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Quanta Science Podcast

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Rank #166 in Science category

Science
Natural Sciences
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In-depth news about mathematics, physics, biology and computer science.

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In-depth news about mathematics, physics, biology and computer science.

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85 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Blast for science-lovers

By MIT kid 2010 - Feb 02 2018
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I've been blazing through this podcast's back episodes at 1.5 speed, it's really fun!!

Very Intense

By PerryBorenstein - May 25 2017
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This is a very intense science podcast. It goes deeply into science issues.

iTunes Ratings

85 Ratings
Average Ratings
66
5
6
4
4

Blast for science-lovers

By MIT kid 2010 - Feb 02 2018
Read more
I've been blazing through this podcast's back episodes at 1.5 speed, it's really fun!!

Very Intense

By PerryBorenstein - May 25 2017
Read more
This is a very intense science podcast. It goes deeply into science issues.
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Quanta Science Podcast

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Rank #166 in Science category

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In-depth news about mathematics, physics, biology and computer science.

Rank #1: A Debate Over the Physics of Time

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According to our best theories of physics, the universe is a fixed block where time only appears to pass.
Jul 19 2016
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Rank #2: To Live Your Best Life, Do Mathematics

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The ancient Greeks argued that the best life was filled with beauty, truth, justice, play and love. The mathematician Francis Su knows just where to find them.
Feb 02 2017
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Rank #3: What Sonic Black Holes Say About Real Ones

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Can a fluid analogue of a black hole point physicists toward the theory of quantum gravity, or is it a red herring?
Nov 08 2016
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Rank #4: Why Did Life Move to Land? For the View

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The ancient creatures who first crawled onto land may have been lured by the informational benefit that comes from seeing through air.
Mar 07 2017
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Rank #5: 3-D Fractals Offer Clues to Complex Systems

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By folding fractals into 3-D objects, a mathematical duo hopes to gain new insight into simple equations.
Jan 03 2017
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Rank #6: String Theory Meets Loop Quantum Gravity

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Two leading candidates for a “theory of everything,” long thought to be incompatible, may be two sides of the same coin.
Jan 12 2016
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Rank #7: Secret Link Uncovered Between Pure Math and Physics

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An eminent mathematician reveals that his advances in the study of millennia-old mathematical questions owe to concepts derived from physics.
Dec 01 2017
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Rank #8: Mathematicians Discover Prime Conspiracy

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A previously unnoticed property of prime numbers seems to violate a long-standing assumption about how they behave.
Mar 14 2016
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Rank #9: Physicists Find a Way to See the ‘Grin’ of Quantum Gravity

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A recently proposed experiment would confirm that gravity is a quantum force.
Mar 06 2018
20 mins
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Rank #10: The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

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New findings are fueling an old suspicion that fundamental particles and forces spring from strange eight-part numbers called “octonions.”
Jul 20 2018
26 mins
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Rank #11: Infant Brains Reveal How the Mind Gets Built

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Is the brain a blank slate, or is it wired from birth to understand the world?
Jan 10 2017
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Rank #12: Closed Loophole Confirms the Unreality of the Quantum World

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A quickly closed loophole has proved that the “great smoky dragon” of quantum mechanics may forever elude capture.
Jul 25 2018
18 mins
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Rank #13: A Math Theory for Why People Hallucinate

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Psychedelic drugs can trigger characteristic hallucinations, which have long been thought to hold clues about the brain’s circuitry. After nearly a century of study, a possible explanation is crystallizing.
Jul 30 2018
23 mins
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Rank #14: Dividing Droplets Could Explain Life’s Origin

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Researchers have discovered that simple “chemically active” droplets grow to the size of cells and spontaneously divide, suggesting they might have evolved into the first living cells.
Jan 19 2017
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Rank #15: New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning

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A new idea is helping to explain the puzzling success of today’s artificial-intelligence algorithms — and might also explain how human brains learn.
Sep 21 2017
15 mins
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Rank #16: To Remember, the Brain Must Actively Forget

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Researchers find evidence that neural systems actively remove memories, suggesting that forgetting may be the default mode of the brain.
Jul 24 2018
19 mins
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Rank #17: The Thoughts of a Spiderweb

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Spiders appear to offload cognitive tasks to their webs, making them one of a number of species with a mind that isn’t fully confined within the head.
May 23 2017
12 mins
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Rank #18: Dark Matter Recipe Calls for One Part Superfluid

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A different kind of dark matter could help to resolve an old celestial conundrum.
Jun 13 2017
14 mins
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Rank #19: Newfound Wormhole Allows Information to Escape Black Holes

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Physicists theorize that a new “traversable” kind of wormhole could resolve a baffling paradox and rescue information that falls into black holes.
Oct 23 2017
16 mins
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Rank #20: After Black Holes Collide, a Puzzling Flash

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A satellite spotted a burst of light just as gravitational waves rolled in from the collision of two black holes. Was the flash a cosmic coincidence, or do astrophysicists need to rethink what black holes can do?
Mar 02 2016
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