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Where are the birds? And mould-breaking young scientists
2019-11-08 17:05:07
After 180 years, suddenly we know more about breasts Magic mushroom compound psilocybin shows promise for treatment of anxiety and depression How to build affection for city rivers Insects feeling the heat of changing climate Oxford encourages swifts with a tower of nesting boxes Birds threatened by rapid climate change Unnatural Selection explores and compares selective breeding with natural selection
54 minutes, 6 seconds


Is nuclear safe? Plus, a stroll through the science of secrets
2019-11-01 18:05:28
Gerry Thomas questions our fear of nuclear power Could California save the Tarkine by leasing it? The University of Newcastle looks at new uni model, new energy options Electrolysis may help pull carbon dioxide from the atmosphere Look at our beautiful website! You can trust us! British grapes roasted by extreme heat London's Science Museum presents Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security
54 minutes, 7 seconds


The cancer-causing addictive drug, fourth in line after caffeine, alcohol and nicotine, gets no research
2019-10-25 18:05:27
UNSW celebrates 70 years Prime Minister's Prizes for Innovators and Innovation 2019 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science Teaching in Primary and Secondary Schools 2019 STEM careers extend throughout industry Linking climate passion with education and careers Betel quid - fourth most commonly consumed drug after caffeine, alcohol and nicotine, but this cancer-causing addiction gets no research
54 minutes, 7 seconds


Growing fish near old power stations
2019-10-18 18:05:55
Latrobe Valley aquifer could power new industries New efficiencies coming for the mining industry Eucs a new source of graphene Prime Minister's Prizes for Science 2019 Should we communicate with ET?
54 minutes, 7 seconds


Transformed coal brings promise of new smart industries
2019-10-11 18:05:20
Nobel Prizes 2019 PhD candidate investigates proteins and DNA in resistant breast cancer cells Newcastle University helps city move from smokestacks to innovative industries Transforming coal to a high value resource, not one that is burnt for 10c per Warming England has mice on the move Robots allow scientists a few more hours sleep How physics inspires and consoles Tim Radford
54 minutes, 6 seconds


Meet the first female editor of Nature, and who are the orphans of Apollo?
2019-10-04 19:05:04
Nature celebrates 150 years New missions bring new excitement for the Moon The mystery and complexity of our sense of smell Lignin a possible basis for new bioplastics Polluting petrochemical solvent replaced by green biochemical alternative
53 minutes, 56 seconds


The Science Show is sent to Coventry
2019-09-27 19:05:38
UK's Warwick University - collaborative projects and filling skills gaps Alice Roberts - how to approach humanity's huge challenges High-res scans reveal dodo's violent death Autonomous vehicle for those sprawling campuses and shopping centres How car batteries will change over time Talking to young children helps with language development Seed collection conserves genetic diversity of vegetables
54 minutes, 1


Where did the Moon come from?
2019-09-20 19:05:00
What can time-travelling seeds teach us about climate change? Five schools across four continents look to the stars together Under the stars: a new book introducing children to astrophysics Where DID the Moon come from? The Moon: A History for the Future
54 minutes, 7 seconds


Where DID the Moon come from?
2019-09-20 19:05:00
What can time-travelling seeds teach us about climate change? Five schools across four continents look to the stars together Under the stars: a new book introducing children to astrophysics Where DID the Moon come from? The Moon: A History for the Future
54 minutes, 7 seconds


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




Top Science Podcasts

We have hand picked the top science podcasts of 2019.
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