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How bees see, how fish change their sex and a poem on bushfires, climate, politics and society
2020-01-17 17:05:33

54 minutes, 7 seconds


Science Extra: 2019 in space
2020-01-15 10:00:00
The first image of a black hole, Apollo 11 celebrations, and the successes and failures of 2019's satellite missions. Plus what to expect from the Mars-bound missions in 2020.
17 minutes, 25 seconds


Carl Zimmer explores the history of our understanding of heredity
2020-01-10 17:05:13

54 minutes, 7 seconds


Science Extra: 2019 in environment
2020-01-08 10:00:00
Droughts, fires, and discussions around climate change intensified in 2019. A recap of the year in environment news, and a glimpse of what's to come in 2020.
16 minutes, 2 seconds


Melting ice and burning forests signs of a changing world
2020-01-03 17:05:37
3. The importance of Antarctica for the Earth's climate
54 minutes, 7 seconds


Science Extra: 2019 in science
2020-01-01 10:00:00
From quantum 'supremacy' to deep life, catch up on the big themes from a busy year of science. Plus will scientists build a brand new eukaryote in 2020?
18 minutes, 2 seconds


Identifying cholera and de-extinction - should we bring back extinct animals?
2019-12-27 17:05:39
2. Resurrection - should we try to bring back extinct animals?
54 minutes, 7 seconds


Science Extra: 2019 in health
2019-12-25 10:00:00
Recapping the dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes, and the latest trials aimed at warding off Alzheimer's disease. Plus what's ahead in health news for 2020?
18 minutes, 1


The role of forensic science in criminal investigations
2019-12-20 17:05:55
This discussion from the World Science Festival in Brisbane explores the forensic techniques used to convict 21st century criminals and the issues presented for those in science and the law.
54 minutes, 25 seconds


Big themes for 2020 - Youth, identity, climate, AI and always, birds.
2019-12-13 17:05:01
* Zofia bids farewell to her school days * Roots revives early memories of racial abuse for science writer Michael Brooks * Bird Haven festival celebrates the joy of birds * Move aside big banana and big prawn, here comes the big periodic table * Is there life beyond carbon? * Marilyn Renfree - Academy honours a lifetime of research * The march of artificial Intelligence
54 minutes, 7 seconds




Top Science Podcasts

We have hand picked the top science podcasts of 2020.
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Now Playing: Radiolab

Man Against Horse
This is a story about your butt. It's a story about how you got your butt, why you have your butt, and how your butt might be one of the most important and essential things for you being you, for being human.  Today, reporters Heather Radke and Matt Kielty talk to two researchers who followed the butt from our ancient beginnings, through millions of years of evolution, and all the way to today, out to a valley in Arizona, where our butts are put to the ultimate test.   This episode was reported by Heather Radke and Matt Kielty and was produced by Matt Kielty, Rachael Cusick and Simon Adler. Sound design and mixing by Jeremy Bloom. Fact-checking by Dorie Chevlen. Special thanks to Michelle Legro. Support Radiolab today at Radiolab.org/donate.