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Our selection of the best science podcasts of 2019. New science podcasts are updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.


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What is life?
2019-02-22 17:05:28
Investigating processes which control the expression of genes New chemistry emulates nature Climate politics - it's short-term gain for some versus long-term well-being for all The secret of life - explanation through new physics
53 minutes, 58 seconds


Coral spawning, and the hopes and hurdles of assisted evolution
2019-02-15 17:05:00
Insect Armageddon? Study shows 'catastrophic' declines in bug numbers. Coral spawning and assisted evolution at Australia's Sea Simulator. Marlon Brando's luxury resort in French Polynesia, supporting research and conservation. The new wave of Chinese science fiction.
53 minutes, 58 seconds


An ancient whale mystery hidden in the cliffs around Bells Beach
2019-02-08 17:05:00
Clues to an ancient whale mystery, in the cliffs of the Victorian Surf Coast. 'Geopoetry' inspired by the work of Australia's first female Professor. The Nobel Prize winner who co-authored a paper with his pet. The Chase continues... with a hunt for the night parrot.
53 minutes, 52 seconds


The vital importance of public enterprise
2019-02-01 17:05:13
Scientists awarded in Australia Day honours. Innovative success from sharing risks and rewards amongst public and private research. Antarctic protection vital for ecosystems' long-term future. SOFIA chases Titan's shadow across the Tasman Sea. Australia once joined to North America. Philosophy of science challenges scientists' role, methods and responsibilities.
53 minutes, 52 seconds


Holidays in space?
2019-01-25 17:05:26
Holidays in space?
54 minutes, 7 seconds


Science Extra: You're not eating enough fruit and veg
2019-01-19 12:35:00
A look back at some big stories of human health from 2018. Why do scientists keep studying the same genes, why are Aussies still not eating enough fruit and veg, and what can we learn from the catastrophic 1918 flu pandemic?
13 minutes, 1 second


How young people view our scientific world - and our uncertain future
2019-01-18 17:05:45
How young people view our scientific world - and our uncertain future.
54 minutes, 5 seconds


Science Extra: What did we learn from social media in 2018?
2019-01-12 12:35:00
We discuss 2018 in tech news — from social media behaving badly to 'deep fake' videos and concerns about My Health Record.
14 minutes, 51 seconds


Science Extra: Emergency departments leave mental health patients waiting
2019-01-05 12:35:00
We review the year in health: an investigation into out-of-pocket medical costs, mental health patients visiting the ED and changes to abortion laws.
11 minutes, 5


Science Extra: Landings, launches and a solar probe
2018-12-29 12:35:00
2018 was a big year in space. We look back at a mission to the Sun, a slew of mysterious radio bursts, and the ancient glimmer of the very first stars.
14 minutes, 16 seconds




Best Science Podcasts 2019

We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2019. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
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