[super channel 7]Best Science podcasts (updated July 1, 2015). (No longer used - see Science Roundup).
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
The Loh Down on Science is the fun way to get your daily dose of science in less than two minutes. The program explains the world of science with a dash of humor. Hosted by writer/performer and Caltech alumna Sandra Tsing Loh, it's a program for those who love science as well as for those who avoid it!
You have questions and A Moment of Science has answers. These two-minute audio 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.
RN's Robyn Williams has made science the most popular specialist subject on the network. Every week The Science Show and Ockham's Razor tell us something new about life and the world around us.
The latest health and science news. Updates on medicine, healthy living, nutrition, drugs, diet, and advances in science and technology. Subscribe to the Health & Science podcast.
Are you searching for great 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 scientific discoveries. Join us as they share their greatest failures, most staggering successes, candid career advice, and what drives them forward in life and science. Our website with show notes]] Greetings science fans! We’re elated to welcome you to People Behind the Science where we explore the lives and experiences of the people behind the research and scientific discoveries of today. People Behind the Science’s mission is to inspire current and future scientists, share the different paths to a successful career in science, educate the general population on what scientists do, and show the human side of science. In each episode, a different scientist will guide us through their journey by sharing their successes, failures, and passions. We are excited to introduce you to these inspiring academic and industry experts from all fields of science to give you a variety of perspectives on the life and path of a scientist. Our esteemed guests will tell you: what motivates them and how they balance their competing responsibilities how they worked through some of the most challenging times in their careers advice to help you through your own journey through life and science Our Podcast People Behind the Science is a podcast focused on the people doing fascinating research through interviews with top scientists. We are proud to have interviewed so many inspiring scientists, including U.S. National Academy scientists like Josh Sanes, Nick Spitzer, Lou Muglia, Jacob Israelachvili, Gene Robinson, Larry Squire, John Dowling, James Berger, and David Spergel, as well as popular scientists in the media like Donna Nelson (science advisor for the TV show Breaking Bad) and Jack Horner (science advisor for the Jurassic park movies). We are honored to have shared their amazing stories with people in all 50 states in the USA and in over 120 countries across the world.
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An upbeat, entertaining look at the latest advances in science and engineering. Often fun and always fascinating, each episode covers a project funded by NSF -- federally sponsored research, brought to you by you!
How do detective stories work? How does Universe 25 work? Join Robert, Joe and Christian for this week's episodes of Stuff To Blow Your Mind, a podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.
The Science of Everything podcast examines the scientific evidence for and explanations of a wide variety of phenomena from the natural and social sciences.
Science journalist Wendy Zukerman dissects the latest fad framing itself as scientific fact. Each week Wendy wades through the mass of information so you don't have to. Do women and men have different brains? Is porn changing the way we have sex? Does race exist? Is sugar really that bad for you? Everyone has an opinion but then, there's SCIENCE. A new episode will be available every Wednesday.
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.
The Naked Scientists - interactive science, medicine and technology weekly live radio show with Cambridge University's Dr Chris Smith. We strip down science and lay the facts bare answering your science questions, interviewing top scientists and catching up with the latest top science news stories. This ENHANCED version of the podcast contains images, and chapters to facilitate navigation and listening
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.
Latest updates on what's happening at the Royal Society: Science news, policy reports, events and topical science issues
Are We Alone 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. radio.seti.org
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.
You'll never fear science again with Everyday Einstein on your side. Dr. Sabrina Stierwalt makes it easy to understand the science in the everyday.
Every scientist has an unique view of the Universe, and we look at those perspectives One Universe at a Time.
Our lives revolve around science. From passing high school chemistry to surviving open-heart surgery, from reading a book on mountain lions to seeing the aftermath of an oil spill, from spinning a top to looking at pictures of distant galaxies, science affects us and shapes us. At The Story Collider, we want to know people's stories about science. From our monthly live shows to our Pictures of Science project, we bring together scientists, comedians, librarians, and other disreputable types to tell true, personal stories of times when, for good or ill, science happened.
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.
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.
The kickass weekly science and technology radio show presenting a humorous and irreverent look at the week in science and tech. Each show TWIS discusses the latest in cutting edge science news on topics such as genetic engineering, cybernetics, space exploration, neuro science, and a show favorite Countdown to World Robot Domination. The show is hosted by Dr. Kirsten Sanford, a PhD in neuroscience, and Justin, a wisecracking professional car salesman and armchair physicist. Consistently voted one of the top science radio shows on the web - check it out and hear a science news program like no other.
