Best Natural Sciences podcasts (Updated April 2018; image)
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StarTalk Radio
Science meets comedy and pop culture on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. But wait... there's more! Our new show, StarTalk All-Stars, features a revolving slate of all-star scientists and science educators including Bill Nye the Science Guy, backed up by your favorite comic co-hosts.Catch new episodes of StarTalk Ra ...
You Are Not So Smart is a show about psychology that celebrates science and self delusion. In each episode, we explore what we've learned so far about reasoning, biases, judgments, and decision-making.
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NASACast Audio
NASACast combines the content of all the NASACast subject area podcasts into a single omnibus podcast. Here you'll find the latest news and features on NASA's missions as well as the popular "This Week @NASA" newsreel.
A weekly tour of the periodic table, from Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Monthly podcast from Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Editors from Physics World talk to leading scientists and science commentators about cutting-edge physics research, science education and the cultural and political issues shaping the international scientific community
Astronomy Cast
Astronomy Cast brings you a weekly fact-based journey through the cosmos.
Planetary Radio brings you the human adventure across our solar system and beyond. We visit each week with the scientists, engineers, leaders, advocates and astronauts who are taking us across the final frontier. Regular features raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face. Join host Mat Kaplan and Planetary Society colleagues including Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bruce Betts, and Emily Lakdawalla as they dive deep into the latest space news. The monthly Space Policy Edition takes ...
This Week in Microbiology is a podcast about unseen life on Earth.
This Week in Virology is a netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Three virology professors and a scienc writer explain how viruses infect, spread, and hurt or help the host.
Brain Science is hosted by Ginger Campbell, MD. It explores how recent discoveries in neuroscience are unraveling the mystery of how our brains make us human. Full show notes and episode transcripts are available at
This Week in Evolution is a podcast on the biology behind what makes us tick.
Brain Matters
Brain Matters the Podcast is an exciting way for anyone to learn about the fascinating world of neuroscience directly from the researchers who have dedicated their lives to uncovering the mysteries of the brain. Our mission is to make neuroscience accessible, relatable, and intriguing while still respecting the integrity of the science we love.
Members of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics host a morning of Theoretical Physics roughly three times a year on a Saturday morning. The mornings consist of three talks pitched to explain an area of our research to an audience familiar with physics at about the second-year undergraduate level and are open to all Oxford Alumni. Topics include Quantum Mechanics, Black Holes, Dark Matter, Plasma, Particle Accelerators and The Large Hadron Collider.
Are We There Yet?
The Space Exploration Podcast
We look at the latest news from the stars, planets and other heavenly bodies. Plus interviews with professional astronomers and the answers to your space science questions.
NeuroPod, the neuroscience podcast from Nature, highlights news and articles published in Nature's journals, including interviews with the people behind the science and in-depth commentary and analysis from journalists covering the research.
Dr. Ben Tippett and his team of physicists believe that anyone can understand physics. Black Holes! Lightning! Coronal Mass Ejections! Quantum Mechanics! Fortnightly, they explain a topic from advanced physics, using explanations, experiments and fun metaphors to a non-physicist guest. Visit the website to see a list of topics sorted by physics field.
The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is a project that is publishing one podcast per day, 5 to 10 minutes in duration, for all 365 days of 2009. The podcast episodes are written, recorded and produced by people around the world. We are looking for individual
An in depth look at cutting edge neuroscience.
Awesome Astronomy explores the frontiers of science, space and our evolving understanding of the universe. Join Ralph, Paul & Jeni for informative and fun astronomy programmes dedicated to space and astronomy news and occasional podcast extras covering hot topics and special interviews in the world of science and astronomy.
The BBC Natural History Unit produces a wide range of programmes that aim to immerse a listener in the wonder, surprise and importance that nature has to offer.
Liftoff is a fortnightly podcast about space, the universe, and everything. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand the latest developments as explained by enthusiastic space fans Stephen Hackett and Jason Snell. Hosted by Jason Snell and Stephen Hackett.
Ask a Spaceman!
