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Science Friday
Brain fun for curious people.
Deep in the back of your mind, you’ve always had the feeling that there’s something strange about reality. There is. Join Robert and Joe as they examine neurological quandaries, cosmic mysteries, evolutionary marvels and our transhuman future on Stuff To Blow Your Mind, a podcast from
Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince
The Science Hour
Science news and highlights of the week
Nature Podcast
The Nature Podcast brings you the best stories from the world of science each week. We cover everything from astronomy to zoology, 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.
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.
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.
Science Vs
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 sex addiction, nuclear war, Lyme disease, and serial killers.
The kickass science and technology radio show that delivers an irreverent look at the week in science and technology.
Weekly podcasts from Science Magazine, the world's leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary.
BBC Inside Science
Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
Explorations in the world of science.
The Science Show gives Australians unique insights into the latest scientific research and debate, from the physics of cricket to prime ministerial biorhythms.
CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks covers the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom... and everything in between.
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.
Science Vs
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.
Science sleuths Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Hannah Fry investigate everyday mysteries sent by listeners.
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
The BBC brings you all the week's science news.
The Story Collider
Whether we wear a lab coat or haven't seen a test tube since grade school, science is shaping all of our lives. And that means we all have science stories to tell. Every year, we host dozens of live shows all over the country, featuring all kinds of storytellers - researchers, doctors, and engineers of course, but also patients, poets, comedians, cops, and more. Some of our stories are heartbreaking, others are hilarious, but they're all true and all very personal. Welcome to The Story Collider!
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.
Curiosity makes you smarter – and so will this podcast. Each week, we talk to experts who can help you get smart about the world around you, with a timely blend of cultural trends, life hacks, and developments in science and technology. You'll learn about your mind and your body, outer space and the depths of the sea, how history shaped the world into what it is today, and more. From the largest galaxies to your smallest brain cells, our curiosity will help you understand the world better. F ...
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.
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
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
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 for more information and educational content.
Wissenschaft und Technik im Kopfhoerer / Science and Engineering in your Headphones
60-Second Science
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
Scientific principles, theory, and the role of key figures in the advancement of science.
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.
Wow in the World
Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz guide curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them. We'll go inside our brains, out into space and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.
Big Picture Science: A smart and humorous take on emerging trends in science and technology. Tune in and make contact with science. We broadcast and podcast every week.
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.
"I’m Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of StarTalk Radio. I’ve recruited a crack team of scientists and science educators to help me bring the universe down to Earth. They are… The StarTalk All-Stars." Tuesday nights at 7pm ET.
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, or watch NOVA broadcasts Wednesday nights on PBS.
Ask the Naked Scientists - Solutions to the science questions you always wondered about...
From the ground breaking and life saving to the wacky and implausible, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki reveals some of the best moments in science.
CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks covers the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom... and everything in between.
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.
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
A podcast about the left turns, missteps, and lucky breaks that make science happen.
Periodic audiocasts from American Scientist, a publication of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society.
You have questions and A Moment of Science has answers. Short science videos and audio science podcasts provide the scientific story behind some of life\'s most perplexing mysteries. There\'s no need to be blinded by science. Explore it, have fun with it, but most of all learn from it. A Moment of Science is a production of WFIU Public Media from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
Seeker Plus
Built for enthusiastic science fans seeking comprehensive conversations on the geeky topics they love. Host Trace Dominguez breaks down big topics and digs beyond the usual scope to deliver details, developments and opinions on advanced topics in physics, biology, space exploration, psychology, and more!
We take your questions about life, Earth and the universe to researchers hunting for answers at the frontiers of knowledge.
One Universe at a Time
Brian Koberlein
Exploring the coolest and most incredible stuff in science, from way back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth to a future where humans live in space! Fun Kids Science Weekly is hosted by Dan and is the perfect science podcast for kids and families everywhere. Each week, you'll find episodes from series like Deep Space High, Age of the Dinosaurs and Professor Hallux. There's also a special guest, top experts answering all your science questions and Dangerous Dan - something scientific that’s also ...
Science Times
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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Days before his death, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking finished what would be his final research paper. Learn about his last take on the multiverse in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts ...…
Dr Catherine Hobaiter studies how apes communicate with each other. Although she's based at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, she spends a lot of her time in the forests of Uganda, at the Budongo Research Centre. There, she's endlessly fascinated by the behaviour of great apes. Cat Hobaiter tells Jim al-Khalili about the difficulties of ...…
In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: Reading Daily Can Actually Add a Year to Your Life Here's How Scientists Are Using Machine Learning to Predict the Unpredictable The Heartwarming Story of Indonesia's Chicken Church…
Learn from some of our favorite expert guests about yoga, volcanoes, meditation, and more on this special episode of the Curiosity Podcast. You'll hear from accomplished authors and academics from past episodes, in addition to a special guest you've never heard before on the show. Plus, hear about the past, present, and future of the Curiosity ...…
Spectral tarsiers from Indonesia have five functioning chitinase genes and can digest the exoskeletons of insects like this grasshopper. Quentin Martinez) BOB HIRSHON (host): Our insectivorous past. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. Our ancient ancestors probably ate insects, according to Christopher Emerling of UC, Berkeley and CNRS ...…
Which do you think packs more punch — gunpowder or a sandwich?
