Science Magazine Podcast

Science Magazine Podcast

  • Science Podcast - Lessons from the tsetse fly genome and a news roundup (18 April 2014)

    Apr 24, 2014 | 18 min
    Tsetse fly genetics; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.
  • Science Podcast - A binary star system that includes a white dwarf and a news roundup (18 April 2014)

    Apr 17, 2014 | 21 min
    A distinctive binary star system; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.
  • Science Podcast - Biomechanics of fruitflies on the wing and a news roundup (11 April 2014)

    Apr 10, 2014 | 23 min
    Fruitflies take evasive action; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.
  • Science Podcast - Life under funding change and a news roundup (4 April 2014)

    Apr 05, 2014 | 23 min
    Money battles; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.
  • Science Podcast - A BRCA1 and breast cancer retrospective and a news roundup (28 Mar 2014)

    Mar 27, 2014 | 24 min
    BRCA1 turns 20; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.
  • Science Podcast - Human odor discrimination and a news roundup (21 Mar 2014)

    Mar 20, 2014 | 17 min
    Human odor discrimination; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.
  • Science Podcast - Checking the hubris of big data harvests and a news roundup (14 Mar 2014)

    Mar 13, 2014 | 22 min
    What Google's Flu Trends can teach us about the pitfalls of big data; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.
  • Science Podcast - 100 years of crystallography, linking malaria and climate, and a news roundup (7 Mar 2014)

    Mar 06, 2014 | 32 min
    Celebrating crystallography's centennial; how climate pushes malaria uphill; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.
  • Science Podcast - Treating Down Syndrome and a news roundup (28 Feb 2014)

    Feb 27, 2014 | 23 min
    Treatment trials for Down Syndrome; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.
  • Science Podcast - Analyzing soundscapes and a news roundup (21 Feb 2014)

    Feb 20, 2014 | 19 min
    Eavesdropping on ecosystems; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.
  • Science Podcast - Termite-inspired robots and cells with lots of extra genomes (14 Feb 2014)

    Feb 13, 2014 | 21 min
    Termite-inspired builder robots; why some mammalian cells have so many copies of their chromosomes.
  • Science Podcast - Tracing autism's roots in developlement and a rundown of stories from our daily news site (7 Feb 2014)

    Feb 06, 2014 | 22 min
    Tackling the role of early fetal brain development in autism; daily news stories with David Grimm.
  • Science Podcast - Quantum cryptography, salt's role in ecosystems, and a rundown of stories from our daily news site (31 Jan 2014)

    Jan 30, 2014 | 27 min
    Should we worry more about quantum decryption in the future or the past, how salt's role as a micronutrient may effect the global carbon cycle, and a daily news roundup.
  • Science Podcast - The genome of a transmissible dog cancer, the 10-year anniversary of Opportunity on Mars, and a rundown of stories from our daily news site (24 Jan 2014)

    Jan 23, 2014 | 31 min
    The genome from a cancerous cell line that's been living for millenia, Opportinty's first 10 years on Mars, and a daily news roundup.
  • Science Podcast - The modern hunter-gatherer gut, fast mountain weathering, and a rundown of stories from our daily news site (17 Jan 2014)

    Jan 16, 2014 | 30 min
    Hunter-gatherer gut microbes, fast moving mountains, and a daily news roundup.
  • Science Podcast - Abundant bacterial vesicles in the ocean and a rundown of stories from our daily news site (10 Jan 2014)

    Jan 09, 2014 | 22 min
    Ocean-going vesicles; stories from our daily news site.
  • Science Podcast - Monstrous stone monuments of old and a rundown of stories from our daily news site (3 Jan 2014)

    Jan 03, 2014 | 20 min
    Britain's prehistoric stone monuments; stories from our daily news site.
  • Science Podcast - Science's breakthrough of the year, runners-up and the top content from our daily news site (20 Dec 2013)

    Dec 19, 2013 | 24 min
    Notable highlights from the year in science; Science's breakthrough of the year and runners up.
  • Science Podcast - Fear-enhanced odor detection, the latest from the Curiosity mission, and more (13 Dec 2013)

    Dec 12, 2013 | 31 min
    Fear-enhanced odor detection with John McGann; the latest from Curiosity’s hunt for traces of ancient life on Mars with Richard Kerr; and more.
  • Science Podcast - Noisy gene expression, the Tohoku-oki fault, and snake venom as a healer (6 Dec 2013)

