Best Science podcasts — (No longer used - see Science Roundup) (Updated November 2017; image)
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Radiolab
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Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.Radiolab is heard around the country on more than 500 member stations. Check your local station for airtimes.Embed the Radiolab widget on your blog or website.Radiolab is supported, in part, by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, enhancing public understanding of science and technology in the modern world. More information about Sloan at www.sloan.org.All p ...
 
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Science Friday
Weekly+
 
Brain fun for curious people.
 
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Stuff To Blow Your Mind
Weekly+
 
Deep in the back of your mind, you’ve always had the feeling that there’s something strange about reality. There is. Join Robert, Joe and Christian as they examine neurological quandaries, cosmic mysteries, evolutionary marvels and our transhuman future on Stuff To Blow Your Mind, a podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.
 
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The Infinite Monkey Cage
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Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince
 
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The Science Hour
Weekly
 
Science news and highlights of the week
 
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Nature Podcast
Weekly
 
The Nature Podcast brings you the best stories from the world of science each week. We cover everything from astronomy to neuroscience, highlighting the most exciting research from each issue of Nature journal. We meet the scientists behind the results and providing in-depth analysis from Nature's journalists and editors.
 
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The Naked Scientists Podcast
Weekly
 
The Naked Scientists flagship science show brings you a lighthearted look at the latest scientific breakthroughs, interviews with the world's top scientists, answers to your science questions and science experiments to try at home.
 
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BrainStuff
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Whether the topic is popcorn or particle physics, you can count on BrainStuff to explore -- and explain -- the everyday science in the world around us.
 
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Science Vs
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There are a lot of fads, blogs and strong opinions, but then there’s SCIENCE. Science Vs is the show from Gimlet Media that finds out what’s fact, what’s not, and what’s somewhere in between. We do the hard work of sifting through all the science so you don't have to. This season we tackle immigration, climate change, true love and artificial sweeteners.
 
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This Week in Science – The Kickass Science Podcast
 
The kickass science and technology radio show that delivers an irreverent look at the week in science and technology.
 
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Science Magazine Podcast
Weekly
 
Weekly podcasts from Science Magazine, the world's leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary.
 
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BBC Inside Science
Weekly
 
Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
 
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The Science Show - Full program podcast
 
RN's science flagship: your essential source of what's making news in the complex world of scientific research, scandal and discovery. The Science Show with Robyn Williams is one of the longest running programs on Australian radio. One single audio file of each program - good for continuous listening.
 
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Discovery
Weekly
 
Explorations in the world of science.
 
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Science and Creativity from Studio 360
 
Science and Creativity from Studio 360: the art of innovation. A sculpture unlocks a secret of cell structure, a tornado forms in a can, and a child's toy gets sent into orbit. Exploring science as a creative act since 2005. Produced by PRI and WNYC, and supported in part by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
 
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Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio
 
CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks covers the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom... and everything in between.
 
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Science Vs
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Science journalist Wendy Zukerman dissects the latest fad framing itself as scientific fact, wading through the mass of information so you don't have to.
 
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Science in Action
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The BBC brings you all the week's science news.
 
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Brains On! Science podcast for kids
Monthly+
 
Brains On!® is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Co-hosted each week by kid scientists and reporters from public radio, we ask questions ranging from the science behind sneezing to how to translate the purr of cats, and go wherever the answers take us. @Brains_On
 
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The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry
 
Science sleuths Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Hannah Fry investigate everyday mysteries sent by listeners.
 
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5 live Science Podcast
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5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl, plus Dr Chris and Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney with the hottest science news stories and analysis.
 
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The Life Scientific
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Professor Jim Al-Khalili talks to leading scientists about their life and work, finding out what inspires and motivates them and asking what their discoveries might do for mankind
 
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The Story Collider
Weekly
 
Whether we wear a lab coat or haven't seen a test tube since grade school, science is shaping all of our lives. And that means we all have science stories to tell. Every year, we host dozens of live shows all over the country, featuring all kinds of storytellers - researchers, doctors, and engineers of course, but also patients, poets, comedians, cops, and more. Some of our stories are heartbreaking, others are hilarious, but they're all true and all very personal. Welcome to The Story Collider!
 
