Best Science Roundup podcasts — Explainers and latest research (Updated August 2017; image)
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Radiolab
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Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.Radiolab is heard around the country on more than 500 member stations. Check your local station for airtimes.Embed the Radiolab widget on your blog or website.Radiolab is supported, in part, by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, enhancing public understanding of science and technology in the modern world. More information about Sloan at www.sloan.org.All p ...
 
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Science Friday
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Covering everything about science and technology -- from the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies -- Science Friday is your source for entertaining and educational stories and activities. Each week, host Ira Flatow interviews scientists and inventors like Sylvia Earle, Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and more.
 
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Stuff To Blow Your Mind
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Deep in the back of your mind, you’ve always had the feeling that there’s something strange about reality. There is. Join Robert, Joe and Christian as they examine neurological quandaries, cosmic mysteries, evolutionary marvels and our transhuman future on Stuff To Blow Your Mind, a podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.
 
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The Infinite Monkey Cage
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Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince
 
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The Science Hour
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Science news and highlights of the week
 
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Nature Podcast
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The Nature Podcast brings you the best stories from the world of science each week. We cover everything from astronomy to neuroscience, highlighting the most exciting research from each issue of Nature journal. We meet the scientists behind the results and providing in-depth analysis from Nature's journalists and editors.
 
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The Naked Scientists Podcast
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The Naked Scientists flagship science show brings you a lighthearted look at the latest scientific breakthroughs, interviews with the world's top scientists, answers to your science questions and science experiments to try at home.
 
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BrainStuff
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Whether the topic is popcorn or particle physics, you can count on BrainStuff to explore -- and explain -- the everyday science in the world around us.
 
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Science Vs
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There are a lot of fads, blogs and strong opinions, but then there’s SCIENCE. Science Vs is the show from Gimlet Media that finds out what’s fact, what’s not, and what’s somewhere in between. We do the hard work of sifting through all the science so you don't have to. This season we tackle immigration, climate change, true love and artificial sweeteners.
 
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This Week in Science – The Kickass Science Podcast
 
The kickass science and technology radio show that delivers an irreverent look at the week in science and technology.
 
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Science Magazine Podcast
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Weekly podcasts from Science Magazine, the world's leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary.
 
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BBC Inside Science
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Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
 
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The Science Show - Full program podcast
 
RN's science flagship: your essential source of what's making news in the complex world of scientific research, scandal and discovery. The Science Show with Robyn Williams is one of the longest running programs on Australian radio. One single audio file of each program - good for continuous listening.
 
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Discovery
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Explorations in the world of science.
 
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60-Second Science
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Leading science journalists provide a daily minute commentary on some of the most interesting developments in the world of science. For a full-length, weekly podcast you can subscribe to Science Talk: The Podcast of Scientific American . To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast
 
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Science and Creativity from Studio 360
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Science and Creativity from Studio 360: the art of innovation. A sculpture unlocks a secret of cell structure, a tornado forms in a can, and a child's toy gets sent into orbit. Exploring science as a creative act since 2005. Produced by PRI and WNYC, and supported in part by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
 
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Science Vs
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Science journalist Wendy Zukerman dissects the latest fad framing itself as scientific fact, wading through the mass of information so you don't have to.
 
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Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio
 
CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks covers the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom... and everything in between.
 
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Science in Action
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The BBC brings you all the week's science news.
 
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Brains On! Science podcast for kids
 
Brains On!® is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Co-hosted each week by kid scientists and reporters from public radio, we ask questions ranging from the science behind sneezing to how to translate the purr of cats, and go wherever the answers take us. @Brains_On
 
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The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry
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Science sleuths Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Hannah Fry investigate everyday mysteries sent by listeners.
 
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5 live Science Podcast
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5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl, plus Dr Chris and Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney with the hottest science news stories and analysis.
 
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The Story Collider
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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!
 
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The Life Scientific
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Professor Jim Al-Khalili talks to leading scientists about their life and work, finding out what inspires and motivates them and asking what their discoveries might do for mankind
 
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Tumble Science Podcast for Kids
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Exploring stories of science discovery. Tumble is a science podcast created to be enjoyed by the entire family.Hosted & produced by Lindsay Patterson (science journalist) & Marshall Escamilla (teacher). Visit www.tumblepodcast.com for more information and educational content.
 
