39 episodes

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.)

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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.)

    The Science of Fireworks

    The Science of Fireworks

    Fireworks are a display of color and chemistry. Everyone loves fireworks, especially astronomers. Find out why.

    • 2 min
    How Fireflies Make New Medicines

    How Fireflies Make New Medicines

    Fireflies light up the summertime night, but the glowing molecules inside them are also used by scientists to make new drugs.

    • 2 min
    Can We Make A Transporter?

    Can We Make A Transporter?

    Lots of technologies on Star Trek have become a reality. But what is missing is the transporter. Lawrence Krauss, physicist and author, sheds some light on the possibilities. 

    • 2 min
    Making Ketchup Hurry Up

    Making Ketchup Hurry Up

    Ketchup takes a long time to come out of the bottle. Fortunately, science has a few answers for how to help ketchup hurry up.

    • 2 min
    ZOMBEES

    ZOMBEES

    Honeybees are turning into zombie bees after a small fly injects a parasite into them. Scientists are asking everyone to report weird bees at zombeewatch.org.

    • 2 min
    How Animals Camouflage

    How Animals Camouflage

    Get ready to be introduced to nature's best master of disguise--the cuttlefish.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

Hotshirtman ,

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!

Girliedoc ,

Lovely

A wonderful, digestible and informative podcast. Highly recommended.

Kiwij3 ,

Interesting but way too short!

Please make the episodes longer. The topics are incredibly interesting but it ends so abruptly, leaving me very unsatisfied.

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