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Podcast Profile: Science Magazine Podcast

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545 episodes
2013 to 2024
Median: 27 minutes
Collection: Science


Description (podcaster-provided):

Weekly podcasts from Science Magazine, the world's leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Scientific research topics • Environmental and ecological issues • Technological advancements • Health and medical discoveries • Historical and archaeological insights • Social and cultural studies

The "Science Magazine Podcast" delivers a comprehensive weekly overview of cutting-edge scientific research, global news, and expert commentary curated by the editors of Science Magazine. Each episode delves into a diverse range of topics from various scientific disciplines, including ecology, artificial intelligence, genetics, geology, and social science.

Listeners can expect to hear discussions on the environmental impacts of technologies and human activities, such as how rodenticides affect wildlife or the role of volatile organic compounds in urban air pollution. The podcast frequently explores the intersection of biology and technology, such as using AI to track animal populations and the development of synthetic blood.

Episodes also emphasize the significance of historical and archaeological discoveries, providing insights into ancient DNA analysis, the evolutionary history of pathogens, and ancient agricultural practices. The recurring theme of health is addressed through topics like clinical trials, the fight against prion diseases, and the role of companion animals in tracking human health.

The podcast sheds light on emerging developments in physics and astronomy, with episodes discussing exoplanet habitability, the interplay between Earth's weather patterns and coral reefs, and even the volcanic activity on Jupiter’s moon Io. Technological innovation is another focal point, covering revolutionary advances in bioelectronics, medical robotics, and AI-driven weather forecasting.

Narratives about social and environmental justice appear as well, including segments on reducing cartel violence, the environmental toll of the Ukraine war, and challenges faced by Russian scientists post-Ukraine invasion. The podcast occasionally features themed book discussions, exploring societal impacts of scientific and technological advancements.

In sum, the "Science Magazine Podcast" adeptly balances technical scientific discussions with broader societal implications, offering a well-rounded perspective on contemporary and historical scientific endeavors.


Episodes:
Episode Image How rat poison endangers wildlife, and using sound to track animal populations
2024-Jul-11
35 minutes
Episode Image What’s new in the world of synthetic blood, and how a bacterium evolves into a killer
2024-Jul-04
32 minutes
Episode Image Targeting crop pests with RNA, the legacy of temporary streams, and the future of money
2024-Jun-27
50 minutes
Episode Image The hunt for habitable exoplanets, and how a warming world could intensify urban air pollution
2024-Jun-20
33 minutes
Episode Image How dogs’ health reflects our own, and what ancient DNA can reveal about human sacrifice
2024-Jun-13
41 minutes
Episode Image Putting mysterious cellular structures to use, and when brown fat started to warm us up
2024-Jun-06
37 minutes
Episode Image Restoring sight to blind kids, making babies without a womb, and challenging the benefits of clinical trials
2024-May-30
44 minutes
Episode Image Stepping on snakes for science, and crows that count out loud
2024-May-23
33 minutes
Episode Image How the immune system can cause psychosis, and tool use in otters
2024-May-16
32 minutes
Episode Image A very volcanic moon, and better protections for human study subjects
2024-May-09
29 minutes
Episode Image Improving earthquake risk maps, and the world’s oldest ice
2024-May-02
24 minutes
Episode Image The science of loneliness, making one of organic chemistry’s oldest reactions safer, and a new book series
2024-Apr-25
42 minutes
Episode Image Ritual murders in the neolithic, why 2023 was so hot, and virus and bacteria battle in the gut
2024-Apr-18
38 minutes
Episode Image Trialing treatments for Long Covid, and a new organelle appears on the scene
2024-Apr-11
33 minutes
Episode Image When did rats come to the Americas, and was Lucy really our direct ancestor?
2024-Apr-04
31 minutes
Episode Image Teaching robots to smile, and the effects of a rare mandolin on a scientist’s career
2024-Mar-28
30 minutes
Episode Image Hope in the fight against deadly prion diseases, and side effects of organic agriculture
2024-Mar-21
35 minutes
Episode Image Why babies forget, and how fear lingers in the brain
2024-Mar-14
29 minutes
Episode Image A dive into the genetic history of India, and the role of vitamin A in skin repair
2024-Mar-07
30 minutes
Episode Image The sci-fi future of medical robots is here, and dehydrating the stratosphere to stave off climate change
2024-Feb-29
29 minutes
Episode Image What makes snakes so special, and how space science can serve all
2024-Feb-22
47 minutes
Episode Image What makes blueberries blue, and myth buster Adam Savage on science communication
2024-Feb-15
46 minutes
Episode Image A new kind of magnetism, and how smelly pollution harms pollinators
2024-Feb-08
31 minutes
Episode Image A new way for the heart and brain to ‘talk’ to each other, and Earth’s future weather written in ancient coral reefs
2024-Feb-01
30 minutes
Episode Image A hangover-fighting enzyme, the failure of a promising snakebite treatment, and how ants change lion behavior
2024-Jan-25
28 minutes
Episode Image Paper mills bribe editors to pass peer review, and detecting tumors with a blood draw
2024-Jan-19
36 minutes
Episode Image The environmental toll of war in Ukraine, and communications between mom and fetus during childbirth
2024-Jan-11
43 minutes
Episode Image The top online news from 2023, and using cough sounds to diagnose disease
2024-Jan-04
33 minutes
Episode Image The hunt for a quantum phantom, and making bitcoin legal tender
2023-Dec-22
39 minutes
Episode Image Science’s Breakthrough of the Year, and tracing poached pangolins
2023-Dec-14
32 minutes
Episode Image Farm animals show their smarts, and how honeyguide birds lead humans to hives
2023-Dec-07
38 minutes
Episode Image Basic geoengineering, and autonomous construction robots
2023-Nov-30
34 minutes
Episode Image Exascale supercomputers amp up science, finally growing dolomite in the lab, and origins of patriarchy
2023-Nov-23
55 minutes
Episode Image AI improves weather prediction, and cutting emissions from landfills
2023-Nov-16
21 minutes
Episode Image The state of Russian science, and improving implantable bioelectronics
2023-Nov-09
34 minutes
Episode Image Turning anemones into coral, and the future of psychiatric drugs
2023-Nov-02
39 minutes
Making corn shorter, and a book on finding India’s women in science
2023-Oct-26
32 minutes
Episode Image The consequences of the world's largest dam removal, and building a quantum computer using sound waves
2023-Oct-19
30 minutes
Episode Image Mysterious objects beyond Neptune, and how wildfire pollution behaves indoors
2023-Oct-13
41 minutes
Episode Image How long can ancient DNA survive, and how much stuff do we need to escape poverty?
