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Best Science News podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Science News podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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The Weeds
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In politics, you’re often told not to get lost in the weeds. But we love the weeds! That’s where politics becomes policy – the stuff that shapes our lives. Every Tuesday and Friday, Matthew Yglesias is joined by Ezra Klein, Dara Lind, Jane Coaston and other Vox voices to dig into the weeds on important national issues, including healthcare, immigration, housing, and everything else that matters. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
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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 zoology, highlighting the most exciting research from each issue of Nature journal. We meet the scientists behind the results and providing in-depth analysis from Nature's journalists and editors.
 
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60-Second Science
Weekly+
 
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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The Science Hour
Monthly+
 
Science news and highlights of the week
 
Are bugs good to eat? Should you fear a pandemic approaching? What exactly IS blockchain? If you’re questioning the world around you and looking for answers, Jason Tetro, the Germ Guy, is here to help answer science questions and share SUPER AWESOME discoveries with you. We'll venture into all areas. If it ends in “ology”, we’ve got it covered – chemistry and physics too. With SASS you'll be the most popular person at dinner parties and you might even win a trivia contest or two.
 
Weekly podcasts from Science Magazine, the world's leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary.
 
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The Portal
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Welcome to The Portal. This podcast does something different. Hosted by Eric Weinstein. Coming July 2019.
 
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Outside/In
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Our connection to the outdoors runs deep in our DNA, but our relationship to the natural world can be complicated. From the unintended human costs of clean energy, to the murky ethics of high-risk rescue missions, to our seemingly eternal conflict with invasive species, we dive head first into those complexities with stories, in-depth reporting, and a touch of nerdiness. You don’t have to be a conservation biologist, a whitewater kayaker, or an obsessive composter to love Outside/In. It’s a ...
 
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Science Talk
Monthly
 
Science Talk is a weekly science audio show covering the latest in the world of science and technology. Join Steve Mirsky each week as he explores cutting-edge breakthroughs and controversial issues with leading scientists and journalists. He is also an articles editor and columnist at Scientific American magazine. His column, "Antigravity," is one of science writing's great humor venues. Also check our daily podcast from Scientific American : "60-Second Science." To view all of our archived ...
 
Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4
 
There’s a reason the History Channel has produced hundreds of documentaries about Hitler but only a few about Dwight D. Eisenhower. Bad guys (and gals) are eternally fascinating. Behind the Bastards dives in past the Cliffs Notes of the worst humans in history and exposes the bizarre realities of their lives. Listeners will learn about the young adult novels that helped Hitler form his monstrous ideology, the founder of Blackwater’s insane quest to build his own Air Force, the bizarre lives ...
 
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The Vergecast
Weekly+
 
Hello! This is The Vergecast, the flagship podcast of The Verge... and your life. Every Friday, Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller make sense of the week's tech news with help from our diverse and wide-ranging staff. And on Tuesdays, Nilay hosts in-depth, one-on-one interviews with major technology leaders. Join us every week for a fun, deeply nerdy, often off-the-rails conversation about what's happening now (and next) in technology and gadgets.
 
This is the official podcast of Tested.com. Tested brings you the week's technology and science news, with hosts Will Smith, Norman Chan, and Jeremy Williams. There's no jargon here, just solid explanations of the week's news--and plenty of wacky tangents. Make sure you stick around after the outro for fake outtakes!
 
Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author Sam Harris as he explores important and controversial questions about the human mind, society, and current events. Sam Harris is the author of five New York Times bestsellers. His books include The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, Free Will, Lying, Waking Up, and Islam and the Future of Tolerance (with Maajid Nawaz). The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His writing and public lectures ...
 
David Axelrod, the founder and director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, brings you The Axe Files, a series of revealing interviews with key figures in the political world. Go beyond the soundbites and get to know some of the most interesting players in politics. This show is moving to Luminary! For more, go to LuminaryPodcasts.com.
 
Interviews with Political Scientists about their New Books
 
A leading voice of the millennial generation, Ana knows first hand the struggles that millennials face. By shining a light on the political and social issues that affect so many young people today, No Filter gives a much needed critical analysis of both local and global current events from Ana’s unique and inspired point of view.
 
