Science Magazine Podcast

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Weekly podcasts from Science Magazine, the world's leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary.

We talk about the techniques of painting sleuths, how to combat alternative facts or “fake news,” and using audio signposts to keep birds from flying into buildings. For this segment, David Grimm—online news editor for Science—talks with host Sarah Crespi as part of a live podcast event from the AAAS Annual Meeting in Austin. Sarah also interviews Science News Editor Tim Appenzeller about Neandertal art. The unexpected age of some European cave paintings is causing experts to rethink the mental capabilities of our extinct cousins. For the monthly books segment, Jen Golbeck interviews with William Glassley about his book, A ...

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Stories on what we can learn from gene activity after death, and whether the sugar industry really influenced U.S. nutrition policy
Stories on how making lab animals happy may make them better experimental models, and the chemistry that’s happening in the air and on surfaces in our homes
Stories on a comprehensive study of all the babies born in 1 year at small New Zealand hospital, and how naked mole rats break a biological aging law
Stories on how the planet would react to the collapse of a humanmade solar shield, and the influence of our parents’ genes on us—even when we don’t inherit them
Podcast: The mysterious history of the Fields Medal, and using computers to predict crime
Stories on seagrass-consuming bonnethead sharks, tracing whale routes through their barnacles, and which domains of science might benefit from quantum computing
Stories on the dangers of masked-bandit bathrooms and microbiotic clues to why some cancer patients respond better to immunotherapy
Stories on our Breakthrough of the Year, top online stories, and science books to hit or miss
Questioning our assumptions on autonomous vehicles, and dolphins and whales that can protect themselves from loud noise
Shaping DNA into ever larger and more complex shapes and making strides in gun control research—without federal funding
Podcast: Debunking yeti DNA, and prehistoric women’s manual labor exceeded that of modern athletes, according to their bones
Ancient dog drawings show leashes, and how Earth might be viewed as a “topological insulator”—a designation usually reserved for the quantum level
The search for early signs of schizophrenia and how written languages adapt—or don’t
Measuring the influence of randomized news stories on Twitter. Plus, a roundup from the daily news site
On this week’s show: A neuron-targeting virus is behind a lifesaving gene therapy for infants. Plus, a roundup from the daily news site
On this week’s show: Can machines achieve consciousness? Plus, a roundup from the daily news site and our monthly books segement
On this week’s show: Can the Museum of the Bible escape the sins of its past? Plus, a roundup from the daily news site
On this week’s show: Tracing skin pigment variation in African genomes; plus a roundup from the daily news site
On this week’s show: Negative side effects where there is no drug; plus a roundup from the daily news site