2023-Oct-05
35 minutes
Episode Image Visiting utopias, fighting heat death, and making mysterious ‘dark earth’
2023-Sep-28
51 minutes
Episode Image Reducing cartel violence in Mexico, and what to read and see this fall
2023-Sep-21
36 minutes
Episode Image Why cats love tuna, and powering robots with tiny explosions
2023-Sep-14
33 minutes
Episode Image Extreme ocean currents from a volcano, and why it’s taking so long to wire green energy into the U.S. grid
2023-Sep-07
33 minutes
Episode Image Reducing calculus trauma, and teaching AI to smell
2023-Aug-31
37 minutes
Episode Image The source of solar wind, hackers and salt halt research, and a book on how institutions decide gender
2023-Aug-24
52 minutes
Episode Image What killed off North American megafauna, and making languages less complicated
2023-Aug-17
48 minutes
Episode Image Why some trees find one another repulsive, and why we don’t know how much our hands weigh
2023-Aug-10
26 minutes
Episode Image Tracing the genetic history of African Americans using ancient DNA, and ethical questions at a famously weird medical museum
2023-Aug-03
36 minutes
Episode Image Researchers collaborate with a social media giant, ancient livestock, and sex and gender in South Africa
2023-Jul-27
48 minutes
Episode Image Adding thousands of languages to the AI lexicon, and the genes behind our bones
2023-Jul-20
38 minutes
Episode Image The AI special issue, adding empathy to robots, and scientists leaving Arecibo
2023-Jul-13
29 minutes
Episode Image Putting the man-hunter and woman-gatherer myth to the sword, and the electron's dipole moment gets closer to zero
2023-Jul-06
31 minutes
Episode Image Putting organs into the deep freeze, a scavenger hunt for robots, and a book on race and reproduction
2023-Jun-29
47 minutes
Episode Image A space-based telescope to hunt dark energy, and what we can learn from scaleless snakes
2023-Jun-22
29 minutes
Episode Image Why it’s tough to measure light pollution, and a mental health first aid course
2023-Jun-15
23 minutes
Episode Image Contraception for cats, and taking solvents out of chemistry
2023-Jun-08
29 minutes
Episode Image How we measure the world with our bodies, and hunting critical minerals
2023-Jun-01
29 minutes
Episode Image Talking tongues, detecting beer, and shifting perspectives on females
2023-May-25
41 minutes
Episode Image The earliest evidence for kissing, and engineering crops to clone themselves
2023-May-18
33 minutes
Episode Image Debating when death begins, and the fate of abandoned lands
2023-May-11
42 minutes
Episode Image Building big dream machines, and self-organizing landscapes
2023-May-04
41 minutes
Episode Image The value of new voices in science and journalism, and what makes something memorable
2023-Apr-27
32 minutes
Episode Image Mapping uncharted undersea volcanoes, and elephant seals dive deep to sleep
2023-Apr-20
38 minutes
Episode Image More precise radiocarbon dating, secrets of hibernating bear blood, and a new book series
2023-Apr-13
41 minutes
Episode Image Why not vaccinate chickens against avian flu, and new form of reproduction found in yellow crazy ants
2023-Apr-06
31 minutes
Episode Image How the Maya thought about the ancient ruins in their midst, and the science of Braille
2023-Mar-30
29 minutes
Episode Image New worries about Earth’s asteroid risk, and harnessing plants’ chemical factories
2023-Mar-23
27 minutes
Episode Image An active volcano on Venus, and a concerning rise in early onset colon cancer
2023-Mar-16
23 minutes
Episode Image Compassion fatigue in those who care for lab animals, and straightening out ocean conveyor belts
2023-Mar-09
41 minutes
Episode Image Battling bias in medicine, and how dolphins use vocal fry
2023-Mar-02
31 minutes
Episode Image Shrinking MRI machines, and the smell of tsetse fly love
2023-Feb-23
33 minutes
Episode Image Earth’s hidden hydrogen, and a trip to Uranus
2023-Feb-16
29 minutes
Episode Image Using sharks to study ocean oxygen, and what ancient minerals teach us about early Earth
2023-Feb-09
32 minutes
Episode Image Visiting a mummy factory, and improving the IQ of … toilets
2023-Feb-02
28 minutes
Episode Image Wolves hunting otters, and chemical weathering in a warming world
2023-Jan-26
25 minutes
Episode Image Bad stats overturn ‘medical murders,’ and linking allergies with climate change
2023-Jan-19
39 minutes
Episode Image Peering beyond the haze of alien worlds, and how failures help us make new discoveries
2023-Jan-12
33 minutes
Episode Image A controversial dam in the Amazon unites Indigenous people and scientists, and transplanting mitochondria to treat rare diseases
2023-Jan-05
26 minutes
Episode Image Year in review 2022: Best of online news, and podcast highlights
2022-Dec-22
32 minutes
Episode Image Breakthrough of the Year, and the best in science books
2022-Dec-15
32 minutes
Episode Image The state of science in Ukraine, and a conversation with Anthony Fauci
2022-Dec-08
35 minutes
Episode Image A genetic history of Europe’s Jews, and measuring magma under a supervolcano
2022-Dec-01
28 minutes
Episode Image Artificial intelligence takes on Diplomacy, and how much water do we really need?
