NSF's Science Nation

This podcast is an audio version of the NSF Science Nation video series, which examines the breakthroughs and the possibilities for new discoveries about our planet, our universe and ourselves.

The Discovery Files

Why the skin bacteria of Panamanian frogs may lead to new drugs to treat human diseases


How plants and soil microorganisms capture and store carbon from the atmosphere

Audio Abstract

Termites, their pheromones, and potential pest control

DesignSafe Radio

Stories from a stormchaser who studies tornadoes with UAVs and drones


Using fossils to help predict future response to climate change

Science Friday

Algorithms all around us, from the justice system to health care


Thinking small: The role of microbial communities in our everyday lives

Engineering Out Loud

Detecting Parkinson’s disease early for better outcomes

The Discovery Files

Neutralizing proteins that play a role in rheumatoid arthritis

Big Biology

NSF's Joanne Tornow and Skip Lupia discuss the agency's 10 Big Ideas