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)

Sit’N Listen! Episode 8: (S&S Episode 2) Discovering Sex and Gender?

Written by Rachel Hanebutt, Michelle Frank, Jessica Cussins, Kellie Owens Advised by Amy Gilson Michelle Hello Everyone, and welcome to SIT’N Listen. SIT’N Listen is a production of Science in the News, a graduate student organization at Harvard dedicated to opening lines of communications between scientists…and, well, the rest of the world’s experts and enthusiasts. This series is a collaboration between Science in the News … Continue reading Sit’N Listen! Episode 8: (S&S Episode 2) Discovering Sex and Gender?

Sit’N Listen! Episode 7: Mosquitoes and Maladies

Written by: Fernanda Ferreira, Elizabeth Jaensch, and Tianli Xiao We’re back with a new episode of Sit’N Listen, this time all about the world’s most deadly animal: MOSQUITOES. Tune in to learn about the history (and future!) of some of the infamous diseases mosquitoes spread, as well as new tools scientists are using in the fight against mosquito-borne diseases. Special thanks to Amy Gilson for … Continue reading Sit’N Listen! Episode 7: Mosquitoes and Maladies

Sit’N Listen! Episode 6: (S&S Edition 1) Communicating Science

Written by: Vini Mani, Matthew Sample, Warren Hagist, Amy Gilson, and Elizabeth Jaensch Amy Hi everyone, this is Amy, Vini, Elizabeth, Matthew, and Warren from Science in the News’ Sit’N Listen. You’re hearing some new voices today and that’s because we we wanted to try something new. At the top of the show, we always say that “SITN aims to open lines of communication between … Continue reading Sit’N Listen! Episode 6: (S&S Edition 1) Communicating Science

Sit’N Listen! Episode 5: Monsanto in Conversation

Sit’N Listen! Episode 5: Monsanto in Conversation Following up on our GMO episode we sat down with Dr. Larry Gilbertson who’s been a scientist at Monsanto for about 20 years, and Vance Crowe, Monsanto’s Director of Millennial Engagement. Can you drink genetically modified beer in England? Do Amish farmers grow GM crops? Find out right here! Stay tuned for our first episode of Sit’N Society, … Continue reading Sit’N Listen! Episode 5: Monsanto in Conversation

Sit’N Listen Episode 4: Women In Science

Happy Women’s History Month! In this next episode we decided to reflect and feature a few of the many women in science across history and present: Ada Lovelace, Anandibai Joshi, Rosalind Franklin and Meg Urry. Stay tuned for our upcoming, slated for monthly release, podcasts that include a series on Science and Society, Mosquitos, IVF, and Space Exploration. Special thanks to Shireen Hamza for her … Continue reading Sit’N Listen Episode 4: Women In Science

Sit’N Listen Episode 3: Allergies

Allergies: the bane of people who can’t snack on peanut butter and banana sandwiches, who can’t cuddle up to our favorite furry companions on a bad day, and who want to love spring or autumn but are assaulted on all sides by annoying, invisible particles. Allergies plague people seemingly indiscriminately, and symptoms can vary from an itchy nose and watery eyes to hives or difficulty … Continue reading Sit’N Listen Episode 3: Allergies