Best Natural Sciences podcasts (Updated September 2017; image)
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StarTalk Radio
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Science meets comedy and pop culture on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. But wait... there's more! Our new show, StarTalk All-Stars, features a revolving slate of all-star scientists and science educators including Bill Nye the Science Guy, backed up by your favorite comic co-hosts.Catch new episodes of StarTalk Ra ...
 
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You Are Not So Smart
Monthly+
 
You Are Not So Smart is a celebration of self delusion that explores topics related to cognitive biases, heuristics, and logical fallacies. David McRaney interviews scientists about their research into how the mind works, and then he eats a cookie.
 
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The Saad Truth Podcast
Weekly+
 
Professor of Marketing and Concordia University Research Chair in Evolutionary Behavioural Sciences and Darwinian Consumption, Montreal**this account is managed by a Gadfella, not Prof. Gad Saad. As such, all questions will be answered with a bit of a delayPlease consider donating to his PatreonAll links provided on this page point directly to Prof. Gad Saad's own content
 
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PRI's The World: Geo Quiz
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The Geo Quiz from PRI's The World challenges your knowledge of people and places, geography and culture. Created by journalists in the newsroom, each Geo Quiz question comes with its own answer, a fascinating report or interview that reveals a mystery location.
 
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NASACast Audio
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NASACast combines the content of all the NASACast subject area podcasts into a single omnibus podcast. Here you'll find the latest news and features on NASA's missions as well as the popular "This Week @NASA" newsreel.
 
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Smart Drug Smarts: Brain Optimization | Nootropics | Neuroscience
 
Fuel Your Brain With the Latest in Neuroscience
 
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Chemistry in its element
Weekly
 
A weekly tour of the periodic table, from Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
 
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Chemistry World Podcast
Monthly
 
Monthly podcast from Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
 
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Physics World Science Podcast
 
Editors from Physics World magazine and its sister website physicsworld.com talk to leading scientists and science commentators about cutting-edge physics research, science education and the cultural and political issues shaping the international scientific community.
 
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This Week in Microbiology
Monthly+
 
This Week in Microbiology (TWiM). A podcast about unseen life on Earth hosted by Vincent Racaniello and friends. Following in the path of his successful shows 'This Week in Virology' (TWiV) and 'This Week in Parasitism' (TWiP), Racaniello and guests produce an informal yet informative conversation about microbes which is accessible to everyone, no matter what their science background. As a science Professor at Columbia University, Racaniello has spent his academic career directing a research ...
 
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Astronomy Cast
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Astronomy Cast brings you a weekly fact-based journey through the cosmos.
 
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This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello
 
This Week in Virology is a netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Three virology professors and a scienc writer explain how viruses infect, spread, and hurt or help the host.
 
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Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science
 
Space exploration, astronomy and planetary science. (Weekly)
 
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This Week in Evolution
Monthly
 
This Week in Evolution is a podcast on the biology behind what makes us tick.
 
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Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone
 
Brain Science is hosted by Ginger Campbell, MD. It explores how recent discoveries in neuroscience are unraveling the mystery of how our brains make us human. Full show notes and episode transcripts are available at http://brainsciencepodcast.com.
 
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Brain Matters
Monthly
 
Brain Matters the Podcast is an exciting way for anyone to learn about the fascinating world of neuroscience directly from the researchers who have dedicated their lives to uncovering the mysteries of the brain. Our mission is to make neuroscience accessible, relatable, and intriguing while still respecting the integrity of the science we love.
 
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Theoretical Physics - From Outer Space to Plasma
 
Members of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics host a morning of Theoretical Physics roughly three times a year on a Saturday morning. The mornings consist of three talks pitched to explain an area of our research to an audience familiar with physics at about the second-year undergraduate level and are open to all Oxford Alumni. Topics include Quantum Mechanics, Black Holes, Dark Matter, Plasma, Particle Accelerators and The Large Hadron Collider.
 
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Are We There Yet?
Monthly+
 
The Space Exploration Podcast
 
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Naked Astronomy, from the Naked Scientists
Monthly
 
The latest news from the stars, planets and other heavenly bodies, plus interviews with professional astronomers and the answers to your space science questions.
 
