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Last update: 2013-06-27

Science Podcast - Tracking Voyager, soil microbes, fighting cancer, and more (28 June 2013)

2013-06-27 :: Science
Length: 39s

Edward Stone describes signals sent from Voyager as it reaches the edge of the solar system; Ferran Garcia-Pichel discusses climate change's effect on microorganisms; Jennifer Couzin-Frankel outlines a personalized technique to fight cancer.…

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Science Policy Podcast - Janet Rowley (21 June 2013)

2013-06-24 :: Science
Length: 8s

Meghna Sachdev chat with Science's new Editor-in-Chief Marcia McNutt about her plans for the magazine's future.…

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Science Podcast - Mapping the brain, atomic theory, U.S. research, and more (21 June 2013)

2013-06-20 :: Science
Length: 40s

Katrin Amunts discusses a new, ultra-high resolution map of the human brain; David Clary talks about the 100th anniversary of Niels Bohr’s atomic theory; Jeff Mervis asks how long U.S. research institutions can stay on top; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Ancient leprosy, GRACE, Earthscope, and more (14 June 2013)

2013-06-13 :: Science
Length: 43s

Stewart Cole compares the genomes of modern and thousand-year-old leprosy; James Famiglietti reveals what GRACE tells us about Earth’s water; Richard Kerr discusses what EarthScope will tell us about the geophysics of North America; and more.…

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Science Policy Podcast - Marcia McNutt, new Editor-in-Chief (7 June 2013)

2013-06-10 :: Science
Length: 8s

Meghna Sachdev chat with Science's new Editor-in-Chief Marcia McNutt about her plans for the magazine's future.…

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Science Podcast - Lab-grown guts, development mysteries, Pacific paleoclimate, and more (7 June 2013)

2013-06-06 :: Science
Length: 41s

Hans Clevers discusses stem cells' potential for studying development and curing disease; John Travis addresses ongoing mysteries of development; Stacy Carolin explains how Borneo stalagmites reveal tropical Pacific paleoclimate; and more.…

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Science Policy Podcast - Farewell from Bruce Alberts (31 May 2013)

2013-06-03 :: Science
Length: 10s

Outgoing Editor-in-Chief Bruce Alberts chats with Meghna Sachdev about his 5 years at Science Magazine and hints at his future endeavors.…

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Science Podcast - Super-strong graphene, Mars and radiation, science in India, and more (31 May 2013)

2013-05-30 :: Science
Length: 42s

Jeffrey Kysar tests graphene's super strength as manufacturing processes scale up; Cary Zeitlin estimates the radiation a crew might encounter on a voyage to Mars; Pallava Bagla talks about using science to alleviate India's poverty; and more.…

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Science Policy Podcast - Farewell from Colin Norman (24 May 2013)

2013-05-27 :: Science
Length: 7s

Outgoing News Editor Colin Norman chats with Meghna Sachdev about his 32 years at Science Magazine.…

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Science Podcast - Paying for blood, cockroach resilience, Isle Royale, and more (24 May 2013)

2013-05-23 :: Science
Length: 43s

Nicola Lacetera discusses incentives for meeting the globe’s demand for blood. Coby Schal investigates the adaptation behind cockroaches’ rowing resistance to bait. Christine Mlot highlights the importance of Isle Royale’s dwindling wolves.…

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Science Podcast - Fracking and water quality, science software, flavor science, and more (17 May 2013)

2013-05-16 :: Science
Length: 44s

Radisav Vidic reviews what is known about fracking and makes suggestions for improving environmental monitoring; Lucas Joppa discusses troubling scientific software; Kai Kupferschmidt brings us up to speed on the science of flavor; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Markets vs. morals, cloud seeds, asteroid capture, and more (10 May 2013)

2013-05-09 :: Science
Length: 46s

Armin Falk discusses the impact of markets on morals; Dan Cziczo explores the origins of cirrus clouds; Richard Kerr reports on NASA's asteroid fishing expedition; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Exoplanet habitability, weird planets, mantle geochemistry, and more (3 May 2013)

2013-05-02 :: Science
Length: 40s

Sara Seager discusses the habitability of distant planets; Lizzie Wade takes us on a tour of weird and wacky exoplanets; Elizabeth Cottrell connects the mantle to the carbon cycle; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Animal culture, general relativity, TB in North Korea, and more (26 April 2013)

2013-04-25 :: Science
Length: 44s

Luke Rendell discusses evidence for the cultural exchange of behavior in whales; John Antoniadis explains how an extreme pulsar validates general relativity; Richard Stone describes the state of TB treatment in North Korea; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Grand Challenges in Science Education (19 April 2013)

2013-04-18 :: Science
Length: 32s

Noah Weeth Feinstein makes the case for rethinking science education for non-scientists; Jeffrey Mervis describes Carl Wieman's efforts to overhaul undergrad science education; Ton de Jong argues for both physical and virtual laboratories.…

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Science Podcast - Australopithecus sediba, medication in animals, dark matter, and more (12 April 2013)

2013-04-11 :: Science
Length: 44s

Jeremy DeSilva reveals the locomotion of Australopithecus sediba; Jacobus de Roode points out the similarities between medication in humans and medication in animals; Adrian Cho outlines recent advances in dark matter detection; and more.…

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Science Podcast - De-extinction, decoding dreams, mantle plumes, and more (5 April 2013)

