Best Science podcasts — (No longer used - see Science Roundup) (Updated January 2018; 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 and Joe 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
Monthly
 
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 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
Daily
 
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
 
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
Weekly+
 
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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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 Life Scientific
Monthly
 
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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Tumble Science Podcast for Kids
Monthly+
 
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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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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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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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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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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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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60-Second Science
Weekly+
 
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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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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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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NOVA | PBS
Monthly
 
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
Monthly+
 
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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American Scientist Podcast
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Periodic audiocasts from American Scientist, a publication of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society.
 
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A Moment of Science » Podcasts
 
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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WIRED Science – Spoken Edition
 
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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StarTalk All-Stars
Weekly
 
"I’m Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of StarTalk Radio. I’ve recruited a crack team of scientists and science educators to help me bring the universe down to Earth. They are… The StarTalk All-Stars." Tuesday nights at 7pm ET.
 
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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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PNAS Science Sessions
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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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Curiosity Podcast
Weekly
 
From the makers of Curiosity.com and the award winning iOS and Android apps. Curiosity makes you smarter – and so will this podcast. Each week, we find experts in every field to explain why their knowledge is important and why you should care. You'll learn about your brain and your body, outer space and the depths of the sea, how history shaped the world into what it is today, and more. From the largest galaxies to your smallest brain cells, our curiosity will help you understand the world b ...
 
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One Universe at a Time
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Brian Koberlein
 
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Science Times
Monthly+
 
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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Most volcanic activity happens under the sea—but we know very little about it. Plus, are sleep apps and gadgets really doing anything?
 
Algorithms in are being used to aid decision-making in courts, child welfare, and other areas of public policy. Plus the unintended consequences of the tech world, and what CEOs could learn from Mary Shelley.
 
The numbers don’t lie, unless they do. After much resistance and under increasing pressure, President Trump’s White House this week allowed Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, the White House doctor, to release results from a physical examination. How’d Trump do? Well, that’s tricky to answer.
 
On many fronts — from building a wall on the Mexican border to repealing Obamacare — President Donald Trump’s campaign promises remain unfulfilled after a year in the White House. But when it comes to environment and energy policy, the president largely seems to be living up to campaign promises he first laid out in a speech in May 2016. Then-c ...…
 
Do lobsters feel pain when we boil them alive?; Hacking the immune system to fight cocaine addiction; Monkey fight club helps animals to learn to live together peacefully; Canadian entrepreneur wants to send the first private lander to to the moon; Why extinct creatures fought with their tails, while today animals use their heads; How much RAM ...…
 
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Paleontologists discover why tail weapons are so rare
 
Moon Express might be the first private company to land on the moon - on their way to exploiting the valuable resources on the lunar surface.
 
Monkey fights have a thing or two to teach robotic drones, collective computing researchers say.
 
Scientists are finding promising ways that could help people kick their addictions by finding ways to reduce cravings and block the high.
 
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Quirks and Quarks from CBC Radio
 
The Swiss government passed a law stating people can no longer boil a lobster alive. Here's the science behind how the crustaceans may feel pain.
 
Meet the entrepreneurs turning bugs into food and get top tips on how to cook them. In this week’s episode we return to the topic of edible insects and the story of Kahitouo Hein’s caterpillar factory in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Kahitouo is trying to turn a traditional food like the shea caterpillar, available for just a few weeks a year, int ...…
 
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Science... sort of
 
00:00:00 - Ryan is joined by Professors Christopher Jackson and Tom Narock. We begin by talking about their research. Chris uses seismic data to explore landform evolution over deep time. Tom is trying to use semantics and machine learning to help earth scientists wrangle all the data that's out there (or, if you're suspicious, he's securing hi ...…
 
This week, we bring you two stories about frustrations in the field, whether it's a failure to find dinosaur fossils or a struggle with a painful medical condition. Part 1: Paleontologist David Evans and his team start to feel defeated after three days of searching fruitlessly for fossils. Part 2: When cave geologist Gabriela Marks Serrato deve ...…
 
Nick Papadopoulos tracks down tumors for a living. Not with X-rays or CT scans, but with DNA. The oncologist and director of translational genetics at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center has spent decades uncovering the unique sets of mutations that define cancers—the kind of genetic signals that not only drive tumor formation and metastasis ...…
 
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A Moment of Science » Podcasts
 
One of the way bedbugs have spread is by hitching a ride on airplanes.
 
Bats, dolphins, and other animals all use sonar to navigate, but the narwhal has them all beat, and it's thanks to narwhals' distinctive horns.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
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.هذه الحلقة نناقش سلسلة الكتل والعملات المشفرة وصلات الحلقة: فيديو يشرح سلسلة الكتلة فيديو يشرح سلسلة الكتل سلسلة الكتل
 
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The Loh Down on Science
 
Key to the perfect relationship: Coke or Pepsi? @DukeU brandcompatibility
 
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Science Update Podcast – Daily Edition
 
BOB HIRSHON (host): A soil microbe atlas. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. Go outside and chances are the soil beneath your feet harbors thousands of bacterial species not yet known to science. Around the world, these microbes regulate nitrogen, break down nutrients, and control plant growth. Now, researchers report in the journal Sc ...…
 
Surveillance of Yelp restaurant reviews for terms like vomit led researchers to the sources of foodborne illness outbreaks. Karen Hopkin reports.
 
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Ask the Naked Scientists Podcast
 
My wife and I eat the same food but our farts smell differently - why? Can people who are born blind dream? Why are bricks the shape of bricks? How do I explain infinity? Why do astronauts grow in space?
 