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Dr Karl on triplej
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Join Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Zan Rowe and their scientific guests, with a bunch of curious triplej listeners for a weekly injection of science, myth-bashing and answers! Thursdays from 11am EST.
 
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science and engineering in your headphones
 
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Wissenschaft und Technik im Kopfhoerer / Science and Engineering in your Headphones
 
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The Guardian's Science Weekly
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The award winning Science Weekly is the best place to learn about the big discoveries and debates in biology, chemistry, physics, and sometimes even maths. From the Guardian science desk Ian Sample, Hannah Devlin & Nicola Davis meet the great thinkers and doers in science and technology. Science has never sounded so good! We'd love to hear what you think, so get in touch via @guardianaudio or podcasts@theguardian.com
 
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The Science of Everything Podcast
 
In this podcast I discuss a variety of topics in both the natural and social sciences, exploring the many fascinating insights that the scientific method yields about the world around us.
 
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Big Picture Science
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Big Picture Science weaves together a universe of big ideas – from robots to memory to antimatter to dinosaurs. Tune in and make contact with science. We broadcast and podcast every week. bigpicturescience.org
 
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In Our Time: Science
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Scientific principles, theory, and the role of key figures in the advancement of science.
 
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TALK NERDY
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Cara Santa Maria is a science communicator, television host, producer, and journalist. She is excited to present "Talk Nerdy," a place for conversations with interesting people about interesting topics.
 
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NOVA | PBS
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NOVA brings you short audio stories from the world of science -- anything from hurricanes to mummies to neutrinos. For more science programming online and on air, visit NOVA's Web site at pbs.org/nova, or watch NOVA broadcasts Wednesday nights on PBS.
 
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Ask the Naked Scientists Podcast
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Ask the Naked Scientists: answers to the science questions you always wondered about...
 
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People Behind the Science Podcast - Stories from Scientists about Science, Life, Research, and Science Careers
 
Are you searching for stories to ignite your curiosity, teach you to perform better in life and career, inspire your mind, and make you laugh along the way? In this science podcast, Dr. Marie McNeely introduces you to the brilliant researchers behind the latest discoveries in science. Join us as they share their greatest failures, most staggering successes, candid career advice, and what drives them forward in life and science.
 
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Great Moments In Science - with Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
 
From the ground breaking and life saving to the wacky and implausible, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki reveals some of the best moments in science.
 
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Quirks and Quarks Segmented Show from CBC Radio
 
CBC Radio's Quirks & Quarks covers the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom... and everything in between.
 
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American Scientist Podcast
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Periodic audiocasts from American Scientist, a publication of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society.
 
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A Moment of Science » Podcasts
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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.
 
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Undiscovered
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Undiscovered is a podcast about how science really happens. It's about all the stuff that gets left out of journal articles – the left turns, false starts, harebrained ideas, and lucky breaks that go into scientific research. It’s scientists telling the story of how they discovered something. Most science shows focus on scientific findings – this new thing we know now, that we didn’t know before. But sometimes, the story of HOW the heck scientists figured this new thing out is as compelling ...
 
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Wow in the World
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Wow in the World is a podcast and a new way for families to connect, look up and discover the wonders in the world around them. Every episode, hosts Mindy and Guy guide curious kids and their grown-ups away from their screens and on a journey. Through a combination of careful scientific research and fun, we'll go inside our brains, out into space, and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology. Hosted by Guy Raz @guyraz and Mindy Thomas @AbsolutelyMindy. Follow the show @Wow ...
 
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Seeker Plus
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Seeker Plus is built for enthusiastic science fans seeking out comprehensive conversations on the geeky topics they love. Host Trace Dominguez digs beyond the usual scope to deliver details, developments and opinions on advanced topics like AI, string theory and Mars exploration. Find us on YouTube and iTunes.
 
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WIRED Science – Spoken Edition
 
Get in-depth science coverage at WIRED including news, the latest research and discoveries and how technology is shaping the world of science. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
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PNAS Science Sessions
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Listen to brief, 5-minute, nontechnical conversations with cutting-edge researchers, Academy members, and policy makers as they discuss topics relevant to today's scientific community. Learn the behind-the-scenes story of work published in PNAS, plus a broad range of scientific news about discoveries that affect the world around us.
 
