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Science Times

English, Sciences, 1 season, 10 episodes, 1 hour, 22 minutes
Want to know more about black holes? Or progress in the cure for cancer? Learn about the latest news and trends in science, medicine and the environment from the reporters and editors of the popular Science Times section of The New York Times. David Corcoran is your host.
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Monitoring Earth’s Temperature

Scientists arrived at a limit of 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit for Earth’s temperature to increase, arguing anything above that will cause significant damage.
8 minutes, 48 seconds
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Robot Swarm

A robot exhibit at New York City’s Museum of Math shows how simple interactions lead to large-scale, organized behavior.
6 minutes, 53 seconds
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Reviving an Ancient Pulse

Using modern digital processing, researchers have given sound to some of the earliest written recordings of pulses and heartbeats.
8 minutes, 15 seconds
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Is Natural Gas Better?

Natural gas seems to be better for the environment than coal because of its reduced carbon emissions, but environmentalists say it may not be better after all.
9 minutes, 48 seconds
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One-Legged Cycling

Can exercise change our DNA?
9 minutes, 41 seconds
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Exploring Mars

James B. Garvin, a chief scientist with NASA, discusses the history of Mars exploration, current technological advances and what is still to come in understanding our planetary neighbor.
22 minutes, 26 seconds
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Climate-Friendly Nuclear Energy

Nuclear energy could help stem climate change, but economic conditions aren’t favorable for many existing nuclear power plants.
7 minutes, 9 seconds
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A final word, in alphabetical order, to bid farewell to the Science Times podcast.
2 minutes, 3 seconds
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Crowing of a Red Junglefowl

The crowing of a red junglefowl, ancestor to farm chickens, is shorter.
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Infusing Fun Into Cancer Treatment

In California, young patients can lose themselves in a digital dreamworld during their grueling treatments.
7 minutes, 32 seconds