Pint-Sized Science: Keeping It Clean: Engineering New Ways To Remove Toxic Contaminants From Storm Water

Interviewee: Dr. Jessica Ray, Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Washington Interviewer: Emily Kerr, PhD Candidate in Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Harvard University Pint-Sized Science · Keeping It Clean: Engineering New Ways To Remove Toxic Contaminants From Storm Water What happens when the rain dissolves potentially dangerous metals, organic chemicals, and other contaminants after a storm? In this episode of the Pint-Sized … Continue reading Pint-Sized Science: Keeping It Clean: Engineering New Ways To Remove Toxic Contaminants From Storm Water

Pint-Sized Science: How do cells decide what to be when they grow up?

Interviewee: Hernan Garcia, Assistant Professor of Physics and Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley Interviewer: Jonathan Jackson, PhD student in Biophysics, Harvard University Pint-Sized Science · How do cells decide what to be when they grow up? How does a single cell give rise to a complicated organism? What controls how a DNA blueprint can give rise to so many different cell behaviors … Continue reading Pint-Sized Science: How do cells decide what to be when they grow up?

Pint-Sized Science: Science and Society

Interviewee: Dr. Verónica Martínez-Cerdeño, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of California Davis Interviewer: Valentina Lagomarsino, PhD Candidate in the Biological Sciences, Harvard University Pint-Sized Science · Episode 3- Dr. Veronica Martinez Cerdeno In this episode of the Pint-Sized Science Podcast, we sat down with Dr. Verónica Martínez-Cerdeño, a professor at UC Davis whose research is focused on improving our basic understanding of how … Continue reading Pint-Sized Science: Science and Society

Pint-Sized Science: The Mysterious Mitochondria

Interviewee: Dr. Katja Hansen, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Laboratory of Dr. Stirling Churchman), Harvard Medical School Interviewer: Chris Rota, PhD Student in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Harvard University Pint-Sized Science · The Mysterious Mitochondria: More Than Just A Power Source? You might remember the mitochondria from biology class as the engine that produces the energy that cells (the smallest known units of life) need … Continue reading Pint-Sized Science: The Mysterious Mitochondria

Pint-Sized Science: How do songbirds learn their songs?

Interviewee: Dr. Marc Schmidt, Professor of Biology, University of Pennsylvania Interviewer: Hope Merens, PhD Student in the Biological Sciences, Harvard University Pint-Sized Science · Pint-Sized Science: How do songbirds learn their songs? Have you ever wondered how a songbird knows the song that it sings? How successful are different songs at attracting female songbirds, and how do females decide what songs they like? What are … Continue reading Pint-Sized Science: How do songbirds learn their songs?

Episode 12: Urban Planning for a Changing Climate

Amidst talk about the Paris climate accord and other multinational efforts to combat climate change, it’s easy to lose sight of the extensive efforts occurring at the city and state levels to plan for and preempt the effects of environmental changes. To celebrate Earth Day 2018, we’re taking a look at some of the strategies local communities are adopting to address the challenges climate change … Continue reading Episode 12: Urban Planning for a Changing Climate

Episode 11: Exploring our Oceans–the cross-talk between marine life and climate change

The oceans cover 70% of our planet, but did you know that less than 5% of the ocean floor has been explored? In the face of rapid climate change, ocean scientists are racing to understand what makes a healthy ocean and how rapid changes in ocean temperature, currents and chemistry will affect biodiversity, fishing, tourism, land erosion and myriad of other aspects that will affect … Continue reading Episode 11: Exploring our Oceans–the cross-talk between marine life and climate change

Episode 10: Sports, Sex, and Gender

By Dana Boebinger, Rachel Hanebutt, Brittany Mayweather, and Michael Ruiz Produced by Michelle Frank Dana: Hello, and welcome to Sit’N Listen: a production of Science in the News. We’re a graduate-student run organization at Harvard University that catalyzes discussion between scientists and other experts and enthusiasts. I’m Dana Boebinger, and I’m a third year graduate student in auditory neuroscience at Harvard, studying how the brain … Continue reading Episode 10: Sports, Sex, and Gender

Episode 9: When is an animal not a human: aka an episode on animal models (Part 2)

Written by Michelle Frank, Alexandra Schnell, Mashaal Sohail, and Amy Gilson Part Two (Listen to Part One here) Amy– Episode intro Hello, and welcome to Sit’N Listen: a production of Science in the News. We’re a graduate-student run organization at Harvard University that catalyzes discussion between scientists and other experts and enthusiasts. I’m Amy Gilson, a producer of Sit’N Listen and also a graduate student. … Continue reading Episode 9: When is an animal not a human: aka an episode on animal models (Part 2)

Episode 9: When is an animal not a human: aka an episode on animal models (Part 1)

Written by Michelle Frank, Alexandra Schnell, Mashaal Sohail, and Amy Gilson Part One (Listen to Part Two here) Rebecca Hi Amy Amy Hi Becky. Or, do you want me to call you Rebecca for this podcast? Rebecca Probably Rebecca. Amy Okay, Hi Rebecca Rebecca Hello Amy! Amy Can you explain who you are and why you’re here? Rebecca I’m a graduate student at Washington University, … Continue reading Episode 9: When is an animal not a human: aka an episode on animal models (Part 1)