Undiscovered

Undiscovered

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A podcast about the left turns, missteps, and lucky breaks that make science happen.
Mouse’s Vineyard
Jun 27, 2017 • 29 min
Martha’s Vineyard has a Lyme disease problem. Now a scientist is coming to town with a possible fix: genetically engineered mice.
Kurt Vonnegut and the Rainmakers
Jun 20, 2017 • 31 min
In the mid 1940s, no one would publish Kurt Vonnegut’s stories. But when he gets hired as a press writer at General Electric, the company’s fantastical science inspires some of his most iconic—and best-selling—novels.
The Wastebook
Jun 13, 2017 • 31 min
After a senator calls her research a waste of taxpayer dollars, biologist Sheila Patek heads to Capitol Hill to prove what her science is worth.
Six Degrees
Jun 6, 2017 • 32 min
Are you just six handshakes away from every other person on Earth? Two mathematicians set out to prove we’re all connected.
Sick and Tired
May 30, 2017 • 30 min
When researchers publish a new study on chronic fatigue syndrome, a group of patients cry foul—and decide to investigate for themselves.
Born This Gay
May 23, 2017 • 33 min
At the turn of the 20th century, a German doctor sets out to prove that homosexuality is rooted in biology—but his research has consequences he never intended.
The Meteorite Hunter
May 15, 2017 • 32 min
Deep in Antarctica, a rookie meteorite hunter helps collect a mystery rock. Could it be a little piece of Mars?
Boss Hua and the Black Box
May 9, 2017 • 37 min
A team of social scientists stumbles onto a cache of censored Chinese social media posts—and decides to find out what the Chinese government wants wiped from the internet.
Hi! We are Undiscovered.
May 2, 2017 • 2 min
We’re a podcast about the left turns, false starts, and lucky breaks that move science forward.