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.
Sensory treats were possible, things like bright kitchenware and fun toys. We got hooked.
7 days agoListen 8:16
Worldwide, researchers are hunting for a kind of `secret sauce’ — a souped-up enzyme capable of breaking down some of the most resilient plastics.
7 days agoListen 12:03
As a budding school teacher was having a stroke at age 22, medical professionals kept explaining her symptoms away and sending her home. Until her mom stepped in.
1 month agoListen 13:55
It was a time of togetherness and fun. When other grandparents and children had to be apart, these kids got to learn from an experienced teacher.
1 month agoListen 7:37
The lifeline is most ubiquitous symbol of suicide prevention, but only a small fraction of suicidal people actually call.
2 months agoListen 10:57
COVID-19 has taken hundreds of thousands of lives in the U.S. already, some very quickly. There will be mourning, and remembering
2 months agoListen 7:06
The Navajo Nation has a death rate from the virus nearly double that of New Jersey. But skepticism about volunteering for Pfizer trial’s runs deep.
2 months agoListen 8:13
The head of a vaccine development collaborative says we’re letting the virus run the show because of overblown vaccine safety fears and a fundamental failure to balance risk.
3 months agoListen 9:09
Sarcasm, trading insults, in-jokes continue a tradition that began when the first enslaved Africans arrived here back in 1619.
3 months agoListen 7:00
Many don’t perceive jokes that rely on sarcasm and dual meanings. Improv comedy can help with understanding that, and teach other life skills.
3 months agoListen 5:07
When my spouse spent 48 weeks on chemo, I got markers and paper lunch bags, and tried the gallows humor thing.
3 months agoListen 5:44