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Category: Science to Save the World

STSTW Solar Flares
On our last episode of Science to Save the World, we discussed bringing the Sun to Earth, but this time, we discuss the results when that happens in the wrong way. Script The sun ejects particles all the time in random directions, generating all kinds of space weather. Occasionally, Earth is caught in its sights....
STSTW Fusion
On this episode of Science to Save the World, we bring up a long-discussed topic: bringing the power of the Sun to Earth. Script Nuclear fusion holds the promise of clean, limitless energy, but it is notorious for always being "30 years away". It's possible that we may finally be reducing that time frame. Nuclear...
STSTW Restoring Vision
For the finale of our three-part cellular reprogramming series on Science to Save the World, we discuss restoring vision through cellular reprogramming along with the problems involved in bringing partial cellular reprogramming to humans. Script Can cellular reprogramming restore vision? In late 2020, researchers, including Dr. David Sinclair, published a study that showed they could...
STSTW Rejuvenate Mice
We continue discussing cellular reprogramming on Science to Save the World, our general science show. In Part 2, we discuss a mouse experiment that used the OSKM reprogramming factors. Script Could we "reprogram" old cells to make them young again inside living animals? In part 1, we covered the origins of using four genes referred...
STSTW Cellular Reprogramming
For this episode of Lifespan.io's general science show, Science to Save the World, we discuss cellular reprogramming, a technique that makes cells biologically young again. Script Could "reprogramming" old cells make them young again, leading to potential cures for age-related diseases? In 2006, a study by Drs. Kazutoshi Takahashi and Shinya Yamanaka showed that it...
STSTW Robotic Heart
For this episode of Lifespan.io's general science show, Science to Save the World, we focus on a new robotic heart that uses hydraulic fluid to simulate the pumping of a living heart. Script Every day, 17 people die while waiting for an organ transplant. Could a new robotic heart reduce that number? In the United...