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Frontiers in Astrophysics: MESSENGER update with Sean Solomon

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After traveling through space for seven years, NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft began orbiting the planet Mercury in March, 2011. In this podcast, join MESSENGER's principal investigator Sean Solomon as he describes how the spacecraft's specialized instruments are collecting information that is key to understanding terrestrial planet evolution.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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