Natural Disasters: Forest Fires

Today we kick off our new series on natural disasters- earthquakes, forest fires, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, and other natural forces shape the world around us and impact many lives. In this episode, we talk with Gib King, about why forest fires start, how they are controlled, and what are potential solutions to prevent massive and … Continue reading Natural Disasters: Forest Fires

Human Genome: Humanity’s History Book

This week we finish our human genome series. So far we've discussed how advancing our understanding of our genomic code can provide medical insights and how to protect that personal, sensitive information. This episode, we talked to Dr. Miguel Vilar, Science Manager of National Geographic's Genographic Project, to find out what else can our genome … Continue reading Human Genome: Humanity’s History Book

Seeing Science: Science and Media

Science influences many different areas our our lives- even ones that seem quite removed. Last week we talked with Sheril Kirshenbaum about how science interacts with politics. This week we're talking about science and the media. How often do we actually hear about science in the news? Are these stories accurate? And who is telling … Continue reading Seeing Science: Science and Media