Point of Discovery

By University of Texas at Austin, College of Natural Sciences, Marc Airhart

Behind every scientific discovery is a scientist (or 12) and a story. “Point of Discovery” takes you on a journey beyond WHAT we know to HOW we know it. Along the way, listeners will meet the sometimes quirky, always passionate people whose curiosity unlocks hidden worlds. Music by: Podington Bear. Learn more at: http://pointofdiscovery.org DISCLAIMER Point of Discovery is part of the Texas Podcast Network, which is brought to you by The University of Texas at Austin. Podcasts are produced by faculty members and staffers at UT Austin who work with University Communications to craft content that adheres to journalistic best practices. The University of Texas at Austin offers these podcasts at no charge. Podcasts appearing on the network and this webpage represent the views of the hosts, not of The University of Texas at Austin.

  1. 1.
    BONUS: Presenting the Texas Podcast Network
    12:04
  2. 2.
    The Case Against Spanking
    39:34
  3. 3.
    Do Sick Animals Socially Distance?
    11:18
  4. 4.
    Artificial Intelligence Revs Up Evolution’s Clock
    10:42
  5. 5.
    Ask the COVID-19 Experts
    12:36
  6. 6.
    The Next 50 Years: Anybody Out There?
    12:27
  7. 7.
    The Next 50 Years: A Model of Life on the Atomic Scale
    10:42
  8. 8.
    Science Amid the Social Distance
    27:42
  1. 9.
    The Next 50 Years: An A.I. Designed to Make Life Better
    10:11
  2. 10.
    The Next 50 Years: Your Perfect Meal and Exercise Plan
    7:13
  3. 11.
    The Next 50 Years: A Global Census of Life
    9:41
  4. 12.
    Coming Soon: A New Podcast Miniseries
    6:52
  5. 13.
    You Belong Here: What It Takes for Success in College
    15:44
  6. 14.
    Confronting RSV, a Shape-Shifting Killer
    10:42
  7. 15.
    Better AI Vision to Help Save Lives
    8:25
  8. 16.
    A Machine That Understands Language Like a Human
    10:41
  9. 17.
    A Love Letter from Texas Scientists to the Periodic Table
    16:06
  10. 18.
    All in the (Scientific) Family
    11:41
  11. 19.
    Bringing Real Science to the Big Screen
    9:23
  12. 20.
    Recap: A Big Week in Science
    42:50
  13. 21.
    Of Fruit Flies, Nobel Prizes and Genetic Discoveries that Change the World
    10:29
  14. 22.
    Can We Build Machines that are Less Biased Than We Are?
    8:20
  15. 23.
    Which Mental Superpower Would You Choose?
    13:43
  16. 24.
    James Allison Eases Off the Brakes
    10:34
  17. 25.
    When Science Communication Doesn’t Get Through
    12:09
  18. 26.
    A Score to Settle with Cancer
    13:19
  19. 27.
    BONUS: Full Conversation with Three STEM Deans
    24:06
  20. 28.
    Tackling Science and Engineering's Diversity Problem
    13:16
  21. 29.
    The Language Brokers
    8:27
  22. 30.
    Cosmic Car Wreck
    7:54
  23. 31.
    Does This Look Like Cancer?
    8:38
  24. 32.
    When Will We Have Quantum Computers?
    7:59
  25. 33.
    Can Sound Save a Fish?
    9:32
  26. 34.
    Keeps Us on Our Toes
    5:26
  27. 35.
    The Science of Relationships
    17:26
  28. 36.
    Resetting the Alcoholic Brain
    10:55
  29. 37.
    The Mighty Copepod
    7:04
  30. 38.
    Evolution Inspires Anthrax Cure
    10:03
  31. 39.
    The Last First Planetary Mission
    8:30
  32. 40.
    Bacterial BFFs or Frenemies?
    5:45
  33. 41.
    Looking Forward ... and Back: Podcast Updates
    2:50
  34. 42.
    Why is CGI in the Movies Still So Hard?
    7:49
  35. 43.
    Here's What Research Did for Me, Student Stories
    7:55
  36. 44.
    Jekyll and Hyde Bacteria
    6:09
  37. 45.
    Saving the Bees
    8:41
  38. 46.
    Pyramid Probe
    7:16
  39. 47.
    The Race for Dark Energy
    10:29
  40. 48.
    The Case of the Missing Folate
    8:31
  41. 49.
    Cocktail Party Effect
    8:48
  42. 50.
    Fun With Chemistry
    6:53

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