Science in the News is our weekly show about news from the worlds of environment and science.
Periodic audiocasts from Science Magazine, the world's leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary. For a full archive of shows, please visit www.sciencemag.org/multimedia/podcast.
Science Friday, as heard on PRI, is a weekly discussion of the latest news in science, technology, health, and the environment hosted by Ira Flatow. Ira interviews scientists, authors, and policymakers, and listeners can call in and ask questions as well. Watch the latest science videos from the Science Friday website.
On Goggles Optional, scientists from Stanford University provide their professional yet humorous takes from the world of science. Join us as our hosts explore the significant news and discoveries of the week using a combination of wit, analogies, and words with less than four syllables. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a scientist to listen. The Goggles are Optional!
A Week in Science is the science news feed from RiAus. We’re bringing you the science news you need to know, all week every week. You can follow A Week in Science throughout the week on Twitter, and join the discussion, by following the hashtag #weekinsci On Fridays we are also giving you a wrap of the science news with the weekly video presented by RiAus Director Paul Willis.
Jack Stewart and guests discuss the latest science research and news stories from all over the world.
Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
Nature is a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science. The Nature Podcast is a free weekly audio show featuring highlighted content from the week's edition of Nature including interviews with the people behind the science, and in-depth commentary and analysis from journalists covering science around the world. For complete access to the original papers featured in the Nature Podcast, subscribe to Nature.
Weekly science radio program hosted by Dr. Charles Lee and Dr. Frank Ling. Each show features interviews with scientists and technical innovators, humorous commentary on recent discoveries, plus the Grokotron 5000 and the World Famous Question of the Week! Tune in every week and rediscover the world as you think you know it.
The Guardian's science team bring you the best analysis and interviews from the worlds of science and technology
The universe is a strange and wonderful place and, in his Great Moments, Karl has scaled the highest peaks as well as turned over the pebbles to see what's underneath.
Science, health and technology news and highlights of the week.
What do the symbols on the U.S. one-dollar bill mean? Why do feet stink? How do instant cameras work? Join Marshall Brain as he explores the science behind everything from microwave popcorn to metal detectors.
How many organs could you donate and remain alive? How many planet Earths could fit inside the Sun? How high is a giraffe's blood pressure? Why is the sea blue? To find out, Ask The Naked Scientists!
On Radiolab, science meets culture and information sounds like music. Each episode of Radiolab® is an investigation -- a patchwork of people, sounds, stories and experiences centered around One Big Idea. Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, Radiolab is produced by WNYC public radio. Support the adventure with a donation by pasting the following URL into your browser: https://pledge.wnyc.org/epledge/radiolab/
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.
Science commentary from people who know it all (a.k.a. students). Listen to members of the Edinburgh University Science magazine discuss science stories in the news.
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.
Join host Rick Pantaleo to examine global issues in science, technology, health, agriculture, and the environment on Science World.
The Academy brings you regular podcasts featuring cutting-edge research and science from New York City and beyond. Leading scientists tell their stories in a mixture of documentaries, interviews, and lectures. Visit www.nyas.org/podcast.
KQED Science is the largest multimedia science and environment journalism and education unit in Northern California. KQED Science explores science and environment news, trends and events from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond with its award-winning, multimedia reporting on television, radio and the Web. KQED Science also produces educator resources and actively engages in community outreach around science and environment issues. KQED Science covers breaking science news on the radio, web and social media. It also produces a weekly radio feature; in-depth television reports; the web video series "Science on the SPOT;" resources for science teachers and other educators; daily blog posts from prominent science experts; and special coverage of the science of sustainability on TV, radio, education and web resources through its QUEST Northern California unit, part of a new partnership to expand science and environment coverage with other NPR and PBS stations in Seattle, Cleveland, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Nebraska. KQED serves the people of Northern California with a public-supported alternative to commercial media. Home to the most listened-to public radio station in the nation, one of the highest-rated public television services and an award-winning education program, and as a leader and innovator in interactive technology, KQED takes people of all ages on journeys of exploration — exposing them to new people, places and ideas.
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.
SAND honors and nurtures the exploration and experience of nonduality as a pathway to greater wisdom and wellbeing in the context of the unique challenges of the 21st century.
Just arrived on Planet Earth? Discover the science behind climate change, biodiversity, earthquakes, volcanoes, life in deep-sea trenches, and much more about the natural world. The Planet Earth podcast - putting you in touch with the latest environmental research.
