Best Natural Sciences podcasts (Updated November 2017; image)
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StarTalk Radio
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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 ...
 
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You Are Not So Smart
Monthly+
 
You Are Not So Smart is a celebration of self delusion that explores topics related to cognitive biases, heuristics, and logical fallacies. David McRaney interviews scientists about their research into how the mind works, and then he eats a cookie.
 
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The Saad Truth Podcast
Weekly+
 
Professor of Marketing and Concordia University Research Chair in Evolutionary Behavioural Sciences and Darwinian Consumption, Montreal**this account is managed by a Gadfella, not Prof. Gad Saad. As such, all questions will be answered with a bit of a delayPlease consider donating to his PatreonAll links provided on this page point directly to Prof. Gad Saad's own content
 
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PRI's The World: Geo Quiz
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The Geo Quiz from PRI's The World challenges your knowledge of people and places, geography and culture. Created by journalists in the newsroom, each Geo Quiz question comes with its own answer, a fascinating report or interview that reveals a mystery location.
 
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NASACast Audio
Daily
 
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.
 
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Smart Drug Smarts: Brain Optimization | Nootropics | Neuroscience
 
Fuel Your Brain With the Latest in Neuroscience
 
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Chemistry in its element
Weekly
 
A weekly tour of the periodic table, from Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
 
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Chemistry World Podcast
Monthly
 
Monthly podcast from Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
 
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Physics World Science Podcast
 
Editors from Physics World magazine and its sister website physicsworld.com 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.
 
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Astronomy Cast
Monthly+
 
Astronomy Cast brings you a weekly fact-based journey through the cosmos.
 
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This Week in Microbiology
Monthly+
 
This Week in Microbiology (TWiM). A podcast about unseen life on Earth hosted by Vincent Racaniello and friends. Following in the path of his successful shows 'This Week in Virology' (TWiV) and 'This Week in Parasitism' (TWiP), Racaniello and guests produce an informal yet informative conversation about microbes which is accessible to everyone, no matter what their science background. As a science Professor at Columbia University, Racaniello has spent his academic career directing a research ...
 
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Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science
 
Space exploration, astronomy and planetary science. (Weekly)
 
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This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello
 
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.
 
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This Week in Evolution
Monthly
 
This Week in Evolution is a podcast on the biology behind what makes us tick.
 
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Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone
 
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 http://brainsciencepodcast.com.
 
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Brain Matters
Monthly
 
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.
 
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Theoretical Physics - From Outer Space to Plasma
 
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.
 
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Naked Astronomy, from the Naked Scientists
 
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.
 
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Are We There Yet?
Monthly+
 
The Space Exploration Podcast
 
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NeuroPod
Monthly
 
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.
 
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StarDate Podcast
Daily
 
StarDate, the longest-running national radio science feature in the U.S., tells listeners what to look for in the night sky.
 
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The Titanium Physicists Podcast
Monthly
 
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.
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
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
 
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On Your Mind Neuroscience Podcast
Monthly+
 
An in depth look at cutting edge neuroscience.
 
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AWESOME ASTRONOMY
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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.
 
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Liftoff
Monthly+
 
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.
 
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National Geographic Weekend
Monthly+
 
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.
 
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The Orbital Mechanics Podcast
Weekly
 
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.
 
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PhysicsCentral: Podcasts
Monthly
 
Enjoy the sounds of physics with our podcasts. Always fun and always engaging - just like physics.
 
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Ask a Spaceman!
Monthly+
 
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 facebook.com/PaulMattSutter. Every week you will come closer to COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE!
 
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Evolution Talk
Weekly
 
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.
 
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Nature Biotechnology Podcast
Rare
 
Nature Biotechnology podcast is a series of conversations with founders, financers and developers from biotech's past, present and future.
 
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Breaking Bio
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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.
 
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60-Second Space
Monthly+
 
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 www.scientificamerican.com/podcast
 
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PhysicsCentral: Podcasts
Monthly
 
Enjoy the sounds of physics with our podcasts. Always fun and always engaging - just like physics.
 
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The Star Spot
Monthly
 
The astronomy and space exploration podcast
 
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Distillations: Science + Culture + History
 
Distillations podcast explores the human stories behind science and technology, tracing a path through history in order to better understand the present.
 
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Palaeocast
Monthly
 
A free webseries exploring the fossil record and the evolution of life on Earth.
 
