Inquiring Minds

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Each week Inquiring Minds brings you a new, in-depth exploration of the place where science, politics, and society collide.

We’re committed to the idea that making an effort to understand the world around you though science and critical thinking can benefit everyone—and lead to better decisions. We endeavor to find out what’s true, what’s left to discover, and why it all matters with weekly coverage of the latest headlines and probing discussions with leading scientists and thinkers.

Produced in partnership with Climate Desk, a journalistic collaboration dedicated to exploring the impact of a changing climate and consisting of The Atlantic, Center for Investigative Reporting, Grist, The Guardian, Mother Jones, Slate, and Wired.

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Title: Up To Date | Bug census, global warming, young blood, microwaving grapes

Up To Date | Bug census, global warming, young blood, microwaving grapes

February 25th, 2019

A study taking a deep look into insect populations and their decline; bad news about global warming four generations from now, new research showing why… Go to Episode

2018’s Best Science Movies (and TV)

February 18th, 2019

We talk to Jennifer Ouellette, science writer and former director of The Science & Entertainment Exchange, about last year’s best and the worst… Go to Episode

Oculus, Facebook, and the Revolution That Swept Virtual Reality

February 12th, 2019

We talk to Blake J. Harris about his new book The History of the Future: Oculus, Facebook, and the Revolution That Swept Virtual Reality. Go to Episode

Up To Date | Polar Vortex Science, Brainwaves to Speech, Blowing Up the Brain

February 4th, 2019

The science behind the polar vortex, a new study attempting to directly translate brain signals into speech, and an update on the incredible work of neuroscientist… Go to Episode