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.

David Grimm—online news editor for Science—talks with Sarah Crespi about the chance a naked mole rat could die at any one moment. Surprisingly, the probability a naked mole rat will die does not go up as it gets older. Researchers are looking at the biology of these fascinating animals for clues to their seeming lack of aging. Sarah also interviews freelancer Douglas Starr about his feature story on the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study—a comprehensive study of the lives of all the babies born in 1 year in a New Zealand hospital. Starr talks about the many insights that ...

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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
On this week’s show: Biology pushes into preprint publishing, turning the water cycle virtuous on our books segment, plus a roundup from the daily news site
On this week’s show: Cosmic rays detected from a galaxy far, far, away; plus a roundup from the daily news site
On this week’s show: Building molecular robots that can sort things, a look behind this week’s cover photo, plus a roundup from the daily news site