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Tumble Science Podcast for Kids
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Exploring stories of science discovery. Tumble is a science podcast created to be enjoyed by the entire family.Hosted & produced by Lindsay Patterson (science journalist) & Marshall Escamilla (teacher). Visit www.tumblepodcast.com for more information and educational content.
 
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Dr Karl on triplej
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Join Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Zan Rowe and their scientific guests, with a bunch of curious triplej listeners for a weekly injection of science, myth-bashing and answers! Thursdays from 11am EST.
 
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The Guardian's Science Weekly
Weekly
 
The award winning Science Weekly is the best place to learn about the big discoveries and debates in biology, chemistry, physics, and sometimes even maths. From the Guardian science desk Ian Sample, Hannah Devlin & Nicola Davis meet the great thinkers and doers in science and technology. Science has never sounded so good! We'd love to hear what you think, so get in touch via @guardianaudio or podcasts@theguardian.com
 
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podcast (en) – omega tau science & engineering podcast
 
science and engineering in your headphones
 
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omega tau science & engineering podcast » Podcast Feed
 
Wissenschaft und Technik im Kopfhoerer / Science and Engineering in your Headphones
 
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The Science of Everything Podcast
 
In this podcast I discuss a variety of topics in both the natural and social sciences, exploring the many fascinating insights that the scientific method yields about the world around us.
 
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Big Picture Science
Weekly
 
Big Picture Science weaves together a universe of big ideas – from robots to memory to antimatter to dinosaurs. Tune in and make contact with science. We broadcast and podcast every week. bigpicturescience.org
 
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In Our Time: Science
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Scientific principles, theory, and the role of key figures in the advancement of science.
 
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TALK NERDY
Weekly
 
Cara Santa Maria is a science communicator, television host, producer, and journalist. She is excited to present "Talk Nerdy," a place for conversations with interesting people about interesting topics.
 
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Wow in the World
Weekly+
 
Wow in the World is a podcast and a new way for families to connect, look up and discover the wonders in the world around them. Every episode, hosts Mindy and Guy guide curious kids and their grown-ups away from their screens and on a journey. Through a combination of careful scientific research and fun, we'll go inside our brains, out into space, and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology. Hosted by Guy Raz @guyraz and Mindy Thomas @AbsolutelyMindy. Follow the show @Wow ...
 
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NOVA | PBS
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NOVA brings you short audio stories from the world of science -- anything from hurricanes to mummies to neutrinos. For more science programming online and on air, visit NOVA's Web site at pbs.org/nova, or watch NOVA broadcasts Wednesday nights on PBS.
 
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Ask the Naked Scientists Podcast
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Ask the Naked Scientists - Solutions to the science questions you always wondered about...
 
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Great Moments In Science - with Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
 
From the ground breaking and life saving to the wacky and implausible, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki reveals some of the best moments in science.
 
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People Behind the Science Podcast - Stories from Scientists about Science, Life, Research, and Science Careers
 
Are you searching for stories to ignite your curiosity, teach you to perform better in life and career, inspire your mind, and make you laugh along the way? In this science podcast, Dr. Marie McNeely introduces you to the brilliant researchers behind the latest discoveries in science. Join us as they share their greatest failures, most staggering successes, candid career advice, and what drives them forward in life and science.
 
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Quirks and Quarks Segmented Show from CBC Radio
 
CBC Radio's Quirks & Quarks covers the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom... and everything in between.
 
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Undiscovered
Weekly
 
Undiscovered is a podcast about how science really happens. It's about all the stuff that gets left out of journal articles – the left turns, false starts, harebrained ideas, and lucky breaks that go into scientific research. It’s scientists telling the story of how they discovered something. Most science shows focus on scientific findings – this new thing we know now, that we didn’t know before. But sometimes, the story of HOW the heck scientists figured this new thing out is as compelling ...
 
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60-Second Science
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Leading science journalists provide a daily minute commentary on some of the most interesting developments in the world of science. 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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American Scientist Podcast
Rare
 
Periodic audiocasts from American Scientist, a publication of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society.
 
