September 12th marks 6-months since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. On the Science Edition of Press Conference USA, Rick Pantaleo and Carol Pearson talk about the pandemic with Dr. Peter Hotez, Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
On this Encore edition of Press Conference USA, Rick Pantaleo talks with Daniel Esty, a Professor at Yale University and editor of the book “A Better Planet: 40 Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future”. They’ll talk about some of the creative concepts for environmental sustainability that are outlined in the book.
NASA continues to prepare for the scheduled July 30th launch of its newest Mars rover, Perseverance. Michael Meyer, chief scientist for Mars Exploration at NASA headquarters, joins Rick Pantaleo to talk about the new rover and its Mars 2020 mission on this Science Edition of Press Conference USA.
Earlier this year, an internet rumor caused a bit of a stir when it was claimed that we were about to go through a mini-ice age due to the Sun’s lack of activity. Scientists say this is unlikely to happen. Douglas Biesecker of NOAA’S Space Weather Prediction Center joins Rick Pantaleo to talk about the Sun and space weather on this Science Edition of Press Conference USA.
As we near the two month point of the officially declared global COVID-19 pandemic, people are looking forward to resuming their normal daily activities. On this week’s Science Edition of Press Conference USA, Rick Pantaleo talks with Dr. Peter Hotez, from the Baylor College of Medicine and Alexandre White of Johns Hopkins University about the impact the pandemic is having on society and what is needed to safely reopen the world.
On the Science Edition of Press Conference USA, Rick Pantaleo and Carol Pearson continue their conversation on the COVID-19 pandemic. Their guest is Dr. Peter Hotez, Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and co-director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development. We’ll also talk with tech expert and futurist, Amy Webb, about how technology is helping people during this crisis.
On this Science Edition of Press Conference USA, Dr. Thomas Frieden, MD, President and CEO, Resolve to Save Lives and the former head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention talks with host Rick Pantaleo and co-host Carol Pearson about what’s on everyone’s mind these days - the COVID-19 pandemic.
Astronomers noted that the star Betelgeuse was getting dimmer. This set off speculation that the star was getting cooler and about to explode in a spectacular supernova. A pair of astronomers analyzed recent observations of Betelgeuse and found evidence that the star was simply shedding material from its outer layers.
Biologists from North Carolina and an astronomer from Chicago collaborated on a new study that suggests disturbances to Earth’s magnetic field by solar storms may be disrupting navigational abilities of migrating whales, which cause the giant creatures to become stranded or “beached” on land.
Scientists from the US, Australia, and New Zealand say they have discovered the biggest explosion in the universe since the Big Bang nearly 14 billion years ago. The massive explosion was detected in the Ophiuchus galaxy supercluster located about 390 million light-years from Earth. One of the scientists says the explosion happened very slowly and took place over hundreds of millions of years.