What would happen if you fell into a black hole? How big is the universe? Just what the heck is a quasar, anyway? You've got questions, and astrophysicist Paul Sutter has the answers! Submit questions via Twitter using #AskASpaceman or post to Every week you will come closer to COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE!
Every other week we cover the latest spaceflight news, discuss past, current and future exploration efforts, and take a look at upcoming events. Tune in to hear about how humans get to space, how they stay in space and how unmanned craft reach farther and farther into the universe around us.
National Geographic Weekend, hosted by Boyd Matson, is a weekly talk show featuring interviews with some of the most fascinating explorers and scientists on the planet.
Enjoy the sounds of physics with our podcasts. Always fun and always engaging - just like physics.
Evolution Talk
Voice artists, music, and effects bring Charles Darwin and others to life in this educational introduction to the oldest story ever told. Brought to you by Rick Coste Productions.
Nature Biotechnology podcast is a series of conversations with founders, financers and developers from biotech's past, present and future.
Stories, opinion and debate from the final frontier – including a guide on how to live in space, 20th century legends and the stories of missions past and present.
Orbital Path
space, stars, the universe and us
The Star Spot
The astronomy and space exploration podcast
Breaking Bio
A group of biologists brings you into the world of evolution and biodiversity research by interviewing the people making new and exciting discoveries about our world.
60-Second Space
Leading science journalists provide a daily minute commentary on some of the most interesting developments in the world of astronomy and space exploration. 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
Enjoy the sounds of physics with our podcasts. Always fun and always engaging - just like physics.
We've concentrated the history of Planet Earth into one year. Follow the geology podcasts chronologically from the origin of the Earth to the origin of Mankind.
A free webseries exploring the fossil record and the evolution of life on Earth.
Each episode of Distillations podcast takes a deep-dive into a moment of science-related history in order to shed light on the present.
Monthly astronomy news, interviews and questions. Created by astronomers.
THE GEOLOGY FLANNELCASTa podcast where three geologists tacklethe topics that no one else dares to touch
Public lectures by noted astronomers on new developments in our exploration of the universe. These lectures are recorded at Foothill College near San Francisco.
Physics Frontiers
Jim Rantschler and Randy Morrison discuss physics from elementary particles to cosmological effects at the limits of our theoretical knowledge or have recently emerged.
Cheap Astronomy offers you 10 minute weekly podcasts on a wide range of astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, space science and space exploration topics. At Cheap Astronomy you're only as cheap as the telescope you're looking through.
Cell Podcast
Cell ( is a peer-reviewed journal publishing the most interesting discoveries in biology.
Science Pie is a new independent podcast about physics, history, literature and engineering, exploring one fascinating topic per 15-minute episode. Manufactured in-house by Annika Brockschmidt and Dennis Schulz.
The daily audio workout for your head. Two games every day, each with three rounds that get progressively harder.
Natures Talk Show
Natures Talk Show is dedicated to helping save and preserve Nature by helping people understand that every living thing has a place and a reason to be here. Conservation, preservation and habitat are of huge interest on our show. We are going to be doing more youth oriented programs and things that we hope will help save all the amazing things that life has to offer.
Do you ever feel dizzy when you think about the incomprehensible scale of space? We call that feeling Cosmic Vertigo. Welcome to a head-spinning conversation between two friends who study the sky for a living.
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On this week’s Tech Nation, Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times journalist Matt Richtel about his latest novel, “Dead on Arrival”. And on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent Dr Daniel Kraft examines the reality and the potential of using drones in healthcare.
FINALE Part 1 of 3 - Aaron, Delaney, and Ezra's search for PRIME teleports them further back in time than they have ever been. View full episode show notes at
The DARPA Launch Challenge has been officially unveiled, so I spent some time breaking down the competition and speculating about who will enter and what DARPA wants out of it. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by 30 executive producers—Kris, Pat, Matt, Jorge, Brad, Ryan, Jamison, Nadim, Peter, Donald, Lee, Jasper, Chris, Wa ...…
Join us for an utterly fascinating live conversation with Emily Lakdawalla about her brand new book, The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job. Also joining us at Caltech were Curiosity Project Scientist Ashwin Vasavada and JPL Research Scientist Abigail Fraeman. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan close out the evenin ...…
Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce. An extended Hat of Woo if you like, but for this podcast extra episode we dip our hands back into the festering corners of Paul’s hat to take a look at the root causes and the psychology of belief in conspiracy theories. Not why are they wrong but why ...…
These fish are a non-native species.By (Rudy Mancke).