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NeuroPod
Monthly
 
NeuroPod, the neuroscience podcast from Nature, highlights news and articles published in Nature's journals, including interviews with the people behind the science and in-depth commentary and analysis from journalists covering the research.
 
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StarDate Podcast
Daily
 
StarDate, the longest-running national radio science feature in the U.S., tells listeners what to look for in the night sky.
 
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The Titanium Physicists Podcast
Monthly
 
Dr. Ben Tippett and his team of physicists believe that anyone can understand physics. Black Holes! Lightning! Coronal Mass Ejections! Quantum Mechanics! Fortnightly, they explain a topic from advanced physics, using explanations, experiments and fun metaphors to a non-physicist guest. Visit the website to see a list of topics sorted by physics field.
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is a project that is publishing one podcast per day, 5 to 10 minutes in duration, for all 365 days of 2009. The podcast episodes are written, recorded and produced by people around the world. We are looking for individual
 
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On Your Mind Neuroscience Podcast
Monthly+
 
An in depth look at cutting edge neuroscience.
 
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AWESOME ASTRONOMY
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Awesome Astronomy explores the frontiers of science, space and our evolving understanding of the universe. Join Ralph, Paul & Jeni for informative and fun astronomy programmes dedicated to space and astronomy news and occasional podcast extras covering hot topics and special interviews in the world of science and astronomy.
 
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Liftoff
Monthly+
 
Liftoff is a fortnightly podcast about space, the universe, and everything. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand the latest developments as explained by enthusiastic space fans Stephen Hackett and Jason Snell. Hosted by Jason Snell and Stephen Hackett.
 
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National Geographic Weekend
Monthly+
 
National Geographic Weekend, hosted by Boyd Matson, is a weekly talk show featuring interviews with some of the most fascinating explorers and scientists on the planet.
 
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PhysicsCentral: Podcasts
Monthly
 
Enjoy the sounds of physics with our podcasts. Always fun and always engaging - just like physics.
 
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Evolution Talk
Weekly
 
Voice artists, music, and effects bring Charles Darwin and others to life in this educational introduction to the oldest story ever told. Brought to you by Rick Coste Productions.
 
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The Orbital Mechanics Podcast
Weekly
 
Every other week we cover the latest spaceflight news, discuss past, current and future exploration efforts, and take a look at upcoming events. Tune in to hear about how humans get to space, how they stay in space and how unmanned craft reach farther and farther into the universe around us.
 
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Ask a Spaceman!
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What would happen if you fell into a black hole? How big is the universe? Just what the heck is a quasar, anyway? You've got questions, and astrophysicist Paul Sutter has the answers! Submit questions via Twitter using #AskASpaceman or post to facebook.com/PaulMattSutter. Every week you will come closer to COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE!
 
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PhysicsCentral: Podcasts
Monthly
 
Enjoy the sounds of physics with our podcasts. Always fun and always engaging - just like physics.
 
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Breaking Bio
Monthly+
 
A group of biologists brings you into the world of evolution and biodiversity research by interviewing the people making new and exciting discoveries about our world.
 
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60-Second Space
Monthly+
 
Leading science journalists provide a daily minute commentary on some of the most interesting developments in the world of astronomy and space exploration. For a full-length, weekly podcast you can subscribe to Science Talk: The Podcast of Scientific American . To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast
 
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Nature Biotechnology Podcast
Rare
 
Nature Biotechnology podcast is a series of conversations with founders, financers and developers from biotech's past, present and future.
 
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The Star Spot
Monthly+
 
The astronomy and space exploration podcast
 
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Distillations: Science + Culture + History
Monthly
 
Distillations podcast explores the human stories behind science and technology, tracing a path through history in order to better understand the present.
 
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Palaeocast
Monthly
 
A free webseries exploring the fossil record and the evolution of life on Earth.
 
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Podcast Episodes - The Geology Flannelcast
 
THE GEOLOGY FLANNELCASTa podcast where three geologists tacklethe topics that no one else dares to touch
 
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History of the Earth
Monthly+
 
We've concentrated the history of Planet Earth into one year. Follow the podcasts chronologically from the origin of the Earth to the origin of Mankind.
 
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The Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures Podcasts
 
Public lectures by noted astronomers on new developments in our exploration of the universe. These lectures are recorded at Foothill College near San Francisco.
 
