Best Natural Sciences podcasts (Updated February 2018; 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 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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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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NASACast Audio
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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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Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science
 
Space exploration, astronomy and planetary science. (Weekly)
 
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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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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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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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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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On Your Mind Neuroscience Podcast
Monthly+
 
An in depth look at cutting edge neuroscience.
 
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AWESOME ASTRONOMY
Monthly+
 
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
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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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Best of Natural History Radio
Monthly
 
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.
 
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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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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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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
 
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
Monthly+
 
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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The Star Spot
Monthly+
 
The astronomy and space exploration podcast
 
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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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History of the Earth
Rare
 
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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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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The Jodcast - astronomy podcast
Monthly
 
Monthly astronomy news, interviews and questions. Created by astronomers.
 
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Palaeocast
Monthly
 
A free webseries exploring the fossil record and the evolution of life on Earth.
 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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SAGE Neuroscience and Neurology
Monthly
 
Welcome to the official free Podcast from SAGE for Neuroscience & Neurology. SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets with principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, and Singapore.
 
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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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Physics Frontiers
Monthly
 
Jim Rantschlerand Randy Morrison discuss physics from elementary particles to cosmological effects at the limits of our theoretical knowledge or have recently emerged.
 
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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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Michelle Miller grew up in Wisconsin and always had an interest in agriculture. When she reached college she traded in rural life for the big city, working in LA at designer stores and living a [...]
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1734/ X-ray aurora have been seen for the first time, lighting up Jupiter’s north and south poles. Seen not with eyes, but with X-ray detectors on the XMM-Newton and Chandra X-ray Observatory spacecraft. The aurora at Jupiter’s south pole flashes X-rays every 11 minutes or so, like clockwork. While the north pole ...…
 
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Physics Frontiers
 
Randy tells Jim about the island of stability: a theoretically predicted oasis of stable nuclear isotopes that researchers keep getting nearer and nearer to discovering. Randy and Jim talk about what they are, how researchers are trying to produce the isotopes, and the theoretical methods that predict their existence.Show Notes: http://frontier ...…
 
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Meteorology; or Weather Explained by J.G. M'Pherson
 
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Hit the high note with Neil deGrasse Tyson, singer Kelly Clarkson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and vocologist Dr. Brian Gill as they explore the science of singing, bringing emotion to songs, singing injuries, the anatomy of the voice, the impact of auto-tune, and more. (Warning: Adult Language)Image Credit: Ben Ratner.NOTE: StarTalk All-Access s ...…
 
Alfonso de la Nuez joins us to talk about user testing and design.
 
THE SAAD TRUTH 595 - Animal Welfare - The Sequel by Gad Saad
 
THE SAAD TRUTH 594 - On Animal Cruelty, Veganism, And Human Nature by Gad Saad
 
National Space Council Meeting and more ...
 
A conversation with Chad Frost from NASA and Susan De La Cruz from the USGS. This is the second episode of a mini-series about NASA and USGS collaboration. In this episode they focus on tracking wildlife and what that information can tell us about the social networks between animals.
 
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Are We There Yet?
 
You’ve probably heard about exoplanets, right? They’re planets that live outside of our solar system. The Kepler spacecraft has identified thousands of these things, and some of those planets it discovered are similar to Earth and reside in a zone around their host starts known as the Goldilocks zone — which means they could contain liquid wate ...…
 
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Travelers In The Night
 
Some very tough asteroids regularly pass closer to the Sun than the planet Mercury and may contain valuable materials such as phosphorus, antimony, silver, gold, and copper.
 