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One Universe at a Time
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Brian Koberlein
 
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Science Times
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Want to know more about black holes? Or progress in the cure for cancer? Learn about the latest news and trends in science, medicine and the environment from the reporters and editors of the popular Science Times section of The New York Times. David Corcoran is your host.
 
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Science Update Podcast – Daily Edition
 
Each 60-second episode of the daily Science Update Podcast series is a brief yet satisfying story on the latest discoveries in science, technology and medicine, from aardvarks to zygotes, and, every now and then, aardvark zygotes. We also answer your science questions and even say your name on the air (unless you’d really rather we didn’t) and send you a highly collectible Science Update "Smarten Up" mug. The Science Update family of radio shows and podcasts is produced by AAAS, the world’s ...
 
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Science... sort of
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Conversations about things that are science, things that are sort of science, and things that wish they were science. A member of the Brachiolope Media Network.
 
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ScienceBrunch
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Science Brunch is a podcast that features irreverent but mostly factual conversation about famous scientists and their discoveries, recent scientific events, and random science-y stuff. It is hosted by friendly neighborhood weirdos Katie McKissick (Beatrice the Biologist; science communicator) and Mae Prynce [INSERT CAREER HERE].
 
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We find out why bees are so important to life with Phil Stevenson, Professor of Plants at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. Also in the show this week our science expert Tom explains how the earth was made, Dangerous Dan tells all about the flesh-eating shark that can live for up to 500 years, and Sean and Robot from the Breakfast show find o ...…
 
Women who suffer from sleep disorders are at increased risk of delivering their baby early, new research suggests.Shipping on the Black Sea was disrupted by GPS spoofing signals last week. The captain realised and now the shipping industry is developing back-up systems based on old World War II radio technology. But what are the implications fo ...…
 
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Exploring The Well
 
The X-Prize's, Healing Organs with a Single Touch, The Holographic Principle, and Terraforming Mars.
 
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The Science Show - Full program podcast
 
The lady with the lamp or the lady with the logarithm?The answer to the great question of life and everythingFun with primes, so why the resistance?Mathematics improves weather forecastingPredicting the speed at which epidemics spreadAlex the Astronaut – combining music, science and sportFinding FibonacciCatastrophes open opportunities for chan ...…
 
A petroglyph spotted in Chaco Canyon may depict a total solar eclipse witnessed by the Pueblo people.
 
Researchers say fast-tracked drugs are not being rigorously tested after the approval process. Plus, modern evolutionary science has some advantages Darwin did not. What are we learning from DNA, experimentation, and more? And how researchers are using sound and vibrations to describe the eclipse to visually impaired viewers.…
 
Researchers are using magma trapped in crystal structures to study the life beneath volcanoes. Plus, modern fake flavors owe more to the chemistry of the past than their real fruit counterparts.
 
A University at Buffalo-led team of engineers has developed a new device for surface enhanced infrared absorption (SEIA) spectroscopy. Infrared light is trapped by tiny gaps in the device's metal surface, where it can be used to detect trace amounts of matter. The SEIRA advancement could be useful in any scenario that calls for finding traces o ...…
 
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Segelfliegern ist Alexander Müller ein Begriff: er ist dafür bekannt dass er regelmäßig Flüge von 1.000 km oder mehr von Bayreuth aus fliegt (Alexander's Flüge 2017, 2016 und 2015). Während meines Urlaubs dieses Jahr in Bayreuth hatte ich die Gelegenheit mich mit ihm über diese Fliegerei zu unterhalten. Wir sprechen über seine fliegerischen Anf ...…
 
This week, we bring you two stories of scientists reaching points of crisis. Part 1: Rashawn Ray’s trajectory as a sociologist is forever changed by the murder of Philando Castile. Part 2: Ecologist Marcelo Ardón Sayao turns to both science and religion when his wife is diagnosed with cancer. Episode transcript: http://www.storycollider.org/201 ...…
 
On a Thursday afternoon in June, a 17-foot-tall rocket motor—looking like something a dedicated amateur might fire off—stood fire-side-up on the salty desert of Promontory, Utah. Over the loudspeakers, an announcer counted down. And with the command to fire, quad cones of flame flew from the four inverted nozzles and grew toward the sky. As the ...…
 
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A Moment of Science » Podcasts
 
Until recently, the hyolith resisted classification on the evolutionary tree of life.
 
