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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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Is birdsong music?
2018-02-16 17:05:53
Is birdsong music?
54 minutes, 21 seconds


Australia's dire innovation record
2018-02-09 17:05:42
Boosting innovation outcomes in Australia Bionic eye uses brain plasticity Transmissible cancers - there may be more than ever suspected Genomes help piece together evolutionary history of native animals Forecasting populations of large vertebrates The role of music in human evolution and society today - part 4
54 minutes, 11 seconds


Two stars - and some history
2018-02-02 17:05:30
Bionic Eye promises hope for patients with acquired blindness Why stem cells decline as we age Comparing human emotions with those of animals Fish brains may reveal workings of human brains The role of music in human evolution and society today - part 3 Remembering first contact atrocity brings hope for reconciliation
54 minutes, 6 seconds


The promises and challenges of quantum computing
2018-01-26 17:05:50
The promises and challenges of quantum computing.
53 minutes, 51 seconds


Science Extra: The year in weird science
2018-01-20 12:10:00
ABC Science Editor Jonathan Webb chats with science reporter Carl Smith about the weird science stories that caught his eye in 2017.
15 minutes, 17 seconds


Science Extra: The year in tech
2018-01-13 12:10:00
ABC Science Editor Jonathan Webb chats with tech reporter Ariel Bogle about the tech stories that caught her eye in 2017.
10 minutes, 3


Science Extra: The year in health
2018-01-06 12:10:00
ABC Science Editor Jonathan Webb chats with health reporter Olivia Willis about the health stories that caught her eye in 2017.
9 minutes, 54 seconds


Science Extra: The year in space
2017-12-30 12:10:00
ABC Science Editor Jonathan Webb chats with science reporter Genelle Weule about the space stories that caught her eye in 2017.
14 minutes, 5


Dava Sobel - The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars
2017-12-29 17:05:27
Dava Sobel - The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars.
53 minutes, 52 seconds


Science Extra: The year in environmental science
2017-12-23 12:10:00
ABC Science Editor Jonathan Webb chats with environment reporter Nick Kilvert about the environmental science stories that caught his eye in 2017.
9 minutes, 24 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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