2022-Nov-24
26 minutes
Episode Image Mammoth ivory trade may be bad for elephants, and making green electronics with fungus
2022-Nov-17
27 minutes
Episode Image Kurt Vonnegut’s contribution to science, and tunas and sharks as ecosystem indicators
2022-Nov-10
42 minutes
Episode Image Cities as biodiversity havens, and gene therapy for epilepsy
2022-Nov-03
28 minutes
Episode Image Space-based solar power gets serious, AI helps optimize chemistry, and a book on food extinction
2022-Oct-27
48 minutes
Episode Image Snakes living the high-altitude life, and sending computing power to the edges of the internet
2022-Oct-20
22 minutes
Episode Image Climate change threatens supercomputing, and collecting spider silks
2022-Oct-13
30 minutes
Episode Image Linking violence in Myanmar to fossil amber research, and waking up bacterial spores
2022-Oct-06
41 minutes
Episode Image Giving a lagoon personhood, measuring methane flaring, and a book about eating high on the hog
2022-Sep-29
40 minutes
Episode Image Can wolves form close bonds with humans, and termites degrade wood faster as the world warms
2022-Sep-22
27 minutes
Episode Image Testing planetary defenses against asteroids, and building a giant ‘water machine’
2022-Sep-15
29 minutes
Episode Image Why the fight against malaria has stalled in southern Africa, and how to look for signs of life on Mars
2022-Sep-08
26 minutes
Episode Image Using free-floating DNA to find soldiers’ remains, and how people contribute to indoor air chemistry
2022-Sep-01
42 minutes
Episode Image Chasing Arctic cyclones, brain coordination in REM sleep, and a book on seafood in the information age
2022-Aug-25
36 minutes
Episode Image Monitoring a nearby star’s midlife crisis, and the energetic cost of chewing
2022-Aug-18
27 minutes
Episode Image Cougars caught killing donkeys in Death Valley, and decoding the nose
2022-Aug-11
25 minutes
Episode Image Invasive grasses get help from fire, and a global map of ant diversity
2022-Aug-04
26 minutes
Episode Image Probing beyond our Solar System, sea pollinators, and a book on the future of nutrition
2022-Jul-28
41 minutes
Episode Image Possible fabrications in Alzheimer’s research, and bad news for life on Enceladus
2022-Jul-21
44 minutes
Episode Image The Webb Space Telescope’s first images, and why scratching sometimes makes you itchy
2022-Jul-14
36 minutes
Episode Image Running out of fuel for fusion, and addressing gender-based violence in India
2022-Jul-07
33 minutes
Episode Image Former pirates help study the seas, and waves in the atmosphere can drive global tsunamis
2022-Jun-30
23 minutes
Episode Image Using waste to fuel airplanes, nature-based climate solutions, and a book on Indigenous conservation
2022-Jun-23
45 minutes
Episode Image A look at Long Covid, and why researchers and police shouldn’t use the same DNA kits
2022-Jun-16
41 minutes
Episode Image Saving the Spix’s macaw, and protecting the energy grid
2022-Jun-09
32 minutes
Episode Image The historic Maya’s sophisticated stargazing knowledge, and whether there is a cost to natural cloning
2022-Jun-02
29 minutes
Episode Image Saying farewell to Insight, connecting the microbiome and the brain, and a book on agriculture in Africa
2022-May-26
40 minutes
Episode Image Seeing the Milky Way’s central black hole, and calling dolphins by their names
2022-May-19
43 minutes
Episode Image Fixing fat bubbles for vaccines, and preventing pain from turning chronic
2022-May-12
29 minutes
Episode Image Staking out the start of the Anthropocene, and why sunscreen is bad for coral
2022-May-05
23 minutes
Episode Image Using quantum tools to track dark matter, why rabies remains, and a book series on science and food
2022-Apr-28
44 minutes
Episode Image Protecting birds from brightly lit buildings, and controlling robots from orbit
2022-Apr-21
40 minutes
Episode Image Desert ‘skins’ drying up, and one of the oldest Maya calendars
2022-Apr-14
27 minutes
Episode Image A surprisingly weighty fundamental particle, and surveying the seas for RNA viruses
2022-Apr-07
26 minutes
Episode Image Probing Earth’s mysterious inner core, and the most complete human genome to date
2022-Mar-31
27 minutes
Episode Image Scientists become targets on social media, and battling space weather
2022-Mar-24
29 minutes
Episode Image The challenges of testing medicines during pregnancy, and when not paying attention makes sense
2022-Mar-17
31 minutes
Episode Image Monitoring wastewater for SARS-CoV-2, and looking back at the biggest questions about the pandemic
2022-Mar-10
33 minutes
Episode Image A global treaty on plastic pollution, and a dearth of Black physicists
2022-Mar-03
21 minutes
Episode Image Securing nuclear waste for 100,000 years, and the link between math literacy and life satisfaction
2022-Feb-24
33 minutes
Episode Image COVID-19’s long-term impact on the heart, and calculating the survival rate of human artifacts
2022-Feb-17
26 minutes
Episode Image Merging supermassive black holes, and communicating science in the age of social media
2022-Feb-10
29 minutes
Episode Image Building a green city in a biodiversity hot spot, and live monitoring vehicle emissions
2022-Feb-03
22 minutes
Episode Image Fecal transplants in pill form, and gut bacteria that nourish hibernating squirrels
2022-Jan-27
