Science Magazine Podcast

Science Magazine Podcast

Finding consciousness outside the brain, and using DNA to reunite families

First this week, Contributing Correspondent Emily Underwood talks with host Sarah Crespi about...

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Cicada citizen science, and expanding the genetic code

First this week, freelance journalist Ian Graber-Stiehl discusses what might be the oldest...

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Cracking consciousness, and taking the temperature of urban heat islands

First this week, Lucia Melloni, a group leader in the department of neuroscience at the Max...

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Ecstasy plus therapy for PTSD, and the effects of early childhood development programs on mothers

Staff Writer Kelly Servick talks with host Sarah Crespi about the pairing of a specific type of...

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Cutting shipping air pollution may cause water pollution, and keeping air clean with lightning

News Staff Writer Erik Stokstad joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss possible harms from how the...

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Chernobyl’s ruins grow restless, and entangling macroscopic objects

Rich Stone, former international news editor at Science and current senior science editor at the...

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Storing wind as gravity, and well-digging donkeys

Contributing Correspondent Cathleen O’Grady joins host Sarah Crespi to talk about a company...

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Rebuilding Louisiana’s coast, and recycling plastic into fuel

Host Sarah Crespi talks with Contributing Correspondent Warren Cornwall about a restoration...

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Why muon magnetism matters, and a count of all the Tyrannosaurus rex that ever lived

Host Sarah Crespi talks with Staff Writer Adrian Cho about a new measurement of the magnetism of...

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Magnetar mysteries, and when humans got big brains

Host Sarah Crespi talks with Contributing Correspondent Joshua Sokol about magnetars—highly...

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Fighting outbreaks with museum collections, and making mice hallucinate

Podcast Producer Meagan Cantwell talks with Pamela Soltis, a professor and curator with the...

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Social insects as models for aging, and crew conflict on long space missions

Most research on aging has been done on model organisms with limited life spans, such as flies...

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COVID-19 treatment at 1 year, and smarter materials for smarter cities

Science Staff Writer Kelly Servick discusses how physicians have sifted through torrents of...

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Next-generation gravitational wave detectors, and sponges that soak up frigid oil spills

Science Staff Writer Adrian Cho joins host Sarah Crespi to talk about plans for the next...

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The world’s oldest pet cemetery, and how eyeless worms can see color

Science’s Online News Editor David Grimm joins host Sarah Crespi to talk about a...

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Measuring Earth’s surface like never before, and the world’s fastest random number generator

First up, science journalist Julia Rosen talks with host Sarah Crespi about a growing fleet of...

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All your COVID-19 vaccine questions answered, and a new theory on forming rocky planets

Science Staff Writer Jon Cohen joins host Sarah Crespi to take on some of big questions about the...

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Building Africa’s Great Green Wall, and using whale songs as seismic probes

Science journalist Rachel Cernansky joins host Sarah Crespi to talk about progress on...

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Looking back at 20 years of human genome sequencing

This week we’re dedicating the whole show to the 20th anniversary of the publication of the...

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Calculating the social cost of carbon, and listening to mole-rat chirps

On its first day, the new Biden administration announced plans to recalculate the social cost of...

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