Best Science podcasts — (No longer used - see Science Roundup) (Updated June 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
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Science, health and technology news and highlights of the week.
 
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Nature Podcast
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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
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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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BBC Inside Science
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Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
 
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Science Magazine Podcast
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Weekly podcasts from Science Magazine, the world's leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary.
 
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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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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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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 latest science research and news stories from all over the world.
 
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Brains On! Science podcast for kids
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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
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From finding awe in Hubble images to visiting the doctor, science is everywhere in our lives. Whether we wear a white lab coat or haven't seen a test tube since eighth grade, science affects and changes us. We all have a story about science, and at The Story Collider, we want to hear those stories.
 
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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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science and engineering in your headphones
 
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Wissenschaft und Technik im Kopfhoerer / Science and Engineering in your Headphones
 
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The Guardian's Science Weekly
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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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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
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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
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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
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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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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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Ask the Naked Scientists Podcast
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Ask the Naked Scientists: answers to the science questions you always wondered about...
 
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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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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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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: Audio
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You have questions and A Moment of Science has answers. These two-minute audio 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
Daily
 
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
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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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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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Theoretically Speaking
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Theoretically Speaking is a show about absurd science. We take ridiculous hypotheticals and explore them as thoroughly as we can.
 
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Science Boobies!
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In each episode, Hosts Jen and Brian will de-construct the anatomy of the universe, either on the quantum level, or the political correctness level, whichever is messier.Jen is an anti-marxist subversive and Brian is made of stardust.
 
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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 ...…
 
On this week's Fun Kids Science Weekly we explore getting rockets into space with Deep Space High, belly button fluff with Professor Hallux and hear about how we could travel from London to Edinburgh in just 8 minutes!
 
Scientists are studying the neurological differences between adult and adolescent worms.
 
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People Behind the Science Podcast - Stories from Scientists about Science, Life, Research, and Science Careers
 
Dr. Richard M. Myers is the President, Science Director, and a Faculty Investigator at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. In addition, Rick is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Genetics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He received is B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Alabama and his Ph.D. in biochemistry ...…
 
Why brown chocolate turns white.#chemistry #chocolate #foodie
 
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Science Update Podcast – Daily Edition
 
Bird eggs come in a vast array of sizes and shapes. (Illustration by Adolphe Millot, from Nouveau Larousse Illustré,1897-1904) BOB HIRSHON (host): How eggs got their shapes. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. Bird eggs vary in shape, from the owl’s nearly spherical ping pong ball eggs to the tear-drop shaped eggs of the sandpiper. Did ...…
 
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omega tau science & engineering podcast » Podcast Feed
 
In Episode 246 haben wir uns Stromnetze von der theoretisch-konzeptionellen Seite aus angeschaut; die aktuelle Episode liefert die Praxisperspektive. Ich habe dazu TransnetBW besucht, den Übertragungsnetzbetreiber für Baden-Württemberg. Mit meinem Gast Guntram Zeitler spreche ich zunächst nochmal über das Big Picture aus Sicht von TransnetBW. W ...…
 
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The Science Show - Full program podcast
 
Has ‘denying’ won?
 
We are talking about stereo blindness today – where you are not able to see the world in three dimensions. So what are the implications if you see the world as flat rather than deep? It turns out that those in some jobs tend to have better 3D but a 2D world has not held some people back – it’s possible that the great artist Rembrandt was stereo ...…
 
The better study participants scored in the memory test, the faster they got bored. Karen Hopkin reports.
 
Take our short listener survey before Monday, June 26 for a chance at a $35 Amazon gift card and a Goggles Optional T-Shirt!
 
There’s a running joke in the cybersecurity industry that squirrels pose a greater threat to the power grid than hackers. But that’s changing. Russia has been able to shut off parts of the power grid to cause massive blackouts in Ukraine on two separate occasions. And the technology they’ve developed is highly sophisticated and adaptable, which ...…
 
This week Derrick talks about stars and their partners, Nora bubbles over about liquid-hot MAGMA, and Nicole shares some laughs with “Why Is This A Thing?”. Plus, a reminder to fill out our listener survey by next Monday, *June* 26!!!
 
This week, we bring you two stories from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, one from a native Louisianian scientist and the other from a fourth-generation Louisiana fisherman. Part 1: Louisianan scientist Estelle Robichaux struggles to deal with the massive oil spill affecting her state while also balancing personal problems.Part 2: When ...…
 
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A Moment of Science: Audio
 
Studies have shown synthetic estrogen can produce fish with drastically reduced reproductive capability, and thereby cause the collapse of entire populations.
 
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The Loh Down on Science
 
Is T-rex more bird than beast? #dinosaurs #fossils # paleontology
 
On the fourth leg of our road trip, we figure out where traffic comes from and what it would take to make it finally go away. We learn how far back in history traffic jams were happening (spoiler: very far) and how "phantom jams" occur. We visit a room deep underground Los Angeles, the traffic capital of the US, where engineers are trying to ea ...…
 
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Science Update Podcast – Daily Edition
 
BOB HIRSHON (host): Wireless car charging. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. Some small cordless appliances can charge up while being close to a charging station, without being plugged in themselves. But they have to be motionless. Now, Stanford electrical engineer Shanhui Fan and his colleagues report in the journal Nature on a techn ...…
 
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Quirks and Quarks Segmented Show from CBC Radio
 
When migrating wildebeest drown en masse, it enriches an iconic river in the Serengeti.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Quirks and Quarks Segmented Show from CBC Radio
 
Cougars' fear of humans forces them to kill more deer.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Drowned wildebeest nourish river ecosystem; Iron Man takes his first steps; When your DNA is scanned is genetic privacy safe?; Pancake breakfast may make you cranky; Scaredy-cat cougars frightened into killing more prey; Why don’t whales get the bends?By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
A wearable, personalized robotic exoskeleton makes walking easier.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Quirks and Quarks Segmented Show from CBC Radio
 
Sharing your genetic data with companies like 23andMe is great for science, but could be risky for your privacyBy podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Quirks and Quarks Segmented Show from CBC Radio
 
A high-carb breakfast makes you more likely to punish those who treat you unfairlyBy podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Quirks and Quarks Segmented Show from CBC Radio
 
Whales can dive over 1000 meters and have special adaptations for not getting decompression sickness.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
DNA analysis of skeletons found in the Pacific Northwest backs up traditional oral histories, and suggests there could have been more than one colonization of the Americas. Emily Schwing reports.
 