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Podcast Episodes - The Geology Flannelcast
 
THE GEOLOGY FLANNELCASTa podcast where three geologists tacklethe topics that no one else dares to touch
 
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History of the Earth
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We've concentrated the history of Planet Earth into one year. Follow the podcasts chronologically from the origin of the Earth to the origin of Mankind.
 
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The Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures Podcasts
 
Public lectures by noted astronomers on new developments in our exploration of the universe. These lectures are recorded at Foothill College near San Francisco.
 
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Science Pie (English) - Science Pie
 
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.
 
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The Jodcast - astronomy podcast
Monthly
 
Monthly astronomy news, interviews and questions. Created by astronomers.
 
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Cheap Astronomy Podcasts
Monthly+
 
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.
 
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Cell Podcast
Monthly
 
Cell (www.cell.com) is a peer-reviewed journal publishing the most interesting discoveries in biology.
 
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Universe Today Audio
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All Universe Today Audio Content
 
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Natures Talk Show
Weekly+
 
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.
 
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Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology | Pharma & Biotech Resources
 
Pharma IQ, a division of IQPC, is an international online community focusing on providing pharmaceutical professionals with knowledge, information and articles. We are dedicated to creating a learning environment for sharing ideas, best practices and solutions within the pharmaceutical community Through Pharma IQ, you will be able to access pharmaceutical information resources such as
 
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Brain Training Podcast
Daily
 
The daily audio workout for your head. Two games every day, each with three rounds that get progressively harder.
 
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The Bio Report
Weekly
 
The Bio Report podcast, hosted by veteran journalist Daniel Levine, focuses on the intersection of biotechnology with business, science, and policy.
 
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Randy and Jim talk about traveling through through time, discussing relativity and, in particular, Kurt Goedel's solution for closed timelike curves in General Relativity.
 
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Meteorology; or Weather Explained by J.G. M'Pherson
 
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THE SAAD TRUTH 547 - My Talk At The Free Speech Event In Toronto by Gad Saad
 
A public-private consortium is seeking to cut the time it takes to discover and advance new cancer therapies to the clinic to one year from the six years it takes on average today. Accelerating Therapeutics for Opportunities in Medicine, or ATOM, brings together scientists from government, academia, and industry with the ambitious goal of harne ...…
 
Aaron and INO dive into the ancient Tethys Sea in search of a deadly marine mammal. View full episode show notes at www.MyDogRocket.com
 
Hosts Gary O’Reilly & Chuck Nice dissect the famous “Miracle at Michigan” Hail Mary pass with the man who threw it, Kordell Stewart, and physicist John Eric Goff. Now extended with Chuck, Gary and John answering your Cosmic Queries about physics and football.Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on:TuneIn: tun ...…
 
The world made more progress on climate at the ‘23rd Conference of the Parties’ in Bonn, putting some meat on the bones of the Paris Agreement. The US gummint was present and unhelpful, but American cities and states were there in force. As evidence of the ‘sub-national’ efforts to say #WeAReStillIn, the state of Virginia moving to join the Reg ...…
 
Kat Arney takes a long, hard look at the story behind those famous little blue pills
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
An interstellar interloper, Searching inside pyramids with...physics!, ways to see cool STEAM projects, and of course listener questions! Produced by Greg Moebius at WCBE Radio Columbus. Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist at The Ohio State University, Chief Scientist at COSI Science Center, and the one and only Agent to the Stars! http:// ...…
 
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NatureNotes with Rudy Mancke
 
Best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving!By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
THE SAAD TRUTH 545 - The Orwellian Nightmare At Laurier University by Gad Saad
 
THE SAAD TRUTH 544 - A Darwinian Analysis Of The Life Of George Lazenby, The Forgotten James Bond by Gad Saad
 
THE SAAD TRUTH 546 - Eloquent And Moving Email From A Transgendered Individual by Gad Saad
 
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StarDate Podcast
 
John Mitchell was one of the most insightful scientists of the 18th century. He made important contributions to the study of earthquakes, magnetism, and other topics, including astronomy. 250 years ago, for example, he studied the Pleiades, the star cluster that marks the shoulder of Taurus, the bull. Telescopes of the day revealed a few dozen ...…
 
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Meteorology; or Weather Explained by J.G. M'Pherson
 
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This Week in Evolution
 
Nels and Vincent discuss a genomic analysis of the passenger pigeon, which shows that species with large and stable populations may be at risk of extinction after a sudden environmental change. Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Become a patron of TWiEVO Passenger pigeon genomic diversity (Science) Image credit Letters read on TWiEVO 25 Sc ...…
 
A conversation with project scientist Dennis Leveson-Gower and astronaut Shane Kimbrough on the cargo sent up to the International Space Station, and the science it contains.
 
