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How to Feed a Growing Planet

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In the next 30 years, global population is estimated to surpass nine billion people. Will there be too many people, too little food? In this podcast, join NBC News Chief Science and Health correspondent Robert Bazell and a round-table of food experts as they discuss how climate, politics and economics impact food systems and food security.

Guests include activist and best-selling author Raj Patel, geneticist Molly Jahn, and chef and UNICEF ambassador Marcus Samuelsson.

Tags: Food, Our Global Kitchen, Podcasts

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Adventures in the Global Kitchen: Root Vegetables with Alex Guarnaschelli

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Often overlooked root vegetables such as turnips and rutabaga can have a major impact on the Earth’s ecosystem and biodiversity. In this podcast, join chef Alex Guarnaschelli and Eleanor Sterling, Director of the Museum’s Center for Biodiversity, in a discussion about how our food shopping choices can affect sustainable agriculture.

Tags: Food, Our Global Kitchen, Podcasts

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SciCafe: Mapping the Evolution and Spread of Languages

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Human languages first appeared between 30,000 and 100,000 years ago, but the question of how languages spread and evolve is still under investigation. In this podcast from a recent SciCafe, join Museum curators Peter Whiteley and Ward Wheeler as they discuss how techniques used in genetic analysis are being applied to anthropology, language shifts, and key patterns in social evolution.

Tags: Podcasts, SciCafe

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Frontiers in Astrophysics: Spectacular Supernovae

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While supernovae are some of the most energetic phenomena known to science, a great deal of mystery still surrounds their origins. In this podcast from a recent “Frontiers in Astrophysics,” postdoctoral fellow Joanne Bibby and Richard Gilder Graduate School student Graham Kanarek introduce the theory that predicts massive stars as supernova progenitors, and discuss how scientists might confirm such a theory in the future. 

The talk, “Spectacular Supernovae” was introduced by Department of Astrophysics Curator Michael Shara, and took place at the museum on October 15, 2012. 

Podcast: Download | RSS | iTunes ( 1 hour, 72 MB)

Tags: Podcasts, Rose Center for Earth and Space

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