Best Science podcasts — (No longer used - see Science Roundup) (Updated September 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
Weekly
 
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
Weekly
 
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
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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
 
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
Weekly
 
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
Monthly
 
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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podcast (en) – omega tau science & engineering podcast
 
science and engineering in your headphones
 
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omega tau science & engineering podcast » Podcast Feed
 
Wissenschaft und Technik im Kopfhoerer / Science and Engineering in your Headphones
 
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The Guardian's Science Weekly
Weekly
 
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
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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
Weekly
 
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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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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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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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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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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Seeker Plus
Weekly
 
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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Idolized by some and reviled by others, Timothy Leary remains an icon of 1960s counterculture and psychedelic self-exploration. But who was this rebel, psychologist and celebrity? What did he reveal about LSD’s power and potential? Join Robert and Christian for a special two-part look at the man, the time and the drug he championed. Turn on, tu ...…
 
The commissions are coming. Hurricane season hasn’t ended, but forensics waits for no one, so the after-action reports on Harvey and Irma have to get started. The relevant agencies—local and perhaps federal, plus maybe some national academies and disaster responders—will all no doubt look at themselves and others to see what went right or wrong.…
 
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A Moment of Science » Podcasts
 
Humans aren't the only ones that receive vaccinations.
 
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The Life Scientific
 
Jennifer Doudna's research has transformed biology. And this is not an understatement. Her work has given us the tools to edit genes more precisely than ever before. Her scientific career began with work to understand the actions of RNA, part of the machinery of every cell. But, after a meeting in 2005 with a colleague at the University of Cali ...…
 
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The Loh Down on Science
 
Making boo-boos better#physiology #biology #chemistry
 
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Science Update Podcast – Daily Edition
 
Wing patterns of a normal Sara Longwing butterfly (left) compared to a mutant butterfly generated with CRISPR gene editing technology (right) at the Smithonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama (STRI). (Richard Wallbank/Smithsonian Institution and University of Cambridge) BOB HIRSHON (host): Butterfly genetics. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is S ...…
 
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Great Moments In Science - with Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
 
Are dishwashers better than people when it comes to water, energy and cleaning?
 
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The Naked Scientists Podcast
 
This week, we take a trip down memory lane. How scientists can implant false memories, wipe memory away, and the link between head injuries and Alzheimer's disease. Plus, in the news, farewell to Cassini, the science of hurricanes, and how scientists are now able to see what's in the atmospheres of remote planets hundreds of light years away.…
 
How do goldfish survive in icy lakes and your poorly cleaned aquarium? Learn more about goldfish and alcohol on this episode.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
Can we Control the Dark Side of the Internet?The Internet is the world's most widely used communications tool. It’s a fast and efficient way of delivering information. However it is also quite dumb, neutral, treating equally all the data it passes around the world. From data that forms scientific research papers, the wealth of social media to k ...…
 
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Big Picture Science
 
Changed your computer password recently? We all try to stay one step ahead of the hackers, but the fear factor is increasing. The risks can range from stolen social security numbers to sabotaging a national power grid. Sixty years ago, when hacking meant nosing around the telephone network, it seemed innocent enough. And not all modern hacking ...…
 
Antarctica’s summer season is about to begin, which means hundreds of scientists are preparing to head south to conduct experiments on melting glaciers, migrating penguins, and elusive neutrinos. But so, too, will the support staff of the United States Antarctic base, McMurdo Station, population 1,100. McMurdo is a company town of sorts: It has ...…
 
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A Moment of Science » Podcasts
 
Even when an octopus is technically dead, its arms can still fight.
 
