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Mars and Perseverance

On today’s episode: It’s tourism season at the red planet; China and UAE have successfully sent orbiters to Mars. Why do we care so much about water on Mars? The Perseverance rover is an incredible instrument of interplanetary science! All that and more today on All...

Your Memories Are Wrong

On today’s episode: Life on Venus? Mmmmmmaybe not. An AI learns to play the piano just by watching someone’s hands! Let’s talk about how bad your memory really is. All that and more today on All Around Science. LINKS: ARTICLE: Scientific community on report of a...

Addiction and the Brain

On today’s episode: Cats love catnip, and mosquitoes hate it! How does COVID get into the brain? And we dig into what happens inside the brains of those suffering from addiction. All that and more today on All Around Science. LINKS: ARTICLE: Why cats are crazy...

Why Do We Believe Conspiracies?

On today’s episode: Good news! It seems that public schools are actually helping to prevent COVID transmission! Best practices when combating the spread of fake news on social media. And what is “motivated reasoning” and how does it lead to conspiracy thinking? All...