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The Jodcast - astronomy podcast
Monthly
 
Monthly astronomy news, interviews and questions. Created by astronomers.
 
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Science Pie (English) - Science Pie
Rare
 
Science Pie is a new independent podcast about physics, history, literature and engineering, exploring one fascinating topic per 15-minute episode. Manufactured in-house by Annika Brockschmidt and Dennis Schulz.
 
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Cheap Astronomy Podcasts
Monthly+
 
Cheap Astronomy offers you 10 minute weekly podcasts on a wide range of astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, space science and space exploration topics. At Cheap Astronomy you're only as cheap as the telescope you're looking through.
 
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Universe Today Audio
Monthly+
 
All Universe Today Audio Content
 
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Cell Podcast
Monthly
 
Cell (www.cell.com) is a peer-reviewed journal publishing the most interesting discoveries in biology.
 
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Natures Talk Show
Weekly+
 
Natures Talk Show is dedicated to helping save and preserve Nature by helping people understand that every living thing has a place and a reason to be here. Conservation, preservation and habitat are of huge interest on our show. We are going to be doing more youth oriented programs and things that we hope will help save all the amazing things that life has to offer.
 
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Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology | Pharma & Biotech Resources
 
Pharma IQ, a division of IQPC, is an international online community focusing on providing pharmaceutical professionals with knowledge, information and articles. We are dedicated to creating a learning environment for sharing ideas, best practices and solutions within the pharmaceutical community Through Pharma IQ, you will be able to access pharmaceutical information resources such as
 
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The Bio Report
Weekly
 
The Bio Report podcast, hosted by veteran journalist Daniel Levine, focuses on the intersection of biotechnology with business, science, and policy.
 
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Brain Training Podcast
Daily
 
The daily audio workout for your head. Two games every day, each with three rounds that get progressively harder.
 
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Northrop Grumman is acquiring Orbital ATK in a $9.2 billion deal. Lockheed Martin unveiled a new family of satellite busses, positioning themselves for the next era of satellite bus production. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by 20 executive producers—Kris, Mike, Pat, Matt, Jorge, Brad, Ryan, Jamison, Guinevere, Nadim, Pet ...…
 
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You Are Not So Smart
 
If you wanted to build a team in such a way that you maximized its overall intelligence, how would you do it? Would you stack it with high-IQ brainiacs? Would you populate it with natural leaders? Would you find experts on a wide range of topics? Well, those all sound like great ideas, but the latest research into collective intelligence sugges ...…
 
A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 579 24 September 2017 GNSS, Landsat, and other news. Click to directly download MP3 http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode579.mp3 Music Satellites by The Golden Hours Topic GPS disruption due to solar flares (sept 6) iPhone 8 adds Galileo and QZSS support to existing aGPS and GLONASS Last Galileo s ...…
 
This was a big week for climate news! Cities are leading the way to curb dangerous fossil fuel emissions. Two cities in California, San Francisco and Oakland, are suing five major oil companies to recoup the damage inflicted on their cities by carbon pollution. After the devastation following climate assisted hurricanes Irma and Harvey, we can’ ...…
 
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Mosaic Science Podcast
 
"Your brain is a dark, damp maze. The 1.5kg or so of soft brain tissue that is folded and pleated in your skull holds within it another, more complex labyrinth of nerve cells reaching out to each other in the darkness, making electrical and chemical connections, forming pathways and circuits that somehow give rise to consciousness and cognition ...…
 
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Meteorology; or Weather Explained by J.G. M'Pherson
 
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Brain Training Podcast
 
Play Words and Order.
 
I don’t have to tell you that the vision of human space exploration in the Solar System has kind of stalled. Half a century ago, humans set foot on the Moon, and we haven’t been back since. Instead, we’ve thoroughly explored every cubic meter of low Earth orbit, going around and around the Earth. In fact, back in 2016, the International Space S ...…
 
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Weather: Storm Front Freaks Podcast
 
In This Episode Guest: Jennifer Gray, Meteorologist and Weather Correspondent for CNNLightning Round: Parenting 101Titan U Minute with Chris Sanner: Wall Clouds vs Shelf CloudsThe team discusses the mixed messages being sent by TV and social media during tropical storms and hurricanesWx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and e ...…
 
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A VerySpatial Podcast | Discussions on Geography and Geospatial Technologies
 
GNSS, Landsat, and other news.By podcast@veryspatial.com (VerySpatial).
 