Humans love popping zits so much precisely because it's gross. Learn about all the fascinating reasons why we find pimples so fascinating in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https:// ...…
Adventures in Dreamland"Why do we dream and why do we repeat dreams?" asks Mila O'Dea, aged 9, from Panama.Hannah Fry and Adam Rutherford delve into the science of sleep. From a pioneering experiment on rapid eye movement sleep, to a brand new 'dream signature' found in the brain, they discover how scientists are investigating our hidden dreamw ...…
ENCORE You are your brain. But what happens when your brain changes for the worse – either by physical injury or experience? Are you still responsible for your actions? We hear how the case of a New York man charged with murder was one of the first to introduce neuroscience as evidence in court. Plus, how technology hooks us – a young man so ad ...…
Mammoths and Climate Change @ 00:46(Crossroads / Blazej Lindner)How I Survived Spanish Flu @ 8:37(Last Sight / Alexye Nov)Gladys West @ 15:34(Oak Grove @/ M .A. Ward)Amazons @ 23:50(Aristotle / Technetium)Planet 9 @ 32:00(Pachelbel Canon for Chamber / Steven Kreinberg)Passengers of the Mayflower @ 37:18(Forest Mist / Acid42)Bespoke @ 50:12(Star ...…
This is pretty cool—an electric car pulling a full size commercial aircraft, apparently for the first time ever. In particular, it is a Tesla Model X pulling a Quantas Boeing 787. There are a million reasons this is cool, but I think we should just jump to the coolest ones: the physics questions. Does the mass of the plane matter? The Boeing 78 ...…
Despite what past diet fads may have led us to believe, carbohydrates are our bodies' preferred source of energy. All carbohydrates share the same fate of being broken down into sugars that are used to fuel your brain and body. What's the difference then between simple and complex carbohydrates? Learn more on this Moment of Science.…
How would you make science better? Well, Alan Finkle (Australia's Chief Scientist) published his thoughts and we tear it apart!We also science the shit out of thank you notes.Our unwitting sponsor this week is Axon Instruments Inc.
On this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by Kari Byron to talk about her new book, "Crash Test Girl: An Unlikely Experiment in Using the Scientific Method to Answer Life's Toughest Questions." They talk about her time on Mythbusters, the importance of the scientific method, and how her work on television is empowering her daughter and othe ...…
Dr. Francisca Ikuenobe is a Professor of Geology and Geophysics at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. In her research, Franca studies rocks to understand the clues they can reveal about the living things, environments, and climates of the past. Franca is particularly interested in the microfossils of pollen, spores, and phytopla ...…
Bacteria going green…very green! @ChemCambridge @HU_Utrecht @WURfoodbiobased @DTUbioengineer #genetics #flavobacteria #color
In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from to help you learn something new in just a few minutes: This Unpleasant Personality Trait May Earn You More Money This Is Why You Should Sleep in a Cold Bedroom Giant Sloths Once Ruled the Americas
Nicole discusses the return of the predators; Irena tells us how sound can hack our phones; Nora saves marriages by robotically assembling ikea furniture
BOB HIRSHON (host): Sea snails share memories. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. What if you could remember something that happened to someone else? It may sound far-fetched, but in an effort to understand how long-term memories are formed, scientists have now transfered memories from one sea snail to another. UCLA neuroscientist Davi ...…
After discovering on last week's episode that fish oil contains offishoily fintastic benefits for our brains, Guy Raz and Mindy decide to take the plunge on a wild aquatic adventure to experience HOW in the world fish oil is made! Join us, as Guy and Mindy explore the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of squeezing th ...…
reBroadcast of Episode 35: In this episode, Tom talks with Drama/English teacher, host and producer of the TER podcast, and NSW Teachers Federation Communications Manager Cameron Malcher. This was a great chat from a different perspective. I really enjoyed asking Cameron about different ideas, silos, jobs, STEM, podcasts etc. I hope you enjoy t ...…
Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with the week's science news including: a possible cure for the common cold, the latest on the climate crisis, and the science of snuggles. Plus a special look at water and making sure we don't run out.