2013-04-04 :: Science
Length: 39s

Henry Greely explores the ethical, politcal, and scientific implications of species de-extinction; Yukiyasu Kamitani describes how to interpret the brain patterns from dreams; Richard Kerr discusses new evidence for mantle plumes; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Reprogrammable cancer cells, fairy circles, our black hole, and more (29 Mar 2013)

2013-03-28 :: Science
Length: 43s

Mario Suvà draws parallels between stem cells and cancer cells; Norbert Juergens implicates sand termites in Africa's fairy circles; Ron Cowen describes the event that should touch off a decade of black hole research; and more.…

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Science Policy Podcast - Drug Regulations (22 Mar 2013)

2013-03-25 :: Science
Length: 8s

Nearly 30 years after its establishment, U.S. pharmaceutical patent policy is poised for a review by the Supreme Court. Meghna Sachdev chats with Policy Forum author Christopher Hemphill about the potential impact of a ruling on drug regulations.…

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Science Podcast - Terradynamics, mapping health, cellulosic ethanol, and more (22 Mar 2013)

2013-03-21 :: Science
Length: 41s

Daniel Goldman discusses the terradynamics of moving over flowing ground; Douglas Richardson explains how GIS and GPS can be used to map health data; Robert Service highlights the challenges facing the cellulosic ethanol industry; and more.…

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Science Podcast - T cell diversity, geoengineering policy, SARS, and more (15 Mar 2013)

2013-03-14 :: Science
Length: 43s

Carmen Gerlach stresses the importance of T cell diversity in the immune response; Edward Parson advises improving the policies governing geoengineering research; Dennis Normile outlines the lessons learned from SARS; and more.…

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Science Policy Podcast - Catastrophic Risks (8 Mar 2013)

2013-03-11 :: Science
Length: 5s

New technologies promise major benefits -- but what about the risks? Meghna Sachdev chats with astronomer Martin Rees about 'existential risks' and assessing new threats to our future.…

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Science Podcast - Quantum spintronics, economics of saving, the fate of oceanography, and more (8 Mar 2013)

2013-03-07 :: Science
Length: 42s

David Awschalom explores the potential of spintronics in quantum processing; Shlomo Benartzi discusses workplace interventions that may help employees save for retirement; Eli Kintisch describes a crossroads facing U.S. oceanography; and more.…

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Science Policy Podcast - National Science Academies (1 Mar 2013)

2013-03-04 :: Science
Length: 8s

The U.S. National Academy of Sciences celebrates its 150th anniversary next week. Meghna Sachdev chats with former Academy head and current Science Editor-in-Chief Bruce Alberts about the Academy's contributions to science and society. …

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Science Podcast - Van Allen belts, wild pollinators, cyber attacks, and more (1 Mar 2013)

2013-02-28 :: Science
Length: 46s

Early findings from the newly-launched Van Allen Probes; why wild insects may be just as important as honeybees in agricutultural pollination; investigating allegations of cyber attacks by China; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Benefits of HIV treatment, nuclear North Korea, saving seeds, and more (22 Feb 2013)

2013-02-21 :: Science
Length: 31s

HIV treatment in South Africa not only increases life expectancy, but proves to be financially advantageous; what North Korea's latest nuclear test means, scientifically and politically; and new ways of preserving plant biodiversity.…

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Science Podcast - New Whale Species, Mussel Glue, Coal Plants, and more from ScienceNOW - AAAS Meeting [Feb 18, 2013]

2013-02-18 :: Science
Length: 5s

As the AAAS annual meeting comes to a close, ScienceNOW wraps up some of its favorite stories from the last few days.…

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Science Podcast - Science From the International Space Station - AAAS Meeting [Feb 18, 2013]

2013-02-18 :: Science
Length: 10s

Cheryl Nickerson explains how microgravity can aid in research on pathogens and infectious diseases.…

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Science Podcast - America's Scientist Idol - AAAS Meeting [Feb 18, 2013]

2013-02-18 :: Science
Length: 7s

A reality-television-inspired competition teaches scientists how to better communicate their work.…

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Science Podcast - Improving Agriculture From the Ground Down - AAAS Meeting [Feb 17, 2013]

2013-02-17 :: Science
Length: 9s

Michelle Watt explains how the exchange of knowledge about root systems can improve crop yields in a variety of climates.…

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Science Podcast – Scientists’ Understanding of the Public [Feb 17, 2013]

2013-02-17 :: Science
Length: 8s

Science Podcast host Sarah Crespi speaks with Hans Peter Peters about how scientists in different countries and age groups think about public engagement.…

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Science Podcast – Sweet Broccoli, Anxious Fish, Ancient Scat and more from ScienceNOW - AAAS Meeting [Feb 16, 2013]

2013-02-16 :: Science
Length: 6s

Science NOW stories from the AAAS meeting, including why we should serve sweet veggies to kids, the effect of anti-anxiety drugs on fish, and the info ancient scat holds about climate change. …

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Science Podcast – Making Crime Prevention Pay - AAAS Meeting [Feb 16, 2013]

2013-02-16 :: Science
Length: 10s

Poster Session of the American Junior Academy of Sciences…

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Science Podcast – Designing Bio-Friendly Plastics - AAAS Meeting [Feb 16, 2013]

2013-02-16 :: Science
Length: 12s

Stephen Miller discusses some biomass-derived and biodegradable alternatives to synthetic polymers.…

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Science Podcast - Advances in Oral Reconstruction - AAAS Meeting [Feb 15, 2013]

2013-02-15 :: Science
Length: 11s

Stephen Feinberg discusses some recent advances in oral reconstruction following burns, accidents, and injuries.…