Cara connects across the globe with Dr. Rebeca Atencia, the Executive Director of the Jane Goodall Institute in the Congo and the Manager and Head Veterinarian at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center. They talk about the joys and sorrows of working with orphaned chimpanzees, including our minor differences and profound similarities ...…
 
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The Loh Down on Science
 
Contact lens computers could show you when you're sick @OregonStateCBEE #ContactLensComputer #diabetes #innovations #genetics
 
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People Behind the Science Podcast - Stories from Scientists about Science, Life, Research, and Science Careers
 
Dr. Sudha Seshadri is a Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine and a Senior Investigator at the Framingham Heart Study. She also serves as Co-Director of Medical Education for the Neurology Residency and Clerkship programs. Sudha’s work is a big part of who she is and her purpose in life, but when she’s not at work, she ...…
 
As temperatures rise, the tree line moves upslope. But ancient bristlecone pines are losing that upslope race to faster-colonizing neighbors. Christopher Intagliata reports.
 
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Science Update Podcast – Daily Edition
 
An adult yelloweye rockfish foraging above the reef for smaller rockfishes and other prey. Victoria O’Connell BOB HIRSHON (host): Protecting elder fish. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. Many varieties of fish live to be a hundred or more years old, growing bigger with each year. University of Washington marine ecologist Lewis Barnett ...…
 
What in the world motivates hermit crabs to fight for the ultimate dream shell? How in the world would the fastest runner in the universe fare in a running race with a rabbit? Join Mindy and Guy Raz for hermit crab wrestlemania and a race through history to find out why we humans walk differently than other animals! It's all happening in this w ...…
 
The shift from astronomy to astrophysics necessitated the development of new tools of observation at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. In this episode, we look at the rise of the reflecting telescopes and the men who use them including, James Keeler and George Ritchey, probably the greatest telescope designer in history.…
 
Check out a live recording of the Goggles Optional podcast on September 19 at 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM at the Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building (Y2E2), where Stanford scientists dish on the latest science news.
 
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5 live Science Podcast
 
The hottest science news, stories and analysis with Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists
 
As carbon dioxide levels rise, plants are sipping water more efficiently—which could come in handy in a drier future. Christopher Intagliata reports.
 
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Science... sort of
 
00:00:00 - A team at CalTech has figured out a new way to increase the rate that the ocean might be able to suck down carbon from our atmosphere. The overall plan is still missing a few steps, but it's an exciting step forward in how might get ourselves out of this climate mess. 00:20:45 - Drinks are another way we've figured out how to infuse ...…
 
Nathan Mansbridge, storyteller at The Eden Project, chats to Dan all about the Corpse Flower, a giant stinky plant that gives off a smell likened to rotting fish, or ripe camembert! Plus, we explore gravity with the Space Cadets, Harry and Terry, find out why our ears pop on aeroplanes and head back down under to learn more about one of the mos ...…
 
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The Science Hour
 
In this special edition of the programme, Roland Pease bids farewell to the Cassini-Huygens mission after 20 years in space. As we record The Science Hour, engineers are plunging the probe into the toxic clouds of Saturn, where it will burn up in the atmosphere. BBC Science Correspondent Jonathan Amos reports on its progress from JPL’s mission ...…
 
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Exploring The Well
 
Can AI really tell your sexual preference, we discuss p-values and how they may change, Are there species under the Antarctic, and the achievements of Cassini in the Saturnian system.
 
Hydrogel retina first step in relief from macular degeneration. New battery technology reduces recharge time. The Arctic - big changes, super-fast. Homeward Bound aims to boost women in science. Richard Dawkins back writing following stroke. Science not under siege.
 
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The World: Science, Tech & Environment
 
Applause for the demise of a ship. Not your usual reaction, but this was not your usual voyage. It was a 20-year voyage from Earth to Saturn, and it finally ended early this morning — Earth time — when the Cassini spaceship burned up in the atmosphere of the giant planet. “The signal from the spacecraft is gone,” announced a NASA flight control ...…
 
It’s no secret that in recent years, North Korea has stepped up efforts to expand its nuclear weapons stockpile. More quietly, though, it’s been stashing another commodity: bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. According to a report by the security firm FireEye Inc., North Korean hackers have been targeting South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges. ...…
 
Biologists wait to assess the damage done to a delicate ecosystem by Irma. And in 13 years, the Cassini orbiter showed us lakes on Titan, geysers on Enceladus, and a new understanding of all things Saturn.
 
