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Science Rules! with Bill Nye

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Bill Nye is on a mission to change the world — one voicemail at a time. Bill and science writer Corey S. Powell take your burning questions and put them to the world's leading experts on just about every topic in the universe. Should you stop eating cheeseburgers to combat climate change? Could alien life be swimming inside the moons of Jupiter and Saturn? Does your pet parakeet learn to sing the way that you learned to speak? Bill, Corey, and their special guests will answer those questions and convince you that... science rules!

Bill Nye is on a mission to change the world — one voicemail at a time. Bill and science writer Corey S. Powell take your burning questions and put them to the world's leading experts on just about every topic in the universe. Should you stop eating cheeseburgers to combat climate change? Could alien life be swimming inside the moons of Jupiter and Saturn? Does your pet parakeet learn to sing the way that you learned to speak? Bill, Corey, and their special guests will answer those questions and convince you that... science rules!

Location:

United States

Description:

Bill Nye is on a mission to change the world — one voicemail at a time. Bill and science writer Corey S. Powell take your burning questions and put them to the world's leading experts on just about every topic in the universe. Should you stop eating cheeseburgers to combat climate change? Could alien life be swimming inside the moons of Jupiter and Saturn? Does your pet parakeet learn to sing the way that you learned to speak? Bill, Corey, and their special guests will answer those questions and convince you that... science rules!

Language:

English


Episodes

An Update From Bill and Corey

6/24/2021
More on where this show is going — and when it will come back!

Duration:00:05:00

Planetary Radio: Amateur Astronomers Saving the World

6/17/2021
Science Rules! Presents is a series of science-focused episodes from some of our favorite shows. This week we’re featuring Planetary Radio from the Planetary Society. The Planetary Society has awarded more than 60 Shoemaker near-Earth object grants to astronomers around the world, enabling them to discover, track, and characterize thousands of asteroids. We’ll hear from two of these dedicated observers. The Society’s Rae Paoletta takes us to Venus where three new spacecraft will help answer...

Duration:01:12:10

Coronavirus: What Do the CDC and a Garden of Fake Flowers Have in Common?

6/15/2021
The author of Moneyball, The Blind Side, and The Big Short explains why a country with so many experts was so unprepared for this pandemic. (This interview was recorded May 24.)

Duration:00:33:04

This Podcast Will Kill You: Coccidioidomycosis

6/10/2021
Science Rules! Presents is a series of science-focused episodes from some of our favorite shows. This week we’re featuring This Podcast Might Kill You’s episode on Coccidioidomycosis, also known as Valley fever.

Duration:01:25:38

Flash Forward: What If You Could Be Immune to Everything?

6/3/2021
Science Rules! Presents is a series of science-focused episodes from some of our favorite shows. Today Flash Forward takes us to a future where we become immune to every poison, venom, and toxin in the world. What happens next?

Duration:00:54:59

Coronavirus: Using Science to Fight Vaccine Hesitancy

6/1/2021
Behavioral scientist Katy Milkman explains how simple nudges can make people want to get vaccinated. Also: is this the biggest “fresh start” of all time?

Duration:00:34:18

Hidden Brain: Humor Us

5/27/2021
Science Rules! Presents is a series of science-focused episodes from some of our favorite shows. This week we’re featuring Hidden Brain's “Humor Us.” Hahaha! The average four-year-old child laughs 300 times a day. By contrast, it takes more than two months for the average 40-year-old adult to laugh that many times. This week, we talk with behavioral scientist Jennifer Aaker of Stanford University about why so many of us fall off a “humor cliff” as we become adults. Plus, how we can inject...

Duration:00:58:01

The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe

5/20/2021
Science Rules! Presents is a series of science-focused episodes from some of our favorite shows. This week we’re featuring Episode #827 of The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe from May 15, 2021.

Duration:01:45:56

Coronavirus: A Vaccine for the Economy?

5/18/2021
We ask Brian Deese — head of the White House National Economic Council — to survey the economic impact of the pandemic and explain how President Biden can make good on his promise to Build Back Better.

Duration:00:25:49

99% Invisible: Their Dark Materials

5/13/2021
Science Rules! Presents is a series of science-focused episodes from some of our favorite shows. This week we’re featuring 99% Invisible’s “Their Dark Materials.” Vantablack is a pigment that reaches a level of darkness that’s so intense, it’s kind of upsetting. It’s so black it’s like looking at a hole cut out of the universe. If it looks unreal, it’s because Vantablack isn’t actually a color, it’s a form of nanotechnology. It was created by the tech industry for the tech industry, but this...

Duration:00:46:28

A String Theorist Helps Superheroes Time Travel

5/6/2021
By day, Clifford Johnson is a mild-mannered physicist searching for a Theory of Everything. But in his secret life, he helps slip real science into movies like Avengers: Endgame.

Duration:01:03:10

Coronavirus: W.H.O. Can Prevent COVID-21?

5/4/2021
The World Health Organization has a long to-do list: address outbreaks in India and South America, distribute vaccines around the globe, and prevent the emergence of the next pandemic. Dr. Bruce Aylward explains how they intend to do it all.

Duration:00:26:14

The World’s Most Top-to-Bottom Explorer

4/29/2021
From the depths of the ocean to the voids of outer space, maps matter. That's the motto of Kathryn Sullivan — astronaut, oceanographer, and former head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Jack Dangermond, founder of the mapping software company Esri, joins her to explain the science of “where.”

Duration:00:53:06

Coronavirus: An Announcement

4/27/2021
A brief update from your friends at Science Rules! Coronavirus Edition.

Duration:00:01:53

The Blunt Truth About Weed

4/20/2021
It’s a 4/20 special! The head of one of the few labs doing placebo-controlled research on cannabis joins us to blow up everything you thought you knew about weed withdrawal, medical marijuana, the munchies, and why there will never be a breathalyzer for bud.

Duration:01:00:12

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Gets Students to Camp Skyhook

4/15/2021
The basketball legend is teaching kids from all over Los Angeles a different kind of hook-then-look shot. He wants students to get hooked on science, then come to camp and observe their environment both in the forest and in the sky.

Duration:00:41:47

Coronavirus: Do Cry Over Spillovers

4/13/2021
The head veterinarian of the Wildlife Conservation Society explains how animals infect humans — and vice versa.

Duration:00:31:44

“Meat” the Man Who Wants to Destroy the Beef Industry

4/8/2021
The food industry is a wasteland for innovation, or so says Pat Brown. The founder of Impossible Foods explains how animal agriculture wrecks our environment, how chemistry can trick our taste buds, and when we might see Impossible Bacon on our breakfast tables.

Duration:00:47:26

What Do You Need to Hunt for Life on Mars? Perseverance!

4/1/2021
A leader of NASA's Mars Perseverance rover team explains what we've learned about the red planet since the rover landed and lays out the mission to find — and return — evidence of life. Plus, acronyms galore!

Duration:00:47:36

Coronavirus: Piercing the “Brain Fog” of Long-Haul Covid

3/30/2021
Dr. Igor Koralnik explains his research on the neurological impacts of Covid-19, especially with non-severe cases.

Duration:00:34:49