    Dec 05, 2013 | 28 min
    Discussing the origin of transcriptional noise with Alvaro Sanchez; examining results from a drilling expedition at the Tohoku-oki fault; and looking at the potential benefits of snake venom with Kai Kupferschmidt.
  • Science Podcast - 2013 science books for kids, newlywed happiness, and authorship for sale in China (29 Nov 2013)

    Nov 28, 2013 | 28 min
    Talking kids' science books with Maria Sosa; predicting happiness in marriage with James McNulty; investigating questionable scholarly publishing practices in China with Mara Hvistendahl.
  • Science Podcast - Replacing the Y chromosome, the future of U.S. missile defense, the brightest gamma-ray burst, and more (22 Nov 2013)

    Nov 21, 2013 | 39 min
    The minimum requirements for a Y chromosome with Monika Ward; Eliot Marshall checks in on U.S.'s missile interception program 30 years later; Sylvia Zhu breaks down observations from the brightest gamma-ray burst.
  • Science Podcast - Canine origins, asexual bacterial adaptation, perovskite-based solar cells, and more (15 Nov 2013)

    Nov 14, 2013 | 44 min
    The origin of dog domestication in Europe with Robert Wayne; Richard Lenski tracks the adaptation of bacteria over 50,000 generations; Robert Services describes the prospects of a new contender in solar technology.
  • Science Podcast - The Chelyabinsk meteorite, adaptation science, the forgotten malaria, and more (8 Nov 2013)

    Nov 07, 2013 | 44 min
    Peter Jenniskens discusses findings from the Chelyabinsk meteorite; Richard Moss outlines the future of adaptation science; Gretchen Vogel talks about the battle against the "forgotten" malaria.
  • Science Podcast - Neural predisposition to music and speech learning, spinal cord scar formation, tackling depression, and more (1 Nov 2013)

    Oct 31, 2013 | 38 min
    Neural predispositions to music and speech learning with Robert Zatorre; Jonas Frisén spotlights the role of scar formation following spinal cord injury; Emily Underwood traces the neural circuitry underlying depression.
  • Science Podcast - Venom-resistant mice, shaping liquids, the first Americans, and more (25 Oct 2013)

    Oct 24, 2013 | 43 min
    Ashlee Rowe discusses how grasshopper mice are insensitive to a scorpion's stings; Thomas Russell describes how to distort the shape of liquid droplets; Michael Balter traces the origin of the first Americans.
  • Science Podcast - Deadly frog fungus, Denisovans in Southeast Asia, U.S. shutdown's impact on science, and more (18 Oct 2013)

    Oct 17, 2013 | 43 min
    Louise Rollins-Smith dissects a deadly frog fungus; Alan Cooper discusses distribution of Denisovan DNA in modern human population; Jeffrey Mervis talks about the recent U.S. government shutdown’s impact on data collection.
  • Science Podcast - Gaps in evidence for newborn screenings, the formation of the moon, removing phosphorus and nitrogen from lakes, and more (11 Oct 2013)

    Oct 10, 2013 | 39 min
    The gaps in evidence for newborn screening with Bridget Wilcken, Daniel Clery discusses new theories on the formation of the moon; Jacques Finlay describes the unintended consequences of current strategies to reduce nutrient pollution in lakes.
  • Science Podcast - The dark side of open-access publishing, mysterious conferences, misperceptions about negative results, and vaccine communication (04 Oct 2013)

    Oct 03, 2013 | 43 min
    Our special issue on science communication: an open-access sting by John Bohannon; Jon Cohen on mysterious conferences; Jennifer Couzin-Frankel discusses negative results; Dan Kahan outlines the failures of communication in vaccine promotion.
  • Science Podcast - Taming mercury in the environment, news from the Curiosity rover, codon bias in bacterial genes, and more (27 Sep 2013)

    Sep 26, 2013 | 43 min
    Tackling the scourge of mercury pollution with David Malakoff; Laurie Leshin discusses new findings from the Mars Curiosity rover; Sriram Kosuri breaks down the N-terminal codon bias in bacterial genes.
  • Science Podcast - Cambrian explosion, coexisting with carnivores, the Archean atmosphere, and more (20 Sep 2013)

    Sep 19, 2013 | 40 min
    A look back at the Cambrian explosion with Paul Smith; Virginia Morell discusses the resurgence of predatory animals across the U.S.; Bernard Marty talks about the nitrogen in the Archean atmosphere.
  • Science Podcast - DNA identification and disaster, antibodies in HIV vaccines, Voyager's exit, and more (13 Sep 2013)

