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People age biologically at very different rates, according to Elizabeth Blackburn. In this conversation the 2009 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine discusses how her scientific discoveries concerning telomeres transform the way we look upon aging, and as longevity increases over time, how we can look upon the elderly as a resource. She also encourages us to open our eyes to the beauty of nature, and explains why working with a mixture of people from diverse backgrounds is one key to scientific and creative success.

Direct download: 16._Elizabeth_Blackburn._Physiology_or_Medicine_2009.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:20pm EST

To master modeling is an art, says Eric Maskin. In this conversation recorded on location during a Nobel Media event in Rio de Janeiro, the 2007 Laureate in Economic Sciences explains how models can be applied to help tackle societal issues such as income inequality. He also talks about the beauty of mathematics, the importance of practicing his clarinet, and what it is like to live in Albert Einstein’s old house.

Direct download: 15._Eric_Maskin._Economic_Sciences_2007.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:58am EST

She describes herself as "a grass roots activist". Jody Williams was awarded the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for bringing organizations and countries together to ban the use of land mines. Her focus is on the future, working to prevent the development of killer robots and supporting those fighting injustice through the Nobel Women’s Initiative. In this conversation she talks about how working together facilitates change, and why men should not simply remain quiet in the battle against rape.

Direct download: 14._Jody_Williams._Peace_1997.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:57am EST

Something of a poster child for self-experimentation, Barry Marshall proved that peptic ulcers are caused by Helicobacter pylori by actually drinking down a dose of the bacteria himself. But how worried was he at the time? In this conversation the 2005 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine talks about his famous experiment, discusses risk-taking in science and suggests why your grandchildren will be smarter than you. He also reveals his skill with a yo-yo!

Direct download: 13._Barry_Marshall._Physiology_or_Medicine_2005.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:08am EST

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