Episode 28: Data Interpretation & Pitfalls
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2y ago
Episode 28: We’re back with a new episode of Sit’N Listen, this time discussing how to spot everyday misinformation In this episode we speak with Dr. Carl Bergstrom and Dr. Jevin West regarding their book "Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World" and we dive into how to become a critic of public information. This episode was written and produced by: Edward Chen, Sanjana Kulkarni, Shantam Ravan, and Samantha Tracy Feel free to send us any comments, questions, or topic suggestions at sitnpodcast@gmail.com. Show Notes & More Information: https://docs.google.com/document ..read more
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Sit'N Listen! Space and Earth: Part Two
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by SITN Boston
2y ago
Episode 27: We’re back with a new episode of Sit’N Listen, this time with the second part of our two part series on Earth & Space. This episode was written by: Samantha Tracy, Priya Veeraraghavan, and Edward Chen A special thanks to the Sit’N Listen production team: Delphine Tripp, Chad Stein, Daniel Richard, Samantha Tracy, Priya Veeraraghavan, and Edward Chen Feel free to send us any comments, questions, or topic suggestions at sitnpodcast@gmail.com ..read more
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Sit'N Listen! Space and Earth: Oceanography and Astrobiology Ext Interview
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by SITN Boston
3y ago
In the first episode on our Earth and Space Series, we heard a little bit about how research on Earth’s oceans has had major implications for the search for life in the cosmos. Here, we’ve published an extended interview with a pioneer in this area of exploration: Dr. Christopher German. Dr. German is a Senior Scientist who focuses on geochemistry at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. In this extended interview, you can hear more about Ocean Worlds, the search for life in our solar system, the technology that makes this possible, and how Dr. German was able to bring together the fields ..read more
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Sit'N Listen! Space and Earth: Part One
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by SITN Boston
3y ago
Episode 26: We’re back with a new episode of Sit’N Listen, this time with the first part of our two part series on Earth & Space. In this episode we will discuss: How learning about our own oceans can teach us about life in space The benefits of space-age technology, a little closer to home. Space as a final frontier or future landfill This episode was written by: Daniel Richard, Chad Stein, Delphine Tripp A special thanks to the Sit’N Listen production team: Delphine Tripp, Chad Stein, Daniel Richard, Samantha Tracy, Priya Veeraraghavan, and Edward Chen Feel free to send us any comments ..read more
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Pint-Sized Science: How Our Bodies Respond to Viruses
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by SITN Boston
3y ago
Pint-Sized Science, Season 2 Episode 5 Title: How Our Bodies Respond to Viruses and What Sets SARS-CoV-2 Apart Interviewee: Dr. Sara Cherry, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Interviewer: Hope Merens, PhD Student in Molecular Biology, Harvard University Over the past year, COVID-19 has affected every aspect of our society. The cause of the pandemic, the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, is one of many existing RNA viruses. But not every virus causes a pandemic. What makes SARS-CoV-2 so infectious? How does our body react to a SARS-CoV-2 infection, and how does th ..read more
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Pint-Sized Science: A Gynecologist and a Clinical Psychologist Walk Into an Interview
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by SITN Boston
3y ago
Pint-Sized Science: Season 2, Episode 4 A Gynecologist and a Clinical Psychologist Walk Into an Interview: A Conversation about Painful Sex, Vulvodynia, and Inclusive Sexual Health Interviewees: Dr. Caroline Pukall, Professor of Psychology at Queen's University at Kingston, and Dr. Andrew Goldstein, Director of the Centers for Vulvovaginal Disorders Interviewer: Theodora Mautz, AB '19, Clinical Research Coordinator at the Centers for Vulvovaginal Disorders **This episode features mature content and viewer discretion is advised.** Why does sex hurt? In this episode, we interview two experts on ..read more
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Pint-Sized Science: When it comes to the neutrino, scientists must go big or go home
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3y ago
Pint-Sized Science: Season 2, Episode 3. When it comes to the neutrino, scientists must go big or go home. Interviewee: Lindley Winslow, Associate Professor of Physics, MIT. Interviewer: Melis Tekant, PhD student in Physics, MIT. To uncover the nature of the elusive building blocks of the universe, scientists must observe some of the rarest events. How does one accomplish this? With an international team of researchers, in a years long project, using a giant, underground, super-cooled crystal. Professor Lindley Winslow explains the science, the considerations that go into planning and carrying ..read more
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Sit’N Listen! Scientists at Home: New times, New start
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by SITN Boston
3y ago
Episode 25. This week, we talk with Suuba Demby, a junior at Harvard University majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a secondary in energy and environment. She joined Professor Doug Kwon's lab during the Fall 2020 semester. In this interview, Suuba discusses her experiences as an undergraduate student starting research during the pandemic. She also shares her thoughts on what has gone well, what hasn't, and what has had to change. (Recorded on November 20, 2020) Produced by: Edward Chen Featuring: Edward Chen, Suuba Demby ..read more
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Sit'N Listen! Scientists at Home: Building a Scientific Community Online
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by SITN Boston
3y ago
Episode 24: This week, we hear from Benjamin Martin, a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School working to understand how and why genes turn on and off. He shares how, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, he helped to build an online scientific community that now has members all around the globe. He also discusses the process of converting a one-bedroom apartment into a virtual studio for his partner’s pilates business and teaching their dog to play hockey. You can find Ben on Twitter @bmart87 and the Fragile Nucleosome community here: https://generegulation.org/fragile-nucleosome ..read more
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Sit'N Listen! Scientists at Home: Perspective of a new post-doc
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3y ago
Episode 23: In this episode of Scientists at Home, we speak with Chelsea Powell, a post-doctoral researcher at Harvard Medical School. She discusses her experience of transitioning into a new job right before the shutdown, and shares important tips for incoming graduate students. Recording date: 5 November 2020 Featuring: Wei Li, Chelsea Powell Produced by: Wei Li, Chelsea Powell, A. Delphine Tripp ..read more
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