Science Decoded

by Justin Dingman

We interview the scientists behind the studies and find out how they did them! Science Decoded is the official podcast of Sciworthy.com. Sciworthy is a non-profit science explainer website full of easy to understand articles that summarize published studies. We satisfy the curiosity of knowledge seekers for whom scientific journal articles are too technical, but find science news to be too biased or superficial.  

Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • S02 E09 - Mimicking A Biosignature (Guest: Dr. Svetlana Shkolyar)

    S02 E09 - Mimicking A Biosignature (Guest: Dr. Svetlana Shkolyar)

    In this episode, Dr. Svetlana Shkolyar of the Goddard Space Flight Center joins us to discuss her recent paper on specific issues and 'cautionary tales' of biosignature research. Biosignatures, are possible signs of life, or bioti...

    34:45
  • S02 E08 - Brain Imaging (Guest: Dr. Jonathan Nassi)

    S02 E08 - Brain Imaging (Guest: Dr. Jonathan Nassi)

    In this episode Dr. Jonathan Nassi, Senior Director of Translational Science at Inscopix Inc, joins Science Decoded to discuss his recent paper on brain imaging in non-human primates. The goal of Dr. Nassi's study is to bridge a g...

    35:11
  • S02 E07 - Language of the Stars (Guest: Dr. Anamaria Berea)

    S02 E07 - Language of the Stars (Guest: Dr. Anamaria Berea)

    This episode discusses the use of data processing to categorize stars. Dr. Anamaria Berea joins our host Justin to talk about her recently published paper on the language of stars. Dr. Berea has studied communication and data scie...

    36:30
  • S02 E06 - Creative Brains on Psilocybin (Guest: Dr. Natasha Mason)

    S02 E06 - Creative Brains on Psilocybin (Guest: Dr. Natasha Mason)

    Magic mushrooms for science! Dr. Natasha Mason, psychopharmacologist at Maastricht University, joins Science Decoded with a new study on psilocybin. After defining the term creativity, researchers measured the brain activity of pa...

    38:18
  • S02 E05 - Editing Out Disease (Guest: Dr. Kiran Musunuru)

    S02 E05 - Editing Out Disease (Guest: Dr. Kiran Musunuru)

    This month we interview Dr. Kiran Musunuru, professor and genetics researcher from University of Pennsylvania, and find out about his impressive results in mice that show promise for using CRISPR, the gene editing technology, to p...

    36:59