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A Moment of Science » Podcasts
Daily
 
You have questions and A Moment of Science has answers. Short science videos and audio science podcasts provide the scientific story behind some of life\'s most perplexing mysteries. There\'s no need to be blinded by science. Explore it, have fun with it, but most of all learn from it. A Moment of Science is a production of WFIU Public Media from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
 
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Seeker Plus
Weekly
 
Seeker Plus is built for enthusiastic science fans seeking out comprehensive conversations on the geeky topics they love. Host Trace Dominguez digs beyond the usual scope to deliver details, developments and opinions on advanced topics like AI, string theory and Mars exploration. Find us on YouTube and iTunes.
 
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WIRED Science – Spoken Edition
Weekly+
 
Get in-depth science coverage at WIRED including news, the latest research and discoveries and how technology is shaping the world of science. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
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PNAS Science Sessions
Monthly
 
Listen to brief, 5-minute, nontechnical conversations with cutting-edge researchers, Academy members, and policy makers as they discuss topics relevant to today's scientific community. Learn the behind-the-scenes story of work published in PNAS, plus a broad range of scientific news about discoveries that affect the world around us.
 
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One Universe at a Time
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Brian Koberlein
 
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Science Times
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Want to know more about black holes? Or progress in the cure for cancer? Learn about the latest news and trends in science, medicine and the environment from the reporters and editors of the popular Science Times section of The New York Times. David Corcoran is your host.
 
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Science Update Podcast – Daily Edition
 
Each 60-second episode of the daily Science Update Podcast series is a brief yet satisfying story on the latest discoveries in science, technology and medicine, from aardvarks to zygotes, and, every now and then, aardvark zygotes. We also answer your science questions and even say your name on the air (unless you’d really rather we didn’t) and send you a highly collectible Science Update "Smarten Up" mug. The Science Update family of radio shows and podcasts is produced by AAAS, the world’s ...
 
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Fun Kids Science Weekly
Weekly
 
Uncovering the coolest things in science, from terrifying animals to gigantic planets. As well as interviews about the science stories making the news, we journey to the school in space - Deep Space High, catch up with the underwater adventurer Marina Ventura and Techno Mum tells us how everyday things work. It's the perfect science podcast for kids of all ages, from the UK for everyone! "Interesting whether you’re seven or 47" - The Guardian.If you like this, you can listen to Fun Kids on D ...
 
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Science... sort of
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Conversations about things that are science, things that are sort of science, and things that wish they were science. A member of the Brachiolope Media Network.
 
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Big Picture Science
 
We’re hearing about harassment of, and barriers to, women seeking careers in politics and entertainment. But what about science? Science is supposed to be uniquely merit-based and objective. And yet the data say otherwise. A new study reveals widespread harassment of women of color in space science. We look at the role that a hostile work envir ...…
 
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The Science Show - Full program podcast
 
Cane toads to get the Crispr treatmentRemembering LaikaAdaptive optics removes the twinkle from starsThe world according to DaggStopping the qubit chatterChallenging our thought processes, biases and assumptionsPt The Periodic Table – A visual guide to the elementsChallenges for science writers
 
In his new novel, author Andy Weir creates a sprawling moon metropolis. Plus an ode to the brainy antics of the corvid family, from funerals to tool use to human facial recognition.
 
Spraying sulfur into the stratosphere could slow global warming--but climate engineering is not without risks. Plus, a method to see all the way down to the smallest capillary.
 
New World societies long ago likely had less income inequality than those in the Old World, and the difference might have been an oxen gap. Christopher Intagliata reports.
 
This week, Natalie explains why we should fear an ancient otter, Derrick shares first steps towards liquid metal robots, and Chelsea answers some listener mail about quantum computing in the workplace.
 
