In an interview from 2002, Jane Goodall gave Ira a lesson in how to speak with chimps. Plus, highlights from the 33rd First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, which celebrate the silly side of science. And, stories that share the research of a few Ig Nobel winners.
Researchers tested if listeners could identify lullabies, dance, love, and healing songs from different cultures.
Scientists painstakingly documented the status of 860 tree species. Now, they’re working with local communities to repopulate those at risk.
Researchers examined four popular chatbots and found they perpetuated debunked, harmful ideas from race-based medicine.
With opera and visual art, an exhibit looks at modern genetic engineering—and thousands of years of breeding—of pigs.
It’s squash, pumpkin and gourd season. An expert answers listener questions about these colorful fall favorites.
An English professor discusses how AI is transforming education, and how students and faculty alike can use it responsibly.
Using both JWST and the Chandra Observatory, astronomers discover the oldest known black hole, and confirm a theory.
An engineering professor and author explains how modern life depends on vast, complicated systems you probably never think about.