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Science Update Podcast – Daily Edition
 
BOB HIRSHON (host): Exercise could lead to long term brain gains. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. Rats who run on an exercise wheel when they’re young have better memories when they’re much older. This according to University of Toronto neuroscientist Martin Wojtowicz (VOYT-eh-vitch) and his colleagues, writing in the journal eNeuro ...…
 
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Quirks and Quarks Segmented Show from CBC Radio
 
Scientist and ham radio operator Nathaniell Frissell will probe changes in the Earth's atmosphere during the eclipse.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Quirks and Quarks Segmented Show from CBC Radio
 
By looking at the brainwaves of batters, scientists were able to identify which frequency compares to being in the zone.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Osteoarthritis has doubled in prevalence in recent times due to lack of physical activity.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Quirks and Quarks Segmented Show from CBC Radio
 
Total solar eclipses provide special conditions that are available at no other time.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Bob McDonald on the road to the eclipse, What scientists will see, Eclipse draws ham radio buffs, Baseball researcher finds “the zone” in brain waves, Bad news for bees from neonicotinoids, Skeletons say arthritis isn’t about aging, Quirks Question.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Quirks and Quarks Segmented Show from CBC Radio
 
Neonics compromise the queens' ability to start hives and lay eggs for the next generationBy podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Quirks and Quarks Segmented Show from CBC Radio
 
This week a scientist answers a question about whales capacity to smell through their blowhole.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Quirks and Quarks Segmented Show from CBC Radio
 
Bob McDonald’s watching the eclipse - here’s what he’ll seeBy podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Why you should think twice before you give an app access to your phone’s address book.
 
The earliest life forms on Earth were bacteria, but three billion years ago, life was suddenly transformed. Eukaryotes - precursors to all plants and animals - took over. The evidence has only just been found in algae microfossils.In August and September 1977, Nasa's probes Voyager 2 and Voyager 1 were launched. Since then the two spacecraft ha ...…
 
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This Week in Science – The Kickass Science Podcast
 
How We Started, Fish Jaws, Dino-stein Tree, Sulfur Breath, Jellied Teamwork, Eclipse Gone Wild, Immune Switch, Making Magic Mushrooms, E-Cig Quitters, Middle Sweet, Spider hunger, Spider Kevlar!, And Much More...
 
Natalie takes us through this week's episode, in which Nicole shares new advances in editing the human genome and Chelsea talks tuna. We also welcome new host, Abhijit Lavania, to talk about the upcoming solar eclipse.
 
This week we hear stories on a big jump in U.S. rates of knee arthritis, some science hits and misses from past eclipses, and the link between a recently discovered thousand-year-old Viking fortress and your Bluetooth earbuds with Online News Editor David Grimm.Sarah Crespi talks to Daniel Apai about a long-term study of brown dwarfs and what p ...…
 
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Stuff To Blow Your Mind
 
Deadly elixirs in tiny bottles play into the cruelest machinations of history, fiction and myth. In this episode of the Stuff to Blow Your Mind podcast, join Robert and Christian as they sneak six of these deadly concoctions from the poisoner’s chest and explore each one’s power and place in human history.…
 
Not so much hiding in plain sight, but tucked under the ice-sheet in Antarctica are 91 volcanoes. This adds to the 47 volcanoes already known on the continent. After a graduate student posed the question,"are there any volcanoes in Western Antarctica?", Dr Robert Bingham, and colleagues, at Edinburgh University, scoured the satellite and databa ...…
 
In August 2015, scientists from the University of Notre Dame went west, the disassembled pieces of a particle accelerator secured in the back of their U-haul. Over 1,000 miles later and nearly a mile down, they started installing the machine in a new home: deep within an old mine in the town of Lead, South Dakota. Miners first excavated the Hom ...…
 
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The Loh Down on Science
 
The strangest language you've never heard of!#linguistics #language #turkish
 
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Science Update Podcast – Daily Edition
 
(Terryn, et al., Science Robotics, 2017) BOB HIRSHON (host): Robot, heal thyself. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. Robots made out of soft, flexible materials are ideal for handling fruits and vegetables, assisting in surgery, and safely interacting with people. But they’re also prone to damage from sharp objects and other hazards. N ...…
 
How in the world could a slug help doctors to perform surgery on humans? Where in the world can you find the slug with the stickiest slime? Join Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz on their the slimiest and "tiniest" adventure yet! It's all the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World!
 
