Annie Wilson as we look back at the launches that happened from the past week, including a Chinese Long March 11, the SpaceX SN8 flight test, a ULA classified launch, a SpaceX Falcon 9, and a Russian Angara A5.
Weed changes your brain, so what happens if you stop? Today we explain what happens when you get stoned, what endocannabinoids do in our body and how they create LEGIT WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS! WHAT DID WE LEARN THIS WEEK: 5:50 - Human language evolved as GOSSIP! 8:39 - Driving under the influence of CBD does not affect your ability to drive STUDY TIME …
HD 106906 b is an exoplanet 336 light years away, 11 times the size of Jupiter, and possibly an analog of our own not-yet-discovered Planet 9. Plus, a large body of water ice has been discovered on Mars, and we interview lead author Dan Berman of the Planetary Science Institute. Also included, stories on Jupiter, Uranus’s moons, a young galaxy, and…
Scientists have found a method to use gravitational waves for understanding the early universe. Plus, an exoplanet with no atmosphere, spiders in space (CW), citizen science, and X-ray bubbles in the Milky Way. And the first of our new weekly segment: This Week in Sky Watching.
Join us for this week's Rocket Roundup with host Annie Wilson as we look back at the launches that happened from the past week, including a Soyuz, a Long March 3B, and a Falcon 9.
First sunspot image released by the not-yet-complete Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope is highly detailed and a sample of the images to come. Plus, all the sample return missions, how the Sun bends light, Antarctic ice, and building blocks for organic molecules in meteorites.
The science of comedy is complicated. It involves complex neurophysiology, culture, context and … feeling safe? We evolved language between 80,000 - 160,000 years ago and jokes evolved alongside that. Today we will break down what makes something funny, why laughing feels good and teach you how to become a funnier person! WHAT DID WE LEARN THIS WEE…
The release of the Gaia space telescope’s Early Data Release 3 has paved the way for a 3D map of the Milky Way, a glimpse at its history, and the acceleration of our own solar system. Plus, Alaskan volcanoes, the sound of a perfect fluid, bending light with the Sun, the Stingray Nebula fades, and yes, that really was a Centaur rocket booster captur…
The Dark Energy Camera captures SMASHingly detailed images of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, assisting in an attempt to map the two structures and understand their history. Plus formation of the Moon, a new atlas of the Universe, and an interview with PSI scientist Dr. Jordan Steckloff.
Join us for this week's Rocket Roundup with host Annie Wilson as we look back at the launches that happened from the past week, including a Japanese launch and, finally, the Falcon Eye 2 launch for the UAE. Plus an update on Chang’e 5 lunar lander!
Vodka, Beer or Cider? Is one worse than others? With the holidays coming, being stuck at home and drinking can become a vice. So, according to physiology, how bad is it? Today we talk about why you get drunk, if small amounts can be healthy and why alcohol can feel “fun”. WHAT DID WE LEARN THIS WEEK: 3:00 - Female Hares Can Get Pregnant Twice at th…
A nova spotted by astronomers 350 years ago is not what it appeared to be, and new data makes the object even more mysterious. Plus magnetars, gamma-ray bursts, sunspots, asteroids, dark matter, and a Kickstarter to preserve an historic observatory in Japan.
In a surprise Planetary Pandemonium episode, we look at a comet that is caught in the process of moving from Centaur to Jupiter Family Comet and doing it on a human timescale. Also, an ancient Martian megaflood and a newly discovered minimoon for Earth.
Join us for this week's Rocket Roundup with host Dr. Pamela Gay as we look back at the launches that happened from the past week, including a fun and important Rocket Lab launch, two launches from SpaceX, and the Chang’e 5 mission to the Moon.
Spring 2021? Moderna better than Pfizer? 94.5% vs. 90%? What details do we know about these slique new super BRILLIANTLY MADE COVID-19 vaccines? All around it is hopeful news, but we will explain some caveats to the press releases, why conservatives are less likely to get it and all the info you need for your next zoom cocktail party ... WDWLTW: 4:…
Once again, we find that dust is the culprit, this time causing a black hole to cast shadows out from the heart of its galaxy. Plus, a megaflood on ancient Mars, a fossil galaxy in the Milky Way, another minimoon for Earth, newborn jets and more.
Today’s top story focuses on the Blue Ring Nebula, which researchers say is the phase of a star merger never seen before, providing the missing link for merger progression. Plus, stories on Mars, laboratory supernovae, Steve (no, really), JUICE, gravity waves and Enceladus.
Join us for this week's Rocket Roundup with host Annie Wilson as we look back at the launches that happened from the past week, including a Chinese launch, the NROL-101 launch (finally), the NASA/SpaceX Crew-1 Dragon launch and docking, and, unfortunately, a failed Vega launch from Arianespace.
Video games, such as Among Us, have become popular in a pandemic, but why do we as humans love them? Studies find it is about guilt, the reward pathways of the brain and making things taboo feel normal. Also we start of the top by talking about the MEANING OF LIFE!!!
Two new papers examine how the Milky Way galaxy was formed and how it evolved. Plus, we take a look at stories on the prospects for life elsewhere in the cosmos and on fast radio bursts and supernovae. Finally, just what was the zero gravity indicator aboard the Crew-1 Dragon?