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Podcast Profile: UnDisciplined

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Site: www.upr.org/show/undisciplined
20 episodes
2022
Average episode: 26 minutes
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Podcaster's summary: Each week, UnDisciplined takes a fun, fascinating and accessible dive into the lives of researchers and explorers working across a wide variety of scientific fields.

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List Updated: 2022-Sep-28 12:10 UTC. Episodes: 20. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
2022-Sep-22 • 26 minutes
UnDisciplined: what do fish bones tell us about the Ancestral Puebloans?
Archaeologists have developed new techniques to reconstruct the diet of the Ancestral Pueblo people in the southwestern United States.
2022-Sep-15 • 26 minutes
UnDisciplined: This invasive plant is destroying the Great Salt Lake wetlands
A team of wetland researchers at Utah State University are extending the scientifically sound information to engage land managers and policymakers, bringing knowledge the importance of wetlands to arenas beyond academia.
2022-Sep-09 • 26 minutes
UnDisciplined: what makes these berries blue?
An exciting new paper has documented the biology and evolutionary history behind blue food, revealing the complex ways that plants have evolved their distinctive colors.
2022-Sep-01 • 26 minutes
UnDisciplined: Is human intervention necessary to regenerate forests after a wildfire?
A recent study suggests that fire refugia – the green islands of live trees that remain after forest fires – can enhance forest regeneration.
2022-Aug-28 • 26 minutes
UnDisciplined: Scientists can now eavesdrop on whales
A breakthrough approach in marine acoustics that uses existing systems of underwater fiber optics now allows scientists to eavesdrop on whales. This innovative approach may reveal new insights about these beautiful and awe-inspiring animals.
2022-Aug-28 • 26 minutes
UnDisciplined: what can 3D simulations of sheep tibia tell us about healing bone fractures?
A new study used virtual imaging techniques to lead to accurately diagnosing the many cases when healing fractures of bones fail to fuse.
2022-Aug-11 • 26 minutes
UnDisciplined: here's what the climate crisis is doing to our mental health
A global study found that children and young adults are distraught, afraid, sad, angry and ashamed about what is happening to our global climate. The study's leaders say that's a sign of nothing short of immense trauma.
2022-Aug-04 • 26 minutes
UnDisciplined: over 20 percent of reptiles are threatened with extinction
Over 20%, one out of five, of reptile species are now under threat of extinction. However, conservation efforts for birds, mammals and amphibians are unexpectedly good surrogates for the conservation of reptiles.
2022-Jul-21 • 26 minutes
UnDisciplined: chemists put a new spin on the phrase 'tree of life'
A new study has revealed that the bark of a tall rainforest tree may provide a cornucopia of potentially useful drugs for people — drugs that could lead to positive neuroactive effects in the future.
2022-Jul-14 • 26 minutes
UnDisciplined: what happens when humans pass diseases back to animals?
We know that many viruses are passed from animals to humans. But there's another part of this story. We often give viruses back to animals. And this week, we're going to be talking about what happens after that happens.
2022-Jul-07 • 24 minutes
UnDisciplined: could this new technology ensure clean water for everyone?
One in ten people across the planet still don't have access to clean water. But there may be a simpler way – a little trick of bioengineering that could assure safe water for all.
2022-Jun-30 • 26 minutes
UnDisciplined: nature improves mental health… but only for rich, white people?
A new study shows that the benefits of nature on mental health are based on studies that are strongly dominated by wealthy countries and Caucasian people, rather than drawing on the diversity of humans around the world.
2022-Jun-23 • 26 minutes
UnDisciplined: could social distancing save monarch butterflies from a fatal parasite?
Monarch butterflies are threatened by a fatal parasite and a reason for infection may be that conservationists rear these butterflies and plant Milkweeds for them under crowded conditions.
2022-Jun-16 • 26 minutes
UnDiscplined: trees provide over $100 billion in ecosystem services... and we're destroying them
A recent study documents how remote sensing tools have transformed the ways we monitor life on Earth. We'll also learn about the value of trees, their ecosystem services hold an economic value of over $114 billion a year.
2022-Jun-16 • 26 minutes
UnDiscplined: trees provide over $100 billion in ecosystem services... and we're destroying them
A recent study documents how remote sensing tools have transformed the ways we monitor life on Earth. We'll also learn about the value of trees, their ecosystem services hold an economic value of over $114 billion a year.
2022-Jun-09 • 26 minutes
UnDisciplined: climate projections predict increased risk of joint surge rainfall events
A recent study simulated the hazards of past cyclones and made predictions about future storms and found that by 2100 cyclones could be 30 to 200 times more frequent.
2022-Jun-09 • 26 minutes
UnDisciplined: what makes burrowing owls choose to stay when they’ve been relocated?
Burrowing owls have suffered from human development changing their habitat. A group of researchers have studied the relocation of these birds and have interesting insights on how to successfully find them new places to live.
2022-May-26 • 26 minutes
UnDisciplined: scientists developed injectable gel that can help chronic pain in joints
Materials science researchers have developed a polymer gel that targets aching joints affected by osteoarthritis and delivers medication to them.
2022-May-19 • 26 minutes
UnDisciplined: how stable are Utah's famous red rock formations?
A Utahn research team generated predictions about the seismic stability of famous red rock formations with the help of experienced mountain climbers.
2022-May-12 • 26 minutes
UnDisciplined: birds are shrinking due to climate change, especially small-brained ones
A new study – based on the analysis of over 70,000 individual birds – found bigger brained birds have been able to withstand shrinkage due to climate change.