Podcast by Toby Buckle
 
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Living on Earth
Weekly
 
Living on Earth is a weekly news and information program from PRI about the world's changing environment, ecology, and human health. If there's something new about global warming, climate change, environmental politics or environmental quality and human health, you can count on Host Steve Curwood and the LOE public radio news team to keep you up to date with fair and accurate coverage.
 
Machine learning and data science episodes of Software Engineering Daily.
 
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60-Second Science
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Tune in every weekday for quick reports and commentaries on the world of science—it'll just take a minute
 
All free!! All educational. All entertaining. All professionally recorded. No empty rhetoric here. Just entertaining learning. Choose from many different topics from the best talent around the world. Visit us at americanconservativeuniversity.com
 
Roger Peng and Hilary Parker talk about the latest in data science and data analysis in academia and industry.
 
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Quillette Podcast
Weekly
 
Quillette is an online magazine founded by Australian writer Claire Lehmann. The publication has a primary focus on science, technology, news, culture, and politics.
 
Each week, Melissa Kirsch & Alice Bradley of Lifehacker bring in all-star guests to tackle the stuff that matters—like how to be happy, how to buy a TV, how to be less bad with money and how to tell if you’re dating a psychopath. Look, you're doing great, but quite frankly we think you can be a little better. All your friends do too. It's time for The Upgrade.
 
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Red Menace
Monthly
 
Red Menace is a podcast that explains and analyzes revolutionary theory and then applies its lessons to our contemporary conditions. Hosted by Alyson Escalante and Breht O'Shea.
 
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Cato Event Podcast
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Podcast of policy and book forums, Capitol Hill briefings and other events from the Cato Institute
 
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Probable Causation
Monthly+
 
A show about law, economics, and crime.
 
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Environment : NPR
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Breaking news on the environment, climate change, pollution, and endangered species. Also featuring Climate Connections, a special series on climate change co-produced by NPR and National Geographic.
 
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Quillette Narrated
Weekly
 
Quillette is an online magazine founded by Australian writer Claire Lehmann. The publication has a primary focus on science, technology, news, culture, and politics.
 
Breaking news on the environment, climate change, pollution, and endangered species. Also featuring Climate Connections, a special series on climate change co-produced by NPR and National Geographic.
 
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Sleepwalkers
Monthly
 
With secret labs and expert guests, Sleepwalkers explores the thrill of the AI revolution hands-on, to see how we can stay in control of our future.
 
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OPPO
Monthly+
 
Politics in Canada right now with Jen Gerson vs. Justin Ling.
 
Hosted by Richard C. Hoagland, Exposing Suppressed Science, Cutting Edge of Science and Thought
 
Engaging and topical conversations with authors of research, clinical reviews, and opinion pieces published in JAMA. Subscribe for the latest information, ideas, and innovations in clinical medicine and health policy.
 
Welcome to the official free Podcast site from SAGE for Political Science & International Relations. SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets with principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, and Singapore.
 
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Off Track
Weekly
 
Off Track, with Ann Jones, is an Australian radio show and podcast which combines the relaxing sounds of nature with awesome stories of wildlife and environmental science, all recorded in the outdoors.
 
News, Analysis and Service from Germany and Europe - in 30 Languages
 
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Base.cs Podcast
Monthly+
 
Beginner-friendly computer science lessons based on Vaidehi Joshi's base.cs blog series, produced by CodeNewbie.
 
On The DarkHorse Podcast, we will explore questions that matter, with tools that work. Many episodes will be long form discussions. Some guests will be well known, others obscure, but all of them chosen because they have demonstrated unusual insight. Other episodes of the Dark Horse Podcast will be solo-missions in which Bret dives into issues alone, using an evolutionary lens to reveal patterns in nature--including human-nature. The state and future of civilization will be recurring theme, ...
 
Databases and data engineering episodes of Software Engineering Daily
 
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New Books Network
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Podcasts with Authors about their New Books
 
No Jargon, the Scholars Strategy Network’s weekly podcast, presents interviews with top university scholars on the politics, policy problems, and social issues facing the nation. Powerful research, intriguing perspectives -- and no jargon. Find show notes and plain-language research briefs on hundreds of topics at www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org/nojargon.
 
Every episode we blast anyone who gets in our way. We bring critical thinking, skepticism, and irreverence to any topic that makes the news, makes it big, or makes us mad. It’s skeptical, it’s political and there is no welcome mat.
 
