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.

Wild polio has been hunted to near extinction in a decades-old global eradication program. Now, a vaccine-derived outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is threatening to seriously extend the polio eradication endgame. Deputy News Editor Leslie Roberts joins host Sarah Crespi to talk about the tough choices experts face in the fight against this disease in the DRC. Sarah also talks with Online News Editor David Grimm about when dogs first came to the Americas. New DNA and archaeological evidence suggest these pups did not arise from North American wolves but came over thousands of years after ...


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On this week’s show: Will telling the public more about animal research win back their good opinion? And what does it mean that our risk of dying plateaus after 105?
On this week’s show: sonic attack or mass paranoia? New evidence suggests the mysterious illness affecting U.S. diplomats in Cuba is more than just a figment of the imagination. And newly uncovered bones in the tomb of China’s first emperor’s grandm
On this week’s show: Why do Nigeria, Russia, and Florida have growing HIV problems? And which parts of the brain are bigger in people who have bigger brains?
On this week’s show: Recommendations from our books editor for your summer reading list, and a new blood test for fetal gestational age and preterm birth risk
On this week’s show: A search through an archive of galaxy spectra reveals long-sought—but never detected—medium-size black holes, and a comprehensive survey of global food production shows how we can lessen its environmental impact
On this week’s show: Analyzing DNA from crime scenes to predict a suspect’s looks, and detecting Zika in mosquitos on the cheap
On this week’s show: What lead pollution from the Roman Empire that fell on Greenland can tell us, and the emergence of resistance to antifungal drugs challenges human health and food security
On this week’s show: Ancient genomes suggest Central Asian hunter-gatherers were the first horse tamers, and a single gene separating spring and fall run salmon may change their protection status
On this week’s show: Comparing genetic changes between twins atop Mount Everest and twins in space, and applying materials science techniques to the secrets of bone
On this week’s show: New research shows how “talking drums” send their messages, and scientists squeeze more energy out of solar cells by poking them with needles
On this week’s show: New research shows psychoactive drugs were present at the dawn of the first complex societies, and a long-term study that questions how plants will deal with rising carbon dioxide levels
On this week’s show: Genes from modern day Latin Americans are revealing a lot about colonial times, and optical tweezers are opening the door to new molecules for quantum computing
On this week’s show: Viking seafarers may have navigated with legendary crystals, and how to put an octopus to sleep
On this week’s show: Chimp retirement picks up speed, taking x-rays with single-pixel cameras, the 2018 U.S. science budget’s boost, and our monthly books segment
Stories on a possible cause for severe morning sickness and how a mother mouse's care for her pups might trigger changes to the genomes in their brain cells
Stories on humanity’s brush with annihilation 74,000 years ago and how animals avoid gross things for their own safety.
Stories on animals that didn't need human help to become tame; false news spreads deeper, wider, and faster than true news-with or without bots; and listening for gender and sexual orientation in human speech
Stories on hints of dark matter at the dawn of the cosmos, what giant family trees can tell us about human behavior, and how people think they would react to alien microbes
Live news stories from the AAAS Annual Meeting, new dates on cave paintings reveal a Neandertal’s hand, and a review of a geologist’s book on wild times in Iceland