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Our selection of the best science podcasts of 2018. New science podcasts are updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.


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Science Extra: An ancient jawbone reveals movements of modern humans
2018-12-15 12:35:00
Our ancient ancestors, learning new things about our planet's core, and a really, really bad headache
14 minutes, 1 second


The Vagina Museum is born
2018-12-14 17:05:57
The Vagina Museum Superstars of STEM to encourage girls to take up STEM study Santa Sabina produces prize-winning writers Study of one equation leads to advanced imaging Mining brings arsenic to the surface Federation University Australia prepares students for jobs in renewable energy The Quantum Astrologer's Handbook
54 minutes


Inventing TV in Australia in 1885
2018-12-07 17:05:08
Australian inventor Henry Sutton remembered The palm oil dilemma Mental health services barely available in Indonesia Biofabrication brings solutions for skulls, hearts, ears and more
54 minutes, 5 seconds


How to grow a new leg
2018-11-30 17:05:30
Bill Shorten promises funding boost for science UN Climate Report warns current emissions reduction won't keep warming under 2 degrees New frog's leg encouraging step towards human regenerative success Animal poaching for traditional Chinese medicine threatens key species Tim Flannery traces the natural history of Europe from the time of the dinosaurs
54 minutes, 6 seconds


Screens spoiling brains?
2018-11-23 17:05:24
Communications skills diminished by excessive screen time Mars InSight lander to monitor Mars interior Is the system stacked against women in science? Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing winner Preethika Mathan Victoria Fellowship to help develop new treatments for shigella QUT STEM Camp introduces school students to real-world STEM scenarios
54 minutes, 4 seconds


Here comes the Sun
2018-11-16 17:05:48
University of Sydney opens new mathematics research institute Science Museum shines light on the Sun Bats - just squeaks or language? Help for gliders crossing busy roadways Behind the scenes of award-winning science journalism
53 minutes, 54 seconds


Top women on the good news
2018-11-09 17:05:24
Andrew Olle remembered at fund raising dinner Best Australian Science Writing 2018 Enova puts power into the hands of the community Balliol welcomes its first female master in 755 years Explaining risk New techniques help genetically controlled eye conditions
54 minutes, 4 seconds


Innovation for energy, fertilisers, roads and crops
2018-11-02 18:05:55
Finisar team wins Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation for internet switches Soft plastic used in new road surface Call for non-medical research future fund Ammonia's big future in fuels and fertiliser Angel Investment Network links scientific start-ups with investors Supercharging crop growth and yield Hope that non-lethal, infertile cane toads could save Australian wildlife
54 minutes, 6 seconds


Nature in Oz
2018-10-26 18:05:09
Prime Minister's Prizes for Science 2018 - The teachers Why some victims delay in reporting sexual assault Effects of Brexit and Nature's approach to deniers of climate science Communicating long-term problems to short-term politicians Dumbing down a mistake for public service broadcasters - Roger Mosey
54 minutes, 35 seconds


PM's Prizes
2018-10-19 18:05:51
Prime Minister's Prizes for Science 2018 Glyphosate one of the safest farm chemicals - Ben Selinger A tribute to sceptic Barry Williams Play explores the culture of team science Time to start climbing back up the cliff - Julian Huppert on Brexit
53 minutes, 59 seconds




Best Science Podcasts 2018

We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2018. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
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