Jim and Randy review two very convincing papers that make the claim that the Casimir effect is due to materials fluctuations and not the zero point energy.Show Notes:
This week in SF history 24 April 1972. Liftoff of Apollo 16 LM from the moon. ( ( ( Spaceflight news SpaceX wants to use a ballute to recover S2 ( Ballistic coefficient will be reduced by two orders of magnitude ( Might not be insane to land under helium?!? (r ...…
Dr. Catherine Brownstein of Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School speaks to Cambridge Healthtech Institute on April 10, 2018. She will be a presenter during the Clinical Genomics track at Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, May 15-17, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Topics Questions Include:1) Let’s touch upon your gene discovery wor ...…
Stephen launches a new segment about the SLS, then talks with Jason about the swearing in of NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and the future of NASA TESS. This episode of Liftoff is sponsored by: Eero: Never think about WiFi again. Use code LIFTOFF for free overnight shipping. Links and Show Notes Last Call for Liftoff Merch The sale ends at ...…
The large dangerous asteroids that we don't know about are what keep asteroid hunters going to the telescope.
On April 24, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched into low Earth orbit. Over its 28- year career, Hubble has helped scientists make incredible discoveries, from evidence of dark energy in the early universe to comets whizzing into our solar system. Museum Astrophysics Curator Michael Shara, who worked with the Hubble mission during his ...…
Guest: Evangelos Kiskinis, PhD is an Assistant Professor in Neurology at Northwestern University. His lab… The post Ep. 115: “Motor Neurons” Featuring Evangelos Kiskinis appeared first on Stem Cell Podcast.
In this episode, John finds his mute switch, News from World of News: giant Rhaetian ichthyosaurs, Dracula pterosaur, Art Bell, and the final (maybe?) Cash for Questions; Aurochs, glands, and finding things.
All about the new AstroTour to Costa Rica in March 2019 with Fraser Cain. The trip features San Jose, Guanacaste Beach, the Arenal Volcano, Monteverde, and more! Plus amazing stargazing opportunities throughout the trip, special shows and talks by myself and Fraser. You should come! More info and registration:… AWB's Mike Simmons interviews best-selling author Dava Sobel. They talk at length about the writing process for her book "Galileo's Daughter" as well as "The Glass Universe". We are once again asking for your input through a series of three surveys, each of which is tar ...…
Broad-Headed Skinks together in the spring? Courtship, most likely.By (Rudy Mancke).
Tonight's WeatherBrain is the Emergency Response Meteorologist for the National Weather Service Southern Region Headquarters, Jennifer McNatt. Also joining us is Elinor Lutu-McMoore, the Meteorologist in Charge at the NWS office in Pago Pago, American Samoa.By (The Weather Company).
A conversation with Jim Brass, Bruce Coffland from NASA and Susan Benjamin USGS director of the Western Geographic Science Center. They discuss the shared history between NASA and the USGS in remote sensing. This Saturday night is the peak of Lyrid Meteor Shower! Dress appropriately, gather some friends and family, and head outside to watch sand burn in the upper atmosphere. There’s nothing like a good meteor shower. Fraser and Pamela explain this beautiful phenomenon: ...…
Rudy shares some words from "the poet."By (Rudy Mancke).
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A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 593 22 April 2018 Our Earth Day 2018 discussion Click to directly download MP3 Topic: This year we talk about plastics, species, and straws in our Earth Day discussion Web Corner: Native Land Blog & MapBy Jesse.