26 minutes
Episode Image A window into live brains, and what saliva tells babies about human relationships
2022-Jan-20
29 minutes
Episode Image Cloning for conservation, and divining dynamos on super-Earths
2022-Jan-13
30 minutes
Episode Image Setting up a permafrost observatory, and regulating transmissible vaccines
2022-Jan-06
30 minutes
Episode Image Top online stories, the state of marijuana research, and Afrofuturism
2021-Dec-23
44 minutes
Episode Image The Breakthrough of the year show, and the best of science books
2021-Dec-16
33 minutes
Episode Image Tapping fiber optic cables for science, and what really happens when oil meets water
2021-Dec-09
25 minutes
Episode Image The ethics of small COVID-19 trials, and visiting an erupting volcano
2021-Dec-02
26 minutes
Episode Image Why trees are making extra nuts this year, human genetics and viral infections, and a seminal book on racism and identity
2021-Nov-25
45 minutes
Episode Image Wildfires could threaten ozone layer, and vaccinating against tick bites
2021-Nov-18
22 minutes
Episode Image The long road to launching the James Webb Space Telescope, and genes for a longer life span
2021-Nov-11
27 minutes
Episode Image The folate debate, and rewriting the radiocarbon curve
2021-Nov-04
31 minutes
Episode Image Sleeping without a brain, tracking alien invasions, and algorithms of oppression
2021-Oct-28
42 minutes
Episode Image Soil science goes deep, and making moldable wood
2021-Oct-20
43 minutes
Episode Image The ripple effects of mass incarceration, and how much is a dog’s nose really worth?
2021-Oct-14
32 minutes
Episode Image Swarms of satellites could crowd out the stars, and the evolution of hepatitis B over 10 millennia
2021-Oct-07
30 minutes
Episode Image Whole-genome screening for newborns, and the importance of active learning for STEM
2021-Sep-30
34 minutes
Episode Image Earliest human footprints in North America, dating violins with tree rings, and the social life of DNA
2021-Sep-23
45 minutes
Episode Image Potty training cows, and sardines swimming into an ecological trap
2021-Sep-16
19 minutes
Episode Image Legions of lunar landers, and why we make robots that look like people
2021-Sep-09
25 minutes
Episode Image Pinpointing the origins of SARS-CoV-2, and making vortex beams of atoms
2021-Sep-02
29 minutes
Episode Image New insights into endometriosis, predicting RNA folding, and the surprising career of the spirometer
2021-Aug-26
38 minutes
Episode Image Building a martian analog on Earth, and moral outrage on social media
2021-Aug-19
29 minutes
Episode Image A risky clinical trial design, and attacks on machine learning
2021-Aug-12
31 minutes
Episode Image A freeze on prion research, and watching cement dry
2021-Aug-05
34 minutes
Episode Image Debating healthy obesity, delaying type 1 diabetes, and visiting bone rooms
2021-Jul-29
48 minutes
Episode Image Blood tests for Alzheimer’s disease, and what earthquakes on Mars reveal about the Red Planet’s core
2021-Jul-22
26 minutes
Episode Image Science after COVID-19, and a landslide that became a flood
2021-Jul-15
25 minutes
Episode Image Scientists’ role in the opioid crisis, 3D-printed candy proteins, and summer books
2021-Jul-08
41 minutes
Episode Image Preserving plastic art, and a gold standard for measuring extreme pressure
2021-Jul-01
39 minutes
Episode Image Does Botox combat depression, the fruit fly sex drive, and a series on race and science
2021-Jun-24
32 minutes
Episode Image Keeping ads out of dreams, and calculating the cost of climate displacement
2021-Jun-17
23 minutes
Episode Image Finding consciousness outside the brain, and using DNA to reunite families
2021-Jun-10
28 minutes
Episode Image Cicada citizen science, and expanding the genetic code
2021-Jun-03
38 minutes
Episode Image Cracking consciousness, and taking the temperature of urban heat islands
2021-May-27
27 minutes
Episode Image Ecstasy plus therapy for PTSD, and the effects of early childhood development programs on mothers
2021-May-20
24 minutes
Episode Image Cutting shipping air pollution may cause water pollution, and keeping air clean with lightning
2021-May-13
34 minutes
Episode Image Chernobyl’s ruins grow restless, and entangling macroscopic objects
2021-May-06
30 minutes
Episode Image Storing wind as gravity, and well-digging donkeys
2021-Apr-29
22 minutes
Episode Image Rebuilding Louisiana’s coast, and recycling plastic into fuel
2021-Apr-22
27 minutes
Episode Image Why muon magnetism matters, and a count of all the Tyrannosaurus rex that ever lived
2021-Apr-15
40 minutes
Episode Image Magnetar mysteries, and when humans got big brains
2021-Apr-08
28 minutes
Episode Image Fighting outbreaks with museum collections, and making mice hallucinate
2021-Apr-01
28 minutes
Episode Image Social insects as models for aging, and crew conflict on long space missions
2021-Mar-25
30 minutes
Episode Image COVID-19 treatment at 1 year, and smarter materials for smarter cities
2021-Mar-18
28 minutes
Episode Image Next-generation gravitational wave detectors, and sponges that soak up frigid oil spills
2021-Mar-11
26 minutes
Episode Image The world’s oldest pet cemetery, and how eyeless worms can see color
2021-Mar-04
21 minutes
Episode Image Measuring Earth’s surface like never before, and the world’s fastest random number generator
