Best Science podcasts — (No longer used - see Science Roundup) (Updated December 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 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 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
 
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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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
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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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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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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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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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60-Second Science
Daily
 
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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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
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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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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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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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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StarTalk All-Stars
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"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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Saturn's rings sure are pretty, and Matt Damon’s been to Mars, but our eight-planet solar system may not be that special after all. Today, scientists using data from NASA’s Kepler spacecraft announced they’d discovered an eighth planet orbiting a star 2,500 light years away. They’ve named the planet Kepler-90i after the star it orbits, Kepler-9 ...…
 
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Publish, Perish or Podcast
 
Thank you, our listeners, for a fantastic year.The end of the year is a great time to reflect on the things you've achieved this year. Academia can be tough but let us know what you are proud of!We also science the shit out of giving presents...just in time for Xmas!
 
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A Moment of Science » Podcasts
 
Recent studies showed that eyewitness accounts can be tainted by discussions with other eyewitnesses.
 
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People Behind the Science Podcast - Stories from Scientists about Science, Life, Research, and Science Careers
 
Dr. Kevin France is an Assistant Professor in the Department for Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences as well as an investigator within the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Kevin spends his free time enjoying an outdoor lifestyle living in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. His hobbies include h ...…
 
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Wow in the World
 
What in the world can you create with a 3D printer? How in the world does it work? Where in the world is it being used OUT of this world? And WHY in the world is Mindy pouring pancake batter into a laser printer?! Join Guy Raz & Mindy Thomas as they share the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of 3D printing...the future!…
 
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Science Update Podcast – Daily Edition
 
BOB HIRSHON (host): Right ear bias. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. Children are better at listening and grasping what they hear through their right ear than their left ear. That’s because the right ear sends sounds directly to the left side of the brain, where speech is processed, but signals going into the left ear have to be tran ...…
 
A flash of radiation drastically reduced arrhythmia in a small group of patients, for at least a year after treatment. Christopher Intagliata reports.
 
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5 live Science Podcast
 
Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists review the latest science news and breakthroughs. Under the microscope this week: A breakthrough in the treatment of Huntington's disease, a fossilised tick from a dinosaur, strange radio signals from far away in space and the science of Star Wars.
 
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The Science Show - Full program podcast
 
ABC Science Editor Jonathan Webb chats with science reporter Bel Smith about the science stories that caught her eye in 2017.
 
In the Christmas edition of the Science Weekly, Santamory, the guy behind all the science up at the North Pole, tells us all about how fast Santa travels in order to get to all the children at Christmas, and we learn about Polar bears with Dangerous Dan. Plus Dan chats to Chris Jackson, who undertook an expedition to one of the most dangerous v ...…
 
There’s been a breakthrough this week in the fatal brain condition, Huntington’s disease. Affected families are told they have a 50% chance of passing the faulty gene onto their children – and up until now there has been no treatment. Scientists at University College London corrected the genetic defect for the first time ever – using an experim ...…
 
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Das Stratosphären-Infrarotteleskop SOFIA ist seit Ende November bei Lufthansa Technik zum C-Check. Da ich in jener Woche sowieso "im Norden" unterwegs war, habe ich die Gelegenheit genutzt und habe das Flugzeug bei LH Technik besucht. In der Episode spreche ich mit LHT's Markus Eisenhauer über die Wartungsarbeiten und einige rechtliche Randbedi ...…
 
CSIRO tries to bridge the innovation chasmAustralia’s problem with innovationGenome reveals poor genetic health of thylacineCitizen scientists help with Alzheimer’s researchWhy are the wealthy so wealthy and the poor so poor?A chat with Dame Florence Lovejoy
 
Scientists are exploring the use of fiber optic cables—like the ones that form the backbone of the internet—to monitor earthquakes. Julia Rosen reports.
 
Researchers continue to chip away at the one thing we all have in common —getting older. Plus, in heavily populated regions, human influence on wildfires appears to override the effects of climate change. But when nature sets the rules, it is a different story.
 
More and more data is born into this world as digital bits, with no analog counterpart. How can we preserve it for future generations? Plus, we have electric vehicles. Their popularity is growing. Does this make green transportation inevitable?
 
Let me freak you out for a second. You know what bitcoin is, right? I mean, no, but quickly, it’s a “cryptocurrency” that’s basically secret computer money. One bitcoin, which doesn’t actually have a real, physical form, is worth at this moment upwards of $16,000. But to get one, you either have to buy them from online exchanges or use speciali ...…
 
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This Week in Science – The Kickass Science Podcast
 
Interview with Greg Gage, Juno What?, Space Mystery Solved, Building Blocks, Sandy Metropolis, Microbial Moods, Change For Hummers, Bamboo Poo, Cats Or Dogs, Fusion Future?, Glowing Plants, And Much More...
 
Experiments in mice suggest that simple plastic nanoparticles, delivered by IV, may be able to keep a type of immune cell -- called a neutrophil -- too busy to cause inflammation. Diseases in which neutrophils cause excessive inflammation include sepsis and atherosclerosis, or the hardening of the arteries.…
 
Neill Stollman has been called the Tupac of poop transplants. The Oakland-based, board-certified gastroenterologist didn’t invent the treatment. But he did bring it to the west coast. His first patient was a woman in her 80s with a horrible case of Clostridium difficile, a gut infection that can strike patients after a course of antibiotics cle ...…
 
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A Moment of Science » Podcasts
 
The reason fish smell bad is partly chemical, partly psychological.
 
