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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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
The Guardian's science team bring you the best analysis and interviews from the worlds of science and technology
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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
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.
New developments in science and science news from around the world, weekly from BBC World Service.
It's your world. Jump in.
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!
What happens when science gets things wrong? Why do some people take vacations and others fret to take off time? Join Robert and Julie for this week's episodes of Stuff To Blow Your Mind, a podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.
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.
Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world. Covering everything from the humble test tube to the depths of space, Inside Science is your guide to how science is evolving, transforming our culture, and affecting our lives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Science in the News is our weekly show about news from the worlds of environment and science.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Join host Rick Pantaleo to examine global issues in science, technology, health, agriculture, and the environment on Science World.
Science news and highlights of the week from BBC World Service. The Science Hour is a weekly digest of our science programmes Discovery, Click, Health Check and Science in Action.
Every scientist has an unique view of the Universe, and we look at those perspectives One Universe at a Time.
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 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.
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!
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/
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.
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.
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.
Latest updates on what's happening at the Royal Society: Science news, policy reports, events and topical science issues
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.
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.
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.
The Science of Everything podcast examines the scientific evidence for and explanations of a wide variety of phenomena from the natural and social sciences.
The Science Radio News Feature of the AAAS
Award winning science/comedy chat with Brian Cox, Robin Ince and guests. The Infinite Monkey Cage returns for a new series on BBC Radio 4, Monday July 6th at 4.30pm (repeated on Tuesday evenings at 11pm) for 6 weeks.
American Scientist magazine presents a series of informal lectures in which working scientists describe their current research.
What would happen if I ate glass? Can you stop epileptic fits by removing a section of the brain? When we lose weight, where does the fat go? If we remove our thonsils, will this stop us snoring? Why don't babies come out the womb laughing, as opposed to crying? Plus, how a new drug that could cure obesity.
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Medical ethicist Harvey Fineberg says "neo-evolution" is on the horizon. When it becomes easier to eliminate disease through gene therapy, will we change the trajectory of evolution?
What controls aging? Biochemist Cynthia Kenyon has found a genetic mutation that can more than double the lifespan of a tiny worm, which points to how we might one day significantly extend human life.
If you got a cold, it's best to let your runny nose run its course.
Dr Amber Beavis is an spider scientist from the Western Australian Museum. She describes how she turned her fear of spiders into a fascination.
The ocean's tiniest inhabitants — including bacteria, plankton, krill — are food for most everything that swims or floats. Now, scientists have completed a count of this vast and diverse hidden world.
Dr. Jennifer Jenkins is the Atkinson Chair of Early Child Development and Education and the Interim Academic Director of the Frazer Mustard Institute of Human Development at the University of Toronto. She received her Bachelor's degree in Developmental Psychology from the University of Sussex, her Master's degree in Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Nottingham, and her PhD in Psychology from the University of London. Afterwards, she worked as a Senior Clinical Psychologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and then as a Lecturer at Stirling University before joining the faculty at the University of Toronto. Jenny is with us today to tell us all about her journey through life and science.
Is de-extinction scientifically viable?Hannah DevlinIain ChambersRobin McKie
Bjorn Lomborg describes the current approach in tackling climate change as spending a lot and gaining a little. He calls for more research in renewable technologies, resulting in lower prices, so we spend a little and gain a lot.
Good chance the world will be screwed with current approach to climate change – Lomborg Developing new batteries for cars, houses, devices and the grid Reducing the burden of multiple medicines for older dementia patients How noise affects animals The flight of hummingbirds Rescuing the Regent Honeyeater Apocalypse followed impact of giant asteroid
Scientists working on new battery technologies report on the latest lines of research, the challenges ahead and the prospects when current hurdles with batteries are overcome.
One third of species of birds and bats in an industrially noisy area avoided the noisy environment. Other species increased in number in response to less competition and the absence of predators.
They can cruise across continents and hover sipping nectar from a flower. So what are the secrets of flight for the hummingbird?
This delightful bird is one step away from extinction. Matthew Crawford joins a team in NE Victoria releasing Regent Honeyeaters following a successful captive breeding program.
It was 400Km wide when it slammed into the Earth. The exact date is unclear, but the evidence shows apocalyptic effects.
The battle to control information in the world of science, technology, and medical publishing
BOB HIRSHON (host): Pioneers of the Arctic. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. Toolik Lake, on Alaska’s North Slope. (Copyright John C. Wingfield) Gambels’ white-crowned sparrows migrate thousands of miles every year to breed at Toolik Lake in the Arctic Circle. But recently, some birds have begun nesting up to 150 kilometers north of there due to climate change. UC Davis biologist John Wingfield and his team set out to discover what makes an avian pioneer. JOHN C. WINGFIELD (University of California, Davis): These birds that are moving into this new habitat as it becomes available are not necessarily the biggest and strongest. They may be the weakest and smallest and couldn’t make it in the main territorial range and were forced out into the perimeter. HIRSHON: Instead, what appears to set these birds apart is a highly variable response to the harsh, unpredictable environment, as measured by stress hormones. WINGFIELD: So now we think one possible mechanism that makes a pioneer...
How easy is it to hack an aeroplane mid-air? Smartwatches have proven to be surprisingly effective for people with a disability and why is Facebook's altruistic internet.org project got people up in arms.
Unusual adrenal and lung conditions seen in dead dolphins in the months after the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill point to the oil as the cause. Steve Mirsky reports.