This week, we present two stories about the things that make up our sense of self, from our appearance to our memories. Part 1: On the verge of losing her teeth, Jean Le Bec travels abroad to find a solution. Part 2: Science writer Michael Lemonick interviews an old friend who lost the ability to form memories after an injury. Born and bred in ...…
 
To get to work in the morning, Omar Akbari has to pass through a minimum of six sealed doors, including an air-locked vestibule. The UC Riverside entomologist studies the world’s deadliest creature: the Aedes aegypti mosquito, whose bite transmits diseases that kill millions each year. But that’s not the reason for all the extra security. Akbar ...…
 
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A Moment of Science » Podcasts
 
The word aspirin is a combination of two hard to pronounce scientific terms.
 
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The Loh Down on Science
 
These buck teeth have an upside!#animals #beavers #teeth #rodents
 
Human brain organoids implanted into rats to investigate vision loss, dementia and moreBy podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Engineers construct Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk highway on top permafrostBy podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Conspiracy theories, Rat brain organoids, Road to Tuktoyaktuk, Passenger pigeons, Berlin patient, Sweet toothBy podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Timothy Ray Brown's 'functional cure' from HIV now less of a mysteryBy podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Sugar causes pain when nerves are exposed through thinning enamel.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Science Update Podcast – Daily Edition
 
BOB HIRSHON (host): Is the Universe losing weight? I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. Fourteen-year-old Science Update listener Ibrahim emailed to ask if our expanding universe is stretching out the curved fabric of space-time, and if that’s weakening gravity. A heady question that we put to astrophysicist David Lindley. DAVID LINDLEY ...…
 
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Ask the Naked Scientists Podcast
 
Why do some athletes seem to be more injury prone than others? Will bottled water grow algae? If you toast bread will it keep its nutritional value? Are palm trees good at cleaning the air?
 
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This Week in Science – The Kickass Science Podcast
 
Interview w/ Kelly Weinersmith, Noisy Feathers, Smelly Feathers, Wine Time, Climatia Update, Neolithic Farmer Gatherers, Pulsar Pulse, Zinc Finger Treatment, Sex Attacks, And Much More...
 
President Donald Trump's press conference on Wednesday recapping his two-week trip to Asia has been getting a lot of attention — and not only for the reasons the Trump administration intended. During the press conference, Trump picked up and took a sip out of a water bottle with a label familiar to many of us: Fiji Water. A video of his drinkin ...…
 
The crested pigeon, found in Australia, has a modified wing feather that helps produce an alarm signal sound to warn other birds when there's trouble.
 
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Science... sort of
 
00:00:00 - Ben and Ryan are joined by Matt Candeias from the In Defense Of Plants podcast, the newest member of the Brachiolope Media Network! With introductions out of the way, we get hyped to hear Ben tell us about a neutron star collision, known as a kilonova, detected by LIGO. 00:31:12 - Drinks also contain neutrons, which collide with the ...…
 
Molly, Ecstasy, MDMA... whatever you want to call it, it's all the same thing. This week, we’re turning up the bass and checking out what does it do to your brain. Is it bad for you? Could it be a potential medicine? To find out, we talk to public health researcher Prof. Joseph Palamar, DEA special agent James Hunt, and neuroscientist Prof. Har ...…
 
Natural variations in the length of the day may influence the likelihood of strong earthquakes happening. The speed of the Earth's rotation can be changed by events in the core, or changes in ocean currents, so that the day grows or shrinks by just a thousandth of a second. But geologists have seen that years with longer days can also have seve ...…
 
It’s a reversal of yet another Obama administration policy. The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday that it will allow the import of heads of elephants killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia, saying the trophies "will enhance the survival of the species in the wild." We are getting a lot of inquiries about changes to our policies on the imp ...…
 
How has written language changed over time? Do the way we read and the way our eyes work influence how scripts look? This week we hear a story on changes in legibility in written texts with Online News Editor Catherine Matacic.Sarah Crespi also interviews Staff Writer Jennifer Couzin-Frankel on her story about detecting signs of psychosis in ki ...…
 
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Stuff To Blow Your Mind
 
Human culture emerges from a legacy of lives lived in close proximity to wild and domesticated animals. We see it in our myths and, in its most taboo and perplexing form, we see it in zoophilia. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Christian attempt to demystify this abnormal realm of human behavior in a straightforward, tactf ...…
 