Shane Kimbrough, NASA Astronaut, and Dennis Leveson-Gower, Senior Project Scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center, talk about cargo and science going to and from the International Space Station. Houston We Have a Podcast teams up with NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast. HWHAP Episode 20.
 
As scientist continue to sift through all that data from Scott Kelly’s year in space, the next generation of astronauts are beginning to look to longer missions in deep space and more extreme environments like the surface of Mars. So what is next? What’s Beyond the year in space? PBS documentary “Beyond a Year in Space” asked that very question ...…
 
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The Jodcast - astronomy podcast
 
Pulsars and beyond. In the show this time it is almost all about pulsars with most of the interviews from IAU 50 Years of Pulsars conference in September 2017 but first Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell joins to talk about Advocating for women in science [01:16.9 - 19:04.8], Rob Archibald and Emily Parent tells us about Pulsars [19:31.6 - 21:55.9],Rebe ...…
 
Our virtual tour of the solar system continues with Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun. Since it’s tough to observe Mercury except at dawn or twilight, most of what we know about Mercury is from NASA’s Mariner 10 and MESSENGER missions.
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
Astronomy public outreach volunteer & A.O.K. Founder, Pranvera Hyseni is the guest for today's program. Pranvera discusses how her desire for astronomical public outreach became a reality in Kosovo. Do go visit http://astrogear.spreadshirt.com/ for cool Astronomy Cast and CosmoQuest t-shirts, coffee mugs and other awesomeness! http://cosmoquest ...…
 
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NatureNotes with Rudy Mancke
 
A listener reports a spider that look a bit like a pumpkin.By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
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StarDate Podcast
 
The heaviest stars in the universe eventually blast themselves to bits. But like a kicker getting ready to try a game-winning field goal, they first get in a few practice swings. These smaller explosions blast out shells of hot gas that expand at a million miles an hour. One example is in Cassiopeia, the queen, whose brightest stars form a lett ...…
 
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Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science
 
Canada has a new Space Advisory Board, and The Planetary Society’s Kate Howells is a member.
 
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Dinosaur George Podcast - A Podcast Devoted to Paleontology and Natural Science
 
In this episode we interview Dr. P. David Polly, the President of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, and a Professor in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Indiana University. During the interview, Dr. Polly discusses his career and education and his role as the President of the SVP. We also discuss the ongoing situation with the […]…
 
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Meteorology; or Weather Explained by J.G. M'Pherson
 
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The Orbital Mechanics Podcast
 
This week in SF history 27 November 1985: Launch of STS-61-B, the fastest shuttle turnaround in history (wikipedia.org) EASE/ACCESS experiment (wikipedia.org) Spaceflight news Zuma’s potential identity??? (spaceflight101.com) NROL-76 earlier passed near ISS (spaceflight101.com) Zuma now delayed indefinitely due to a fairing issue (spaceflightno ...…
 
New spacecraft is being tested, and we had a weird visitor from outside the solar system. That, plus the first crewed Gemini missions (complete with secret beef sandwiches) this fortnight. This episode of Liftoff is sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code LIFTOFF at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase. Links and ...…
 
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Travelers In The Night
 
Large undiscovered Earth approaching asteroids are still out there.
 
What’s the idea behind the holographic principle? What does it have to do with black holes and the early universe? Does this…mean something? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/pmsutter All episodes: http://www.AskASpaceman.com Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PaulMattS ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
What’s the idea behind the holographic principle? What does it have to do with black holes and the early universe? Does this…mean something? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/pmsutter All episodes: http://www.AskASpaceman.com Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PaulMattS ...…
 
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NatureNotes with Rudy Mancke
 
A listener makes a rare sighting: a Grizzled Mantis.By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
Welcome everyone to Episode 105 of The Stem Cell Podcast. As always go to stemcellpodcast.com for all of our episodes and to sign up or re-subscribe (if you are a current subscriber) for the newsletter. The Science Round Up For this week’s round-up, as Scientists Helping Scientists, STEMCELL Technologies offers several resources to help scienti ...…
 
