Best Science podcasts — (No longer used - see Science Roundup) (Updated October 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
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Covering everything about science and technology -- from the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies -- Science Friday is your source for entertaining and educational stories and activities. Each week, host Ira Flatow interviews scientists and inventors like Sylvia Earle, Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and more.
 
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Stuff To Blow Your Mind
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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
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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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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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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 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
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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 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 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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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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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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Wow in the World
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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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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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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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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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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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American Scientist Podcast
Rare
 
Periodic audiocasts from American Scientist, a publication of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society.
 
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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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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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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
 
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
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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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One Universe at a Time
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Brian Koberlein
 
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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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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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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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ScienceBrunch
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Science Brunch is a podcast that features irreverent but mostly factual conversation about famous scientists and their discoveries, recent scientific events, and random science-y stuff. It is hosted by friendly neighborhood weirdos Katie McKissick (Beatrice the Biologist; science communicator) and Mae Prynce [INSERT CAREER HERE].
 
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Tyrannosaurus rex was a giant predator that roamed the earth, so why did it have such tiny arms?By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
Adam Rutherford talks to astrophysicists about the astronomical discovery of the year, if not the last couple of decades: the collision of two neutron stars and the cosmic gold-forging aftermath. The discovery of this long-hypothesized event on 17th August came from the much awaited marriage of the capabilities of the gravitational wave detecto ...…
 
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Stuff To Blow Your Mind
 
Welcome to the ocean of monsters. In this episode of the Stuff to Blow Your Mind podcast, Robert and Joe travel back 500 million years to the monster-haunted waters of the Cambrian period. Meet the monstrous trilobite, anomalocaris, opabinia, hallucigenia, wiwaxia, pikaia and leanchoilia. Plus, Dr. Anton Jessup drops by for a visit.…
 
October 19, 2017 - Protein database could help detect ‘fake’ fish.By K_Cottingham@acs.org (American Chemical Society).
 
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A Moment of Science » Podcasts
 
The first crop harvested from the International Space Station's garden was romaine lettuce.
 
This week, neutron stars that are making waves in the physics world, and taking looking at the past to understand the future of work.
 
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The Loh Down on Science
 
The ancient history of LSD?
 
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Science Update Podcast – Daily Edition
 
A “tale” of sperm. (Wyss Institute) BOB HIRSHON (host): Cartoon science. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. Modern animation software, like that used in Hollywood, uses computer models to create life-like imagery and motion. Wys Institute founder and bioengineer Don Ingber and biophysicist Charles Reilly were using the software to make ...…
 
Can snakes poison themselves with their own venom? Why do tattoos change colour after getting out of the shower? Does wearing black clothing attract more heat?
 
Unemployment has negative health effects, but having a bad job can cause stress that's detrimental to well-being. Learn more in this episode.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
A University at Buffalo-led team has developed a computer security system using the dimensions of your heart as your identifier. The system uses low-level Doppler radar to measure your heart, and then continually monitors your heart to make sure no one else has stepped in to run your computer
 
October 18, 2017 - Ancient Chinese ink could lead to new types of cancer treatment.By K_Cottingham@acs.org (American Chemical Society).
 
Ian Sample speaks with two members of an ambitious project that hopes to crack one of neuroscience’s biggest mysteries
 
One of the great things about movies set in space is that the writers have the opportunity to come up with some fantastically crazy situations. Just look at the planet Sovereign, revealed at the beginning of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Don't worry about why the Guardians are on this planet too much—instead, let's just focus on the planet it ...…
 
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A Moment of Science » Podcasts
 
There are 6500 genes that are expressed differently between males and females.
 
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The Loh Down on Science
 
Does water have a flavor? Mice say mmm-good! #Caltech
 
Exhaust fumes from oceangoing vessels lead to an almost doubling of lightning activity over shipping lanes compared to adjacent areas of the sea.
 