A new type of smart fabric developed at the University of Washington could pave the way for jackets that store invisible passcodes and open the door to your apartment or office. By leveraging the previously unexplored magnetic properties of off-the-shelf conductive thread, they found that data can be read using an instrument embedded in existin ...…
 
What might the length of the day have to do with the likelihood of destructive earthquakes around the world? According to Professors Rebecca Bendick and Roger Bilham, there's a correlation between changes in the rate at which the Earth rotates and the incidence of earthquakes of Magnitude 7 and above. The rotation speed of the planet increases ...…
 
Do you buy vinyl records? OR Do you still listen to music albums? In which format? Find out how vinyl and streaming complement each other.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
November 16, 2017 - Mussels could help keep dirty water from fouling streams and rivers.By K_Cottingham@acs.org (American Chemical Society).
 
No one can deny that there are some great physics videos out there in the wild internet. Today, I found this one floating around—featuring what appears to be a worker that needs to get out of a cone-shaped hole. Oh sure, he could possibly climb up the side or maybe even use a rope as an assist. But no. This guy studied his physics. He knows a g ...…
 
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A Moment of Science » Podcasts
 
A student reminded his physics professor there is more than one correct way to solve a problem.
 
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The Loh Down on Science
 
Got a minute? Get your workout in! #HealthyBones @UniofExeter #exercise #physiology #workout
 
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5 live Science Podcast
 
Dr Karl answers listeners' questions about the weird and wonderful world of science, including does a white cricket ball behave differently when thrown? Should we be cautious about fad gluten-free diets? As well as more on the opening of freezer doors.
 
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Science Update Podcast – Daily Edition
 
BOB HIRSHON (host): A spoken word blood test. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. The words we choose could reveal our white blood cell count and other markers of inflammation and stress. This according to University of Arizona psychologist Matthias Mehl. In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, he reports analyzing over ...…
 
A campaign calls for the creation of a statue to recognize Félicette, the first cat to be sent into space.
 
What happens to your brain when you're dizzy? Why do I get goosebumps when I need to poo? Why does it feel weird when you lay on the opposite side of the bed?
 
Just outside of Cologne in western Germany, about 40 miles from where UN climate delegates are meeting this week, the 12,000-year-old Hambach Forest is a vast, leafy cathedral of beech and oak. Except for the rustle of dead leaves underfoot and the occasional burst of birdsong, it's pretty quiet. But it turns out it's a great place to get an ea ...…
 
Elisabeth Holland's office at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji looks like a museum. There are woven palm leaf fans, wooden canoe replicas, a handmade Fijian cloth with a turtle design — all artifacts from her life here in the Pacific Islands. But she grew up far from here — in New Mexico. "I came from the desert," Holland says. "I fi ...…
 
This week, a bacterial communication system, and ancient houses illuminate inequality.
 
Kim Jong-un called Donald Trump a dotard. Here are some equally entertaining out-of-date options the 45th president could've thrown back in his face.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
November 15, 2017 - Firefighting increases exposure to carcinogens.By K_Cottingham@acs.org (American Chemical Society).
 
Ian Sample looks to the future and asks what might the technologies of tomorrow look like? And how might they change our world?
 
Get in-depth science coverage at WIRED including news, the latest research and discoveries and how technology is shaping the world of science. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.sp ...…
 
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A Moment of Science » Podcasts
 
Even though there are elaborate chase scenes in the Jurassic Park movies, T. Rex couldn't run.
 
A new study put dogs and wolves head to head in the intelligence department. Guess which species won? Find out on BrainStuff.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
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The Loh Down on Science
 
Awkward mistakes in Mandarin Chinese.#climate #linguistics #language #larynx
 
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Science Update Podcast – Daily Edition
 
BOB HIRSHON (host): Celebrity-spotting sheep. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. Sheep may not follow the tabloids, but they can nonetheless recognize celebrities like Barack Obama and Emma Watson. This according to a study in Royal Society: Open Science. It’s all part of an effort to better understand how Huntington’s disease impairs ...…
 
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