2021-Feb-25
24 minutes
Episode Image All your COVID-19 vaccine questions answered, and a new theory on forming rocky planets
2021-Feb-18
31 minutes
Episode Image Building Africa’s Great Green Wall, and using whale songs as seismic probess
2021-Feb-11
24 minutes
Episode Image Looking back at 20 years of human genome sequencing
2021-Feb-04
36 minutes
Episode Image Calculating the social cost of carbon, and listening to mole-rat chirps
2021-Jan-28
24 minutes
Episode Image Counting research rodents, a possible cause for irritable bowel syndrome, and spitting cobras
2021-Jan-21
30 minutes
Episode Image An elegy for Arecibo, and how our environments may change our behavior
2021-Jan-14
25 minutes
Episode Image The uncertain future of North America’s ash trees, and organizing robot swarms
2021-Jan-07
26 minutes
Episode Image Areas to watch in 2021, and the living microbes in wildfire smoke
2020-Dec-31
27 minutes
Episode Image Breakthrough of the Year, top online news, and science book highlights
2020-Dec-17
44 minutes
Episode Image Making ecology studies replicable, and a turnaround for the Tasmanian devil
2020-Dec-10
25 minutes
Episode Image How the new COVID-19 vaccines work, and restoring vision with brain implants
2020-Dec-03
23 minutes
Episode Image Keeping coronavirus from spreading in schools, why leaves fall when they do, and a book on how nature deals with crisis
2020-Nov-26
42 minutes
Episode Image Fish farming’s future, and how microbes compete for space on our face
2020-Nov-19
41 minutes
Episode Image How the human body handles extreme heat, and improvements in cooling clothes
2020-Nov-12
26 minutes
Episode Image What we can learn from a mass of black hole mergers, and ecological insights from 30 years of Arctic animal movements
2020-Nov-05
30 minutes
Episode Image Taking the politicians out of tough policy decisions; the late, great works of Charles Turner; and the science of cooking
2020-Oct-29
46 minutes
Episode Image Early approval of a COVID-19 vaccine could cause ethical problems for other vax candidates, and ‘upcycling’ plastic bags
2020-Oct-22
26 minutes
Episode Image Making sure American Indian COVID-19 cases are counted, and feeding a hungry heart
2020-Oct-15
23 minutes
Episode Image Visiting a once-watery asteroid, and how buzzing the tongue can treat tinnitus
2020-Oct-08
26 minutes
Episode Image FDA clinical trial protection failures, and an AI that can beat curling’s top players
2020-Oct-01
31 minutes
Episode Image How Neanderthals got human Y chromosomes, and the earliest human footprints in Arabia
2020-Sep-24
23 minutes
Episode Image Performing magic for animals, and why the pandemic is pushing people out of prisons
2020-Sep-17
26 minutes
Episode Image Alien hunters get a funding boost, and checking on the link between chromosome ‘caps’ and aging
2020-Sep-10
26 minutes
Episode Image Fighting Europe’s second wave of COVID-19, and making democracy work for poor people
2020-Sep-03
31 minutes
Episode Image Arctic sea ice under attack, and ancient records that can predict the future effects of climate change
2020-Aug-27
34 minutes
Episode Image Wildlife behavior during a global lockdown, and electric mud microbes
2020-Aug-20
26 minutes
Episode Image A call for quick coronavirus testing, and building bonds with sports
2020-Aug-13
30 minutes
Episode Image Why COVID-19 poses a special risk during pregnancy, and how hair can split steel
2020-Aug-06
29 minutes
Episode Image Fighting COVID-19 vaccine fears, tracking the pandemic’s origin, and a new technique for peering under paint
2020-Jul-30
38 minutes
Episode Image How Hiroshima survivors helped form radiation safety rules, and a path to stop plastic pollution
2020-Jul-23
27 minutes
Episode Image Reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, and taking the heat out of crude oil separation
2020-Jul-16
28 minutes
Episode Image A fast moving megatrial for coronavirus treatments, and transferring the benefits of exercise by transferring blood
2020-Jul-09
26 minutes
Episode Image An oasis of biodiversity a Mexican desert, and making sound from heat
2020-Jul-02
23 minutes
Episode Image Stopping the spread of COVID-19, and arctic adaptations in sled dogs
2020-Jun-25
43 minutes
Episode Image Coronavirus spreads financial turmoil to universities, and a drone that fights mosquito-borne illnesses
2020-Jun-18
27 minutes
Episode Image The facts on COVID-19 contact tracing apps, and benefits of returning sea otters to the wild
2020-Jun-11
28 minutes
Episode Image Why men may have more severe COVID-19 symptoms, and using bacteria to track contaminated food
2020-Jun-04
28 minutes
Episode Image A rare condition associated with coronavirus in children, and tracing glaciers by looking at the ocean floor
2020-May-28
43 minutes
Episode Image How scientists are thinking about reopening labs, and the global threat of arsenic in drinking water
2020-May-21
25 minutes
Episode Image How past pandemics reinforced inequality, and millions of mysterious quakes beneath a volcano
2020-May-14
27 minutes
Episode Image Making antibodies to treat coronavirus, and why planting trees won’t save the planet
2020-May-07
25 minutes
Episode Image Blood test for multiple cancers studied in 10,000 women, and is our Sun boring?
