Science Underground is a two-minute podcast hosted by TED speaker and scientist Ainissa Ramirez. By the time you sip your coffee or eat your cereal, Science Underground explains a science topic in a fun and understandable way. The show explores a range of topics—some that are pulled right from the headlines, others are topics you’ve been wanting to know. Ainissa interviews tops scientists and translates their work in everyday language--arming you with science nuggets for the next lunch table chat, water cooler klatch, or cocktail party. Each week there is a separate topic that can be listened to before class or when you have a brief moment to spare. The ideas will give you much to think about long after the podcast is over. New episodes are released on Sunday mornings. (Many topics align with NGSS.)
Using Science to Stop Your Mirror From Fogging Up
The fog on your mirror after you shower can be prevented with a little dab of science. Find out how in just two minutes.
The Ancient Way to Sleep
Our ancestors used to sleep differently. If you looked back you would see them sleep in two parts. The inventions of the light bulb and the clock changed this old way of sleeping.
How An Accident Led To Your Computer
The way to make pure silicon chips was discovered when a chemist accidentally dipped his fountain pen into a crucible of molten tin instead of his inkwell.
How A Jiggling Gem Helps Your Watch Keep Time
Deep in your watch is a small piece of quartz, which creates your clock's ticks and tocks.
In the late 19th century, there was a woman in London name Ruth Beliville who sold time.
The Science of Fireworks
Fireworks are a display of color and chemistry. Everyone loves fireworks, especially astronomers. Find out why.
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Needs to be longer
I realize that the two minute format is something many people like but, to me, it would be more interesting to have her do even 15 minutes segments on science that would allow her to go more deeply.She is, however, a great communicator!
A wonderful, digestible and informative podcast. Highly recommended.
Interesting but way too short!
Please make the episodes longer. The topics are incredibly interesting but it ends so abruptly, leaving me very unsatisfied.