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Syndication

The battle against malaria is a long and arduous one. Peter Agre, 2003 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, is part of the worldwide community committed to that fight. Speaking from a research institute in Zambia, he expands on the challenging state of global health, the promising shift towards an increasing number of women engaging in scientific research, and why scientists need to get involved in politics.

Direct download: 12._Peter_Agre._Chemistry_2003.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:35am EDT

2014 is the International Year of Crystallography. A major contributor to the field is Ada Yonath, 2009 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. In this conversation she talks about her life as a scientist and her hardworking childhood where there was never a spare minute. Yonath also discusses the pressing need for the development of new antibiotics, and why she is more fond of facts than predictions.

Direct download: 11._Ada_Yonath._Chemistry_2009.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30am EDT

Fascination with the wondrous world of science is something that Craig Mello, 2006 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, enthusiastically likes to convey. In this conversation he talks about the wealth of fields and questions that are still waiting to be explored, how his daughter’s diabetes has helped him focus his research, and the sheer joy of kitesurfing.

Direct download: 10._Craig_Mello._Physiology_or_Medicine_2006.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:56am EDT

Having predicted two financial bubbles, Robert Shiller has received much attention. In this conversation the 2013 Laureate in Economic Sciences talks about the need to prevent increasing economic inequality, and how he believes artificial intelligence will transform our lives completely in the future. Shiller also discusses how he teaches an online course to more than 100 000 students, and why the news media seems to love that word 'bubble'.

Direct download: 9._Robert_Shiller._Economic_Sciences_2013.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54am EDT

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