2020-Apr-30
20 minutes
Episode Image From nose to toes—how coronavirus affects the body, and a quantum microscope that unlocks the magnetic secrets of very old rocks
2020-Apr-23
25 minutes
Episode Image How countries could recover from coronavirus, lessons from an ancient drought, and feeling tactile waves in the hand
2020-Apr-16
35 minutes
Episode Image Does coronavirus spread through the air, and the biology of anorexia
2020-Apr-09
26 minutes
Episode Image How COVID-19 disease models shape shutdowns, and detecting emotions in mice
2020-Apr-02
31 minutes
Episode Image Why some diseases come and go with the seasons, and how to develop smarter, safer chemicals
2020-Mar-26
31 minutes
Episode Image Ancient artifacts on the beaches of Northern Europe, and how we remember music
2020-Mar-19
24 minutes
Episode Image Science’s leading role in the restoration of Notre Dame and the surprising biology behind how our body develops its tough skin
2020-Mar-12
33 minutes
Episode Image Dog noses detect heat, the world faces coronavirus, and scientists search for extraterrestrial life
2020-Mar-05
33 minutes
Episode Image An ancient empire hiding in plain sight, and the billion-dollar cost of illegal fishing
2020-Feb-27
47 minutes
Episode Image Brickmaking bacteria and solar cells that turn ‘waste’ heat into electricity
2020-Feb-20
33 minutes
Episode Image NIH’s new diversity hiring program, and the role of memory suppression in resilience to trauma
2020-Feb-13
26 minutes
Episode Image Fighting cancer with CRISPR, and dating ancient rock art with wasp nests
2020-Feb-06
27 minutes
Episode Image A cryo–electron microscope accessible to the masses, and tracing the genetics of schizophrenia
2020-Jan-30
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2020-Jan-23
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2019-Dec-19
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2019-Dec-13
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2019-Dec-05
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2019-Nov-28
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2019-Nov-14
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2019-Oct-31
21 minutes
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2019-Oct-24
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2019-Oct-17
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2019-Oct-10
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2019-Oct-03
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2019-Sep-26
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2019-Sep-19
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2019-Sep-12
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2019-Sep-05
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2019-Aug-29
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2019-Aug-22
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2019-Aug-15
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2019-Aug-08
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2019-Aug-01
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2019-Jul-25
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2019-Jul-18
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2019-Jul-11
24 minutes
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2019-Jul-04
23 minutes
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2019-Jun-27
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2019-Jun-20
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2019-Jun-13
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2019-Jun-06
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2019-May-30
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2019-May-23
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2019-May-16
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2019-May-09
25 minutes
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2019-May-02
29 minutes
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2019-Apr-25
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2019-Apr-18
26 minutes
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2019-Apr-11
22 minutes
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2019-Apr-04
25 minutes
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2019-Mar-28
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2019-Mar-21
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2019-Mar-14
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2019-Mar-07
24 minutes
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2019-Feb-28
22 minutes
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2019-Feb-21
33 minutes
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2019-Feb-14
18 minutes
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2019-Feb-07
27 minutes
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2019-Jan-31
21 minutes
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2019-Jan-24
33 minutes
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2019-Jan-17
25 minutes
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2019-Jan-10
28 minutes
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2019-Jan-03
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2018-Dec-20
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2018-Dec-13
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2018-Dec-06
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2018-Nov-29
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2018-Nov-22
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2018-Nov-15
33 minutes
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2018-Nov-08
20 minutes
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2018-Nov-01
28 minutes
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2018-Oct-25
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2018-Oct-18
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2018-Sep-20
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22 minutes
