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PODCAST | The science of human security: Social science & violent extremism

In a world that plagued by incidents of violent extremism and terror, we are often presented with messages or news stories that focus on the leaders of extremist organizations or the perpetrators of such attacks. This type of messaging can be a distraction from more fully addressing the root cause of violent extremism through the use of human sciences such as psychology, sociology and anthropology.

PODCAST | The Science of Human Security: Building Communities Resilient to Violent Extremism

In a world that is currently plagued by incidents of violent extremism and terror, we are often presented with messages or news stories that focus on the leaders of violent extremist organizations or the perpetrators of such attacks. That type of messaging has affected the way that government and the public view violent extremism. It may be a distraction from more fully addressing the root cause of violent extremism through the use of human sciences, such as psychology, sociology and anthropology.

PODCAST | Reality at the smallest scale: What is quantum physics and why should you care?

“Quantum physics” is often viewed in popular culture as being entirely incomprehensible. STPF fellows Eric Breckenfeld and Jonathan Trinastic speak with three physicists from government, academia and industry to discuss the phenomena studied in quantum physics and its relevance to our daily lives.

PODCAST | From Food Waste and Wasted Food to Resource Recovery

Americans waste 40% of their food. How did we become so wasteful and what can we do about it? Dr. Ariela Zycherman is joined by Dr. Irina Feygina of Climate Central, Jason Turgeon of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Maria Rose Belding and Grant Nelson from the MEANS database for a discussion about what parts of food we waste, why we waste, and what we can do to reduce waste across a variety of social, natural and built systems.

PODCAST | Scientists are People Too, Episode 1

This is the first episode in a new series called “Scientists are People Too.” In each episode, we will ask scientists about their work and their daily lives. This episode asks scientists “What is the biggest mistake you have made in science or the most expensive piece of equipment you have broken?”

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Host: Danielle Friend, Ph.D. Neuroscience 2016-2017 Executive Branch Fellow at the National Institutes of Health

PODCAST | What makes a data scientist?

"Data Scientist" is listed as the “Sexiest Job of the 21st Century” by the Harvard Business Review, but what is data science and what do data scientists do? Claire Schulkey investigated the question at International Data Week speaking with Amy Nurnberger and Sarah Callaghan, two data professionals, and she heard from the chief data scientist at the New York Times to figure out what makes a data professional, how people get into the field, and what they do all day.

PODCAST | Some love them, some hate them, some don't care: GMOs

Sesquile Ramon (2015-17 Executive Branch Fellow) dives into a discussion of ghenetically modified organisms (GMOs) and why some people love them, some don’t trust them, and some don’t care as long as they taste good. Three more fellows -- Daniel Hicks, Ariela Zycherman, and Marit Wilkerson -- discuss where we get policies regulating consumption of genetically engineered food, explore their legislative history, their perceived risk, and their potential use as a tool to combat the complex challenges of climate change.
 
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