Each podcast is about 10-15 minutes long.
Rob Thacker on the trouble with Hubble, and another space telescope that's having problems
1918 flu pandemic killed more people than First World War -- researchers want to know why
Landing on 1 km-wide asteroid offers opportunity to learn how to do things with almost no gravity
Algorithms in the justice system -- more fair than judges, or just harder to track their biases?
A space elevator would make economic sense, but you'll wait a long time for it to arrive
Rob Thacker tells us how a video game can teach us about patience
Rob Thacker talks about the prevalence of water worlds in space
Rob Thacker talks about a report China has developed a laser gun, and doubts raised by skeptics
If people are disconnected from nature, can citizen science help change that?
You've heard of narcolepsy, and now researchers shed new light on the causes of 'carcolepsy'
Rob Thacker on futurology, and the success of science in predicting what is to come
Big data can help solve some problems, but all those numbers can also be misleading
Rob Thacker explains why new insights into photosynthesis are exciting astrophysicists
Could saying "egg noodle" lead to a series of unfortunate events? Questions about the Alexa debacle
Rob Thacker on why NASA wants to send a helicopter to Mars, and the challenges involved in getting it off the ground
Research points the way to plastic that can be better recycled into new products
If there's intelligent life on exoplanets orbiting other stars, can we assume those beings are able to explore their solar systems the way we have?
TESS is set to launch at 6:30pm ET (April 16), and here's why planet hunters are excited
Researchers at MIT find fake news travels faster than real news on Twitter
Is Facebook a surveillance company masquerading as something else?
Rob Thacker's reaction to a plan to build a commercial fusion reactor in 15 years
Rob Thacker on how science helps shape your day from dawn 'til dusk
Cities can be more than 10C hotter than surrounding areas, and here's why some cool faster than others
If plants react to aesthetics, does that mean they have consciousness?
Far out, man! Scientists claim first evidence of planets outside out galaxy
Rob Thacker on the controversy over a 'disco ball' launched into space
Rob Thacker talks about a self-healing concrete that fixes its own cracks
Rob Thacker on satellites made from smartphone parts
Rob Thacker on what to watch for in space news in 2018
Rob Thacker on why you don't need 300-thousand Christmas lights on your house to have an impact on your neighbours -- be they human or something else.
Rob Thacker on a space rock that likely had origin a long time ago in a solar system far, far away
Rob Thacker on a German study that found a steep decline in number of flying insects
Rob Thacker on gravitational waves that alert researchers to the collision of neutron stars
Rob Thacker on the electric bus that travels almost 1800km on single charge
Solar Eclipse 2017: Rob Thacker on the lunacy of total solar eclipses
Rob Thacker on storm the size of planet Earth on Neptune
Rob Thacker on potential discovery of first moon beyond solar system
Rain, rain, go away: Rob Thacker on increasing downpours
Rob Thacker on the award-winning mathematician who recently died at 40; video stored in DNA
Rob Thacker on solar eclipses, and a notable one coming August 21st
Rob Thacker on supercomputers and their uses
Rob Thacker's wager on identifying life elsewhere in the universe
Rob Thacker on growing a greener energy grid