Some people find it impossible to sleep without background noise, like a fan whirring. Researchers have identified the possible culprit.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
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The Loh Down on Science
 
Bird brains may be smarter than you think!@ruhrunibochum #birds #pigeons #brains #neurology
 
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The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry
 
"Why don't thousands of bats in a cave get confused? How do they differentiate their own location echoes from those of other bats?" This puzzling problem was sent in to curiouscases@bbc.co.uk by Tim Beard from Hamburg in Germany.Since ecolocation was first discovered, this question has perplexed biologists. Hannah turns bat detective to try and ...…
 
Trump promises the moon; Christmas science; Zombie parasite; Spiders spin webs as strong as bullet proof Kevlar; Psychological legacy of mining coal; Making eye contact with your baby can synchronize your brainwaves; Space rainbows.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Eye contact helps sync brain waves between mother and babyBy podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Scientists figure out how a mind-controlling parasite hijacks mice’s immune systemBy podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
The Industrial Revolution is responsible for personality traits that exist in people todayBy podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Quirks and Quarks Segmented Show from CBC Radio
 
What kind of rainbow would I see if I were floating by Enceladus’ geysers?By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Scientists produce ‘bionic silk’ by feeding graphene nanotubes to spidersBy podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
A scientific look at the Grinch’s growing heart and Rudolph’s red noseBy podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Quirks and Quarks Segmented Show from CBC Radio
 
Trump's plan to return to the moon leaves many questions unanswered.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Science Update Podcast – Daily Edition
 
(Pexels/Public Domain) BOB HIRSHON (host): Cold weather noses….I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. Listener Joules Haglund noticed that when he ventures out into frigid winter air, his nose starts to run, and he wants to know why. We consulted Ron Eccles, director of the Common Cold Center at Cardiff University in Wales. First of all, h ...…
 
This week, Nora shares new insights about sight based on how flies smell, Abhijit connects fundamental physics to the Pyramids, and Emily uses science to justify your video game obsession.
 
Noshing while shopping convinces consumers to buy the featured product more often than does simply seeing end-of-aisle displays. Karen Hopkin reports.
 
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5 live Science Podcast
 
Rhod and Dr.Karl discuss the night's much-anticipated meteor shower.
 
We’ve always been told to get off the couch and stop eating junk food if you want to lose weight - but is the obesity epidemic that simple? (Spoiler alert: it’s not.) We speak to geneticist Dr Giles Yeo, exercise physiology researcher Dr Lara Dugas, gastroenterologist Dr Jessica Allegretti, nutrition researcher Dr Pablo Monsivais and Italian ra ...…
 
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Stuff To Blow Your Mind
 
Voltaire famously postulated that if God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him. As humanity approaches the technological singularity, this statement takes on new meaning. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe contemplate the nature of gods and what it would mean to create an artificial superintelligence.…
 
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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Science in Action
 
Southern California is suffering intense forest fires right now, and October brought some of the largest forest fires since records began. What are the conditions that led to these disastrous events? And why are the fires so much further down the Sierra Nevada slopes and so much closer to human habitation?100 years of Arthur C. ClarkeProlific s ...…
 
When Aaron Anaya arrived in Puerto Rico in November to help restore the San Juan electric grid, he realized he’d have to start with the maps. Anaya, an electrical engineer with Con Edison in New York, spends most of his 16-hour days translating work requests from Puerto Rico’s power authority, PREPA, into assignments for crews from New York. Bu ...…
 
Whales and dolphins have incredibly sensitive hearing and are known to be harmed by loud underwater noises. David Grimm talks with Sarah Crespi about new research on captive cetaceans suggesting that some species can naturally muffle such sounds—perhaps opening a way to protect these marine mammals in the wild.Sarah also interviews Staff Writer ...…
 
Oxford is hosting the European Coral Reef Symposium this week. Climate change is seen as the number one threat to the future of coral reefs. Adam talks to Morgan Pratchett of James Cook University about the two recent coral bleaching events that hit the Great Barrier Reef, and to Barbara Brown of Newcastle University about the potential for cor ...…
 
In late 2012, French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier approached a handful of American scientists about starting a company, a Crispr company. They included UC Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna, George Church at Harvard University, and his former postdoc Feng Zhang of the Broad Institute—the brightest stars in the then-tiny field of Crispr researc ...…
 
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Scientists are studying books from hundreds of years ago to learn more about beetles.
 
New research indicates that adult-onset food allergies are more common than previously thought. But why do they happen? Learn more on BrainStuff.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
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The Loh Down on Science
 
Should you be worried about global warming's impact on long-dormant germs?
 
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Science Update Podcast – Daily Edition
 
(Pexels/Public Domain) BOB HIRSHON (host): Polluting minds. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. Fine particles of soot may be a major cause of juvenile delinquency, according to University of Southern California epidemiologist Diana Younan reporting in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. DIANA YOUNAN (University of Southern California): ...…
 
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