The Good News Podcast is your daily reminder that not all news is bad, produced by Colleen and Neil. 👁
 
A podcast from Tribune magazine on radical politics, critical theory, and culture. Hosted by Alex Doherty.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/poltheoryotherContact: politicstheoryother@gmail.comTribune Radio: https://www.blubrry.com/tribuneradio/
 
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Uncommon Knowledge
Monthly
 
For more than two decades the Hoover Institution has been producing Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson, a series hosted by Hoover fellow Peter Robinson as an outlet for political leaders, scholars, journalists, and today’s big thinkers to share their views with the world.
 
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The PAS Report
Weekly
 
The PAS Report was created due to the negligent media outlets that refuse to seek facts and report honestly regarding matters vital to the average person. Unbiased journalism does not exist. Rather, an advocacy media believes people must be told how to think. Over the past several decades, ideology and emotion have increasingly been injected into media coverage. As a Professor, I challenge people to think critically about the issues and to foster an intellectual curiosity that drives them to ...
 
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A few brief reports about international science and technology from Mexico to Tanzania, including one about the need to quarantine bananas in Colombia that are potentially infected by a fungus.By Jennifer Leman
 
The socialist temptation. Dinesh D'Souza LIVE at the University at Buffalo. Watch this speech at- https://youtu.be/URXU6BJcK4g Dinesh D'Souza Dinesh D'Souza is a #1 "New York Times" bestselling author, the filmmaker behind "Death of a Nation," "Hillary's America," and "2016: Obama's America," and a nationally sought-after speaker. He brings a f ...…
 
Toby Young talks to Jonathan Kay about the Conservatives' victory in the UK General Election in which Labour suffered its worst defeat since 1935.By Quillette
 
While some hydropower facilities release almost no greenhouse gases, others can actually be worse than burning fossil fuels. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comBy Scientific American
 
While some hydropower facilities release almost no greenhouse gases, others can actually be worse than burning fossil fuels.By Annie Sneed
 
I'm joined by congressional candidate Chris Armitage. We discuss his run, criminal justice reform, the progressive movement, Bernie's candidacy, the Bernie or bust phenomenon, and optimism for the future.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PoliticalPhilosophyPodcastArmitage for Congress: https://armitageforcongress.comDonate to Chris's campaign: h ...…
 
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Ashley Whillans, behavioral scientist at Harvard Business School, about why many people care deeply about climate change, but slow to adopt climate-friendly behaviors.By NPR
 
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Ashley Whillans, behavioral scientist at Harvard Business School, about why many people care deeply about climate change, but slow to adopt climate-friendly behaviors.By NPR
 
Hilary and Roger discuss Moka pots, follow up on the creative curve, name their data frames, discuss prediction vs. forecasting, and data science in military and intelligence applications. Show notes: Sean Taylor’s Poll National Cryptologic Museum Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Hilary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hspter Get the ...…
 
Birds sing at a mining camp, cicadas grind the gears of locals and mysterious sounds are identified. Listen to the sounds of Australia as recorded by the Off Track audience.
 
Democrats "Still In" at Madrid Climate Talks / Climate and Superfund Sites / Jane Fonda and Climate Civil Disobedience / Beyond the Headlines / BirdNote®: Rock Sandpipers Are Tough / A Preschool Christmas Bird Count Jane Fonda has been a Hollywood icon for a half-century and is currently starring in a hit Netflix show, but in 2019 she wants you ...…
 
Elections around the world, Greta Thunberg is TIME's person of the year and a jacket, purchased and returned.By WAMU 88.5
 
Elections around the world, Greta Thunberg is TIME's person of the year and a jacket, purchased and returned.By WAMU 88.5
 
As bushfires rage in Australia, the plight of the koala made front-page news around the world. There were warnings that fires wiped out 80% of the marsupial's habitat and that koalas are facing extinction. We check the claims with the help of National Geographic's Natasha Daly and Dr Christine Hosking of the University of Queensland. (A Koala r ...…
 
Democrat Bill HR1. The end of America. Congressman Tom McClintock. Watch this speech at- https://www.yaf.org/videos/congressman-tom-mcclintock/ or https://youtu.be/POf9nauYCTA Congressman Tom McClintock Representing California’s fourth congressional district, Representative Tom McClintock has been described as “the gold standard” of fiscal cons ...…
 
