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.
EPA data for ozone levels and particulate matter doesn’t show big changes, but our bodies may feel a subtle, fresher difference.
2 weeks agoListen 7:29
Lack of data gathering could have a major impact on ecological studies and the young scientists who do them.
2 weeks agoListen 10:57
The EPA has approved testing the new insects in the Florida Keys, stinging some who fought the trial for years.
2 weeks 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.
3 weeks agoListen 6:37
Psychologists find that “guilty pleasures” may be valuable in fighting the feelings of loneliness our current isolation-at-home can bring.
3 weeks ago
Research shows people across varied cultures experience so-called intrusive thoughts. Where do they come from? Do they mean anything?
1 month agoListen 8:20
Designers sprint to create a basic model for COVID-19 patients that can be 3D-printed.
1 month 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.
1 month agoListen 13:15
Facing the cytokine storm — David Fajgenbaum brings his first-hand experience with cytokine storms to bear on this new coronavirus.
2 months agoListen 09:10
Nia Akins' historic performance made her an Olympic favorite for the U.S. team at Tokyo 2020. Now that the games have been postponed, how is this Olympian staying resilient?
2 months agoListen 12:24
How America’s mental health care system is creating crises instead of preventing them.
2 months agoListen 17:16
At best, people are stuck inside. At worst, they’re working in incredibly stressful conditions, or isolated from friends and family. This is not an easy time.
2 months ago