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Bill Nye is on a mission to change the world— one phone call at a time. He’ll tackle your curliest questions on just about anything in the universe. Give him a call! Perhaps you’ve wondered: Should I stop eating cheeseburgers to combat climate change? How often should I really be washing my pillowcase? Can I harvest energy from all those static-electricity shocks I get in the winter? With a little help from his co-host Corey S. Powell, field experts, and special celebrity guests, Bill will answer those questions and convince you that science rules!

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Bill Nye is on a mission to change the world— one phone call at a time. He’ll tackle your curliest questions on just about anything in the universe. Give him a call! Perhaps you’ve wondered: Should I stop eating cheeseburgers to combat climate change? How often should I really be washing my pillowcase? Can I harvest energy from all those static-electricity shocks I get in the winter? With a little help from his co-host Corey S. Powell, field experts, and special celebrity guests, Bill will answer those questions and convince you that science rules!

    Coronavirus: A Vaccine Is Coming — But How, Where, and When?

    Coronavirus: A Vaccine Is Coming — But How, Where, and When?

    The world is going to need billions and billions of vaccines. Who will make them, and where will they come from?

    • 31 min
    Coronavirus: Contact Tracing 101

    Coronavirus: Contact Tracing 101

    A key to staying safe from COVID-19 is contact tracing —  breaking the chain of transmission from person to person. Kelly Driscoll, head of the Community Tracing Collaborative in Massachusetts, explains how contact tracing works and what it can do to block the spread of the virus.

    • 22 min
    Coronavirus: So, What’s the Plan?

    Coronavirus: So, What’s the Plan?

    We are definitely not out of the woods yet with COVID-19, but communities across the world have either eased their lockdowns already or are planning to do so within the next few weeks. Michael Osterholm, a professor of public health advising the state of New York on its reopening plan, explains how this pandemic will play out.

    • 23 min
    Coronavirus: Why Does This Keep Happening?

    Coronavirus: Why Does This Keep Happening?

    This isn’t the first pandemic humanity has faced. From the black death to Spanish flu, from AIDS to Ebola; we’ve been here before. But historian Mark Honigsbaum, author of The Pandemic Century, says that the complacency and hubris of scientific experts keep preventing us from learning from the past.

    • 25 min
    Coronavirus: Being Comfortable with Uncertainty

    Coronavirus: Being Comfortable with Uncertainty

    Researchers are moving at unprecedented speed, but they’re still struggling to understand this pandemic. What does the novel coronavirus do to our bodies? Virologist Dr. Angela Rasmussen answers questions about what happens when we get COVID-19, the role immunity  and how small scientific discoveries will be the key to understanding this disease.  

    • 20 min
    Coronavirus: The Search for Antiviral Drugs

    Coronavirus: The Search for Antiviral Drugs

    The hunt to find antiviral drugs has pressed on as we await a vaccine. Remdesivier is the latest treatment that has been touted to help patients suffering from COVID-19. But does this and other antiviral drugs really help cure patients? Scientist Derek Angus helps answer this and understand what role Antiviral drugs play in our community. 

    • 23 min

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