Go on an adventure into unexpected corners of the health and science world each week with award-winning host Maiken Scott. The Pulse will take you behind the doors of operating rooms, into the lab with some of the world’s foremost scientists, and back in time to explore life-changing innovations. The Pulse delivers stories in ways that matter to you, and answers questions you never knew you had.
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Dog crating has become a normal part of pet ownership. But how did the idea that dogs see them as dens get started and where's the science? How long is too long in a crate?
5 days agoListen 14:49
Lobstermen and conservationists are finding common ground with ropeless fishing gear, but time is running out.
5 days agoListen 08:06
Machine learning is democratizing special effects — and that might be a bad thing.
2 weeks agoListen 13:04
Coloring is a complex chemical reaction, a sophisticated organic synthesis, that takes place in each strand on the top of your head.
4 weeks agoListen 11:09
Long natural hair elicits wonder — but also much wondering about how to achieve it, and how to stop comparing ourselves with others who have.
4 weeks agoListen 07:19
How emerging microbiome science is pointing the way toward an innovative approach.
1 month agoListen 12:58
It was supposed to be paradise, a slice of raw nature in a densely populated country. But things didn't go according to plan, and the conditions were ripe for controversy.
2 months agoListen 14:42
A virtual reality game became a lifeline for a player dealing with depression and anxiety. Experts say he stumbled onto a tool that may one day be a normal part of therapy.
2 months agoListen 13:18
In place of brick, builders are embracing new materials and wood-frame construction. The reasons why come down to changing economic, cultural and environmental dynamics.
2 months agoListen 08:54
Among the telltale signs are: questionable judgment; willingness to take on backbreaking labor; inability to delegate tasks. And stress, lots of stress.
2 months agoListen 05:25
The inefficiencies of steam have gone unchecked for years. But now, that may change. Earlier this year, New York City passed a landmark law to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions
2 months agoListen 08:36