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This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello
 
Vincent travels to the University of Pennsylvania and speaks with virologists Gary Cohen, Scott Hensley, Carolina Lopez, and Susan Weiss about their careers and their research. Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Gary Cohen, Scott Hensley, Carolina Lopez, and Susan Weiss Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Cohen Laboratory Hensley Labo ...…
 
The world did not end, again, on September 23, 2017. However, the story behind this latest doomsday prognostication may surprise you -- it did me as I investigated it.
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - The Moroccan Oukaimeden Sky Survey or MOSS has discovered nearly 3,000 asteroids and several comets since 2011. 2016 HX3 approaches Mars more clo ...…
 
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StarDate Podcast
 
A small, faint “shield” of stars scoots across the southwestern sky on these early autumn nights. It represents the coat of arms on the shield of John Sobieski, a 17th-century king of Poland and one of the country’s great national heroes. The shield is the constellation Scutum. Johannes Hevelius first drew it around 1687, using a few stars from ...…
 
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Science and the Sea podcast
 
Sea urchins have some of the best defense mechanisms around. Sharp spines jab any predators that try to grab them. And tiny, venomous fangs on the end of long stalks snap at the predators. One species of urchin adds one more layer of defense. It can launch hundreds of the little fangs into the water around it. That creates a defensive screen th ...…
 
Space is hard... and weird.By cheapastro@gmail.com (Steve Nerlich).
 
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Meteorology; or Weather Explained by J.G. M'Pherson
 
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Play Missing and Backwards.
 
The diamonback moth is a formidable agricultural pest, causing tremendous losses on farms and requiring significant cultural and chemical-based management on both conventional and organic farms. Dr. Tony Shelton has studied the diamonback moth for [...]
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
Hosted by Avivah Yamani. Wuku is weekly system in the Javanese calendar, known as Pawukon. It is 30 weeks long and its calculation of wuku starts on Sunday when the Sun rises. The big cycle is repeated every 8 Javanese years, called Windu. Do go visit http://astrogear.spreadshirt.com/ for cool Astronomy Cast and CosmoQuest t-shirts, coffee mugs ...…
 
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StarDate Podcast
 
When spring and autumn arrived in the ancient city of Cahokia, the city’s chief reaffirmed his connection to the cosmos. On the equinoxes, priests watched the sunrise from inside a ring of tall poles that served as a calendar. They saw the Sun climb into view behind Monks Mound, a great pile of earth topped by the chief’s home and court. The Su ...…
 
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Smart Drug Smarts: Brain Optimization | Nootropics | Neuroscience
 
The "MIND Diet" makes a strong claim in its very name. Is it the best nutritional strategy to prevent the onset of Alzheimer's Disease? Dr. Martha Morris explains. The post #199: The MIND Diet with Dr. Martha Morris appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.
 
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Meteorology; or Weather Explained by J.G. M'Pherson
 
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Play Order and Subtotal.
 
Continuing with our Let’s Make America Smart again series, we answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the past, present, and future missions of NASA with Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and former NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free her ...…
 
Tracking Hurricane Maria from Space, SpaceX Dragon Returns with Science and more ...
 
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Travelers In The Night
 
Florence, the largest asteroid in more than 100 years comes near to the Earth.
 
John and Shannon discuss this week’s Mw 7.1 Earthquake in Mexico and talk about the rheology of cats. Earthquake Mw 7.1 Event Mw 8.1 Event 1985 Mexico City Mw 8.0 Lake Texcoco Tuned Mass Damper in Action Fun Paper Friday On the Rheology of Cats," Marc-Antoine Fardin, Rheology Bulletin, vol. 83, 2, July 2014, pp. 16–17 and 30. Contact us: Show - ...…
 
Brian Clegg on a hugely useful group of compounds that have a distinct dual personality – from household products to chemical weapons
 