Insect Armageddon. Is it happening...or not?
We often think of technology and religion as distinct and separate worlds, but what happens when they converge? Join Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick in this two-part episode as they examine religious world views shaped by technology, such as John Murray Spear’s electrical messiah, the simple prayer wheel and the psycho-spiritual technologies of S ...…
durée : 00:59:03 - La conversation scientifique - par : Etienne Klein - Si Platon entrait dans un Mc Do, s’il voyait décoller la fusée qui a propulsé Thomas Pesquet dans l’espace, s’il rencontrait Bob Dylan, s’il nous voyait consultant fiévreusement nos téléphones, que dirait-il? Entretien avec le philosophe Roger Pol-Droit. - réalisé par : Fra ...…
Rory Diamond is the scientific advisor to the Great British Bee Count and self-proclaimed Bee Geek is in the Fun Kids studio this week chatting about why bees are so important, why bees are dying and what makes bees differ from wasps! Plus Dangerous Dan is looking at a dangerous possibility, we're finding out how gas gets into our homes, scient ...…
Threat to conservationA third of protected nature reserves around the world are under threat from intense human activities like road building, grazing of animals and urbanization, according to a new study. Professor James Watson from the World Conservation Society explains to Roland Pease how only 10% of lands were completely free of human acti ...…
حلقة اليوم تتحدث عن أخلاق اجراء تجارب على عضي مخ وعلى اخلاق حفظ مخ خارج الجسم وجنين صناعي. وصلات الحلقة: أخلاق اجراء تجارب على عضي مخ حفظ مخ خارج جسم جنين صناعي
Australian Space Agency to guide space investmentNation taken for a ride with R and D budget measures - Roy GreenPrimordial black holes may have formed in the very early moments after the Big BangDistant galaxies may help reveal dark energyDrones and whale snot propel Aussie Famelab winner Vanessa Pirotta to world finalOld-school breeding and h ...…
Shane sits down with the facilitators of the recent Here We Are-MycoMeditations psylocybin retreat in Jamaica. They discussed the highlights, talked about how it went, and shared their afterthoughts.
Interview w/ Ron Naveen, Water Plumes, Under Pressure, Mini Neanderthal Brains?, Homo Naledi's Brain, Memory Transfer?, Turtle Sex, Birds Of Pay, Change Your Sheets, Ice Records, Cure The Cold?, And Much More...
In his latest book, How to Change Your Mind, Michael Pollan writes of his own consciousness-expanding experiments with psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin, and he makes the case for why shaking up the brain’s old habits could be therapeutic for people facing addiction, depression, or death. Pollan and psychedelics researcher Robin Carhart ...…
In HBO’s series Westworld, human-like robots populate a theme park where human guests can have violent, gory adventures in the Wild West without the repercussions. The robots are so lifelike that they fool the visitors and themselves. They bleed, die, grieve, and love—thinking themselves human. But as Westworld’s robots grow increasingly indepe ...…
Don't even worry about Dyret the robot. At first glance, the scrawny quadruped looks pathetic, as it struggles to walk without collapsing. But keep watching, and you’ll see it start to improve—walking slowly, yet ever more proficiently. Dyret the robot is teaching itself to walk. Or even, according to a new class of robotics researchers, evolvi ...…
Why is it that computers are so much faster than brains at some tasks? Or could human brains one day be used to better effect? Listener Praveen from India was wondering how it can be that supercomputers are so very powerful compared to the human minds that created them. So CrowdScience, with the help of a small voice-activated guest presenter, ...…
It's the longest continuously erupting volcano of our time, and now, Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is revealing new insights into how volcanoes work
Michael Pollan on the science of how psychedelics can ‘shake your snow globe’; Kilauea’s lava has been flowing for 35 years - what’s science learning from the latest eruption?; Flushing hippo toilets smother fish in African rivers; Flesh eating bacteria stun the immune system into silence - with pain; Green-blooded reptiles are on the edge of p ...…
The Kilauea volcano has been erupting for 35 years. But these recent eruptions are changing the game for volcanology research.
Michael Pollan on the science of how psychedelics can ‘shake your snow globe’; Kilauea’s lava has been flowing for 35 years - what’s science learning from the latest eruption?; Flushing hippo toilets smother fish in African rivers; Flesh eating bacteria stun the immune system into silence - with pain; Green-blooded reptiles are on the edge of p ...…
This week, we present two stories about being different, and the ways our differences can become our strengths. Part 1: Growing up, Amanda Gorman is determined to eliminate her speech impediment. Part 2: An aspiring scientist brought up in a family of artists, Elisa Schaum feels like a black sheep. Called the "next great figure of poetry in the ...…
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