    Sep 12, 2013 | 44 min
    Alex John London breaks down the role of DNA identification in disaster zones; Michel Nussenzweig discusses a new tactic using antibodies to battle HIV; Richard Kerr reports on new data that may finally settle the debate surrounding Voyager.
  • Science Podcast - failed stars, numerosity in the brain, a North Korean volcano, and more (6 September 2013)

    Sep 05, 2013 | 40 min
    Richard Stone surveys science diplomacy at the foot of a volatile North Korean volcano, Trent Dupuy discusses the link between the coldest brown dwarfs and gas giants planets, and Ben Harvey talks about new evidence for a numerosity map in the brain.
  • Science Policy Podcast - Jon Vernick and Rebecca Peters (3 Sept 2013)

    Sep 03, 2013 | 17 min
    Science's Meghan Sachdev interviews Jon Vernick and Rebecca Peters about the book "Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis".
  • Science Podcast - social learning of bird migration, stretchable and transparent ionic conductors, fecal transplants, and more (30 August 2013)

    Aug 29, 2013 | 37 min
    Thomas Mueller untangles the genetic and social learning aspect of bird migration, Zhigang Suo discusses new uses for improved stretchable and transparent ionic conductors; Jop de Vrieze talks about the promise of poop.
  • Science Podcast - Atomic clocks, faulty ribosomes, defending the earth from asteroids, and more (23 Aug 2013)

    Aug 22, 2013 | 45 min
    Andrew Ludlow unveils the world's most precise clock, Susan Baserga talks about the unsolved mystery of ribosomopathies, Robert Irion discusses the first privately funded mission to defend earth against asteroids, and more.
  • Pesticide suicides, RNAi for bugs, re-enigneering plant immunity, and more

    Aug 15, 2013 | 37 min
    Listen to stories on preventing pesticide suicides, RNAi for bugs, manipulating the plant immune system, and more.
  • Science Policy Podcast - Eric Miska (12 August 2013)

    Aug 12, 2013 | 9 min
    Science's Nisha Giridharan interviews Eric Miska about the idea that RNA can be transferred between organisms and function in communication and environmental sensing.
  • Dangerous buildings, malaria vaccine, PubPeer, and more

    Aug 08, 2013 | 43 min
    Listen to stories on dangerous buildings, a malaria vaccine, post-publication peer review, and more.
  • Science Podcast - Special issue on climate change ecology (2 August 2013)

    Aug 01, 2013 | 44 min
    Richard Norris talks bout what the ocean's past can tell us about our climate future; Jessica Blois looks for patterns in biotic interactions under changing climates; Sonia Altizer discusses how infectious diseases may change; Eli Kintisch focuses on migrating marshes.
  • Science Podcast - human mosaics, incepting false memories, and Turkish science (26 July 2013)

    Jul 25, 2013 | 44 min
    James Lupski talks about human mosaics;Susumu Tonegawa describes incepting memories into mice; John Bohannon reports on science and politics in Turkey.
  • Science Podcast - interdisciplinary buildings, the Ismuthus of Panama, and atmospheric loss on Mars (19 July 2013)

    Jul 18, 2013 | 42 min
    Maria-Paz Gutierrez talks about sustainable architecture; Richard Stone describes the ongoing debate about an isthmus miracle; Christopher Webster discusses the isotope ratio of Mars' atmosphere.
  • Science Podcast - Autonomic nerves in prostate cancer, human-induced earthquakes, and shiny beetles (12 July 2013)

    Jul 11, 2013 | 36 min
    Claire Magnon talks about how autonmoic nerves contribute to prostate cancer development; William Ellsworth cautions about the hazards of human-induced earthquakes; Elizabeth Pennisi describes how beetles get their sparkle.
  • Science Podcast - Ultrahigh magentoresistance, emergence of agriculture, and bird brains (5 July 2013)

    Jul 04, 2013 | 31 min
    Wilfred van der Wiel talks about ultrahigh magnetoresistance at room temp; Simone Riehl traces the roots of agriculture in Iran; Virginia Morell describes results from putting bird brains through PET scanners.
  • Science Podcast - Tracking Voyager, soil microbes, fighting cancer, and more (28 June 2013)

    Jun 27, 2013 | 40 min
    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.
  • Science Policy Podcast - Janet Rowley (21 June 2013)

