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Point of Discovery

By University of Texas at Austin, College of Natural Sciences

Point of Discovery takes you on a journey behind the front lines of science, where you'll meet the brilliant, quirky scientists who make the magic happen. 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 turns mild-mannered in the lab? Come discover the answers with us. Music by: Poddington Bear. Learn more at: http://pointofdiscovery.org

  1. 1.
    Artificial Intelligence Revs Up Evolution’s Clock10/12/2020
    10:42
  2. 2.
    Ask the COVID-19 Experts08/20/2020
    12:36
  3. 3.
    The Next 50 Years: Anybody Out There?06/07/2020
    12:27
  4. 4.
    The Next 50 Years: A Model of Life on the Atomic Scale04/28/2020
    10:42
  5. 5.
    Science Amid the Social Distance03/27/2020
    27:42
  6. 6.
    The Next 50 Years: An A.I. Designed to Make Life Better03/10/2020
    10:11
  7. 7.
    The Next 50 Years: Your Perfect Meal and Exercise Plan02/13/2020
    7:13
  8. 8.
    The Next 50 Years: A Global Census of Life01/08/2020
    9:41
  1. 9.
    Coming Soon: A New Podcast Miniseries12/18/2019
    6:52
  2. 10.
    You Belong Here: What It Takes for Success in College09/20/2019
    15:44
  3. 11.
    Confronting RSV, a Shape-Shifting Killer08/01/2019
    10:42
  4. 12.
    Better AI Vision to Help Save Lives06/17/2019
    8:25
  5. 13.
    A Machine That Understands Language Like a Human04/26/2019
    10:41
  6. 14.
    A Love Letter from Texas Scientists to the Periodic Table03/06/2019
    16:06
  7. 15.
    All in the (Scientific) Family02/25/2019
    11:41
  8. 16.
    Bringing Real Science to the Big Screen01/22/2019
    9:23
  9. 17.
    Recap: A Big Week in Science10/05/2018
    42:50
  10. 18.
    Of Fruit Flies, Nobel Prizes and Genetic Discoveries that Change the World09/27/2018
    10:29
  11. 19.
    Can We Build Machines that are Less Biased Than We Are?09/06/2018
    8:20
  12. 20.
    Which Mental Superpower Would You Choose?06/28/2018
    13:43
  13. 21.
    James Allison Eases Off the Brakes05/21/2018
    10:34
  14. 22.
    When Science Communication Doesn’t Get Through04/12/2018
    12:09
  15. 23.
    A Score to Settle with Cancer03/02/2018
    13:19
  16. 24.
    BONUS: Full Conversation with Three STEM Deans01/25/2018
    24:06
  17. 25.
    Tackling Science and Engineering's Diversity Problem01/25/2018
    13:16
  18. 26.
    The Language Brokers12/14/2017
    8:27
  19. 27.
    Cosmic Car Wreck10/16/2017
    7:54
  20. 28.
    Does This Look Like Cancer?09/07/2017
    8:38
  21. 29.
    When Will We Have Quantum Computers?07/11/2017
    7:59
  22. 30.
    Can Sound Save a Fish?04/24/2017
    9:32
  23. 31.
    Keeps Us on Our Toes03/15/2017
    5:26
  24. 32.
    The Science of Relationships02/11/2017
    17:26
  25. 33.
    Resetting the Alcoholic Brain01/22/2017
    10:55
  26. 34.
    The Mighty Copepod12/15/2016
    7:04
  27. 35.
    Evolution Inspires Anthrax Cure10/21/2016
    10:03
  28. 36.
    The Last First Planetary Mission09/12/2016
    8:30
  29. 37.
    Bacterial BFFs or Frenemies?08/03/2016
    5:45
  30. 38.
    Looking Forward ... and Back: Podcast Updates07/11/2016
    2:50
  31. 39.
    Why is CGI in the Movies Still So Hard?05/31/2016
    7:49
  32. 40.
    Here's What Research Did for Me, Student Stories04/10/2016
    7:55
  33. 41.
    Jekyll and Hyde Bacteria03/20/2016
    6:09
  34. 42.
    Saving the Bees02/19/2016
    8:41
  35. 43.
    Pyramid Probe01/01/2016
    7:16
  36. 44.
    The Race for Dark Energy11/16/2015
    10:29
  37. 45.
    The Case of the Missing Folate10/15/2015
    8:31
  38. 46.
    Cocktail Party Effect09/03/2015
    8:48
  39. 47.
    Fun With Chemistry06/29/2015
    6:53
  40. 48.
    Beauty and the Yeast06/01/2015
    7:04

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