100 episodes

Researchers from across the scientific disciplines share the unpublished stories behind their recently published research, along with the background of their scientific discoveries.

Parsing Science: The unpublished stories behind the world’s most compelling science, as told by the researchers themselves‪.‬ Parsing Science: The unpublished stories behind the world’s most compelling science, as told by the researchers themselves.

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Researchers from across the scientific disciplines share the unpublished stories behind their recently published research, along with the background of their scientific discoveries.

    Science Writing as Storytelling (rebroadcast) – Ryan Kelly

    Science Writing as Storytelling (rebroadcast) – Ryan Kelly

    What matters more in getting cited — what you say or how you say it? In a remaster and remix of our first episode of the show, we're revisited by Ryan Kelly from the University of Washington's School of Marine and Environmental Affairs.

    • 23 min
    Cold War Ice Core Reveals Historic Glacial Melt – Andrew Christ

    Cold War Ice Core Reveals Historic Glacial Melt – Andrew Christ

    How did a Cold War era debacle help us better understand the dangers of climate change? In episode 99 of Parsing Science, we talk with Drew Christ from the University of Vermont about his research into how a fossils plucked from forgotten experiment in the Arctic led to his discovery the last time Greenland’s glaciers completely melted, it happened under climate conditions very similar to the present day.

    • 31 min
    DNA Evidence of Denisovan Interbreeding – João Teixeira

    DNA Evidence of Denisovan Interbreeding – João Teixeira

    In episode 97 of Parsing Science, we talk with João Teixeira from the University of Adelaide about his research which examined the genomes of modern humans to investigate the interbreeding between ancient humans and modern human populations who arrived in Southeast Asia around 60,000 years ago. 

    • 33 min
    The Dyatlov Pass incident – Alexander Puzrin

    The Dyatlov Pass incident – Alexander Puzrin

    In episode 97 of Parsing Science, we’ll talk with Alexander Puzrin from ETH Zurich about his research into a 62-year-old mystery over the deaths of 9 hikers in the freezing Russian wilderness, a tragedy that’s been attributed to everything from a yeti to military weapons testing, and an avalanche.

    • 37 min
    Monkey Business – Jean-Baptiste “JB” Leca

    Monkey Business – Jean-Baptiste “JB” Leca

    Do monkeys know how much fruit your sunglasses are worth? In episode 96 of Parsing Science, we talk with Jean-Baptiste "JB" Leca about his field research observing interactions among macaques at a Hindu temple in Bali. There, the monkeys have learned to rob tourists of everything from smartphones to flip flops, and then barter their return to temple staff in exchange for food.

    • 35 min
    Positively Negative – Shiri Melumad

    Positively Negative – Shiri Melumad

    How much can you trust people's retelling of information the've read? In episode 95, Shiri Melumad discusses her research showing that when – much like the children’s game “telephone” – news is repeatedly retold, it undergoes a stylistic transformation through which the original facts are increasingly replaced by opinions and interpretations, with a slant toward negativity.

    • 25 min

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McDargh ,

Love your podcast!

Thank you so much for having such great guests and going deeper into the science than most podcasts. I especially enjoyed "How Black Politicians Matter" w/ Trevon Logan", "When Ignorance is Bliss" w/ Emily Ho, and "Ivory Towers & Abattoirs" w/ Temple Grandin. Keep up the great work!

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Scientific Research Lovers

Great dives into different scientific research. Enjoyed the extra information and context behind the studies.

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