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Science Underground

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Rank #177 in Natural Sciences category

Education
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Natural Sciences
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Science Underground is a two-minute podcast hosted by TED speaker and scientist Ainissa Ramirez. By the time you sip your coffee or eat your cereal, Science Underground explains a science topic in a fun and understandable way. The show explores a range of topics—some that are pulled right from the headlines, others are topics you’ve been wanting to know. Ainissa interviews tops scientists and translates their work in everyday language--arming you with science nuggets for the next lunch table chat, water cooler klatch, or cocktail party. Each week there is a separate topic that can be listened to before class or when you have a brief moment to spare. The ideas will give you much to think about long after the podcast is over. New episodes are released on Sunday mornings. (Many topics align with NGSS.)

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Science Underground is a two-minute podcast hosted by TED speaker and scientist Ainissa Ramirez. By the time you sip your coffee or eat your cereal, Science Underground explains a science topic in a fun and understandable way. The show explores a range of topics—some that are pulled right from the headlines, others are topics you’ve been wanting to know. Ainissa interviews tops scientists and translates their work in everyday language--arming you with science nuggets for the next lunch table chat, water cooler klatch, or cocktail party. Each week there is a separate topic that can be listened to before class or when you have a brief moment to spare. The ideas will give you much to think about long after the podcast is over. New episodes are released on Sunday mornings. (Many topics align with NGSS.)

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Lovely

By Girliedoc - Jan 28 2016
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A wonderful, digestible and informative podcast. Highly recommended.

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By Magmsw - Nov 15 2015
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Thanks so much for creating this podcast! I'm looking forward to listening to more. Bravo!

iTunes Ratings

26 Ratings
Average Ratings
23
1
1
1
0

Lovely

By Girliedoc - Jan 28 2016
Read more
A wonderful, digestible and informative podcast. Highly recommended.

Next!

By Magmsw - Nov 15 2015
Read more
Thanks so much for creating this podcast! I'm looking forward to listening to more. Bravo!
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Science Underground

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Science Underground is a two-minute podcast hosted by TED speaker and scientist Ainissa Ramirez. By the time you sip your coffee or eat your cereal, Science Underground explains a science topic in a fun and understandable way. The show explores a range of topics—some that are pulled right from the headlines, others are topics you’ve been wanting to know. Ainissa interviews tops scientists and translates their work in everyday language--arming you with science nuggets for the next lunch table chat, water cooler klatch, or cocktail party. Each week there is a separate topic that can be listened to before class or when you have a brief moment to spare. The ideas will give you much to think about long after the podcast is over. New episodes are released on Sunday mornings. (Many topics align with NGSS.)

Rank #1: The Skinny on Fat

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Our waistlines are increasing partly because of our modern diet, but also because of our Stone Age bodies. Back then, food was rare. Now? Not so much.

Jan 03 2016

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Rank #2: Light From Sand

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LEDs are small lights that come from a material that is under your feet at the beach--sand. The uses of LEDs are almost as numerous as the grains of sand that make them.

Dec 27 2015

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Rank #3: Why Snowflakes Have Six Sides

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Snowflakes have six sides. The answer to why can be found in your local supermarket in a stack of oranges.

Dec 20 2015

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Rank #4: Saving Monarch Butterflies

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Twenty years ago, there were a billion monarch butterflies. Now, there are less than 10 percent of them left. Their disappearance is linked to a weed. 

May 01 2016

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Rank #5: Concussions

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Concussions seem to be in the news lately. A leading expert explains what is going on in the brain during a concussion.

Feb 07 2016

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Rank #6: How Lightning Makes Magnets

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When lightning bolts zap iron minerals they make magnets called lodestones. NASA scientists coax bolts to strike rocks using a trick from Ben Franklin.

May 15 2016

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Rank #7: Meat Grown in a Lab

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Scientists can now grow beef outside of the cow. In the not-so-distant future, you might get your burger from a beaker.

Apr 24 2016

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Rank #8: How Plants Know Which Way Is Up

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Seeds that are buried deep in the soil need to figure out which way their roots and stem should go. Ends up they have special cells to tell them what's up.

Apr 10 2016

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Rank #9: The Science Behind the Gateway Arch

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The Gateway Arch is a beautiful example of the marriage between materials and mathematics. The secret behind this monument's longevity is revealed.

Jan 10 2016

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Rank #10: Why is Snow White?

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Water is clear, but snow is white. Light dances on the snowflake edges creating this white color.

Jan 24 2016

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Rank #11: How Animals Gossip

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Imagine if we could talk to the animals. To do so, we will have to think about time differently.

Apr 17 2016

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Rank #12: Smart Shirts

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In the future, you will be able to download data from your shirt, which has electronics embedded in the fabric.

May 22 2016

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Rank #13: The Science of Chocolate

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Chocolate is tasty chemistry. What takes weeks to prepare, takes moments to enjoy. The steps from tree to your tongue are described. 

Feb 10 2016

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Rank #14: Say Cheese, Pandemic

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There are special cameras, called thermal cameras, that can detect heat. These cameras are the first defense against threats and diseases.

May 08 2016

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Rank #15: How Lakes Create Blizzards

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Cold dry air from Canada traveling over clear lakes are the ingredients for a miserable winter.

Jan 17 2016

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