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5 live Science Podcast
 
Dr Karl is joined by wildlife forensic scientist Rebecca Johnson and entomologist Bryan Lessard. They discuss the decline of bees and why do midges bite?
 
Do clocks really follow a system inherited from ancient Sumeria?By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
This week, preventing genetic diseases in China, a red supergiant star's mystery, and the algal boom.
 
Hannah Devlin speaks with the IT pioneer about her life as a woman in tech, having a son with autism, and how it all led to her later role as a philanthropist
 
Roughly 200 million people live within a day’s drive of next Monday's eclipse. But eclipse chasers road-tripping to the path of totality will also be joined by those traveling much farther to stand in the shadow of the moon for just a few minutes. Among them is Terry Cuttle, an amateur astronomer, and photographer, traveling from Brisbane, Aust ...…
 
You've surely heard by now that the moon will pass between Earth and the sun on August 21, creating a total solar eclipse that will cast a shadow over much of the US. Jimmy Carter was president the last time this happened, so you definitely don't want to miss it. The best way to observe this astronomical event is to be somewhere in the path of ...…
 
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Chimpanzees may care for the bodies of their deceased relatives.
 
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The Loh Down on Science
 
Why sadness is our friend#psychology #humanbehavior #depression
 
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Science Update Podcast – Daily Edition
 
(Pixabay) BOB HIRSHON (host): A toxic quest for beauty. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. Hair and skin care products may be taking a toll on women’s health — especially women of color. This according to George Washington University environmental epidemiologist Ami Zota. In the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, she and he ...…
 
It’s a dance that’s been playing itself out for millennia. On average, once every year and a half, the moon slips directly between the Earth and the sun, punching a hole of darkness into the daytime sky. And whenever possible, there have been people below, looking up. Experiencing a total solar eclipse is revelatory, especially for people who s ...…
 
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Science... sort of
 
00:00:00 - Studying volcanoes is hard because they're really hot and acidic and just generally sort of deadly to we frail humans. But what about robots? OK, also sort of deadly to robots, but a team is still using an autonomous boat to map out a volcanic lake in Costa Rica, and that's pretty neat. To see Abe's diagram of how volcanic arcs form, ...…
 
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Stuff To Blow Your Mind
 
There’s a total solar eclipse sweeping across the center of the United States on Monday, August 21, 2017, so here’s a special Stuff to Blow Your Mind podcast episode to enhance the experience! Join Robert and Joe for practical viewing tips and a rundown on the celestial mechanics at work in the sky above.…
 
Genes carry the information that make you you. So it's fitting that, when sequenced and stored in a computer, your genome takes up gobs of memory—up to 150 gigabytes. Multiply that across all the people who have gotten sequenced, and you're looking at some serious storage issues. If that's not enough, mining those genomes for useful insight mea ...…
 
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The Loh Down on Science
 
Bacteria goes behind enemy lines to fight infection@NUSingapore #antibioticresistance #GMO
 
We're taking a look at skin cells, and molecules and electrons to understand how the sun causes our skin to burn. And we explore the different ways to prevent burning in the first place. Plus, in our "moment of um" we tackle this question: What is the farthest that a human can see?
 
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Science Update Podcast – Daily Edition
 
(Pixabay) BOB HIRSHON (host): Unravelling a knee mystery. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. Common wisdom holds that painful osteoarthritis of the knee is a growing problem because people today live longer, weigh more and wear their knees out. Harvard paleoanthropologist Ian Wallace examined skeletons ranging in age from 6000 years ol ...…
 
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Great Moments In Science - with Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
 
What the Doctor saw when he flew in this baby, and the crazy engineering that let it happen.
 
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