The Abstract

The Abstract Podcast

Covid-19 vaccines reach new milestones, but the race is far from over

In this episode, we discuss the many hurdles that remain before vaccines will be available to the public.

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Why music gives you chills (and other secrets of sound)

In this episode, we explain what the latest science says about the power of sound.

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Brain food: The surprising new links between nutrition and health

In this episode, we discuss how what we eat and drink can keep our brains sane and our bodies running optimally.

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The natural selection of Xbox

In this episode, we explain how the latest video game tech is revolutionizing how people play them.

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Lunar water: Solving the biggest mysteries in the solar system

In this episode, we explain how new discoveries are shaping the future of space travel.

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Facing your fears with science

In this episode, we reveal the truth about some of nature’s most feared creatures.

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The secrets of Neanderthal children

What Neanderthal babies looked like tells a new story.

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Hitting the mental reset button during Covid-19

In this episode, we discuss building character and taking care of our mental health during the pandemic.

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Life after Covid-19: Young people cope with lingering symptoms

In this episode, we discuss how young adults are coping with heart inflammation, sensory dysfunction, and moving forward.

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SpaceX Starship: paving the way to Mars city

In this episode, we discuss what the latest Starship rocket test means for the future of space travel — and humanity itself.

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Antibodies, immunity, and the future of fighting Covid-19

In this episode, we discuss how the immune system fights Covid-19 — and how that process shapes mental health.

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Nickel and robotic fabric: The building blocks of the future

In this episode, we explain how the most basic materials could revolutionize daily life.