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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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The Magic of Mushrooms
2019-09-13 19:05:00
Magic Mushrooms: Can their mycelia give us safer plastic replacements?
54 minutes, 11 seconds


The Future of Australia's Space Industry
2019-09-06 19:05:00
The Future of Australia's Space Industry.
54 minutes, 15 seconds


Forty-Four Years Later!
2019-08-30 19:05:00
The first Science Show had a warning about fossil fuels - 44 years ago
54 minutes, 7 seconds


Let's save the gorgeous pangolin!
2019-08-23 19:05:43
New tech to help trace pangolin poachers Research and education a key part of Sydney's Taronga Zoo Celebrations for Riversleigh's 25 years as a World Heritage site 50 years of marriage celebrated - with a wasp Ants - the gardeners of the forest Australia's insects disappearing before being described and named Cameras the best way to observe animal behaviour Our chemical homes
53 minutes, 52 seconds


Gravity, with Einstein
2019-08-16 19:05:01
Australia should adopt the British model of science advisors for each ministry says Peter Newman Understanding gravity Illustrating the universe Resistant nerves could lead to treatment for neuro degenerative disease Startups aim at efficiency and waste in food production Improving photosynthesis to boost crop yields
54 minutes, 7 seconds


Hard questions and hydrogen
2019-08-09 19:05:44
Bees worldwide under serious threat The Rescue Project presents stories of land repair Reducing emissions won't be enough to limit rising temperatures Coordination required to build a hydrogen-based economy Science should emulate sport in supporting women Social influences can help problem gamblers Tom Gleeson BSc back with another season of tough questions
54 minutes, 9 seconds


How did just five species of dinosaurs survive Armageddon 65 million years ago to give us 10,000 species of birds today?
2019-08-02 19:05:53
Concerns with funding shift for OECD science Dinosaurs reveal further details of history of life on Earth Field sound recordings show ecosystems changing fast Thomas Harriot - forgotten Elizabethan scientist comes to life The little extras needed to engage US humanities undergrads in biology basics
54 minutes, 7 seconds


Was Einstein right?
2019-07-26 19:05:43
How Brexit threatens science. Confirming Einstein's notion of gravity and general relativity. The Cambrian Explosion - why did it happen? Protection for Ediacaran fossil site near the Flinders Ranges. Submersibles take scientists to deep sea volcanic sites. Dinosaurs reveal secrets about the history of life on Earth. Australian biodiversity used to inspire US humanities undergrads.
54 minutes, 8 seconds


Anyone fancy $315 billion?
2019-07-19 19:05:16
The voice of Apollo - how ABC science broadcast the Moon landing Open source data the basis of research, democracy and scientifically-based decision making Australia back of the pack in digital innovation University of Tasmania focussed on local challenges, opportunities and community University of Otago celebrates 150 years Primary students lap up Einsteinian physics
53 minutes, 57 seconds


Bringing them back
2019-07-12 19:05:25
Bringing them back.
54 minutes, 6 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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Anthropomorphic
Do animals grieve? Do they have language or consciousness? For a long time, scientists resisted the urge to look for human qualities in animals. This hour, TED speakers explore how that is changing. Guests include biological anthropologist Barbara King, dolphin researcher Denise Herzing, primatologist Frans de Waal, and ecologist Carl Safina.
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#534 Bacteria are Coming for Your OJ
What makes breakfast, breakfast? Well, according to every movie and TV show we've ever seen, a big glass of orange juice is basically required. But our morning grapefruit might be in danger. Why? Citrus greening, a bacteria carried by a bug, has infected 90% of the citrus groves in Florida. It's coming for your OJ. We'll talk with University of Maryland plant virologist Anne Simon about ways to stop the citrus killer, and with science writer and journalist Maryn McKenna about why throwing antibiotics at the problem is probably not the solution. Related links: A Review of the Citrus Greening...