    Jun 24, 2013 | 9 min
    Meghna Sachdev chat with Science's new Editor-in-Chief Marcia McNutt about her plans for the magazine's future.
  • Science Podcast - Mapping the brain, atomic theory, U.S. research, and more (21 June 2013)

    Jun 20, 2013 | 40 min
    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.
  • Science Podcast - Ancient leprosy, GRACE, Earthscope, and more (14 June 2013)

    Jun 13, 2013 | 44 min
    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.
  • Science Policy Podcast - Marcia McNutt, new Editor-in-Chief (7 June 2013)

    Jun 10, 2013 | 9 min
    Meghna Sachdev chat with Science's new Editor-in-Chief Marcia McNutt about her plans for the magazine's future.
  • Science Podcast - Lab-grown guts, development mysteries, Pacific paleoclimate, and more (7 June 2013)

    Jun 06, 2013 | 42 min
    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.
  • Science Policy Podcast - Farewell from Bruce Alberts (31 May 2013)

    Jun 03, 2013 | 11 min
    Outgoing Editor-in-Chief Bruce Alberts chats with Meghna Sachdev about his 5 years at Science Magazine and hints at his future endeavors.
  • Science Podcast - Super-strong graphene, Mars and radiation, science in India, and more (31 May 2013)

    May 30, 2013 | 43 min
    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.
  • Science Policy Podcast - Farewell from Colin Norman (24 May 2013)

    May 27, 2013 | 8 min
    Outgoing News Editor Colin Norman chats with Meghna Sachdev about his 32 years at Science Magazine.
  • Science Podcast - Paying for blood, cockroach resilience, Isle Royale, and more (24 May 2013)

    May 23, 2013 | 44 min
    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.
  • Science Podcast - Fracking and water quality, science software, flavor science, and more (17 May 2013)

    May 16, 2013 | 45 min
    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.
  • Science Podcast - Markets vs. morals, cloud seeds, asteroid capture, and more (10 May 2013)

    May 09, 2013 | 47 min
    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.
  • Science Podcast - Exoplanet habitability, weird planets, mantle geochemistry, and more (3 May 2013)

    May 02, 2013 | 41 min
    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.
  • Science Policy Podcast - National Science Academies (1 Mar 2013)

    Apr 25, 2013 | 9 min
    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.
  • Science Podcast - De-extinction, decoding dreams, mantle plumes, and more (5 April 2013)

    Apr 25, 2013 | 40 min
    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.
  • Science Podcast - Quantum spintronics, economics of saving, the fate of oceanography, and more (8 Mar 2013)

    Apr 25, 2013 | 43 min
    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.
  • Science Podcast - Animal culture, general relativity, TB in North Korea, and more (26 April 2013)

    Apr 25, 2013 | 45 min
    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.
  • Science Podcast - Grand Challenges in Science Education (19 April 2013)

    Apr 18, 2013 | 33 min
    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.
  • Science Podcast - Australopithecus sediba, medication in animals, dark matter, and more (12 April 2013)

    Apr 11, 2013 | 45 min
    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.
  • Science Podcast - Reprogrammable cancer cells, fairy circles, our black hole, and more (29 Mar 2013)

    Mar 28, 2013 | 44 min
    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.
  • Science Policy Podcast - Drug Regulations (22 Mar 2013)

    Mar 25, 2013 | 9 min
    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.
  • Science Podcast - Terradynamics, mapping health, cellulosic ethanol, and more (22 Mar 2013)

    Mar 21, 2013 | 42 min
    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.
  • Science Podcast - T cell diversity, geoengineering policy, SARS, and more (15 Mar 2013)

    Mar 14, 2013 | 44 min
    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.
  • Science Policy Podcast - Catastrophic Risks (8 Mar 2013)

    Mar 11, 2013 | 6 min
    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.
  • Science Podcast - Van Allen belts, wild pollinators, cyber attacks, and more (1 Mar 2013)

    Feb 28, 2013 | 47 min
    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.
  • Science Podcast - Benefits of HIV treatment, nuclear North Korea, saving seeds, and more (22 Feb 2013)

    Feb 21, 2013 | 32 min
    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.
  • Science Podcast - Science From the International Space Station - AAAS Meeting [Feb 18, 2013]

    Feb 18, 2013 | 11 min
    Cheryl Nickerson explains how microgravity can aid in research on pathogens and infectious diseases.
  • Science Podcast - New Whale Species, Mussel Glue, Coal Plants, and more from ScienceNOW - AAAS Meeting [Feb 18, 2013]

    Feb 18, 2013 | 6 min
    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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