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Science Update Podcast – Daily Edition
 
A sepia apama (giant Australian cuttlefish) expressing its papillae for camouflage purposes. (Roger Hanlon) BOB HIRSHON (host): Octopus engineering. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. The octopus is a master of disguise, altering not only its coloration and patterning, but also its surface texture to be smooth like sand or bumpy like g ...…
 
Dustin Bates, frontman for Starset.Episode 37 In this Episode, Tom and Guest STEMpunk (Guestpunk??) Petr Lebedev talked with Dustin Bates. In Science week 2017, a friend of mine Dustin Bates from the cinematic rock band Starset came out for their first Australian tour. Dustin and I sat down in a pub and had a chat about being scientists and mus ...…
 
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Stuff To Blow Your Mind
 
If you’ve ever played the party game 'Werewolf,' then you know the thrill of weeding out secret lycanthropes in a medieval village -- or devouring the villagers secretly in the night. But the game goes far beyond parlor fun and mild roleplaying as numerous studies in deception, artificial intelligence and game theory look to its complex social ...…
 
On Sunday night, Rafael Kotcherha Campora posted a series of alarming status updates on Facebook: Kotcherha Campora was staying at his partner's farm in Galicia, Spain, when he spotted a fire on the horizon. Soon, the winds began to whip up, "and the smoke started tunneling down in all directions," he recalls. "The smoke was so dense that we li ...…
 
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Science... sort of
 
00:00:00 - This episode Ryan is joined by returning guest Daphne Pringle and first-time guest Dr. Jen Gallagher, a listener who wrote in to let us know about some of the positive changes that have happened at WVU's Department of Biology. We spend the first segment talking about Jen's research using yeast and genomics to study drug and pesticide ...…
 
Internet addiction is classified as an epidemic in some Asian countries, but not in the U.S. This episode of BrainStuff looks at internet addiction treatment centers.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
Did you hear!? Wow in the World Season 2 will begin on Monday, November 6th! YAYAYAYAYA! In the meantime, we hope you'll enjoy this little snack plate smorgasbord of some of OUR favorite podcasts for kids and fams! To find any of the shows sampled here, check out www.applepodcasts.com/kids !
 
Nick Goldschmidt has been lucky so far. A wildfire has burned more than 8,000 acres just north of his vineyards in Geyserville, California, but so far his vines are OK. So is his house in Healdsburg, roughly midway between Geyserville and a 36,000-acre fire that destroyed more than 2,800 homes in Santa Rosa. But now, amid the charred, empty spa ...…
 
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Venom in fishblennies is being studied as a potential new painkiller.
 
Professor Tim Birkhead talks to Jim Al Khalili about his 40 years of research on promiscuity in birds, his love of Skomer Island and its guillemots, and the extraordinary musical talent of the male bullfinch.Tim Birkhead is an evolutionary biologist and ornithologist at the University of Sheffield. The primary focus of his research has been rep ...…
 
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The Loh Down on Science
 
How trashing your house helps the environment. @MBARI_News #larvaceans #DeepPIV #ocean #carbon
 
Cara is joined by author and graphic designer Rachel Ignotofsky to talk about her two books, “Women in Science” and “Women in Sports.” They discuss the important contributions of the badass women featured in her books, as well as the importance of role modeling in modern society. Follow Rachel: @RachelIgnotofsky. Support Talk Nerdy on Patreon T ...…
 
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Brains On! Science podcast for kids
 
Creepy crawly insects and creatures with big teeth and bigger roars can be scary. In preparation for Halloween, here's a tale of one of the scariest creatures around: the sea lamprey. At about 3-4 feet long, the lamprey slithers through the water like an eel and uses concentric circles of sharp teeth to suction onto its prey. As if that weren't ...…
 
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Science Update Podcast – Daily Edition
 
A Mursi woman of Nilo-Saharan ancestry. Nilo-Saharan pastoralist populations possess some of the darkest skin in Africa. (Alessia Ranciaro) BOB HIRSHON (host): Skin deep genes. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. Both light and dark skin evolved early in human evolution, long before we migrated out of Africa. This according to a sweepin ...…
 
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The Naked Scientists Podcast
 
The Naked Scientists are joined by an expert panel to discuss the seven most significant questions people are asking about AI. We explore the risks and positive outcomes of AI, and Chris finds out an artificial podcast presenter may be after his job.
 
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Great Moments In Science - with Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
 
For such a common question, this took a lot of answering.
 
