Natural Sciences

Point of Discovery

University of Texas at Austin, College of Natural Sciences

Point of Discovery takes you on a behind-the-scenes journey to the front lines of science where you'll meet the brilliant, quirky scientists who do it. Our stories are driven by curiosity. How much of our DNA do we share with yeast? How do our brains block out noise at a party so that we can focus on just one person speaking? How do you study a terrible disease-causing bacteria that acts like a saint when you grow it in a petri dish? Come discover the answers with us. Learn more at: http://pointofdiscovery.org

Episodes

cosmic-car-wreck
00:07:55
2017-11-01 04:25:22 UTC 00:07:55
cosmic-car-wreck

Does This Look Like Cancer?
00:08:38
2017-11-01 04:25:22 UTC 00:08:38
Does This Look Like Cancer?

When Will We Have Quantum Computers?
00:07:59
2017-11-01 04:25:22 UTC 00:07:59
When Will We Have Quantum Computers?

Can Sound Save a Fish?
00:09:33
2017-11-01 04:25:22 UTC 00:09:33
Can Sound Save a Fish?

Keeps Us on Our Toes
00:05:26
2017-11-01 04:25:22 UTC 00:05:26
Keeps Us on Our Toes

The Science of Relationships
00:17:26
2017-11-01 04:25:22 UTC 00:17:26
The Science of Relationships

Resetting the Alcoholic Brain
00:10:55
2017-11-01 04:25:22 UTC 00:10:55
Resetting the Alcoholic Brain

The Mighty Copepod
00:07:04
2017-11-01 04:25:22 UTC 00:07:04
The Mighty Copepod

Evolution Inspires Anthrax Cure
00:10:03
2017-11-01 04:25:22 UTC 00:10:03
Evolution Inspires Anthrax Cure

The Last First Planetary Mission
00:08:30
2017-11-01 04:25:22 UTC 00:08:30
The Last First Planetary Mission

Bacterial BFFs or Frenemies?
00:05:45
2017-11-01 04:25:22 UTC 00:05:45
Bacterial BFFs or Frenemies?

Looking Forward ... and Back: Podcast Updates
00:02:50
2017-11-01 04:25:22 UTC 00:02:50
Looking Forward ... and Back: Podcast Updates

Why is CGI in the Movies Still So Hard?
00:07:49
2017-11-01 04:25:22 UTC 00:07:49
Why is CGI in the Movies Still So Hard?

Here's What Research Did for Me, Student Stories
00:07:55
2017-11-01 04:25:22 UTC 00:07:55
Here's What Research Did for Me, Student Stories

Jekyll and Hyde Bacteria
00:06:09
2017-11-01 04:25:22 UTC 00:06:09
Jekyll and Hyde Bacteria

Saving the Bees
00:08:41
2017-11-01 04:25:22 UTC 00:08:41
Saving the Bees

Pyramid Probe
00:07:16
2017-11-01 04:25:22 UTC 00:07:16
Pyramid Probe

The Race for Dark Energy
00:10:29
2017-11-01 04:25:22 UTC 00:10:29
The Race for Dark Energy

The Case of the Missing Folate
00:08:31
2017-11-01 04:25:22 UTC 00:08:31
The Case of the Missing Folate

Cocktail Party Effect
00:08:49
2017-11-01 04:25:22 UTC 00:08:49
Cocktail Party Effect

Fun With Chemistry
00:06:53
2017-11-01 04:25:22 UTC 00:06:53
Fun With Chemistry

Beauty and the Yeast
00:07:04
2017-11-01 04:25:22 UTC 00:07:04
Beauty and the Yeast

BONUS: Full Conversation with Three STEM Deans
00:24:06
2018-02-17 01:12:19 UTC 00:24:06
BONUS: Full Conversation with Three STEM Deans

Tackling Science and Engineering's Diversity Problem
00:13:16
2018-02-17 01:12:19 UTC 00:13:16
Tackling Science and Engineering's Diversity Problem

The Language Brokers
00:08:27
2018-02-17 01:12:20 UTC 00:08:27
The Language Brokers

Cosmic Car Wreck
00:07:55
2018-02-17 01:12:20 UTC 00:07:55
Cosmic Car Wreck

Does This Look Like Cancer?
00:08:38
2018-02-17 01:12:20 UTC 00:08:38
Does This Look Like Cancer?

When Will We Have Quantum Computers?
00:07:59
2018-02-17 01:12:20 UTC 00:07:59
When Will We Have Quantum Computers?

Can Sound Save a Fish?
00:09:33
2018-02-17 01:12:20 UTC 00:09:33
Can Sound Save a Fish?

Keeps Us on Our Toes
00:05:26
2018-02-17 01:12:20 UTC 00:05:26
Keeps Us on Our Toes

The Science of Relationships
00:17:26
2018-02-17 01:12:20 UTC 00:17:26
The Science of Relationships

Resetting the Alcoholic Brain
00:10:55
2018-02-17 01:12:20 UTC 00:10:55
Resetting the Alcoholic Brain

The Mighty Copepod
00:07:04
2018-02-17 01:12:20 UTC 00:07:04
The Mighty Copepod

Evolution Inspires Anthrax Cure
00:10:03
2018-02-17 01:12:20 UTC 00:10:03
Evolution Inspires Anthrax Cure

The Last First Planetary Mission
00:08:30
2018-02-17 01:12:20 UTC 00:08:30
The Last First Planetary Mission

Bacterial BFFs or Frenemies?
00:05:45
2018-02-17 01:12:20 UTC 00:05:45
Bacterial BFFs or Frenemies?

Looking Forward ... and Back: Podcast Updates
00:02:50
2018-02-17 01:12:21 UTC 00:02:50
Looking Forward ... and Back: Podcast Updates

Why is CGI in the Movies Still So Hard?
00:07:49
2018-02-17 01:12:21 UTC 00:07:49
Why is CGI in the Movies Still So Hard?

Here's What Research Did for Me, Student Stories
00:07:55
2018-02-17 01:12:21 UTC 00:07:55
Here's What Research Did for Me, Student Stories

Jekyll and Hyde Bacteria
00:06:09
2018-02-17 01:12:21 UTC 00:06:09
Jekyll and Hyde Bacteria

Saving the Bees
00:08:41
2018-02-17 01:12:21 UTC 00:08:41
Saving the Bees

Pyramid Probe
00:07:16
2018-02-17 01:12:21 UTC 00:07:16
Pyramid Probe

The Race for Dark Energy
00:10:29
2018-02-17 01:12:21 UTC 00:10:29
The Race for Dark Energy

The Case of the Missing Folate
00:08:31
2018-02-17 01:12:21 UTC 00:08:31
The Case of the Missing Folate

Cocktail Party Effect
00:08:49
2018-02-17 01:12:21 UTC 00:08:49
Cocktail Party Effect

Fun With Chemistry
00:06:53
2018-02-17 01:12:21 UTC 00:06:53
Fun With Chemistry

Beauty and the Yeast
00:07:04
2018-02-17 01:12:21 UTC 00:07:04
Beauty and the Yeast