Was the Event Horizon Telescope Black Hole Image a Waste of Time?

In this podcast: an essay on whether the effort that went into making the black hole image in the distant galaxy M87 by the Event Horizon Telescope was worth it; an interview with star mapper Wil Tiri


The Large Millimeter Telescope

This podcast features science and technology from the Large Millimeter Telescope.  Our guests Nat DeNigris and David Sanchez will be on hand to discuss this amazing facility being operated in Mex


Naturalistics 025: Igniting the Naturalist Spark

This month Stefan, Sophie and Matt discuss the entry points to becoming a naturalist. How does one begin the journey? We don't have the answer but we've got some ideas...


Just How Fast is the Universe Expanding EXACTLY? ...and how do we know this?

We've known since Edwin Hubble's time that the universe has been expanding.  What we've only recently learned (like, in the past 10 years or so) is that the universe is accelerating as it expands


Life in the Universe? We May Be It!

I'm not convinced that life is everywhere in the cosmos.  It is entirely possible, based on what we know today, that we are the only life there is.  This episode is a brief d


Women in Science w/ Carol Christian

Welcome to the first in a series of monthly discussions about topics in astronomy with Carol Christian, a colleague and friend of mine that has cohosted Astro Coffee Hangouts with me for years.This mo


Naturalistics 024: Stories from the Field

This month Stefan and Matt share some stories from recent naturalist adventures and related natural history learning. Snowshoe Hares scavenging meat:


The Exolife Finder Telescope (ELF)

Members of the PLANETS Foundation are working hard to secure funding for a telescope specifically designed to look for life on other worlds.  In this episode, we discuss the capabilities and desi


The Temperature of Rubbing Alcohol

The chemical makeup of rubbing alcohol allows it to evaporate more quickly than other liquids.


What Is Terraforming?

Can we make another planet more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, v


Latin Improves Linguistic Ability

Studying Latin can help students learn modern languages like English.


Discover Nature: Turkey Vultures Are Valuable to the Ecosystem

February 14 - February 20 Discover Nature this week as turkey vultures begin arriving to our state. I remember seeing these big birds many times as a child and wondering at the size of them as they ci


Why Are Suburbs So Unwalkable?

Many modern cities feature grided streets made for walking, but suburbs' wide, winding roads require cars to get around. Learn why, plus how it might change, in this episode of more a


Adapting To Climate Change

Drummond's rockcress may be uniquely adaptable to a warming planet.


The Secret Life Of The Dodo

Recent research sheds new light on the obscure life of the dodo.


What's Up with the New 'Tesla Tower'?

A company has built a tower in Texas that resembles Nikola Tesla's famed Wardenclyffe Tower. Learn what we know (and don't know) about it so far in this episode of more about advertis


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