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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With rampant unemployment and several meat-packing plants linked to COVID-19 outbreaks, many people are turning to at-home horticulture for relief.
2 weeks agoListen 6:23
The question is not just about money. It’s also about getting the word out to people who need to hear it and might not get it elsewhere.
3 weeks agoListen 7:50
Because of the pandemic, researchers are learning more about how falsehoods spread on social media — and hopefully how to stop them.
3 weeks agoListen 10:52
Ask physicists — they’ll tell you why it’s harder to make things colder than to warm them, and what happens at ultra-low temperatures near absolute zero.
1 month agoListen 10:58
EPA data for ozone levels and particulate matter doesn’t show big changes, but our bodies may feel a subtle, fresher difference.
2 months agoListen 7:29
Lack of data gathering could have a major impact on ecological studies and the young scientists who do them.
2 months agoListen 10:57
The EPA has approved testing the new insects in the Florida Keys, stinging some who fought the trial for years.
2 months agoListen 13:37
The virus seems harmless, because most people who contract it don't show symptoms. But that doesn't mean that it can’t cause the body serious harm, or even prove fatal.
2 months agoListen 6:37
Psychologists find that “guilty pleasures” may be valuable in fighting the feelings of loneliness our current isolation-at-home can bring.
2 months ago
Research shows people across varied cultures experience so-called intrusive thoughts. Where do they come from? Do they mean anything?
2 months agoListen 8:20
Designers sprint to create a basic model for COVID-19 patients that can be 3D-printed.
3 months ago
The idea that you should be optimizing your quarantine time is everywhere. But resisting productivity culture and letting yourself be bored is essential to your well-being.
3 months agoListen 13:15