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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 psychology of going to Mars
2019-04-19 19:05:07
New telescope to probe the formation and evolution of the universe Building teams for missions to Mars
54 minutes, 8 seconds


A science-led election?
2019-04-12 19:05:19
Bill Shorten describes science under a Labor government Australian hydrogen could power the world many times over Antarctic coasts melted by warmer oceans Slime moulds exhibit memory New ideas about ridged teeth of large aquatic feeders Deciphering the social behaviour of ants
54 minutes, 7 seconds


Scientists support worldwide moratorium on editing human embryos
2019-04-05 18:05:04
Budget provides science a nudge Moratorium call on editing human embryos Energy used to produce wasted food in US could power whole countries Measuring the universe may lead to new physics, and new model of the universe Worldwide bird sightings collated at eBird Interactive experience for visitors at SF Exploratorium
54 minutes, 7 seconds


The making and breaking of memory
2019-03-29 18:05:14
President Trump heading for the far side of the Moon Early prep for human missions to Mars Lights affect migratory birds NestWatch tracks breeding success of birds across the US Where memories are held New focussed approach to brain therapy Miniaturisation and wifi bring hope for patients with epilepsy and vision impairment
54 minutes, 7 seconds


Is IQ fixed?
2019-03-22 18:05:52
How racial prejudice can easily appear in classrooms The human race - a race of one Henry Sutton an inspiration for students at Federation University Project FeederWatch feeds birds, unites people, provides valuable data Fairywren Project collates bird sightings to monitor changes in populations and range
54 minutes, 7 seconds


Stopping the plunge in achievement in STEM at school and university
2019-03-15 18:05:59
Understanding not memorization the key to learning maths New approach to teaching hopes to improve retention in STEM Carl Sagan inspires search for life beyond Earth Elements of interest to Australia Racial prejudice from teachers lessens student results
54 minutes, 4 seconds


HIV, Trump and David Baltimore
2019-03-08 17:05:06
New battery launched for life beyond lithium Hunt for exoplanets continues after Kepler David Baltimore - early work led to first HIV drugs Happy 150th birthday to the Periodic Table
54 minutes, 7 seconds


Reports from the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Washington DC
2019-03-01 17:05:59
Microorganisms produce more CO2 in a warming world Drought, heat and fire leave massive tree graveyards on all continents Biggest nuclear fusion experiment on schedule in southern France The Bail Project helps low income people in NYC Smithsonian Museum and Zoo records the natural world as it collides with human civilisation Apprenticeship scheme leads to low Swiss unemployment The third revolution in warfare after gun powder and nuclear weapons is on its way - autonomous weapons
54 minutes, 6 seconds


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




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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