HWHAP Episode 11. Mary Lawrence, Flight Director in Mission Control Houston, talks about what it’s like inside Mission Control, what it takes to be a flight controller and flight director, how mission control has evolved, and what it may look like in the future.
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cEp8kDq5iA Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain ) Special Guests: This week's guests are Dr. Brad Tucker ( @btucker22 ) and Dr. Anais Möller ( @anais_moller ), Co-lead researchers on ANU Citizen Science Project for Supernovae. http://skymapper.anu.edu.au/ Regular Guests: Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @ ...…
 
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NatureNotes with Rudy Mancke
 
On an equinox there are roughly equal periods of night and day.By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
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The Jodcast - astronomy podcast
 
Measuring Star Formation. In the show this time, we present a series of interviews with Sarah Leslie [03:31 - 20:14], Jacinta Delhaize [20:25 - 40:43], Dillon Dong [40:52 - 58:41], and Anna Kapinska [58:50 - 73:47] from the Measuring Star Formation in the Radio, Millimetre, and Submillimetre meeting.…
 
Donate to Irma & Harvey recovery: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/us/donate-harvey-charities-scams.html?mcubz=1 https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/how-to-help-donate-to-assist-hurricane-harvey-irma-victims/70002574 ------------------------------------------------------- Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theweatherjunkies Twitter: htt ...…
 
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StarDate Podcast
 
It’s been a scorching summer for much of the country. And while we can’t say whether the scorching is over, we can say that summer is. Autumn arrives in the northern hemisphere today at 3:02 p.m. Central Time — the autumnal equinox. The season changes when the Sun crosses the equator from north to south. It will continue its southward trek unti ...…
 
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Meteorology; or Weather Explained by J.G. M'Pherson
 
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Play Words and Backwards.
 
From the TWiM team, a discussion of Hurricane Harvey microbiology, and a bacterial enzyme that induces eukaryotic mating. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, Michele Swanson and Elio Schaechter. Subscribe to TWiM (free) on iPhone, Android, RSS, or by email. You can also listen on your mobile device with the Microbeworld app. Become a pa ...…
 
Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly get schooled on the martial arts by two fighting physicists: Jason Thalken, who has a Black Belt in Hopkido, and Prof. John Eric Goff, who has a Black Belt in Karate.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id ...…
 
Regenerative medicine is rapidly moving from the lab to the clinic, but as life-saving therapies advance to the marketplace, there are questions about whether the U.S. Food and Drug Administration needs to modernize its regulatory approach to gene and cell therapies. We spoke to Michael Werner, executive director of the Alliance for Regenerativ ...…
 
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Physics World Science Podcast
 
Exploring the gender issues raised in Angela Saini's book Inferior.
 
A conversation with Jessica Marquez, human systems engineer and research scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center.
 
Listen in as we discuss the global warming news of the week!
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1726/ The planet's Sun-like star, 870 light years away in the direction of the wintertime constellation Auriga, the Charioteer, is called WASP-12A and the planet is called WASP-12b and was discovered in 2008 by the transit method, where we detect the planet crossing in front of it's parent star and dimming the lig ...…
 
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NatureNotes with Rudy Mancke
 
The Canebrake rattlesnake tends to stay away from people. However, if you live on South Carolina's coastal plain, you might find one sunning on your porch...By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
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StarDate Podcast
 
A giant lake sits on the surface of Io, one of the big moons of Jupiter. It’s about 125 miles wide, and it covers an area bigger than Lake Ontario. But that’s where the comparisons to earthly lakes end. That’s because Loki Patera is filled not with water, but with lava. Io is the most volcanically active body in the solar system. The gravity of ...…
 
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Meteorology; or Weather Explained by J.G. M'Pherson
 
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Play Missing and Subtotal.
 
Nels and Vincent reveal how the protein DHX9 suppresses RNA processing defects caused by invasion of the Alu retroelement into the human genome. Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Become a patron of TWiEVO DHX9 suppresses Alu defects (Nature) Asifa Akhtar on The Latest Thinking This episode is brought to you by Blue Apron. Blue Apron is th ...…
 
In this podcast, one of Global Spine Journal's Editor-In-Chiefs, Jeff Wang, interviews Michael G. Fehlings on two of his articles featured in the special issue "Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy and Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury": "Efficacy and Safety of Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate in Acu ...…
 
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