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Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone
 
BS 142 is an interview with neuroscientist Michael Graziano about his latest book The Spaces Between Us: A Story of Neuroscience, Evolution, and Human Nature. We explore the discovery of peripersonal neurons and discover how deeply they are imbedded in our daily lives. For show notes and complete transcripts go to http://brainsciencepodcast.com ...…
 
Dr. Andrea Hanson, Exercise Countermeasures Operations Lead, talks about what happens to the human body in microgravity, what NASA is doing about it, and how we can use this knowledge to go deeper into space. Hanson also describes some parts of astronaut exercise that have inspired her workouts. HWHAP Episode 33.…
 
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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=VWe5WbiYqpY Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain ) Special Guest: Dr. Jessie Christiansen ( @aussiastronomer ) is a Caltech staff scientist and co-founder (with UC Santa Cruz astronomer Dr. Ian Crossfield) of the citizen-scientist project Exoplanet Explorers which examines data from the Kepler K2 mission. In April, 2017, E ...…
 
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NatureNotes with Rudy Mancke
 
The female Bagworm Moth is wingless.By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
NASA recently began talking about some contingency planning for potential Commercial Crew delays, and the end-of-ISS discussion is heating up. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by 27 executive producers—Kris, Pat, Matt, Jorge, Brad, Ryan, Jamison, Nadim, Peter, Donald, Lee, Jasper, Chris, Warren, Bob, Brian, Russell, John, M ...…
 
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Aaron's World
 
Aaron joins the crew of the S.E.A. Polaris and learns how vaccines can help protect him against an unexpected prehistoric creature. View full episode show notes at www.MyDogRocket.com
 
It's gravitational.By cheapastro@gmail.com (Steve Nerlich).
 
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Meteorology; or Weather Explained by J.G. M'Pherson
 
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We’re going downhill, fast. Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice descend into the world of Olympic alpine skiing with Olympic skiers Erin Mielzynski (Team Canada) and Andrew Weibrecht (Team USA), physicist John Eric Goff, and Jake Stevens, the US Race Director at Rossignal. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire ...…
 
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CHI Podcasts
 
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This Week in Microbiology
 
The TWiM team explores a stingless bee that requires a fungal steroid to pupate, and colonic biofilms containing tumorigenic bacteria in patients with colorectal polyps. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter. Subscribe to TWiM (free) on iPhone, Android, RSS, or by email. You can also listen on your mobile device with t ...…
 
As medical advances have helped extend lifespans, older people still experience a decline in quality of life in their later years as a result of diseases associated with aging. This can cause a loss of independence, isolation, and suffering. The Biogerontology Research Foundation, a United Kingdom-based nonprofit, is funding work to understand ...…
 
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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=JwCYwte9NKg With Special Guest Dr. Brian Koberlein Published on Jun 30, 2016. One of the strangest implications of Relativity is the concept of time dilation; how people moving at different speeds will experience different amounts of time. Dr. Brian Koberlein helps us figure it out. Brian's last answer is here: h ...…
 
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NatureNotes with Rudy Mancke
 
This fungus gets part of its common name from its shape.By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
Isn't That Spatial is the podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever. In this episode of our Spatial Topics In Music feature, we're listening to the songs of skid row and life on the wrong side of wherever. You can view the Show Notes on our website at IsntThatSpatial.net!…
 
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Meteorology; or Weather Explained by J.G. M'Pherson
 
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Kat Arney investigates the biological pigment that links sun tanning, squid ink and browning bananas
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
The most fiddly components of any space mission. Hosted by Janet Dudley. You’ve probably heard about the Orion capsule that is NASA’s best bet to get astronauts back to the Moon – and maybe also to an asteroid and eventually to Mars. The pressurised and habitable volume of the Orion capsule is around eleven square metres – a lot bigger than an ...…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, Sir Mark Walport, former Chief Science Advisor for the UK Government and soon, the first Chief Executive of UK Research and Innovation – you may be surprised at the UK’s impact on our everyday technology. Then NPR’s lead digital education correspondent Anya Kamenetz (Kam-inettes), and her book, “The Art of Screen Tim ...…
 
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NatureNotes with Rudy Mancke
 
A listener finds a flock of Cedar Wax Wings drinking in his backyard.By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
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Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science
 
Mat Kaplan attended a meeting of the science team for the zoom lens camera that will be atop the Mars 2020 rover mast. Planetary Scientist Jim Bell tells us how this new system will show us the Red Planet as we’ve never seen it before.
 