Tonight's Guest WeatherBrains Steve Glazier and Kerrin Jeromin. Steve Glazier is a AMS certified meteorologist at WeatherNation Television. He received his meteorology degree from Lyndon State College in Vermont. Steve has worked as a broadcast meteorologist in Winchester, Virginia, Burlington, Vermont, West Palm Beach, Florida, and now in Denv ...…
 
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StarDate Podcast
 
By the time the universe was a billion years old, something had given it a real charge. That “something” could be the first galaxies. And thanks to some help from cosmic magnifying glasses, astronomers have seen enough early galaxies to make that possibility more likely. A few hundred thousand years after the Big Bang, electrons and protons beg ...…
 
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Meteorology; or Weather Explained by J.G. M'Pherson
 
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Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theweatherjunkies Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewxjunkies Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/weatherjunkies/ SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/weatherjunkies/ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/weather-junkies/id1056471528?mt=2 Audio used for opening, transitions, and closing are from Riot, Weather C ...…
 
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NatureNotes with Rudy Mancke
 
A listener finds a chrysalis in his yard and wonders what kind of butterfly will emerge.By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMoAps4ZRL8 Streamed live Nov 17, 2017. We depend on zero for our math to work right, but this number was actually invented in fairly recent times. Why do we need zero? Was it inevitable? Do go visit http://astrogear.spreadshirt.com/ for cool Astronomy Cast and CosmoQuest t-shirts, coffee mugs and other awesomene ...…
 
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You Are Not So Smart
 
We've transferred our biases to artificial intelligence, and now those machine minds are creating the futures they predict. But there's a way to stop it.In this episode we explore how machine learning is biased, sexist, racist, and prejudiced all around, and we meet the people who can explain why, and are going to try and fix it.…
 
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StarDate Podcast
 
The crescent Moon has a bright companion early this evening — the planet Saturn. It looks like a fairly bright star to the lower left of the Moon as darkness falls. They’re quite low in the sky, though, so any buildings or trees along the horizon will block them from view. They set not long after the sky gets fully dark. Saturn is best known fo ...…
 
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Life of the School Podcast: The Podcast for Biology Teachers
 
Diana is a biology teacher science department chair at Barrington High School, in Barrington, RI. She currently teaches AP Biology. Diana is also the high school science fair coordinator. Diana is involved in a variety of leadership roles that focus on deeper learning and research-based science practices including the BSCS/NABT Leadership Acade ...…
 
This week, we discuss two significant sleeper issues that will influence climate policy for a long time to come, and a few local initiatives for Massachusetts residents. Charlie Pierce highlighted the first understated, but very important, issue in a report for Esquire. A right-wing movement is pushing state legislatures to approve the idea of ...…
 
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Mosaic Science Podcast
 
"Technically, the female condom works. When used correctly, it reduces a woman's risk of contracting HIV by around 94-97 per cent each time she had sex, according to estimates. Studies show that making female condoms available alongside the male version increases the percentage of sexual acts that are protected, and decreases the prevalence of ...…
 
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Meteorology; or Weather Explained by J.G. M'Pherson
 
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This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello
 
Amy joins the TWiV team to talk about her career and her work on Zika virus neurotropism using embryonic mouse organotypic brain slice cultures. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Guest: Amy Rosenfeld Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Grad students face tax hike (Nature) House ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
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: - World View Enterprises in Tucson is a balloon company that will take a science package or even you to the edge of space. For a price. Cheaper tha ...…
 
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Science and the Sea podcast
 
As its name might suggest, the lumpsucker isn’t the most attractive fish in the ocean. It’s shaped like a ball, and it has a “sucker” on its stomach that it uses to attach to rocks and kelp. Many species have lumpy, spiny skin. And they’re not great swimmers -- they lurch about with little control over where they’re going. Yet they may have a f ...…
 
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StarDate Podcast
 
Our home galaxy boasts hundreds of billions of stars. Some of them emit lots of light, while others are dim. And tonight, the southern sky features a stunning contrast between two nearby stars: one powerful, the other feeble. Both reside in the constellation Piscis Austrinus, the southern fish. If you look due south in early evening, you\'ll ea ...…
 
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