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NSDL

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 025
Guest: National Science Digital Library

Have you ever wished for a place on the Web where you could find quality science content that you can count on and trust? Your wish has been granted. Learn about the National Science Digital Library and all the projects and resources created just for science, technology, engineering and math. It's as close to one-stop shopping for learning materials and activities as one can find on the Web today.

Smith with bee beard

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 024
Guest: Brian Smith

Bee Movies are not just for Hollywood. Dr. Biology catches up with bee movie maker and neurobiologist Brian Smith who uses film and video to unlock the mystery behind bees and how they sense and communicate with the environment. This movie director may not bee up for an Academy Award, but he will let you in on the life of bees including bee vomit and their interesting dance steps. Bees Dance?

Lindsay Biologist

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 023
Guest: Stuart Lindsay

The tiny world of nanobiology is the topic of this show. Dr. Biology sits down with nanobiologist and physicist Stuart Lindsay to learn about nanobiology and some of the cool and strange things that happen when things are so small.

Ferran Garcia Pichel

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 022
Guest: Ferran Garcia-Pichel

What could possibly be the difference between a cup of dirt and a cup of soil? Dr. Biology talks with microbiologist Ferran Garcia-Pichel about why he avoids the dirty word and prefers to say soil. Could it be there is more in a cup of dirt - excuse me a cup of soil than meets the eye?

Berens from TGen

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 021
Guest: Michael Berens

Dr. Biology takes trip to visit Michael Berens, adjunct professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University and Senior Investigator at Translational Genomics Institute (TGen).
Stephen Pyne

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 020
Guest: Stephen Pyne

Could fire be important for life on Earth? Would Earth be the same without fire? These are just a few of the many questions we have for fire researcher Stephen Pyne about fire and its role with life. Did we also mention his battle with a dragon? If you have a burning desire to learn the answers to these questions, tune in.

Stan Faeth

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 019
Guest: Stan Faeth

Not what you might think - the study of some grasses might unlock some important understanding to many areas of science including treatments for cancer. Dr.Biology talk with Stan Feath, professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University and learns what secrets grasses hold.
Quinlan and Conrad

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 018
Guest: Conrad Storad, Michael Quinlan

It's a mystery, at least until you try to guess what animal children book author Conrad Storad is describing at the beginning of this episode. Joining Conrad is physiologist Michael Quinlan. Together they give us all the gory details behind this desert dwelling animal.

Stephen Pratt ASU

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 017
Guest: Stephen Pratt

Ants doing math? Could this be possible? Stephen Prattt from the ASU School of Life Science gives Dr. Biology a lesson about ant problem solving.
Science in washington

Ask A Biologist Podcast, Vol. 016
Guest: Cheryl Zook, Elizabeth Pennisi, Nancy Palaez

Travel with Dr. Biology as he heads to Washington D.C. to interview three people who are all involved with science even though two of them are not scientists. Interviews include Cheryl Zook (independent film maker), Elizabeth Pennisi (science writer), and Nancy Pelaez (program director - NSF-NSDL).

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