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Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Geoff Marsh reads you his favourite from June, Heart worm, by J. J. Roth
This week, lizards change sex in the heat, a complex eye in a single celled creature, and teaching robots to be ethical
People who smoke pot and drink are twice as likely to do both at the same time than to do just one, with the combo associated with bad decision-making; and chronic pot smokers who had not indulged in a month were still more likely to have faulty memories than were non-smokers. Erika Beras reports.
Are baboons all about that bass?
Courting, for these orchids, is a game of smoke and mirrors.
Facebook – it’s a global phenomenon and for an ever increasing number of people it’s a framework and platform for daily social interaction. Just some statistics: It reportedly has more than 800 million users every day; More than 9 million Australians visit the site daily; The company’s revenue in 2013 was around $AUD 9.3 billion - and it’s only 10 years old. Facebook’s rise has created some concerns about the way in which it operates, particularly from a legal perspective.
For the last few weeks Jupiter and Venus have been participating in a month-long dance in the night sky. The two planets appear to be only a fraction of a degree apart from one another in a dazzling astronomical event. Tonight they are at their closest.
In NPR's most recent poll, a majority of American adults say they played sports in their youth. Many say they encourage their kids to play, too, and see health benefits as well as life-long lessons.
Australian scientists are part of a group of 650 students that are taking part in the Lindau Nobel Laureates Conference in Germany.
Elizabeth Kolbert's best-selling novel says humans will wreck the earth. Paleontologist Peter Ward remains sceptical
Dr. Lawrence Krauss is the Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and Department of Physics and the as well as the Inaugural Director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University. He is also an accomplished author with popular books including A Universe from Nothing, Hiding in the Mirror, and The Physics of Star Trek. Lawrence received his PhD in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and afterward served as a Junior Fellow in the Harvard University Society of Fellows. Lawrence was a member of the faculty at Yale University and Case Western Reserve University before joining the faculty at ASU where he is today. Lawrence is a distinguished scientist, and he has received many honors during his career for his exceptional research, writing, and teaching. I won't name them all today, but I will say that he is the first physicist to have been awarded the three most prestigious awards from the American Physical Society, the American Institute of...
Young millionaire Ruslan Kogan talks about growing up in housing commission flats, his entrepreneurial drive that lead to his big idea, and the future of Kogan.com.
BOB HIRSHON (host): An Ethiopian wolf among a herd of grazing gelada monkeys. (© Jeff Kerby) Can monkeys help wolves? I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. Wolves and monkeys are about the last animals you’d expect to co-exist peacefully. But in the highlands of Ethiopia, gelada baboons tolerate the presence of wolves, which hunt for rodents as the primates graze. VIVEK VENKATARAMAN (Dartmouth College): Up to two hours at a time, these animals can be within meters of each other. HIRSHON: After Dartmouth primatologist Vivek Venkatraman and a team of field researchers started noticing this behavior, they decided to quantify the wolves’ rodent hunting habits. VENKATARAMAN: And sure enough, what we found was that they spend a higher proportion of their time hunting when they’re among the monkeys and they’re also better at it: they’re more likely to have a successful attempt. HIRSHON: The researchers don’t yet know why the wolves catch more prey when they’re near baboons. But they write...
Mexican Jays compare peanuts to determine which one has the most meat inside before choosing one for a meal. Karen Hopkin reports.
There is an extra "leap" second in Tuesday's clock. The second is designed to keep the clocks in synch with earth's rotation, but some people would like to take it away.
Entrepreneurs are turning to Oak Ridge National Lab's supercomputer to make all sorts of things, including maps that are much more accurate in predicting how a neighborhood will fare in a flood.
OK, we all know how long a day is, right? One spin of the Earth, a full rotation. Long ago, someone somewhere chopped that full day up into bits they called hours, decided there were 24 of them in one day, and at some point the whole rest of the world decided to go along with that way of marking time. 24 hours in a day. 1,440 minutes. 86,400 seconds. Except today. Today is 86,401 seconds — one extra second. I tried to explain this weirdness to my daughter, Eleanor. I wanted to talk to her about the leap second today because she’s interested in stuff like this, but also for another reason. Today Eleanor turns 6. And just this year, she has one extra second to enjoy her birthday. But why is there an extra second? When we talked about this last night, I didn’t exactly know myself. We were about to sit down and read what NASA had to say about it. “Earth’s rotation is gradually slowing down a bit," NASA's press release quoted Daniel MacMillan of the Goddard Space Flight Center as saying. "So...
