Science Times

Science Times

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.

Crowing of a Red Junglefowl 2015/04/07, 08:00
Crowing of a Red Junglefowl

The crowing of a red junglefowl, ancestor to farm chickens, is shorter.

Climate-Friendly Nuclear Energy 2014/12/22, 07:00
Climate-Friendly Nuclear Energy

Nuclear energy could help stem climate change, but economic conditions aren’t favorable for many existing nuclear power plants.

Is Natural Gas Better? 2014/12/22, 07:00
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.

One-Legged Cycling 2014/12/22, 07:00
One-Legged Cycling

Can exercise change our DNA?

Farewell 2014/12/22, 07:00

A final word, in alphabetical order, to bid farewell to the Science Times podcast.

Monitoring Earth’s Temperature 2014/12/16, 07:00
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.

Reviving an Ancient Pulse 2014/12/16, 07:00
Reviving an Ancient Pulse

Using modern digital processing, researchers have given sound to some of the earliest written recordings of pulses and heartbeats.

Infusing Fun Into Cancer Treatment 2014/12/16, 07:00
Infusing Fun Into Cancer Treatment

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

Exploring Mars 2014/12/09, 07:00
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.

Robot Swarm 2014/12/02, 07:00
Robot Swarm

A robot exhibit at New York City’s Museum of Math shows how simple interactions lead to large-scale, organized behavior.