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Science Podcast - Scars of Human Evolution - AAAS Meeting [Feb 15, 2013]

2013-02-15 :: Science
Length: 12s

Science’s Ann Gibbons speaks with Bruce Latimer and Jeremy DeSilva at the AAAS meeting in Boston about the scars of human evolution, including backs, feet, and the risks of childbirth.…

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Science Podcast - Do Scientists Need Social Media? - AAAS Meeting [Feb 15, 2013]

2013-02-15 :: Science
Length: 9s

From the AAAS meeting in Boston: Christie Wilcox offers some suggestions for how a strong social media presence may help further scientists' careers.…

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Science Podcast - Plant Virus Ecology - AAAS Meeting [Feb 15, 2013]

2013-02-15 :: Science
Length: 8s

Viruses are notorious for their role in disease but only about 1 percent of viruses are actually pathogenic. The diversity of roles viruses take on in ecological systems include protecting plants from cold and moderating nitrogen fixation.…

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Science Podcast - Macroscopic uncertainty, cosmic rays, opsins outside the eye, and more (15 Feb 2013)

2013-02-14 :: Science
Length: 40s

Investigating a macroscopic analog of Heisenberg's uncertainty principle; searching for cosmic rays in supernova remnants; what light-sensing proteins are doing outside the eye; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Mercury-methylating bacteria, vultures and public health, climate-adaptable crops, and more (8 Feb 2013)

2013-02-07 :: Science
Length: 40s

Liyuan Liang answers the old question of how methylmercury accumulates in the environment; Andrew Balmford describes the resuscitation of vulture populations in India; Christina Larson discusses the urgency of climate change research in China; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Carbon cycle, collective sensing, Visualization Challenge, and more (1 Feb 2013)

2013-01-31 :: Science
Length: 42s

A previously overlooked carbon sink fills some gaps in the carbon cycle; how the schooling of fish may create a collective sensory array; the winners of the 2012 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Proton sizing, counting species, science crusaders, and more (25 Jan 2013)

2013-01-24 :: Science
Length: 41s

Listen to stories on uncertainty in proton sizing, naming all the species on the planet, crusading for science, and more. …

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Science Podcast - Innovative imaging, protecting genomic anonymity, oxytocin hype, and more (18 Jan 2013)

2013-01-17 :: Science
Length: 36s

Listen to stories on innovative imaging, anonymous genomes, the promise and perils of oxytocin, and more. …

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Science Podcast - China's One-Child Policy, Inflammation, Expert Networks, and more (11 Jan 2013)

2013-01-10 :: Science
Length: 43s

Listen to stories on China's one-child policy, anti-inflammatory therapy for chronic disease, selling expertise to investors and more. …

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Science Podcast - Psychology of change, negative absolute temperature, & the death of a star (4 Jan 2013)

2013-01-03 :: Science
Length: 30s

Listen to stories on the end of history illusion, negative absolute temperatures, the death of a star, and more. …

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Science Podcast - The Breakthrough of the Year (21 Dec 2012)

2012-12-20 :: Science
Length: 34s

The Breakthrough of the Year, some of the runners-up, the year in news, and the top 10 ScienceNOW stories of 2012.…

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Science Podcast - Pheromone attraction, insect diversity, smart rocks, and more (14 Dec 2012)

2012-12-13 :: Science
Length: 38s

Spatial learning with help from pheromones, counting insects in a forest, making smarter rocks, and more...…

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Science Podcast - Sleeping sickness, kids' science books, the GRAIL mission, and more (7 Dec 2012)

2012-12-06 :: Science
Length: 36s

Sleeping sickness, prize-winning children’s books, the GRAIL project, and more.…

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Science Podcast - Crocodile scales, Myanmar's universities, water on Mercury, and more (30 November 2012)

2012-11-29 :: Science
Length: 37s

Researchers crack the code of crocodile scales; universities in Myanmar get a boost; MESSENGER mission answers decades-old question about water on Mercury; and more.…

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Science Podcast - The deep Earth, chicken origins, protein folding, and more (23 November 2012)

2012-11-22 :: Science
Length: 25s

A new spin on seismic surveying to image the deep Earth; the origins of the world’s most important domesticated animal; a review of 50 years of protein folding; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Cartilage regrowth, mussel declines, early human hunters, and more (16 November 2012)

2012-11-15 :: Science
Length: 38s

The challenges of cartilage regeneration; investigating the loss of North American mussel diversity; putting a date on early humans’ hunting technology; and more.…

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Science Podcast - coral bodyguards, climate and the Maya, weather forecasting, and more (9 November 2012)

2012-11-08 :: Science
Length: 33s

A chemical symbiosis between corals and neighboring fishes; climate change and the fall of the ancient Maya; improvements and challenges in weather forecasting; and more.…

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Science Policy Podcast - Lessons From an Antimalarial Program (2 November 2012)

2012-11-05 :: Science
Length: 7s

What can a malaria treatment program teach us about how to address illness in Africa? Meghna Sachdev chats with Barry R. Bloom, co-author of a Policy Forum called “From Financing to Fevers: Lessons of an Antimalarial Subsidy Program.”…

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Science Podcast - Delaying quantum decisions, perpetuating poverty, growing global universities, and more (2 November 2012)

2012-11-01 :: Science
Length: 39s

A device that probes the wave-particle duality of a photon; the consequences of scarcity; how France and Germany are bolstering their research universities; and more.…