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2018-Sep-06
21 minutes
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2018-Aug-30
29 minutes
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2018-Aug-23
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2018-Aug-16
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2018-Aug-09
21 minutes
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2018-Aug-02
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2018-Jul-26
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2018-Jul-19
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2018-Jul-12
26 minutes
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2018-Jul-05
19 minutes
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2018-Jun-28
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2018-Jun-21
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2018-Jun-14
24 minutes
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2018-Jun-07
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2018-May-31
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2018-May-24
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2018-May-17
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2018-May-10
19 minutes
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2018-May-03
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2018-Apr-26
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2018-Apr-19
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2018-Apr-12
22 minutes
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2018-Apr-05
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2018-Mar-29
31 minutes
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2018-Mar-22
21 minutes
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2018-Mar-15
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2018-Mar-08
41 minutes
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2018-Mar-01
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2018-Feb-22
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2018-Feb-15
14 minutes
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2018-Feb-08
22 minutes
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2018-Feb-01
19 minutes
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2018-Jan-25
23 minutes
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2018-Jan-18
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2018-Jan-04
18 minutes
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2017-Dec-21
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2017-Nov-02
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2017-Oct-26
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2017-Sep-21
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2017-Sep-07
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2017-Aug-31
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2017-Aug-24
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2017-Aug-17
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2017-Aug-10
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2015-Jun-25
20 minutes
Episode Image Tracking ivory with genetics, the letter R, and a news roundup
2015-Jun-18
33 minutes
Episode Image Tracking aquatic animals, cochlear implants, and a news roundup
2015-Jun-11
36 minutes
Episode Image Friction at the atomic level, the acoustics of historical speeches, and a news roundup
2015-Jun-04
30 minutes
Episode Image Climate change and China's tea crop and a news roundup
2015-May-28
22 minutes
Episode Image Testosterone, women, and elite sports and a news roundup
2015-May-21
30 minutes
Episode Image Science in Cuba and a news roundup
2015-May-14
25 minutes
Episode Image How the measles virus disables immunity to other diseases and a news roundup
2015-May-07
26 minutes
Episode Image Sustainable seafood and a news roundup
2015-Apr-30
27 minutes
Episode Image Hubble's 25th anniversary and a news roundup
2015-Apr-23
24 minutes
Episode Image The bond between people and dogs and a news roundup
2015-Apr-16
24 minutes
Episode Image Mountain gorilla genomes and a news roundup
2015-Apr-09
23 minutes
Episode Image The Deepwater Horizon disaster: Five years later.
2015-Apr-02
35 minutes
Episode Image Child abuse across generations and a news roundup
2015-Mar-26
29 minutes
Episode Image Robotic materials and a news roundup
2015-Mar-19
21 minutes
Episode Image The politics of happiness and a news roundup
2015-Mar-12
20 minutes
Episode Image Antimicrobial resistance and a news roundup
2015-Mar-05
22 minutes
Episode Image Sexual trait evolution in mosquitoes and a news roundup
2015-Feb-26
25 minutes
Episode Image Maternal effects in songbirds and a news roundup
2015-Feb-19
17 minutes
Episode Image The planetary boundaries framework, marine debris, and a news roundup
2015-Feb-12
29 minutes
Episode Image Spatial neurons and a news roundup
2015-Feb-05
20 minutes
Episode Image Mathematicians and the NSA and a news roundup
2015-Jan-29
26 minutes
Episode Image How comets change seasonally and a news roundup
2015-Jan-22
17 minutes
Episode Image High-altitude bird migration and a news roundup
2015-Jan-15
26 minutes
Episode Image Deworming buffalo and a news roundup
2015-Jan-08
19 minutes
Episode Image Measuring MOOCs
2015-Jan-01
15 minutes
Episode Image Our breakthrough of the year and this year's top news stories
2014-Dec-19
29 minutes
Episode Image The oldest piece of Mars on Earth and a news roundup (21 November 2014)
2014-Dec-15
20 minutes
Episode Image Science Podcast - Lessons from the tsetse fly genome and a news roundup (18 April 2014)
2014-Dec-15
18 minutes
Episode Image A flock of genomes and a news roundup (12 December 2014)
2014-Dec-12
23 minutes
Episode Image The shocking predatory strike of the electric eel and a news roundup (5 December 2014)
2014-Dec-05
26 minutes
Episode Image Gendered brains and a news roundup (21 November 2014)
2014-Nov-21
25 minutes
Episode Image How hippos help and a news roundup (14 November 2014)
2014-Nov-14
22 minutes