Georgetown’s Don Moynihan and Pamela Herd explain administrative burdens and why they matter. Guest: Don Moynihan (@donmoyn), Professor at Georgetown, Visiting Professor at Oxford & Aarhus Pamela Herd (@Pamela_Herd), Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University Host: Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox More to explo ...…
 
Colleen and Neil share good news about NYC and the birds therein.By The Good News Podcast
 
Katherine Rye Jewell, Assistant Professor of History at Fitchburg State University, discusses her book, Dollars for Dixie: Business and the Transformation of Conservatism in the Twentieth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2017), and the evolution of political and economic conservatism in the twentieth-century South. Organized in 1933, the So ...…
 
Stories this week: Apple’s most expensive Mac Pro costs $52,599 Apple’s most expensive Pro Display XDR requires a special, Apple-made cloth to clean it You can now buy Apple's new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR … The Mac Pro's optional wheels cost $400 Logitech made a bespoke $200 magnetic 4K webcam for … Apple will reportedly release an iPhone wi ...…
 
Katherine Rye Jewell, Assistant Professor of History at Fitchburg State University, discusses her book, Dollars for Dixie: Business and the Transformation of Conservatism in the Twentieth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2017), and the evolution of political and economic conservatism in the twentieth-century South. Organized in 1933, the So ...…
 
In this latest book, Stephen F. Knott continues his extensive research of the American presidency, from the Founders’ concept of the office to the current office holder. In The Lost Soul of the American Presidency: The Decline into Demagoguery and the Prospects for Renewal (University of Kansas Press, 2019), Knott guides the reader through more ...…
 
From efficient instructions on how to kill civilians to horrifying videos of beheadings, no terrorist organization has more comprehensively weaponized social media than ISIS. Its strategic, multi-platformed campaign is so effective that it has ensured global news coverage and inspired hundreds of young people around the world to abandon their l ...…
 
Today's guest is distinguished researcher and statistician, Sir David Spiegelhalter. A fellow of the Royal Society, he is currently Chair of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication at the University of Cambridge. He has dedicated his career, in his words to, “improving the way that quantitative evidence is used in society.” This i ...…
 
From efficient instructions on how to kill civilians to horrifying videos of beheadings, no terrorist organization has more comprehensively weaponized social media than ISIS. Its strategic, multi-platformed campaign is so effective that it has ensured global news coverage and inspired hundreds of young people around the world to abandon their l ...…
 
I met Dr Miriam Driessen at Oxford University where she works at the China Centre. We spoke about her wonderful new book Tales of Hope, Tastes of Bitterness: Chinese Road Builders in Ethiopia (Hong Kong University Press, 2019). Through unprecedented ethnographic research among Chinese road builders in Ethiopia, Driessen finds that the hope of s ...…
 
In this latest book, Stephen F. Knott continues his extensive research of the American presidency, from the Founders’ concept of the office to the current office holder. In The Lost Soul of the American Presidency: The Decline into Demagoguery and the Prospects for Renewal (University of Kansas Press, 2019), Knott guides the reader through more ...…
 
Fran Altvater talks about the Medieval Pilgrimage, a practice that became central to Christian Europe in the early Middle Ages and evolved into the military pilgrimages of the Crusades in the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries. Altvater is a professor of art history at the University of Hartford. Her book, Sacramental Theology and the Decoration of ...…
 
It has become a truism that work has become less secure and more precarious for a widening swath of American workers. Why and how this has happened, and what workers can and should do about it, is the subject of a wide-ranging new book, Temp: How American Work, American Business, and the American Dream became Temporary (Viking, 2018). In Temp, ...…
 
As the VGAs are airing tonight, we discuss one of the VR games announced (and released!) during the show: Path of the Warrior. Kishore's back with gifts of Star Trek wine, and we discuss the week in VR game releases, trailer unveils, science, and technology news!
 
