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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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Taking tech into your own hands
2019-06-21 19:05:00
Building your own artificial Pancreas
54 minutes, 7 seconds


Wild Things
2019-06-14 19:05:00
The first/last Danish wolf Making Tasmanian devils less Tasmanian How to control Australia's wild dogs A world without humans
58 minutes, 24 seconds


Nine stories about our nine pints of blood
2019-06-07 19:05:50
Most people have a minimum of 9 pints of blood in their bodies. In her book Nine Pints, Rose George takes us on a journey with nine stories exploring the science of blood and our changing attitudes to blood in different cultures.  We produce 2,000,000 new red blood cells each second. The cells have a lot of work to do. They carry oxygen to organs and tissues. They carry nutrients, heat and hormones. Blood transports waste products and where necessary, clots to stop the flow. It fights infections and foreign invaders. In Nepal Rose meets girls challenging taboos around menstruation. In the Canadian prairies, she visits a controversial plasma clinic. She tours a leech farm in Wales and learns about the role leeches play in modern surgery. Rose George is heard in her appearance at Adelaide Writers Week.
54 minutes, 6 seconds


Electric brains and 'magic' furniture
2019-05-31 19:05:57
Headset provides soundtrack for the vision impaired Buzzing ball trains the brain with degraded proprioception Magnetic brain stimulation trials for Multiple sclerosis Adelaide hosts first Asian Physics Olympiad held in Australia New wheat varieties for the changing climate Amphibians threatened worldwide Ecosystem services vital, though not always obvious
53 minutes, 53 seconds


Bees on fire!
2019-05-24 19:05:24
Tasmanian forest fires leave people feeling threatened Prairie voles a model for human love and attachment High drama in the lives of honey bees The key role of insects in crop pollination Response to damaged genes linked to Parkinson's Disease Secrets of those who bloom in their senior years revealed
53 minutes, 58 seconds


Open the door - or else!
2019-05-17 19:05:00
Sulawesi hit by rare supershear earthquake in Sep 2018 Nuclear and renewables or nuclear or renewables? Challenges for Alzheimer's research How Australia's first regional university offers more Pouched rats sniff for land mines and medical samples
54 minutes


Fancy a brain diet?
2019-05-10 19:05:57
New evidence helps rewrite the human story Mass migration of human populations predicted ALP promises funding boost for science How gut bacteria affect our brain Who controls autonomous systems? The amazing, bedazzling bird-of-paradise
54 minutes, 6 seconds


Frogs! Frogs! Frogs!
2019-05-03 19:05:10
Ode to the typewriter and vale poet Les Murray Phone recordings provide status update for frogs Spread of chytrid fungus linked to human transport Hashtag era gives activism a face Coalition promises for science Judge finds scientist's dismissal unlawful Major changes in human history linked to geological forces
53 minutes, 58 seconds


Blood!
2019-04-26 19:05:11
Impacts of high-tide flooding on local economic activity Mysteries of the bizarre ancient fish, the coelacanth Life at extreme ocean depths Vale biologist Sydney Brenner Challenges for AI visual recognition Nine amazing stories about blood
53 minutes, 52 seconds


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




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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