Tag Archives: Podcast

Top Science Podcasts: Lab Monkey Retirement, Near-Earth Asteroids

scimag_pc_logo_120_120 (2)After their life as research subjects, what happens to lab monkeys? Some are euthanized to complete the research, others switch to new research projects, and some retire from lab life. Should they retire in place—in the same lab under the care of the same custodians—or should they be sent to retirement home–like sanctuaries? Online News Editor David Grimm joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss recently penned legislation that pushes for monkey retirements and a new collaboration between universities and sanctuaries to create a retirement pipeline for these primates.

Sarah also talks with Dante Lauretta, principal investigator for NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) and a professor at the University of Arizona in Tucson, about the latest news from the asteroid Bennu. Within 1 week of beginning its orbit of the asteroid, OSIRIS-REx was able to send back surprising images of the asteroid ejecting material. It’s extremely rocky surface also took researchers by surprise and forced a recalculation of the sample return portion of the craft’s mission.

To read more: https://www.sciencemag.org/podcast/debating-lab-monkey-retirement-and-visiting-near-earth-asteroid

 

Book Review Podcasts: Nicholas Buccola (“The Fire Is Upon Us”) Discusses A Great Intellectual Debate In 1965 (NY Times)

The Fire Is Upon Us Nicholas BuccolaIn 1965, James Baldwin, by then internationally famous, faced off against William F. Buckley Jr., one of the leading voices of American conservatism, in a debate hosted by the Cambridge Union in England. The debate proposition before the house was: “The American dream is at the expense of the American Negro.”

Nicholas Buccola’s “The Fire Is Upon Us” tells the story of that intellectual prizefight as well as the larger story of Buckley’s and Baldwin’s lives.

 

Medical Technology: 3D Deep-Learning Systems Show Promise For Automated Detection Of Glaucoma (Lancet Audio)

Lancet Digital HealthOur 3D deep-learning system performed well in both primary and external validations, suggesting that it could potentially be used for automated detection of glaucomatous optic neuropathy based on SDOCT volumes. Screening with the deep-learning system is much faster than conventional glaucoma screening methods (ie, by experienced specialists), can be done automatically, and does not require a large number of trained personnel on site. Further prospective studies are warranted to estimate the incremental cost-effectiveness of incorporating this artificial intelligence-based model for screening for glaucoma, both in the general population and among at-risk people.

To read more: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/landig/article/PIIS2589-7500(19)30085-8/fulltext

Boomers Online Services: “Nesterly” Finds “Qualified Housemates” (Podcast)

Nesterly LogoIn Boston, a web app called “Nesterly” matches would-be renters with people who have a room to spare and could use a little help around the house.

(NPR Podcast Series)

Nesterly - Homeshare with a new generation

Website: https://www.nesterly.io/

Outdoor Adventures: “Tales From The Deep – Diver And Author Bill Streever On Underwater Exploration” (NPR)

From NPR podcasts:

With host Jane Clayson. There’s a whole new world to explore below the surface. Deep sea diver and author of “In Oceans Deep” Bill Streever joins us to tell deep sea tales of wonders, mysteries and dangers that lurk beneath the waves.

In Oceans Deep Bill Streever

 

Boomers Sports Radio: Alex Rodriguez Discusses Major League Baseball With Colin Cowherd

Audio clip from The Herd with Colin Cowherd:

Alex Rodriguez on The HerdAlex Rodriguez discusses Major League Baseball with host Colin Cowherd on Fox Sports Radio on July 8, 2019. Topics include: Dodgers, Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies, Angels, Baseball in London and player contracts.

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Boomers Political Podcast: David Brooks & Karen Tumulty Discuss This Week’s Political News

PBS Newshour Brooks and TumultyNew York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty join Judy Woodruff to analyze the week’s political news, including President Trump’s Fourth of July celebration, political and cultural implications of the crowded detention centers on the U.S.-Mexico border and the latest dynamics within the race for the 2020 presidential nomination. (PBS Newshour – July 5)