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Chris Martinez reads you his selections from Discover Magazine. Thought-provoking and cutting-edge content from the Sciences.

Current Discover Magazine Articles
TitlePodcast DescriptionAuthor/ReaderDuration
Days of Dysevolution - May, 2015Our modern lifestyle, combined with the miracles of medicine doesn't necessarily guarantee survival of the fittest. By Jeff WheelwrightReader: Chris Martinez00:22:04
No Such Thing As A Black Hole? - Apr, 2015Just when we thought we wrapped our heads around black holes, new theories tell us to forget what to we know. By Cory S. PowellReader: Chris Martinez00:10:46
How To Stop A Killer Asteroid - Mar, 2015If a giant rock were hurtling towards earth, how could we stop it?, By Steve NadisReader: Chris Martinez00:16:26
Ticket To Ride - Dec, 2014After decades of government dominance, private companies are poised to lead the next phase of space exploration. By Cory S. PowellReader: Chris Martinez00:09:51
Caught In the Act - Nov, 2014If you thought online dating was tricky, try being a glowworm, or a blue whale, trying to find a mate in a world with loud flashy neighbors-us.Reader: Chris Martinez00:14:16
20 Things You Didn't Know About Cats - Sep, 201420 Things You Didn't Know About Cats, By Gemma Tarlach, Senior Associate EditorReader: Darla Middlebrook00:08:25
Feats of Will - Oct, 2014What makes some people capable of extraordinary perseverance. By Elizabeth SvobodaReader: Chris Martinez00:08:57
Beyond the Outer Limits - Oct, 2014The concept of multiple universes gets real when a cosmologist looks into leftovers of the Big Bang, By Cory S. PowellReader: Chris Martinez00:09:39
Forever Young - Sep, 2014Ecologists are finding that in nature, aging is not inevitable. By Hillary RosnerReader: Chris Martinez00:11:31
Singing In the Brain - Jul/Aug, 2014Why is my voice so bad? It turns out that my noggin is to blame. By James DziezynskiReader: Chris Martinez00:08:46
The Ups and Downs of Teleportation - July / Aug, 2014Quantum physics and information theory suggest its possible to get there from here without leaving. By Cory S. PowellReader: Chris Martinez00:09:51
Rocketman - May, 2014A revolutionary engine, designed by a former astronaut, could be our ticket to Mars and beyond, By Steve NadisReader: Chris Martinez00:12:02
Light Makes Flight - May, 2014Solar power takes off: two dare devil pilots prepare to fly around the world using only solar power. By Helen FieldsReader: Chris Martinez00:15:51
Various articles - Jan / Feb, 2014Voyager 1 Goes Interstellar; The Return of the King; Climate Change and Wars; Death of a Storm Chaser; Stem Cell Future; Beauty and the BoozeReader: Chris Martinez00:16:07
Up In The Air - Jan, 2014An inflight emergency leads to a makeshift ER in the air. by Dena RifkinReader: Chris Martinez00:10:05
Meet the New Planet Hunters - Dec, 2013Successors to the crippled Kepler spacecraft are lining up in a race to find another Earth, by Corey S. PowellReader: Chris Martinez00:10:07
In Defense of Free Will - Nov, 2013A treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder suggests the use of our thoughts to rewire our brains and direct our fate, by Steve VolkReader: Chris Martinez00:22:45
The Life & Death of Comet ISON - Nov, 2013A journey through our solar system to get a glimpse of the approaching comet from Earth, NASA satellites and Mars. By Cory S. PowellReader: Chris Martinez00:26:01
Pool Hall Diagnosis - Nov, 2013A young man's chance encounter with an M.D. at a Texas Pub revealed the autoimmune disease Guillain-Barre syndrome. By Jenny BlairReader: Chris Martinez00:10:19
Doorway to a Cure - Sep, 2013A nonprofit is taking a financial gamble on eradicating Cystic Fibrosis. So far the odds look good. by Bijal P. TrevediReader: Tim Hill00:40:20
Mushroom Manifesto - Jul/Aug, 2013"A crusading mycologist says fungi are key to human and environmental health" by Kenneth MillerReader: Tim Hill00:35:36
Desperately Seeking Sharks - Jun, 2013"For years, sharks have been hunted for their valuable fins. Now most of these vital ocean predators have vanished from the deep." by Erik VanceReader: Tim Hill00:25:37
A Scientific Method to His Madness - Apr, 2013"With microbes and molecules on his palette, Joe Davis is a certifiable maverick of art." by Steve NadisReader: Tim Hill00:20:29
Confronting the Dark - May, 2013A mysterious dark energy dating back to the dawn of the universe could be poised to rip it apart. By Zeeya MeraliReader: Tim Hill00:29:08
Evolution Full Tilt - Mar, 2013"Driven by technological advances, humans are changing faster than ever. Coming soon: our next stage, Homo evolutus." by Steven KotlerReader: Tim Hill00:18:44
Your Cancer, Your Cure - November, 2012"Potent new cancer treatments come with a big catch: They tend to work on just a few people." by David Ewing DuncanReader: Tim Hill00:22:55
False Witness - November, 2012"A Psychologist examines the problems with eye witness testimony." by Douglas StarrReader: Tim Hill00:22:27
Recipe for Immortality - October, 2012"An expert in synthetic biology explains how people could soon live for centuries." by George Church and Ed RegisReader: Tim Hill00:18:12
Candidates You "Like" & Start-Up Nations - September, 2012"In the coming decade, Facebook-style political parties loosen America's gridlock politics." by David H. Freedman; "Autonomous communities, floating in international waters." by Adam PioreReader: Tim Hill00:24:37
Mission to the Lost Planet - September, 2012"A daredevil spacecraft is giving us our first look at the asteroid Vesta-a unique survivor from the demolition derby that created the Earth." by Tim FolgerReader: Tim Hill00:25:18

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