International student enrollment in graduate science and engineering programs in the US dropped in 2017 after several years of increases. Science and engineering fields saw a 6 percent decrease in international graduate students from the fall of 2016 to the fall of 2017, and almost all of that decrease was concentrated in two fields: computer s ...…
 
Half a century ago, astronomers observed their first pulsar: a dead, distant, ludicrously dense star that emitted pulses of radiation with remarkable regularity. So consistent was the object's signal that astronomers jokingly nicknamed it LGM-1, short for "little green men." It wasn't long before scientists detected more signals like LGM-1. Tha ...…
 
"Day Zero." That’s what Cape Town is calling April 21 — the day that taps are expected to run dry. For three years, Cape Town has had below-average rainfall, but in recent months the drought has reached a critical point. The city recommends that each person use 87 liters (about 23 gallons) of water per day, and will lower that to 50 liters (13 ...…
 
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Science in Action
 
The viral disease that is deadly in domestic pigs and wild boar is spreading across Europe. The virus is large and complex and it’s proving difficult to produce a vaccine for it. The virus is very long-lived and can survive in raw pork products, even at fridge temperature, as well as cured meat, on the clothing and vehicles of pig farmers and o ...…
 
Freelance science writer Michael Price talks with Sarah Crespi about recently revealed deliberations for a coveted mathematics prize: the Fields Medal. Unearthed letters suggest early award committees favored promise and youth over star power.Sarah also interviews Julia Dressel about her Science Advances paper on predicting recidivism—the likel ...…
 
African Swine fever is deadly to pigs and is spreading west from Russia across Europe. The virus that causes it is very resilient and can stick around on clothing, hay and in infected pork products for as long as 150 days. Biosecurity is crucial to preventing its arrival in the UK. If just one pig eats some infected meat from discarded human fo ...…
 
Join Robert and Joe for another round of Stuff to Blow Your Mind listener mail, in which they read and attend to your thoughts and insight on recent episodes. This round features discussions on the speed of Talos, homunculi generations, Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw traditions, werewolves and more.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
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The New York Academy of Sciences
 
We hear all the time that building a robust future for STEM relies on engaging diverse groups of young people in STEM fields today. The Academy's Global STEM Alliance program is focused on doing just that. Meet four young women participating in our programs who offer inspiring insights into their hopes for their careers and the field, and hear ...…
 
If one is the loneliest number, two is the most terrifying. Humanity must not pass a rise of 2 degrees Celsius in global temperature from pre-industrial levels, so says the Paris climate agreement. Cross that line and the global effects of climate change start looking less like a grave situation and more like a catastrophe. The frustrating bit ...…
 
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Gregor Mendel built the foundation for our understanding of genetics.
 
Anxiety can cause sweaty palms and armpits -- but why? And how can you combat it? Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
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The Loh Down on Science
 
How diapers can change the way we look at tumors. #diapers #tumors @usnistgov
 
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Science Update Podcast – Daily Edition
 
(Pexels/Public Domain) BOB HIRSHON (host): The secret life of cells. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. Listener Alice Dou-Wang from Wheaton, Illinois, wrote to ask whether the cells in our bodies are considered living in their own right. We posed the question to Agnes Day, a microbiologist at Howard University College of Medicine. She ...…
 
Over the years, the U.S. government has funded several programs that investigate alleged UFO sightings.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
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5 live Science Podcast
 
Rhod is joined by Dr. Karl to answer your questions on topics like using out of service escalators; how light travels; the properties of titanium, and more.
 
Using a new algorithm, geneticists uncovered the pathogen that could have caused a massive epidemic in the Aztec empire: Salmonella bacteria. Christopher Intagliata reports.
 
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The Science Show - Full program podcast
 
Bionic Bodies part 2 of 2.
 
Dr. Karl answers all your science questions, including; do stressful dreams affect sleep quality? Are there really morning and night people? Why do periods sync?
 
Sometimes when I see an awesome analysis on the internet, I just want to make it more awesomer. Really, this should be everyone's goal on the internet—either make stuff or make it more awesome. In this case, it's a post from Singletrack (and also covered by Boing Boing) looking at a particular crossroad in the United Kingdom that leads to a lar ...…
 
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This Week in Science – The Kickass Science Podcast
 
Live from the Entomology 2017 conference, insects, insects, insects, and much more!!!
 
This week, pinning down the climate's carbon dioxide sensitivity, and the battle over babies' first bacteria.
 
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Conlangers are people who design human languages, either just for fun or for use in works of fiction, often TV series or movies. My guest, David Peterson, has designed several languages, including the the Dothraki language featured prominently in Game Of Thrones. In this episode we use Dothraki (and English, and a bit of German) to introduce th ...…
 
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Conlangers are people who design human languages, either just for fun or for use in works of fiction, often TV series or movies. My guest, David Peterson, has designed several languages, including the the Dothraki language featured prominently in Game Of Thrones. In this episode we use Dothraki (and English, and a bit of German) to introduce th ...…
 
In this episode of our new mini-series, Ian Sample explores how AI is providing insights into cancer diagnosis, intelligence, and physics
 
Only five species on Earth have been observed pretending to be dead to survive.
 
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The Loh Down on Science
 
When male gamers are jerks.
 
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Science Update Podcast – Daily Edition
 
Over evolutionary history, the human jaw has gotten smaller, and no longer accommodates wisdom teeth well. (Matheus Bertelli/Pexells/Public Domain) BOB HIRSHON (host): The why of wisdom teeth. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. Listener Ayana Stewart of Gainesville, Florida emailed us to ask why we get wisdom teeth. We asked Tim Bromag ...…
 
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