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.
New episode every Friday at 9 a.m.
NASA's rovers are labs on wheels, doing work on Mars, while being directed by scientists and engineers here on earth. How do they repair rovers from millions of miles away?
3 weeks agoListen 8:30
If or when humans get to the red planet, one of the next big questions is: What will they eat there? Would it even be possible to have a healthy or tasty diet?
3 weeks agoListen 4:53
Jumping at the slightest little thing can be annoying and embarrassing. Why do some people startle so easily, and can they do anything about it?
1 month agoListen 14:42
People can reframe their relationship with uncertainty and that can help relieve some of their anxiety.
1 month agoListen 5:52
Everyday social stressors at the office quietly sapped these workers pre-pandemic — creating anxiety they didn’t realize they had.
1 month agoListen 8:41
Why NASA is creating — and then sniffing out — some of the foulest smells known in the universe.
1 month agoListen 10:23
Trikafta costs $360,000 a year per cystic fibrosis patient, a big price the government has hesitated to approve.
2 months agoListen 7:12
Births are a high-risk, low-return part of the health business. The city’s hospitals rallied together a decade ago. Is a new challenge ahead?
2 months agoListen 20:58
That diagnostic gut feeling? It’s not magic. It’s based on data drawn from the senses and experience that can be quantified.
2 months agoListen 11:16
For decades, slavery created challenges for Black Americans trying to trace their roots. DNA ancestry tests might reveal new answers.
2 months agoListen 13:41
American Indians have the highest smoking rates in the country: US commercialization of tobacco continues to complicate sacred use of the plant.
2 months agoListen 12:10
What happens when an outsider develops a stop strange smoking method that works, but can’t be explained by science.
2 months agoListen 19:56
How close are scientists to developing fusion energy? And what are the roadblocks standing in the way?
3 months agoListen 18:51