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Science Podcast - The Twitter vote, our climbing ancestors, science and the U.S. elections, and more (26 October 2012)

2012-10-25 :: Science
Length: 36s

How political propaganda sneaks in through social media’s back door; what an ancient shoulder blade can tell us about human evolution; the scientific challenges for the next U.S. president; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Angular light, the Moon's formation, male birth control, and more (19 October 2012)

2012-10-18 :: Science
Length: 40s

A new spin on optical data transmission; a new interpretation of the collision that formed the Moon; why a version of “The Pill” for men hasn’t taken off; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Animal development, human molecular clock, patterns in publishing, and more (12 October 2012)

2012-10-11 :: Science
Length: 44s

The evolution of animal development; mutation rates and the pace of human history; patterns in scientific publishing; and more.…

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Science Policy Podcast - The Burden of Mood Disorders (5 October 2012)

2012-10-09 :: Science
Length: 6s

Are disorders like depression increasing their toll on us and on society? Meghna Sachdev chats with Hans-Ulrich Wittchen about why this might be.…

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Science Podcast - Preventing depression, dinosaur teeth, brain mysteries, and more (5 October 2012)

2012-10-04 :: Science
Length: 42s

Resilience training for the treament and prevention of depression; the surprising complexity of dinosaur teeth; the mysteries of the brain; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Dissolvable electronics, kid scientists, Genghis Khan and climate, and more (28 September 2012)

2012-09-27 :: Science
Length: 40s

Melt-away electronics may prevent electronic waste; toddlers may be more scientific than we give them credit for; how the weather influences the rise of empires; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Special Issue on Disease Prevention (21 September 2012)

2012-09-20 :: Science
Length: 41s

A special show all about disease prevention, including the economics of prevention, a task force dedicated to preventive medicine, how to combat Alzheimer’s disease, and a look at grocery stores and eating habits.…

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Science Podcast - Elderly whales, the Higgs boson, DIY lab equipment, and more (14 September 2012)

2012-09-13 :: Science
Length: 37s

Why female killer whales live so long beyond their reproductive years; who deserves the Nobel Prize for the Higgs boson; lab equipment you can make at home; and more.…

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Science Policy Podcast - Career Tools for Young Scientists (7 September 2012)

2012-09-10 :: Science
Length: 6s

Jim Austin, editor of Science Careers, describes a new web application called myIDP that helps scientists figure out how best to follow a wide variety of career paths.…

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Science Podcast - Regulatory DNA and disease, treatable autism, reverse brain drain, and more (7 September 2012)

2012-09-06 :: Science
Length: 38s

The relationship between regulatory DNA and disease; a potentially treatable form of autism; the internationalization of Asia’s research institutions; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Cloud seeding, antibiotic resistant soil, Denisovan DNA, and more (31 August 2012)

2012-08-30 :: Science
Length: 43s

Soil as a source of antibiotic resistant bacteria; how biogenic aerosols seed cloud formation in the Amazon; scientists sequence the first Denisovan genome; and more.…

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Science Policy Podcast - Science in Africa (24 August 2012)

2012-08-27 :: Science
Length: 7s

Roy Maartens of the University of the Western Cape on what the winning bid for the Square Kilometer Array means for science and technology in Africa.…

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Science Podcast - Supernovas, Indo-European languages, the guppy project, and more (24 August 2012)

2012-08-23 :: Science
Length: 39s

Tracking the spread and evolution of languages across Europe; how gas clouds helped hone in on supernova formation; a project to track wild guppies; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Endangered species, courtroom science, U.S. research budget, and more (17 August 2012)

2012-08-16 :: Science
Length: 39s

The role of citizen science in the protection of endangered species, the use of biological evidence when sentencing the psychologically ill, looming budget cuts for the research community, and more.…

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Science Podcast - Garbology 101, metal recycling, the "yuck factor," and an end to waste (10 August 2012)

2012-08-09 :: Science
Length: 39s

Find out what happens to your trash; the challenges of recycling metals; the psychology of garbage; and looking ahead to an eventual end to waste.…

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Science Podcast - Black holes, elephants calling, polio eradication, and more (3 August 2012)

2012-08-02 :: Science
Length: 41s

Classical versus quantum mechanics in black holes; how elephants produce low, infrasonic vocalizations; why polio is so hard to eradicate in Pakistan; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Nanoparticle self-assembly, suicidal termites, next steps for Mars, and more (27 July 2012)

2012-07-26 :: Science
Length: 37s

The role of entropy in the self-assembly of nanoparticles; the “self-destruct” mechanism of elderly termites; the next steps for NASA’s planetary program; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Fruit fly sex chromosomes, climate change in action, advice for young scientists, and more (20 July 2012)

2012-07-19 :: Science
Length: 41s

How fruit flies generate new sex chromosomes; observing climate change in action in a South American forest; a “headhunter” offers advice to early career scientists; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Recombining vaccines, pre-Clovis North Americans, HIV in the U.S., and more (13 July 2012)

2012-07-12 :: Science
Length: 40s

A vaccine recombines with a virus in the wild; evidence for a North American culture that may pre-date the Clovis; the many faces of HIV and AIDS in the United States; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Quantum entanglement, resilient corals, diagnosing the dead, and more (6 July 2012)

2012-07-05 :: Science
Length: 41s

Quantum physics takes another big step toward long-distance quantum communication; 6000 years of collapses and rebounds demonstrate corals’ resilience; strategies for diagnosing the dead and famous; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Plant metabolism, fish eyes, China's space program, and more (29 June 2012)

