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The Pulse

Series produced by WHYY

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Weekly subscribable series.

Host Maiken Scott leads this one-hour, weekly tour of the people and places at the heart of health and science.

The Pulse is a show for curious people who ask: "Yeah, why is that?" Often surprising and always captivating, The Pulse makes science and discovery personal. Produced at WHYY in Philadelphia, the show features scientists, doctors, innovators and storytelling from across the country.

For information about The Pulse please contact Steve Martin at steve@sfmconsulting.com or call 703.715.0827.

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8 Pieces

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This week, The Pulse visits with the boss ladies who are doing groundbreaking work in fields like chemistry, biology, astrophysics. Many of them ch...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2017
  • Length: 50:39
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Every year, thousands of people come to the U.S. from other countries. Some come as immigrants. Others come to this country under terrible circumst...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2017
  • Length: 50:40
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This week, we’ll explore why we feel disgust, and what we can learn when we take a closer look at repulsive things…how fly spit messes up crimes sc...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 50:39
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Say "aaaaaah," because on this week’s episode of The Pulse, we’re exploring your mouth. We attend a tongue tie snipping and a wisdom tooth extracti...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2017
  • Length: 50:39
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On today’s show, we explore the science of making great copies: a machine that can mimic an organ, the quest to make the perfect fake meat, what it...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 50:39
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One of the most widely accepted treatments in psychiatry is also one of the most polarizing--electroconvulsive therapy is a go to for major depress...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2017
  • Length: 50:39
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Love is in the air, so we thought it would be the perfect time to talk about the heart...in a health and science sort of way. On this episode, we l...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2017
  • Length: 50:40
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Scientists say that the field of genetics is making progress at an exponential pace, but with great genetic power comes great responsibility. On th...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2017
  • Length: 50:39