SciTech Now Episode 440

In this episode of SciTech Now, we take a look at how researchers are finding ways to safeguard Honey Bees; Joaquim Goes discusses invasive Algae Blooms; Co-Host of True North John Iadarola discusses his journey to the Arctic; and the race to find an Ebola Vaccine.

A professor explores the Arctic

Dr. Robin Bell, Professor at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University in New York City, has coordinated ten major expeditions to Antarctica and Greenland to study the melting polar ice caps. She joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss her scientific travels.

SciTech Now Episode 417

In this episode of SciTech Now, we get a look into why whales are showing up in NYC waterways; Professor Robin Bell speaks about her study on the melting polar caps; an annual international competition where students have fun while learning the principles of STEM; and community solutions to climate change.

The daring study of polar bears

For wildlife biologist Karyn Rode, tracking and tranquilizing polar bears from a helicopter are just the first thrilling steps in her research. In this episode of Science Friday’s series “Breakthrough: Portraits of Women in Science,” we learn what the data she collects reveals about how polar bear populations are adapting to the warming Arctic.

SciTech Now Episode 413

In this episode of SciTech Now, a look into a producers experience in the arctic; a cutting-edge medical institution seeking answers to Alzheimer’s and traumatic brain injury; and the making of the most iconic images in televised football games.

What the warming Arctic means for birds

The Arctic is one of the regions in the world where climate change is significant, yet severely understudied. We follow researchers in northern Alaska who are racing to understand how this changing environment is impacting the breeding and migration of Arctic birds.