2012-06-28 :: Science
Length: 41s

The importance of plant metabolic processes in modern pharmaceuticals; how the elephantnose fish can see in the dark; the Chinese space program reaches a major milestone; and more.…

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Science Podcast - H5N1 and biosecurity, influence in social media, Curiosity's martian arrival, and more (22 June 2012)

2012-06-21 :: Science
Length: 40s

What the controversial H5N1 flu papers mean for biomedical research and publishing; measuring influence through social networks; the Curiosity rover’s highly anticipated arrival on Mars; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Fearful grasshoppers, 40,000-year-old cave art, counting the dead globally, and more (15 June 2012)

2012-06-14 :: Science
Length: 38s

The fear of predation in grasshoppers influences soil chemistry; novel method of dating cave paintings finds oldest cave European art in Spain; why counting worldwide deaths is so difficult; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Biological hammers, the gut microbiota, health at mass gatherings, and more (8 June 2012)

2012-06-07 :: Science
Length: 42s

The intricacies of the mantis shrimp’s ultra-strong club; the importance of the microbes in our gut; the health implications of major sporting events; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Quantum computers, motion after paralysis, astronomical mysteries, and more (1 June 2012)

2012-05-31 :: Science
Length: 40s

How quantum computers may someday help simulate quantum field theories; restoration of voluntary motion after spinal cord injury; big mysteries in astronomy; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Science comedy, kinship classification systems, our terrible teeth, and more (25 May 2012)

2012-05-24 :: Science
Length: 40s

How our terms for relatives reflect our communication systems; the evolution of human teeth; the relationship between science and comedy; and more.…

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Science Policy Podcast - Preventing Mass Violence (18 May 2012)

2012-05-21 :: Science
Length: 6s

David Hamburg speaks with Meghna Sachdev about the role of the scientific community in preventing violence.…

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Science Podcast - Exploring human conflict: the evolution of strife, the roots of racism, and peace systems (18 May 2012)

2012-05-17 :: Science
Length: 34s

A special show exploring human conflict: how our primate ancestors managed conflict and resolution; the psychological roots of racism; and the fundamentals of “peace systems.”…

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Science Policy Podcast - Tackling Human Fungal Infections (11 May 2012)

2012-05-14 :: Science
Length: 4s

Meghna Sachdev chats with Gordon D. Brown, co-author of an Editorial entitled "Tackling Human Fungal Infections."…

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Science Podcast - Ancient Mayan calendars, news from the asteroid belt, a fossilized forest in China, and more (11 May 2012)

2012-05-10 :: Science
Length: 42s

Some of the earliest Mayan astronomical tables found in Guatemala; what Vesta can teach us about the earliest solar system; a pristine fossilized forest in the path of a Chinese coal mine; and more.…

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Science Policy Podcast - Empowering Science Teachers (4 May 2012)

2012-05-07 :: Science
Length: 4s

Meghna Sachdev chats with Sheila Tobias, co-author of an Editorial entitled 'Empowering Science Teachers."…

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Science Podcast - Remote-controlled nanoparticles, water on ancient mars, nanopore sequencing, and more (4 May 2012)

2012-05-03 :: Science
Length: 38s

A technique for remotely activating genes via heated nanoparticles; more insights into the role of water on ancient Mars; advances in nanopore DNA sequencing; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Synchronizing optical clocks, Neolithic farming in Europe, a measles resurgence, and more. (27 April 2012)

2012-04-26 :: Science
Length: 38s

A fiber optic cable to connect optical clocks; the spread of Neolithic farming in Europe; roadblocks to global measles eradication; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Synthetic DNA, two heads vs. one, a citrus parasite, and more (20 April 2012)

2012-04-19 :: Science
Length: 39s

Man-made polymers that function like DNA; the role of individual confidence in group decision-making; a parasite that’s sweeping its way through U.S. citrus plants; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Modeling cell polarity, women in science, virtual animals, and more (13 April 2012)

2012-04-12 :: Science
Length: 36s

Elucidating complex biological processes through quantitative modeling; why women are under-represented in scientific faculty; using virtual animals to predict real animals’ responses to climate change; and more.…

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Science Policy Podcast - Why Statistics? (9 April 2012)

2012-04-09 :: Science
Length: 5s

Meghna Sachdev chats with Marie Davidian, Professor of Statistics at North Carolina State University, and Thomas A. Louis, Professor of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, about their editorial 'Why Statistics?'…

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Science Podcast - Antimalarial resistance, flexoelectricity, Nobel rivalry, and more (6 April 2012)

2012-04-05 :: Science
Length: 43s

A genetic look at resistance to antimalarial drugs; exploring flexoelectricity in writing electronic memory; the 2011 Nobel Prize rivalry; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Uranium age-dating, the brain's geometry, data replication, and more (30 March 2012)

2012-03-29 :: Science
Length: 33s

New insights into uranium age-dating; elucidating the curved 3D grid of the human brain; replicating psychology experiments; and more.…

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Science Policy Podcast - Community Colleges (26 March 2012)

2012-03-26 :: Science
Length: 4s

Encouraging entrepreneurship in the developing world; the immune system and early microbe exposure; robots that fly like birds; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Entrepreneurship for the developing world, the hygiene hypothesis, flying robots, and more (23 March 2012)

2012-03-22 :: Science
Length: 41s

Encouraging entrepreneurship in the developing world; the immune system and early microbe exposure; robots that fly like birds; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Lunar magnetism, nuclear meltdowns, deep-sea light, and more (9 March 2012)