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Over two thirds of pregnant women use paracetamol at some point during their pregnancy.
A quadriplegic man moves a robotic arm by thinking; How the latest designs inspired by nature could improve solar panels and make plane wings more flexible; Scientists have been monitoring ice levels in Antarctica amid concerns that if it melts, sea levels could rise dramatically around the world with devastating consequences
The United States, Canada and Mexico share borders and trade agreements, and now a new plan announced this week by the White House might have the three countries cooperating around butterflies and bees as well. The plan aims to reverse an alarming decline in the populations of butterflies, bees and other pollinators. American beekeepers lost 40 percent of their honeybee colonies last year, and the news is even worse for monarch butterflies. Over the past 20 years, the number of monarch butterflies that migrate south in winter to escape the cold, mainly to Mexico, has dropped by an estimated 90 percent. Announcing New Steps to Promote #PollinatorHealth → http://t.co/GdDafMvKhY pic.twitter.com/CmDUbDTvjr — The White House OSTP (@whitehouseostp) May 19, 2015 “The situation is desperate,” says Karen Oberhauser, a conservation biologist with the department of wildlife and conservation biology at the University of Minnesota. The stated goal of the bee and butterfly conservation plan is to restore...
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This week we explore what's interesting about those elements at the bottom of the periodic table, how to pack your DNA so it fits in your cells, and a study that tries to answer when women should consider freezing their eggs.
What are we to make of coincidence? From the numerological cats cradles we weave around famous events to the curious ways human lives converge through time, coincidence seems to fly in the face of reason and even suggest the supernatural. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the synchronicity, statistics and psychology of coincidence.
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Genetically, at least, not that much has changed in the billion years since you two last shared a relative. Roughly half the 500 genes yeast need for life are interchangeable with the human versions.
Testosterone and women in elite sports, and a news roundup
2015 is predicted to be an El Nino year. Adam Rutherford asks how we know and why it matters. He also tests his echolocation skills with a blind colleague
Flight isn't the only ability penguins have lost
Archaeologists discover a fossil 300 million years older than the dinosaurs!
British writer Will Self continues his 50 kilometre walking tour of the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research or CERN, just outside Geneva.
Adrian Wooldridge explores what happens when we move from an era of big institutions and stability to one of constant change and volatility.
Has science ended the nature or nurture debate once and for all? Could a transfusion of young blood keep you from ageing? And, could playing video games increase your risk of Alzheimer's? RN Drive asks the Research Filter.
We reminisce about the days when Australia rode on the rabbit's back; visit a farm that breeds rodents and reptiles; and hunker down for the cold months ahead - planting out winter veggie crops and pulling on some locally-made woolly socks.
Can you compare cabbage and steel? Yes you can , at least in terms of cost. A kilo of cabbage will cost you anywhere between 3-5 yuan and that is more expensive than the current price of steel. How did it get to this?
Avian influenza is ravaging poultry flocks across the Upper Midwest. The virus is "doing things we've never seen it do before," and understanding about transmission is very limited, a scientist says.
Future Tense showcases three innovative research projects which aim to improve the environment.
What do dingoes, ‘green roofs’ and a small steam-driven desalinator have in common?
BOB HIRSHON (host): Engineering ideas from snails. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. Every seashell is a structure honed by millions of years of evolution to protect a soft creature from predators and the crushing forces of waves and water pressure. Rice University materials scientist Chandra Sekhar Tiwary says different demands led to different designs. CHANDRA SEKHAR TIWARY (Rice University): So if you have high pressure or a more harsh environment, you have a different shape. So you have a huge variety of shells depending on the environment. HIRSHON: In the journal Science Advances, Tiwary and his colleagues take a close look at two kinds of shell: a hinged clam like design, and a long spiral. They tested actual shells and 3D printed versions to learn how their shapes and structural elements direct forces away from the animal inside. Analysis of these elegant and economical designs could be useful in everything from packaging to architecture. I’m Bob Hirshon, for AAAS, the...
In the final episode of our Dementia Decoded series, we look at some of the innovative approaches that are being taken, and how they hold out new hope for the future.
Dr Karl joins Dr Dotun to answer listeners' questions about shaving, static electricity and singing in foreign accents.
It's been called the fourth revolution, but what do we really understand about the infosphere? If only it were as simple as being on or off.
How do you prove a rock was actively shaped and used as a tool more than 3 million years ago? Scientists found a kit of more than 140 artifacts in one spot and say the tools' crafters were pre-human.
How does the brain affect hyperactivity? How come when you shave some of the hairs float in water and others sink to the bottom? Is it possible for men to get pregnant with a uterus transplant?
The skin of a California octopus species has a molecular light-sensing mechanism that allows it to change color to match its surroundings with no input from the creature's eyes or brain. Dina Fine Maron reports.
Many public high schools lack funding for STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — programs. Energy companies worried about finding future employees are donating to schools.
Expensive versions of prescription opioids that are tougher to cut, crush and inject are less likely to be abused, legislators hope. But some doctors call the bill well-meant, but ill-advised.
When you look at a normal 120-volt outlet in the United States, there are two vertical slots and then a round hole centered below. Take a look at this HowStuffWorks article to learn why appliance cords are shaped this way.
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The oldest stone tools yet found, making opiates from yeast and sugar, and the perks of sex… for beetles.