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University of Delaware (UD) researchers have discovered a soil microbe that mobilizes an "iron shield" to block the uptake of toxic arsenic in rice. Arsenic occurs naturally in rocks and soils, air and water, plants and animals. It's used in a variety of industrial products and practices, from wood preservatives, pesticides and fertilizers, to copper smelting. Chronic exposure to arsenic has been linked to cancer, heart disease and diabetes. The UD finding gives hope that a natural, low-cost solution--a probiotic for rice plants--may be in sight to protect this global food source from accumulating harmful levels of one of the deadliest poisons on the planet. Rice currently is a staple in the diet of more than half the world's population.
"Leap seconds" are added from time to time to keep atomic clocks in sync with a time standard tied to the rotation of the Earth. This will be the 26th time it's been done.
What is addiction? Why are some people predisposed to it and what happens in the brain when addiction takes hold? In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie break it all down for you and ponder the addiction-shattered brain.
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Imagining this study will make you laugh out loud!
Continuing on from the previous episode, I discuss the role of antibodies and antigens in mediating adaptive immunity, and follow with a discussion of the functions and roles of B-cells and T-cells. I conclude the episode with an overview of the many components of the immune system and a discussion of how they interact to protect the body from pathogens. Recommended prelistening is Episode 72: Introduction to the Immune System Part I.
Getting a joke is like cracking a code.
Every week on RN Drive we take a look at what is making news in the world of technology.
Pornography has been blamed for destroying our minds and our sex lives. Some even say porn
Simone Kühn, Prof. Brian McNair and anti-porn campaigner Gabriel Deem.Bonus reading: Anal heterosex
Simone Kühn, Prof. Brian McNair and anti-porn campaigner Gabriel Deem.Bonus reading: Anal heterosex
BOB HIRSHON (host): Hitoshi Morikawa. (University of Texas, Austin) Erasing drug memories. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. One of the reasons drug addicts find it hard to quit is that environmental cues can trigger strong cravings. HITOSHI MORIKAWA (University of Texas, Austin): You think you’re addicted to drugs, but actually you’re more addicted to drug-associated cues like the dealers, the syringe, the white powder, things like that. HIRSHON: That’s UT Austin neuroscientist Hitoshi Morikawa. He says drug-addicted rats do the same thing, preferring to spend time in rooms they associate with taking a drug. But Morikawa’s team reports in the journal Molecular Psychiatry that when they gave the rats a drug called isradipine, those preferences completely disappeared. MORIKAWA: It seems that the original memory might have been erased. HIRSHON: He says while other drugs can block the euphoric effects of addictive drugs, isradipine has the potential to actually cure addiction. But...
The US Supreme Court decision to legalise same sex marriage in all states had huge impact on the rights of same sex couples and energised activism worldwide. But you might have noticed the huge impact it had on something else - your Facebook newsfeed. Facebook has been in trouble before for running experiments on its users and there has been speculation that this app is mining us for information.
When it comes to our global ecological footprint it's not an exact science but the overall result is pretty clear - we continue to extract more from the planets air, water, and land resources than the planet can replenish.
Now that Jurassic World has made all the money, we decided we should chime into the situation. Joe, Ben, and Ryan sit down to chat about everyone's 4th favorite installment in the Jurassic Park franchise! Just kidding, nothing could be much worse than III. Ryan punishes himself by drinking a bad beer that at least has an accurate representation of a dinosaur on it. And then we begin by discussing the few things we did enjoy about the flick, but this quickly dissolves into pointing out the things not liked so much. Whether you liked the movie or not, we hope you enjoy our discussion and let us know what you thought in the comments!
It's 60 years since the world's first atomic clock was created. But what is time? When did time begin, and how accurate is timekeeping today? We'll be asking why we need leap seconds, we cook up a Big Bang with lasagne and hear how planet Earth is a terrible time keeper. Plus, in the news, scientists uncover the cause of tinnitus, what do your baby's eyes say about its future behaviour, and one of the earliest life forms goes under the microscope...
The United Nations is having a high-level climate meeting ahead of the end-of-year meeting in Paris that will hopefully result in a major new agreement to rein in greenhouse gases.
Though Monday's decision from the high court technically only applies to the Clean Air Act's standards on mercury emissions, it could affect future EPA regulations, legal experts say.
The results are coming in for the first medical school candidates who took a revamped exam that includes a wider range of subjects, including psychology and sociology.
A hot bread basket is a tasty way to start off dinner. But all those carbs before the main fare can amp up appetite and spike blood sugar. Saving the carbs for the end of the meal can help avert that.