2012-03-08 :: Science
Length: 37s

Why the Moon’s surface is inconsistently magnetized; the importance of studying nuclear fuel during reactor accidents; how deep-sea creatures adapt to deep-sea darkness; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Cumulative culture, microbial fuel cells, peak gold, and more (2 March 2012)

2012-03-01 :: Science
Length: 34s

Exploring the sociocognitive precursors for cumulative culture; microbes that produce energy from wastewater; approaching peak gold; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Food webs, horse evolution, science in India, and more (24 February 2012)

2012-02-23 :: Science
Length: 37s

Restoring ecological “networks of networks;” how early horse evolution reflected climate change; the history and state of science in India; and more.…

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Science Podcast - Anthropology and Engineering - AAAS Meeting (2/19/2012)

2012-02-20 :: Science
Length: 9s

Anthropology and Engineering: Technological Innovations in Global Health…

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Science Podcast - Monday ScienceNOW - AAAS Meeting (2/20/2012)

2012-02-20 :: Science
Length: 5s

ScienceNOW Stories From the AAAS Meeting…

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Science Podcast - Junior Scientists - AAAS Meeting (2/20/2012)

2012-02-20 :: Science
Length: 11s

Poster Session of the American Junior Academy of Sciences…

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Science Podcast - Mineral Resource Dependence - AAAS Meeting (2/19/2012)

2012-02-19 :: Science
Length: 11s

The Future of Mineral Resource Dependence in the 21st Century…

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Science Podcast - Oceans of the Future - AAAS Meeting (2/19/2012)

2012-02-19 :: Science
Length: 7s

Predicting the Future Ocean: The Nereus Program…

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Science Podcast, 18 February 2012 - AAAS Meeting Special - Ancient Acoustics

2012-02-18 :: Science
Length: 6s

Archaeoacoustics: Did Ancient Civilizations Use Acoustic Design To Create Powerful Ritual Spaces?…

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Science Podcast, 18 February 2012 - AAAS Meeting Special - Saturday Science Live - Evolution Under Pressure

2012-02-18 :: Science
Length: 9s

Life in the Pressure Cooker: Evolution at the Bottom of the Ocean…

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Science Podcast, 18 February 2012 - AAAS Meeting Special - Saturday Science Now

2012-02-18 :: Science
Length: 6s

Science Now Stories from the AAAS Meeting…

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Science Podcast, 17 February 2012 - AAAS Meeting Special - Endangered Languages

2012-02-17 :: Science
Length: 10s

Endangered and Minority Languages Crossing the Digital Divide…

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Science Podcast, 17 February 2012

2012-02-16 :: Science
Length: 39s

Job retention for men and women in STEM faculty positions; identifying genetic mutations from genomic analysis; how research agencies fared in the President’s 2013 budget request; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 10 February 2012

2012-02-09 :: Science
Length: 27s

How plants use salt bridges to sense UV light; how LiDAR may help scientists understand earthquake propagation; citizen scientists help study indoor microbes; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 03 February 2012

2012-02-02 :: Science
Length: 37s

The consequences of climate change on coral growth; the complex relationship between brain structure and drug addiction; winners of the 2011 Visualization Challenge; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 27 January 2012

2012-01-26 :: Science
Length: 37s

Observing coevolution in viruses; the relationship between livestock grazing, nitrogen and locusts; the next frontier in supercomputing; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 20 January 2012

2012-01-19 :: Science
Length: 36s

Watching a comet evaporate in the Sun’s atmosphere; manganese as protection against the Shiga toxin; experimental cancer therapies in early-stage cancers; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 13 January 2012

2012-01-12 :: Science
Length: 41s

The multiple benefits of combating methane and black carbon emissions; how female leaders influence young girls; how genetics reveal the history of the Aleutian Islands; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 06 January 2012

2012-01-05 :: Science
Length: 34s

This week’s podcast features ants that keep genes in reserve, Ohm’s law and quantum computing, and finding links between insulin, obesity, and cancer.…

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Science Podcast, 23 December 2011

2011-12-22 :: Science
Length: 34s

A special show featuring the 2011 Breakthrough of the Year and runners-up, 2011’s top science news stories, and areas to watch in 2012.…

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Science Podcast, 23 December 2011

2011-12-22 :: Science
Length: 34s

A special show featuring the 2011 Breakthrough of the Year and runners-up, 2011’s top science news stories, and areas to watch in 2012.…

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Science Podcast, 16 December 2011

2011-12-15 :: Science
Length: 40s

The hardy naked mole-rat, finding patterns in large datasets, a new shot at a tuberculosis vaccine, and more.…

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Science Podcast, 09 December 2011

2011-12-08 :: Science
Length: 40s

Using satellite imagery to map measles outbreaks; how honeybees dance to make decisions; bolstering Europe’s research funding; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 02 December 2011

2011-12-01 :: Science
Length: 40s

The differences in facial recognition among wasp species and across taxa; improving the quality of Internet data; the debated role of sirtuins in aging; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 25 November 2011

2011-11-24 :: Science
Length: 34s

The role of electricity in reducing greenhouse gas emissions; the mysteries of the cell; a proof of concept in repairing neural circuitry; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 18 November 2011

2011-11-17 :: Science
Length: 41s

How bacteria short on nutrients resist antibiotics; targeting malaria parasites with a new generation of antimalarial drugs; the science of dam removal; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 11 November 2011

