Far beneath the Canadian ice cap, isolated from the sun and the wind, lies two entire lakes. These subglacial lakes, recently discovered by Anja Rutishauser and her team, seem like they shouldn’t exist at all. For starters, they have a temperature far below the freezing point of water. This implies that perhaps these lakes are unique […]
What happens to old satellites? Or to astronauts’ trash? It turns out that the Earth is surrounded by a sphere of garbage – often referred to as space junk. This consists of everything from bits of frozen coolant, paint flecks, astronauts’ tools, and even a toothbrush. There is no trash collection in space. What happens, […]
Last week, a total solar eclipse passed over the United States. And millions of people watched – making it perhaps one of the most viewed events in history. In today’s podcast, we talk about the awe, the wonder, and the science behind the eclipse. What was it like to stand in the moon’s shadow and […]
Science is all around us, but sometimes, it is easy to be intimidated by the formulas, math, and terminology. That’s why today’s guest, Dr. Meenakshi Prabhune (or Minu for short), goes about teaching science using things we see in everyday life and things we can relate to – namely, animals. Growing up in India, she had […]
Autism hasn’t always been well understood in the community. In fact, no more than a few decades ago, people were frequently misdiagnosed or even institutionalized. Today in the podcast, we talk to Anlor Davin. Anlor has autism, and she discusses her own autism therapy. Anlor grew up in France. She was not diagnosed with autism […]
Books, computers, and internet connectivity are something we might take for granted in our schools. But for large sections of the developing world, classrooms might be devoid of desks, libraries might be empty of books, and teachers don’t keep lesson plans from year to year because they would deteriorate in the high humidity. There are […]
If the Dalai Lama didn’t become a monk, he would have been an engineer. Even today, science and mathematics fascinate him. But in spite of this, many Tibetan monks are unfamiliar with modern science, some not even knowing that the Earth revolves around the sun. In an attempt to remedy this, the Dalai Lama helped […]
Wonder what it is like to sleep on an ice sheet, or melt ice to have water? Dr. Shasta Marrero, from the University of Edinburgh School of GeoSciences, talks with us about her visit to Antarctica, and what the ice shelf can tell us about changing global temperatures.