Producer Will Cushman speaks with geophysicist James Hickey, of the Camborne School of Mines in the UK. Hickey is a co-author of a study published in the journal Scientific Reports in September on Sakurajima volcano in Japan. The study uses groundbreaking methods to model the dangerous volcano’s magma chamber and forecasts that Sakurajima could produce […]
Let’s say you’re at an interview for your dream job. The salary, the benefits, the work – which is, of course, something science related – is all perfect. The hiring manager initiates with the age-old, “So, tell me about yourself.” Nervous and searching your mind for the perfect answer you say, “Oh me? I’m an […]
Kate Noble didn’t plan on being a Professor of Consciousness. Coming of age in the late 60’s and early 70’s she fancied herself as possibly a future lawyer, fighting on behalf of the disenfranchised and underrepresented. That is until she suffered an anaphylactic reaction; until her heart stopped multiple times; until three near-death experiences changed […]
This week on PNM we’re putting the spotlight on depression. A study published in 2014 by the Center for Disease Control concluded that from 2009-2012 7.6% of Americans age 12 or older suffered from some form of moderate to severe depression. Now that’s a lot of people; millions in fact. Your next-door neighbor, your co-worker, […]
In this interview with Greg Budney, collections curator at Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Macaulay Library, producer Will Cushman learns about the library’s wildlife sound archive. It’s the largest archive of wildlife sounds in the world, and it’s online and free to explore.
In this episode, reporter Matthew Zmudka spoke to, and made a cyanotype with, local artist Anders Zanichkowsky. Preparing for a three-week expedition to the Arctic, Zanichkowsky takes a research approach to his art and studies concepts of space and light in his work. You’ll hear ice, snow, and water as we make a cyanotype on […]