2011-11-10 :: Science
Length: 42s

Detecting pristine gas from 2 billion years after Big Bang; quantifying the indirect effects of aerosols on the carbon cycle; sacrificing research budgets without sacrificing excellence; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 04 November 2011

2011-11-03 :: Science
Length: 39s

Unraveling the relationship between social networks and brain activity; how riding the wave front impacts human fertility; monitoring North Korea’s volcano with an explosive past; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 28 October 2011

2011-10-27 :: Science
Length: 40s

Taking lessons from python cardiac growth to heart; anticipating nuclear fusion at the National Ignition Facility; mitochondrial priming as a precursor to chemotherapy; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 21 October 2011

2011-10-20 :: Science
Length: 42s

Revisiting a pre-Clovis mastodon kill site; evaluating globalization’s role in the evolution of West Nile virus; making the case for “sterile neutrinos”; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 4 March 2011

2011-03-03
Length: 40m 52s

Peeling graphene layer by layer; a diversified maritime economy over 10,000 years ago; a simple intervention to curb Nipah virus outbreaks in Bangladesh; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 25 February 2011

2011-02-24
Length: 41m 16s

Fighting malaria with transgenic fungi; how new technologies are enabling genomics research outside of human biology; your Letters to Science magazine; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 21 February 2011 -- AAAS Meeting Special

2011-02-21
Length: 7m 57s

New insights into the mysteries of stuttering…

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Science Podcast, 21 February 2011 -- AAAS Meeting Special

2011-02-21
Length: 8m 59s

Testing for metacognition in people, pigeons, and macaques…

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Science Podcast, 21 February 2011 -- AAAS Meeting Special

2011-02-21
Length: 8m 48s

Engaging citizens in large science projects…

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Science Podcast, 20 February 2011 -- AAAS Meeting Special

2011-02-20
Length: 9m 47s

Controlling virtual avatars and robotic devices by thought…

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Science Podcast, 20 February 2011 -- AAAS Meeting Special

2011-02-20
Length: 9m 34s

Concerns in reporting on umbilical cord blood contaminants to mothers…

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Science Podcast, 20 February 2011 -- AAAS Meeting Special

2011-02-20
Length: 5m 44s

Preparing for the next big solar storm…

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Science Podcast, 19 February 2011 -- AAAS Meeting Special

2011-02-19
Length: 10m 15s

Comparing national responses to climate change…

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Science Podcast, 19 February 2011 -- AAAS Meeting Special

2011-02-19
Length: 11m 20s

Scientific and ethical issues in using surgery to treat psychiatric disorders…

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Science Podcast, 19 February 2011 -- AAAS Meeting Special

2011-02-19
Length: 6m 6s

New global assessments of threats to marine life…

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Science Podcast, 18 February 2011 -- AAAS Meeting Special

2011-02-18
Length: 5m 58s

Does speaking two languages improve your brain?…

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Science Podcast, 18 February 2011

2011-02-17
Length: 40m 49s

Using DNA tests to catch criminals; how one species of fish resists toxic pollutants; winners of the 2010 Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 11 February 2011

2011-02-10
Length: 41m 31s

Focus on data: whether, and how, to release personal genomic data; making climate data available to non-climate scientists; the world’s capacity to store, communicate, and compute information; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 4 February 2011

2011-02-03
Length: 41m 29s

The 10th anniversary of the completion of the human genome project; the latest genome sequenced -- that of the first crustacean; and directing the evolution of a protein container -– researchers are copying how nature compartmentalizes.…

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Science Podcast, 28 January 2011

2011-01-27
Length: 33m 53s

Infants’ awareness of social dominance; studying bird metabolism in wind tunnels; your Letters to Science; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 21 January 2011

2011-01-20
Length: 32m 47s

The neural basis of expert intuition; a cancer that captures its host’s mitochondria; assuring the continued supply of radiopharmaceuticals; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 14 January 2011

2011-01-13
Length: 45m 12s

Genetically modifying chickens to cut down on the spread of influenza; boosting test performance in school by writing about anxieties; how loneliness is hazardous to your health; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 7 January 2011

2011-01-06
Length: 36m 29s

Sexual ornamentation in butterflies; early human migration out of North Africa; your Letters to Science; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 10 December 2010

2010-12-09
Length: 43m 11s

Cloud-climate feedback; how thinking about food reduces actual consumption; fighting fishing fraud with DNA tests; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 3 December 2010

2010-12-02
Length: 36m 28s

A bacterium that grows using arsenic instead of phosphorus; molecular imaging of live skin in real time; Brazil’s growing scientific enterprise; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 26 November 2010

2010-11-25
Length: 31m 23s

Reducing the gender achievement gap in college science; using induced pluripotent stem cells to put diseases in a dish; your Letters to Science; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 19 November 2010

2010-11-18
Length: 32m 51s

Reinvesting in science in Russia; animal genome plasticity; and linking uncertainty with nonlocality in quantum mechanics; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 12 November 2010

2010-11-11
Length: 39m 32s

Literacy’s effects on brain function; what U.S. election results mean for science; how a wandering mind appears also to be an unhappy one; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 5 November 2010

2010-11-04
Length: 34m 59s

Tracking cholera outbreaks; how some flowering plants recognize and reject their own pollen; your Letters to Science; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 29 October 2010

2010-10-28
Length: 37m 1s

New data suggest one in five Sun-like stars harbor an Earth-like planet; targeting the epigenetics of tumor cells to fight cancer; how people detect errors and take credit for mistakes they didn’t make; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 22 October 2010