Marian Partington is working to forgive Rosemary West – one of her sister’s killers – because she thinks the only way to break the cycle of female violence is to understand it. Written by Katharine Quarmby Read by Kirsten Irving To read the full story visit: Subscribe to ...…
The updates continue. Last week we talked about dark matter, and this week we continue with its partner dark energy. Of course, they’re not really partners, unless you consider mysteriousness to be an attribute. Dark energy, that force that’s accelerating the expansion of the Universe. What have we learned?…
In This Episode Guest: Eric Salna – Meteorologist and CEO of Extreme Weather ExperienceHelicity Designs / What are you drinking? Shirt and discount codeLightning Round: Hurricane or SupermodelTitan U Minute with Chris SannerWe discuss how accurate are we really on 10-14-40 day forecastsWx Resources: We provide some great weather sites, apps and ...…
Despite their relative invisibility, a norm, even a dying one, can sometimes be harnessed and wielded like a weapon by conjuring up old fears from a bygone era. It’s a great way to slow down social change if you fear that change. When a social change threatens your ideology, fear is the simplest, easiest way to keep more minds from changing.In ...…
A brief musical interlude by Monty Harper before beginning our climactic story finale! View full episode show notes and lyrics at
From the TWiV team, human cowpox infection possibly acquired from a pet cat, and a new giant mimivirus of green algae with genes encoding enzymes of fermentation. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode ASM Microbe 2018 ASV Job Site revamped Support Viruses & ...…
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - In 2018 you are unlikely to be able to purchase a passenger ticket to the Moon, however, thanks to a German start up comp ...…
The polar bear is more than just a big mammal; it’s an icon for an entire region -- it’s hard to think of the Arctic without picturing these beautiful creatures. Yet it’s also a symbol for how that region is changing. A warmer climate is reducing the amount of sea ice in the Arctic, which could lead to a big reduction in polar bear populations. ...…
Aaron, Delaney, and Ezra launch their plan to find PRIME's secret base. View full episode show notes at
Nels and Vincent reveal how a motor protein in corn causes preferential transmission of chromosomes to egg cells, leading to non-Mendelian inheritance. Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Become a patron of TWiEVO Molecular Evolution and the Cellmeeting Selfishcorn chromosomes (Cell) Dawe Lab- neocentromeres and meiotic drive Image credit L ...… Streamed live on Feb 7, 2018. So you've spent the money, installed the equipment, hit the 'Take Image' button and you have a computer full of images. Now what? In this hangout, we continue diving into the complex topic of astro-imaging for the amateur astronomer. Taking images is only half the battle ...…
Orbital ATK unveiled the name and additional technical details of their new launch vehicle, OmegA. Jim Bridenstine was finally confirmed as the new NASA Administrator. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by 29 executive producers—Kris, Pat, Matt, Jorge, Brad, Ryan, Jamison, Nadim, Peter, Donald, Lee, Jasper, Chris, Warren, Bob ...…
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Many important enzymes, industrial and therapeutic proteins are manufactured using transgenic plants. Plants offer many benefits to protein production over animal cells and microbes for many applications. In this episode Dr. Beth Hood from [...]
"Schizophrenia" is a word that strikes fear in the hearts (and minds) of those who have seen its effects. It's often misunderstood -- but one aspect that's universally recognized is that it's a *big deal.* And it affects nearly 1% of the adult population. The post #225: Schizophrenia with Dr. Tyrone Cannon appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.…
Aaron, Delaney, and Ezra are reunited on the eve of a Prehistoric Holiday as they formulate a plan to find PRIME. View full episode show notes at
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…We look to the future of soccer and prepare for the 2018 FIFA World Cup as we investigate Beyond Sports VR technology and the new Adidas Telstar 18 with hosts Gary O’Reilly, Chuck Nice and Beyond Sports CEO Jeffrey Saunders and physicist John Eric Goff. Photo Credit: © 2018 BEY ...…
This week, Chuck Nice asks Neil deGrasse Tyson fan-submitted questions on a range of topics we couldn’t answer in other episodes. Now extended with a session of “Neil’d It” – where Neil and Chuck comb Internet comments to see if the science is right. (Adult Language).NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episo ...…
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