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This Week in Science – The Kickass Science Podcast
 
Games For Farmers, Ancient Prosthetics, Bad Medicine, Hot In Here, Monkey Wisdom, Old Learned Lady, Fishy Fossil, Carnivore People Problems, Eating Biofuel, Probiotics For Bees, And Much More...
 
It’s easy to think yourself a mere brain within a human body -- a cognitive machine making sense out of all the incoming sense data from outside world. But what if other parts of the body and even objects beyond the body serve a vital role in our cognition? In this episode of the Stuff to Blow Your Mind podcast, Robert and Joe discuss the conce ...…
 
This week we have stories on the new capabilities of science balloons, connections between deforestation and drug trafficking in Central America, and new insights into the role ancient Egypt had in taming cats with Online News Editor David Grimm.Sarah Crespi talks to Mary Caswell Stoddard about why bird eggs come in so many shapes and sizes.Lis ...…
 
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: Audio
 
Researchers have been studying moose for years and one thing they've found is while arthritis in moose is genetic, it's also triggered by the environment.
 
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The Loh Down on Science
 
Roach robots to the rescue! #biology #robotics #cockroaches @UCBerkeley #disasters
 
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Science Update Podcast – Daily Edition
 
BOB HIRSHON (host): Tomorrow’s space explorers. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. Young people can now dream of someday stepping foot on the surface of Mars. But astronomer Dan Lester of Exinetics and his colleagues argue in the journal Science Robotics that thanks to modern communications technology, it would be safer and more cost e ...…
 
A team of physicists has revealed why rolling suitcases start rocking from wheel to wheel—and how to avoid that frustrating phenomenon. Christopher Intagliata reports.
 
Bird’s eggs are not all shaped like a chicken’s egg, there is a huge diversity in the shape of bird’s eggs. From the almost spherical eggs of owls, to the conical guillemot egg and the zeppelin-shaped Mallee fowl eggs. It seems that the flying ability of a bird species is a major evolutionary driving force to what shape eggs they lay.Making Hea ...…
 
The Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee has expanded to test new psychoactive substances. Adam Rutherford talks to Professors Sue Black and Niamh Nic Daeid, who jointly run the Centre, about how they can keep up with the many new illegal drugs coming onto the market and about how they intend to modernise ...…
 
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5 live Science Podcast
 
Dr. Karl answers your weird and wonderful science questions, including where does the water in a human body go after they die?
 
Is there a way i can prove the earth is spinning? Where would a helium balloon go in space? Can you eat spider venom?
 
Skeletons of ancient animals sometimes become fossilized. But if this happened to every animal that ever lived, wouldn’t we be swimming in a sea of fossils right now? BrainStuff explains why only a fraction of animal bones turn into fossils.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
Engineers at the University of California, Riverside, have developed a new way to recover almost 100 percent of the water from highly concentrated salt solutions. The system will alleviate water shortages in arid regions and reduce concerns surrounding high-salinity brine disposal, such as hydraulic fracturing waste.…
 
Ian Sample explores research on cellular senescence and the role this therapeutic approach can play in age-related diseases and health issues
 
The return of the bicycle to the modern urban transport paradigm continues unabated. All over the world, citizens are rediscovering the benefits of cycling. Cities are responding by building the infrastructure to serve and keep them safe. This rush to increase cycling levels and improve the quality of city life is the greatest movement in globa ...…
 
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A Moment of Science: Audio
 
Which phylum is the most successful on the planet?
 
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The Loh Down on Science
 
Dress up -- to move up!#psychology #workplace #fashion #productivity
 
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Science Update Podcast – Daily Edition
 
A tiny harlequin frog with a radio transmitter looks out on the Panamanian forest. (Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute/Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project) BOB HIRSHON (host): Returning endangered frogs to their homes. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. On a mossy stream bank in Panama, tiny Harleq ...…
 
For more than 65 years we have known that smoking kills. So how can it be that a Mexican wave of tobacco use, disease and death is heading at breakneck speed towards the world’s poorest people? Millions will die of lung cancer and it is hard to grasp that this is a largely preventable disease. Uruguay in South America could hold the key to brea ...…
 
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Exploring The Well
 
Political Science, overcoming death through VR, Tattoos that change color for body glucose / salt and other levels, the 40 year old WOW! signal, and Facebook rots your brain?
 
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The World: Science, Tech & Environment
 
Antarctica is changing. The typical image is that of a pristine, white wilderness of ice and snow. “The white of the snow, the brown of the rocks, and the blue of the sky is a perfect day on the Antarctic Peninsula,” says researcher Dominic Hodgson of the British Antarctic Survey. But Hodgson says there is increasingly a new color: green. Hodgs ...…
 
Ecologists say wolves should be allowed to roam beyond remote wilderness areas—and that by scaring off smaller predators like coyotes and jackals, wolves might do a good service, too. Emily Schwing reports.
 
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