2010-10-21
Length: 40m 53s

The latest on how much water is on the Moon; discovering the environmental causes of disease; advances in immunotherapy to fight cancer; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 15 October 2010

2010-10-14
Length: 35m 24s

Testing improves memory; advances in nanomedicines; how the body signals neutrophils to respond to injury; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 8 October 2010

2010-10-07
Length: 39m 10s

Regulating direct-to-consumer personal genome tests; producing single-crystal structures at the nanoscale; the scientific challenges in returning remains to native peoples; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 1 October 2010

2010-09-30
Length: 38m 6s

Measuring group intelligence; pioneering studies of preserved, ancient molecules; your Letters to Science magazine; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 24 September 2010

2010-09-23
Length: 33m 41s

Measuring relativity with optical clocks; whether to move plants and animals threatened by climate change; the impasse over federal funding for stem cell research in the United States; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 17 September 2010

2010-09-16
Length: 32m 44s

Thirty years of China’s one-child policy; what jump-started the microbial response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill; the ecological significance of tool-use by New Caledonian crows; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 10 September 2010

2010-09-09
Length: 36m 54s

Estimating the future global warming impact of current infrastructure; a 2010 reality check on progress in biodiversity conservation; the role of the tau protein in the pathology of Alzheimer's disease; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 3 September 2010

2010-09-02
Length: 35m 24s

How social network structure affects the spread of behavior; challenging the mammoth-killer-impact hypothesis; your Letters to Science magazine; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 27 August 2010

2010-08-26
Length: 40m 55s

Multiple planets discovered around a star similar to our Sun; modeling the epigenetics of aging and behavior; using satellite images for archaeological research; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 20 August 2010

2010-08-19
Length: 45m 0s

Tracking subsurface oil plumes from the Gulf spill; a fast-acting antidepressant; a decade of open-access in scientific publishing; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 13 August 2010

2010-08-12
Length: 29m 50s

Special podcast about energy: the difficult transition to renewable energy sources; scaling up biofuel production using non-food plants; how input from social scientists may help craft better solutions for the world’s nuclear waste problem; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 6 August 2010

2010-08-05
Length: 36m 33s

White-nose syndrome pushes the little brown bat toward regional extinction; Arctic methane's warming impact may be less catastrophic than thought; chlorine isotopes provide new constraints on the moon's "dryness"; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 30 July 2010

2010-07-29
Length: 30m 35s

Highly impulsive individuals have fewer dopamine receptors in a key brain area; pharma starts limiting development of new drugs for central nervous system disorders; your Letters to Science; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 23 July 2010

2010-07-22
Length: 26m 31s

First demonstration of a safe, effective vaginal gel for preventing sexual transmission of HIV; a plan to dam Patagonian rivers; how mosses solve a fluid-dynamics problem; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 19 July 2010 -- Special: HIV Prevention Progress

2010-07-19
Length: 6m 45s

New research establishes the efficacy of vaginal gels containing anti-retroviral drugs in inhibiting sexual transmission of HIV.…

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Science Podcast, 16 July 2010

2010-07-15
Length: 45m 53s

A genetic variation that helps protect against African sleeping sickness may contribute to high rates of kidney disease; socially responsible pricing may allow consumers and businesses to benefit; a new push to get scientists into the classroom; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 9 July 2010

2010-07-08
Length: 38m 59s

Coping with an epidemic of HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe; how a bacterium helps its host fight off a parasite; fireflies that synchronize in order to attract a mate; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 2 July 2010

2010-07-01
Length: 39m 17s

Genetic signatures of exceptionally long life; a call for public discourse about the real and imagined concerns about synthetic biology; insights into how early life experiences shape behavior later in life; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 25 June 2010

2010-06-24
Length: 37m 0s

Engineered lung tissue; the uncertainty in extracting natural gas from shale; your Letters to Science magazine; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 18 June 2010

2010-06-17
Length: 38m 8s

How swine flu is changing in swine; taking noise into account when studying stresses on marine life; violinmakers take up the tools of science to study what makes great violins great; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 11 June 2010

2010-06-10
Length: 36m 33s

Regulating love and aggression with oxytocin; the origins of Oort cloud comets; finding new evidence that Polynesians sailed to South America; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 4 June 2010

2010-06-03
Length: 32m 59s

Curbing deadly inflammation to treat septic shock; creating foolproof systems to ensure safety of nuclear materials; following crickets in the wild to measure natural and sexual selection; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 28 May 2010

2010-05-27
Length: 38m 7s

How perceptions of fairness change as we grow up; rediscovering a forgotten corridor between the world's first civilizations; your Letters to Science; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 21 May 2010

2010-05-20
Length: 43m 45s

Controlling a bacterial cell with a chemically synthesized genome; measuring instantaneous Brownian velocity; how animal communication provides insight into the origins of language; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 14 May 2010

2010-05-13
Length: 40m 20s

Carbon dioxide limits many plants' ability to grow; rising temperatures are driving lizard populations to extinction; malaria is becoming resistant to drugs; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 7 May 2010

2010-05-06
Length: 36m 47s

The first draft of the Neandertal genome; the link between physical cleanliness and past behavior; new evidence in Antarctica of our early solar system; and more.…

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Science Podcast, 17 February 2012 - AAAS Meeting Special - Earth Microbiome Project

0000-00-00 :: Science
Length: 8s

The Earth Microbiome Project: Modeling the Microbial Planet…

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