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Meteorology; or Weather Explained by J.G. M'Pherson
 
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For our 100th episode, we're joined by the folks over at WeatherNation! Use code "WXJUNKIES" to receive 40% your SKY2 station. Go to: http://shop.bloomsky.com/products-list/sky2. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theweatherjunkies Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewxjunkies Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/weatherjunkies/ Learn more about Weathe ...…
 
We live in an age of constant chatter, yet we are failing globally to communicate meaningfully on issues related to Arctic governance and its natural resources. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill discusses the many interests in Arctic oil, gas, uranium, fisheries, tourism, trade, and transportation in a changing Arctic, and ...…
 
Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Kent Simmons recently spoke with Dr. David Johnson, CEO of GigaGen, about his upcoming presentation “Discovery of High-Affinity Human PD-1 and LAG-3 Antibodies Using Novel Microfluidic and Molecular Genomic Methods”, to be delivered in the Engineering Antibodies meeting at the 2018 PEGS Boston. PEGS is scheduled ...…
 
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The Orbital Mechanics Podcast
 
This week in SF history 22 February 1978. First GPS satellite (wikipedia.org) Precursors Transit satellite system (wikipedia.org) Land-based Omega (wikipedia.org) Spaceflight news EVA-48 (spaceflightinsider.com) (youtube.com) Short & Sweet Stealth Space spotted (abc7news.com) New ASDS (twitter.com/elonmusk) Mr Steven has a net (twitter.com/next ...…
 
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The Jodcast - astronomy podcast
 
Through a Lens. In the show this time, we talk to Hugo Messias about Gravitational lensing [34:50 - 1:01:41], Bob Watson tells us about Three decades of Cosmic Microwave Background(CMB) in this month's JodBite. [00:52 - 34:43], and your astronomy questions are answered by George Bendo in Ask an Astronomer [1:23:02 - 1:32:27].…
 
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Travelers In The Night
 
An object visits our solar system from the beautiful Pleiades star cluster.
 
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Nature Biotechnology Podcast
 
Jeff Leiden is chairman, president and CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals. His conversation with Nature Biotechnology covers rebuilding Vertex toward cystic fibrosis, competing for talent in the innovation economy and dropping out of high school to enter college early.By podcast@nature.com (Nature Biotechnology).
 
You may have seen some of the spectacular images of the earth in southern Algeria, curves and colors like some Picasso in the opposite of his cubist period. If you haven’t, check out the one from NASA, below. The ovals and swirls, with their concentric bands, are immediately obvious to a geologist as patterns of folds, but not just linear folds ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
Why are small stars red? Why are small stars so common? Why are small stars so interesting for the hunt for life? 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/PaulMattSutter Like on Facebook: htt ...…
 
Why are small stars red? Why are small stars so common? Why are small stars so interesting for the hunt for life? 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/PaulMattSutter Like on Facebook: htt ...…
 
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NatureNotes with Rudy Mancke
 
A listener finds a skull...By mancke@sc.edu (Rudy Mancke).
 
No guest this week on WeatherBrains... just an extended discussion among our regulars!By wo4w@me.com (The Weather Company).
 
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Smart Drug Smarts: Brain Optimization | Nootropics | Neuroscience
 
Some people's minds don't come equipped with a "mind's eye." We call these people aphantasics -- and there are many millions of them. And they get by just fine. The post #219 – Aphantasia with Dr. Joel Pearson appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.
 
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Meteorology; or Weather Explained by J.G. M'Pherson
 
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Aaron and INO begin their Paleozoic adventure in a very unexpected way. View full episode show notes at www.MyDogRocket.com
 
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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=IkfEGTOoWmc Streamed live on Feb 15, 2018. To celebrate the launch of the Falcon Heavy we figured it was time for an all new series. This time on the rockets that carry us to space. Today, Part 1, we're gonna talk about single stage to orbit rockets, and why they're so difficult to make them go… We are once again ...…
 
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