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Discovery
 
This is a big story about a little snail. Biologist Helen Scales relates an epic tale that spans the globe and involves calamity, tragedy, extinction and we hope, salvation. It stars the tiny tree-dwelling mollusc from French Polynesia, Partula, a snail that has captivated scientists for centuries. Like Charles Darwin studied finches on the Gal ...…
 
Three weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, we’ve seen images of the destruction and heard stories about the lack of electricity and basic supplies like food and water in some areas. But the main way we measure — and understand — the scope of any disaster is through the death toll. The official count is now 48 deaths. But the news ...…
 
A new model describes in more detail how the Chicxulub asteroid affected our planet, from dropping temperatures to pausing photosynthesis, with soot playing an integral part.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
October 16, 2017 - New leather manufacturing process produces less pollution.By K_Cottingham@acs.org (American Chemical Society).
 
Every 95 minutes, the Chinese satellite Zhuhai-1 02 makes a full pass around the planet, its solar-panel arms extending from its boxy body as it observes Earth. Sometimes, its path takes it over Pueblo, Colorado. There, more than 300 miles below, Mike Coletta’s receiving station can pick up Zhuhai’s transmissions. Because as sophisticated as sp ...…
 
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Big Picture Science
 
Celebrations are in order for the physicists who won the 2017 Nobel Prize, for the detection of gravitational waves. But the road to Stockholm was not easy. Unfolding over a century, it went from doubtful theory to daring experiments and even disrepute. 100 years is a major lag between a theory and its confirmation, and new ideas in physics may ...…
 
By playing the online game Foldit, players might help design an enzyme that can stop aflatoxins from making millions sick.
 
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A Moment of Science » Podcasts
 
We're predisposed to find animals with "infantile features" as cute.
 
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The Loh Down on Science
 
A surprising theory of how life began
 
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People Behind the Science Podcast - Stories from Scientists about Science, Life, Research, and Science Careers
 
Dr. Erica Golemis is a Professor, Deputy Chief Science Officer, Co-Leader of the Molecular Therapeutics Program, and Director of the High Throughput Facility at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. In addition, Erica is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University School of Medicine, and the Temple Univ ...…
 
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Science Update Podcast – Daily Edition
 
A kea parrot in the mountains of New Zealand. (Tomas Sobek) BOB HIRSHON (host): Birds at play. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. Young children learn about the world around them through play. Now, researchers think some birds may do the same thing by playing with objects they later use as tools. University of York cognitive zoologist ...…
 
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Wow in the World
 
What in the world is Brain Freeze? Why in the world does it happen when we're enjoying a cold, tasty treat? And how in the world do we get rid of it?! Grab an ice-cold refreshing drink, and get ready to explore the who, what, and WOW in the world of BRAIN FREEZE! Originally aired July 20th 2017
 
STEMxm Episode 27 - Laboratory Research without a PhD, Rosa Hoyle "Forget about what you think people are thinking about you, and just try your hardest. That's the wonderful thing about science. People respect hard work and your results talk a lot more than your appearance... What people really care about in science is what you're publishing, w ...…
 
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5 live Science Podcast
 
Chris Smith, Georgia Mills and the Naked Scientists present the latest science news and breakthroughs.Find out how an injection of cholesterol could reduce a heart attack's damage, how our brains discern voices and why the lights in your house might replace your Wi-Fi.
 
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Exploring The Well
 
Discussion about changing social norms, a 17 year old in Pakistan makes a discovery, A new Surgical Gel, Hover Taxi's, and a little about the search for Planet 9.
 
Crossrail is one of Europe's biggest engineering projects ever, involving 26 miles of tunnels under London. Chris Binns is a chief engineer from the project and tells Dan about immense job of digging right underneath the capital and the challenges they faced along the way! Plus, Sir Sidney McSprocket's jumping back in time to find out about a c ...…
 
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The Science Hour
 
Childhood and teenage obesity is spreading across the world at an alarming rate – and this week the first evidence of the extent of the crisis has been published. Experts at the World Health Organization (WHO) and Imperial College, London analysed data from more than 2000 studies, involving 128 million children and adolescents worldwide. Claudi ...…
 
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