Miles above the Pacific Ocean, Andre Borschberg is stuffed in the cockpit of a tiny solar plane — and he's at the point of no return. If successful, Borschberg’s flight from Japan’s Nagoya Airfield to Hawaii will be the longest solo flight in history taken by a solar plane. The trip is expected to take five days, as the plane doesn’t go faster than about 35 miles per hour. The flight was delayed by nearly two months because of inclement weather, but Solar Impulse 2 was able to take off early on Monday morning. Because the plane can really only travel downwind, the trip is at a point where the plane can’t turn around and return to Japan. John Hansman, a professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT, says conditions in the plane are punishing. Borschberg is withstanding huge temperature fluctuations because the plane rises and falls as the battery charges and drains throughout the day. Because the cockpit isn’t pressurized, he is having to rely on an oxygen tank. The plane is too small...
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Synthetic biology sounds like a field inaccessible to the layperson, but Kurt Andersen has been seeing these ideas play out in pop culture for decades. Screenwriters are fond of two basic archetypes. First, there's the lone scientist –– Dr. Frankenstein meets Dr. Moreau –– who has been exiled from the scientific community because his or her ideas are "too extreme." Then there's the other archetype –– the loyal scientist who works within a corporation and has an ethical blind spot to the dangers of mixing science and business. When mayhem ensues it's not their fault: they were just doing their job.
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ENCORE A computer virus that bombards you with pop-up ads is one thing. A computer virus that shuts down a city’s electric grid is another. Welcome to the new generation of cybercrime. Discover what it will take to protect our power, communication and transportation systems as scientists try to stay ahead of hackers in an ever-escalating game of cat and mouse. The expert who helped decipher the centrifuge-destroying Stuxnet virus tells us what he thinks is next. Also convenience vs. vulnerability as we connect to the Internet of Everything. And, the journalist who wrote that Google was “making us stupid,” says automation is extracting an even higher toll: we’re losing basic skills. Such as how to fly airplanes. Guests: • Ray Sims – Computer Technician, Computer Courage, Berkeley, California • Eric Chien – Technical Director of Security Technology and Response, Symantec • Paul Jacobs – Chairman and CEO of Qualcomm • Shankar Sastry – Dean of the College of Engineering, University of California...
We all perceive smells differently—and two people’s preferences may give clues to their degree of genetic similarity. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The toughest teeth in the ocean
Small seahorse and large seahorse pairs are more successful at reproducing than mid-sized seahorses. Here's why:
There are now so many things demanding our attention - have we created an age of distraction?
In Florida, an unmanned supply rocket blasted off for the International Space Station, but something went wrong. The loss of the rocket, which was also carrying experiments, is a setback for NASA.
Producer Jenny Churchill offers Cara a behind-the-scenes look at producing the news, including how we learn by making huge mistakes, what qualifies as news vs. opinion in our new media echo-chambers, and why car chases are just so damn fun to watch. Follow Jenny: @JennyChurchill.
A federal health advisory committee now says everyone aged 16 to 23 should talk to a doctor about whether they need to get immunized against a rare but dangerous strain of meningitis.
Dr. Vic Arcus is a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Organic Chemistry from the University of Waikato and his PhD in Molecular Biology from Cambridge. Afterward, Vic became a fellow of Trinity College, and then served on the faculty at Auckland University before returning to Waikato where he is today. Vic is here with us today to tell us all about his journey through life and science.
BOB HIRSHON (host): Watch Disco the Parakeet talk! (Courtesy of Judy Bolton) Evolutionary insights from some birdbrains. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. [My name is Disco; I’m a parakeet.] Parrots have the rare ability to imitate vocalizations and in the journal PLoS ONE, Duke neurobiologists Erich Jarvis, Mukta Chakraborty and their colleagues report that parrots’ brains make them especially good at it. ERICH JARVIS (Duke University): We found that they actually have an extra song-learning circuit that we don’t find in the other species that can imitate vocalizations. HIRSHON: What’s more, the extra circuit appears to be a duplicate of the regular vocal circuit parrots share with other birds. According to Jarvis, this suggests that brains don’t just evolve bit by bit—entire neural circuits can be copied and pasted, like paragraphs in a document. There’s no known mechanism of how that might happen. But if true, it could have profound implications for how brains evolve, not only...
The latest developments in wind energy are coming from an unlikely source, the nocturnal hunting owl. A newly-designed material, which mimics the wing structure of owls, is helping to make wind turbines, aeroplanes and computer fans significantly quieter.
A young woman finds a stuffed flamingo in a skip. It's the beginning of a surreal experience.