People in certain ZIP codes are more likely to purchase products that flop, buy homes that are poor investments, and pick political candidates who lose. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comBy Scientific American
 
People in certain ZIP codes are more likely to purchase products that flop, buy homes that are poor investments, and pick political candidates who lose. Christopher Intagliata reports.By Christopher Intagliata
 
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert about why the human brain doesn't respond to threats posed by climate change as quickly or proactively as seems warranted.By NPR
 
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert about why the human brain doesn't respond to threats posed by climate change as quickly or proactively as seems warranted.By NPR
 
About one-third of people with epilepsy are treatment resistant. Up until now, epilepsy treatments have focused on taming seizures rather than the source of the disease and for good reason—so many roads lead to epilepsy: traumatic brain injury, extreme fever and infection, and genetic disorders, to name a few. Staff Writer Jennifer Couzin-Frank ...…
 
1A Across America has done a lot in its first year. Find out where the team heads next.By WAMU 88.5
 
1A Across America has done a lot in its first year. Find out where the team heads next.By WAMU 88.5
 
No one likes to believe they would be on the wrong side of history. Most of us prefer to think that in times of crisis, we would do the right thing -- we wouldn’t be complicit in evil. Yet every day, individuals just doing their jobs make decisions that harm people. And when many members of an organization make many small, harmful decisions, th ...…
 
John Stossel, Brittany M. Hughes, Milton Friedman. San Fran Utopia, Winning the Millennials, Illegal Alien Crime, Take it to the Limit Libertarianism. John Stossel. One Fix for Hollywood Bias Human Poop UTOPIA? Brittany M. Hughes Illegal Alien Crime TAKE IT TO THE LIMITS with Milton Friedman One Fix for Hollywood Bias https://youtu.be/_ASa0Cq2w ...…
 
In episode 100, Robert is joined by Miles Gray to discuss a school made for child molesters. FOOTNOTES: Odenwald school principal reveals horror abuse reports More sexual abuse victims at schools in Hesse Odenwaldschule board resigns in wake of abuse claims The politics of progressive education: The odenwaldschule in Nazi Germany Decades of Mol ...…
 
Taking a fresh look at the first two centuries of French colonialism in the Americas, Eloquence Embodied: Nonverbal Communication among French and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas (University of North Carolina Press and the Omohundro Institute, 2019), answers the long-standing question of how, and how well, Indigenous Americans and the Europe ...…
 
In her book, Putin Kitsch in America (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019), Alison Rowley examines the outsized influence that Vladimir Putin, both the man and the myth, have had on US political discourse in the last decade. Starting with the 2008 election, Rowley demonstrates how Putin’s frontier masculinity--best illustrated by the ubiquito ...…
 
What is creativity? What is the relationship between work life and personal life? How is it possible to live truthfully in a world of contradiction and compromise? These deep and deeply personal questions spring to the fore in Thomas Yarrow's vivid exploration of the life of architects. Yarrow takes us inside the world of architects, showing us ...…
 
The thriving metropolis of Chicago was the land of opportunity for a wide variety of ethnic groups. As individuals from nations where soccer reigned began arriving in the area, they instituted teams and leagues that supported “their” game. Ultimately the sport grew, and with the passage of time, eventually developed a following among native-bor ...…
 
In her new book Yellow Star, Red Star: Holocaust Remembrance after Communism (Cornell University Press, 2019) Jelena Subotić asks why Holocaust memory continues to be so deeply troubled―ignored, appropriated, and obfuscated―throughout Eastern Europe, even though it was in those lands that most of the extermination campaign occurred. As part of ...…
 
In Rethinking Human Enhancement: Social Enhancement and Emergent Technologies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), Laura Cabrera discusses three possible human enhancement paradigms and explores how each involves different values, uses of technology, and different degrees and kinds of ethical concerns. A new framework is advanced that promotes technolog ...…
 
Maroons—enslaved Africans who escaped and formed autonomous communities—dominated Dominica’s hilly interior for centuries. Dominica’s unusual history of a relatively brief period of colonization and few sugar plantations shaped a history of Maroon life very different from the more familiar experiences of Jamaican Maroons. Here they were able to ...…
 
Residents of an overwintering station in Antarctica provided linguists with evidence of the first small changes in speech that may signal the development of a new accent. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comBy Scientific American
 
Residents of an overwintering station in Antarctica provided linguists with evidence of the first small changes in speech that may signal the development of a new accent.By Susanne Bard
 
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara about the state enacting a temporary moratorium on insurance companies dropping homeowners in areas affected by fires.By NPR
 
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara about the state enacting a temporary moratorium on insurance companies dropping homeowners in areas affected by fires.By NPR
 
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