Science for the People

Science for the People is a long-format interview podcast that explores the connections between science, popular culture, history, and public policy, to help listeners understand the evidence and arguments behind what's in the news and on the shelves. Our hosts sit down with science researchers, writers, authors, journalists, and experts to discuss science from the past, the science that affects our lives today, and how science might change our future.


#580 So Long 2020, We Won't Miss You

2020 is over, and honestly? Good riddance. But before we go, let's take a look back. Because 2020 was tough, but it was also a year that science played a bigger role in people's lives than ever before. Hosts Bethany Brookshire and Rachelle Saunders talk with Tina Saey, Deja Perkins, and Carolyn Gramling about three big science stories that definitely made an impact on 2020.

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  • This COVID-19 pandemic timeline shows how fast the coronavirus took over our lives
  • What will life be like after the coronavirus pandemic ends?
  • Health care workers and long-term care residents should get COVID-19 vaccines first
  • Meet 5 Black researchers fighting for diversity and equity in science
  • A #BlackBirdersWeek cofounder aims to amplify black nature enthusiasts
  • Daily global CO2 emissions dropped dramatically as COVID-19 kept people at home
  • COVID-19 lockdowns dramatically reduced seismic noise from humans
  • What's behind August 2020's extreme weather? Climate change and bad luck
  • Climate change made Siberia's heat wave at least 600 times more likely
  • 4 ways to put the 100-degree Arctic heat record in context
  • Wildfires, heat waves and hurricanes broke all kinds of records in 2020
  • By 2100, Greenland will be losing ice at its fastest rate in 12,000 years
  • Global warming may lead to practically irreversible Antarctic melting
  • New maps show how warm water may reach Thwaites Glacier's icy underbelly


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