Episode Image A new way to study norovirus and a news roundup (7 November 2014)
2014-Nov-07
20 minutes
Episode Image Changing minds on charitable giving and a news roundup (31 October 2014)
2014-Oct-31
23 minutes
Episode Image High altitude humans living ~11,000 years ago (24 October 2014)
2014-Oct-24
15 minutes
Episode Image Plants and predators and a daily news roundup (17 October 2014)
2014-Oct-17
19 minutes
Episode Image Robot relations and a daily news roundup (10 October 2014)
2014-Oct-10
20 minutes
Episode Image Mapping the sea floor and a daily news roundup (3 October 2014)
2014-Oct-03
19 minutes
Episode Image The spread of an ancient technology and a daily news roundup (26 September 2014)
2014-Sep-26
22 minutes
Episode Image Monitoring 600 years of upwelling off the California coast (19 September 2014)
2014-Sep-19
11 minutes
Episode Image Engineering global health and a news roundup (12 September 2014)
2014-Sep-12
25 minutes
Episode Image Scaling up a biofuel and a news roundup (5 Sep 2014)
2014-Sep-05
23 minutes
Episode Image The home microbiome and a news roundup (29 August 2014)
2014-Aug-29
23 minutes
Episode Image Censorship in China and a news roundup (22 August 2014)
2014-Aug-22
20 minutes
Episode Image Preconception parenting and a news roundup (15 Aug 2014)
2014-Aug-15
23 minutes
Episode Image Building brain-like computers (8 Aug 2014)
2014-Aug-08
13 minutes
Episode Image Galactic gamma rays and a news roundup (1 Aug 2014)
2014-Aug-01
15 minutes
Episode Image Science funding for people not projects and a news roundup (25 Jul 2014)
2014-Jul-25
15 minutes
Episode Image Altering genes in the wild and a news roundup (18 Jul 2014)
2014-Jul-18
20 minutes
Episode Image Oceans of plastic and a news roundup (11 Jul 2014)
2014-Jul-11
19 minutes
Episode Image Psychedelic research resurgence and a news roundup (4 Jul 2014)
2014-Jul-04
19 minutes
Episode Image Pollen paths and a news roundup (27 Jun 2014)
2014-Jun-27
18 minutes
Episode Image Mind reading and a news roundup (20 Jun 2014)
2014-Jun-20
22 minutes
Episode Image Mapping Mexico's genetics and a news roundup (13 Jun 2014)
2014-Jun-13
19 minutes
Episode Image Rethinking global supply chains and a news roundup (6 Jun 2014)
2014-Jun-06
19 minutes
Episode Image 25 years after Tiananmen and a news roundup (30 May 2014)
2014-May-30
20 minutes
Episode Image Science Podcast - Inequality and health and a news roundup (23 May 2014)
2014-May-23
17 minutes
Episode Image Science Podcast - Evading back-action in a quantum system and a news roundup (16 May 2014)
2014-May-16
19 minutes
Episode Image Science Podcast -Chine marine archaeology and a news roundup (9 May 2014)
2014-May-09
19 minutes
Episode Image Science Podcast - Climate and corn and a news roundup (2 May 2014)
2014-May-02
18 minutes
Episode Image Science Podcast - A binary star system that includes a white dwarf and a news roundup (18 April 2014)
2014-Apr-18
22 minutes
Episode Image Science Podcast - Biomechanics of fruitflies on the wing and a news roundup (11 April 2014)
2014-Apr-11
24 minutes
Episode Image Science Podcast - Life under funding change and a news roundup (4 April 2014)
2014-Apr-04
23 minutes
Episode Image Science Podcast - A BRCA1 and breast cancer retrospective and a news roundup (28 Mar 2014)
2014-Mar-28
25 minutes
Episode Image Science Podcast - Human odor discrimination and a news roundup (21 Mar 2014)
2014-Mar-21
18 minutes
Episode Image Science Podcast - Checking the hubris of big data harvests and a news roundup (14 Mar 2014)
2014-Mar-14
23 minutes
Episode Image Science Podcast - 100 years of crystallography, linking malaria and climate, and a news roundup (7 Mar 2014)
2014-Mar-07
32 minutes
Episode Image Science Podcast - Treating Down Syndrome and a news roundup (28 Feb 2014)
2014-Feb-28
24 minutes
Episode Image Science Podcast - Analyzing soundscapes and a news roundup (21 Feb 2014)
2014-Feb-21
19 minutes
Episode Image Science Podcast - Termite-inspired robots and cells with lots of extra genomes (14 Feb 2014)
2014-Feb-14
21 minutes
Episode Image Science Podcast - Tracing autism's roots in developlement and a rundown of stories from our daily news site (7 Feb 2014)
2014-Feb-07
22 minutes
Episode Image Science Podcast - Quantum cryptography, salt's role in ecosystems, and a rundown of stories from our daily news site (31 Jan 2014)
2014-Jan-31
27 minutes
Episode Image Science Podcast - The genome of a transmissible dog cancer, the 10-year anniversary of Opportunity on Mars, and a rundown of stories from our daily news site (24 Jan 2014)
2014-Jan-24
31 minutes
Episode Image Science Podcast - The modern hunter-gatherer gut, fast mountain weathering, and a rundown of stories from our daily news site (17 Jan 2014)
2014-Jan-17
30 minutes
Episode Image Science Podcast - Abundant bacterial vesicles in the ocean and a rundown of stories from our daily news site (10 Jan 2014)
2014-Jan-10
23 minutes
Episode Image Science Podcast - Monstrous stone monuments of old and a rundown of stories from our daily news site (3 Jan 2014)
2014-Jan-03
21 minutes
Episode Image Science Podcast - Science's breakthrough of the year, runners-up and the top content from our daily news site (20 Dec 2013)
2013-Dec-20
24 minutes
Episode Image Science Podcast - Fear-enhanced odor detection, the latest from the Curiosity mission, and more (13 Dec 2013)
2013-Dec-13
31 minutes
Episode Image Science Podcast - Noisy gene expression, the Tohoku-oki fault, and snake venom as a healer (6 Dec 2013)
2013-Dec-06
29 minutes
Episode Image Science Podcast - 2013 science books for kids, newlywed happiness, and authorship for sale in China (29 Nov 2013)
2013-Nov-29
28 minutes
Episode Image Science Podcast - Replacing the Y chromosome, the future of U.S. missile defense, the brightest gamma-ray burst, and more (22 Nov 2013)
2013-Nov-22
39 minutes
Episode Image Science Podcast - Canine origins, asexual bacterial adaptation, perovskite-based solar cells, and more (15 Nov 2013)
2013-Nov-15
45 minutes