Paleontologists are piecing together the bones of giant fish and ancient reptiles that inhabited the long-dried North American inland sea. Plus, great recyclers: dung and carrion beetles. And how anthropologists use genetic information and found artifacts to piece together how the first Americans populated the continent.…
 
This week, Nicole connects the seasons, your diet, your microbiome, and your health, and Nora goes cuckoo for cuckoo calls. Plus, Natalie does a Feature Follow Up on the development of CAR-T cancer treatments.
 
If you walk along the Chicago River behind the Lyric Opera House between now and Oct. 1, you’ll hear a low groan, a twinkling sound — a distinctive hum that is not-quite-urban. Passersby have compared the noises to an airplane passing overhead, a whale’s vocalization or a penguin singing. This noise, an addition to the echoing urban soundscape, ...…
 
When a massive luxury cruise ship docked outside the tiny Inuit town of Cambridge Bay this summer, it doubled the population of the town for a day. “It was just jaw-dropping to think that the same amount of people that are in Cambridge Bay could fit onto that ship,” said Mia Otokiak, 21, a life-long resident of the small, largely Inuit town in ...…
 
The gray clapboard house on the two-lane road in a western suburb of Boston looked, in fall 1974, the way you would expect a comfortable old Massachusetts house full of children to look. It was rambling and tall, made out of a house and a barn butted together. There were other barns out back, down a long gravel drive that stretched to a grove o ...…
 
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A Moment of Science » Podcasts
 
Scientists may have found a solution for polyethylene pollution.
 
This week, we present two stories about identity, from a neuroscientist's encounters with racism to an OB-GYN's struggle with her feelings about motherhood. Part 1: After a thoughtless remark from a colleague, neuroscientist Devon Collins reflects on the way racism has impacted his life and science. Part 2: OB-GYN Veronica Ades tries to save a ...…
 
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The Loh Down on Science
 
A wacky use for bacon grease?
 
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The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry
 
Why do songs get stuck in our heads? And what makes some tunes stickier than others? Drs Rutherford and Fry investigate 'earworms', those musical refrains that infect our brains for days. Every morning 6Music DJ Shaun Keaveney asks his listeners for their earworms, and Hannah finds out which tunes keep coming back.Adam asks Dr Lauren Stewart, f ...…
 
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Science Update Podcast – Daily Edition
 
Conceptual illustration of a single-stranded DNA robot performing nanoscale cargo sorting tasks. Considerable artistic license has been taken. (Demin Liu) BOB HIRSHON (Host): A robot made of DNA. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. A robot walks along a track, picking up and dropping off cargo as it moves. But unlike the robots we’re mo ...…
 
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Quirks and Quarks Segmented Show from CBC Radio
 
Experimental archaeologists recreate Neanderthal glue made 200,000 years agoBy podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Quirks and Quarks Segmented Show from CBC Radio
 
North Korean nuclear threat could lead to long term climatic consequencesBy podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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Quirks and Quarks Segmented Show from CBC Radio
 
Cancer resists chemotherapy - with help from bacteria.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
The eclipse started on the west coast, and ended on the east coast - why?By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
The author talks about his book 'Being human in the age of Artificial Intelligence'.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Neither Harvey nor Irma are likely to change America's climate change attitudesBy podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
North Korea’s Nukes, Bacteria fights chemotherapy, How Neanderthals made glue, Does weather change climate beliefs, Our future with AI, and Quirks Question: tracking the eclipseBy podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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This Week in Science – The Kickass Science Podcast
 
Interview w/ Emily Lakdawalla on Cassini Mission, Viking Warrior Wonderings, Voynich Not Much, To Sit Or Not?, Water Moon, Sleep-Deprived Sex Flies, Octo Origins, Squirrel Chunking, Stem Cell Conversion, Long Range Low power, And Much More...
 
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