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

Robert Coontz discusses this year's Breakthrough and letting readers have their say. Online news editor David Grimm brings the top news stories of 2014 and takes an audio news quiz. Hosted by Sarah Crespi.

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Erich Jarvis sums up the findings from sequencing 40+ bird genomes. Online news editor David Grimm brings stories capturing comet dust, the origins of life, and losing the Y chromosome. Hosted by Sarah Crespi. [Img: Copyright © Flip de Nooyer/Foto Natura/Minden Pictures] 

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Kenneth Catania takes a close look at how exactly electric eels stun their prey. Online news editor David Grimm brings stories on pushing back the earliest abstract art by a few millennia, how our primate ancestors handled their liquor, and murderous sea mammals. Hosted by Sarah Crespi. [Img: © Kenneth Catania]

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Eric Hand discusses the winding history of the Black Beauty meteorite--a 4.4 billion-year-old piece of Mars. Online news editor David Grimm brings stories on bacteria's role in the blood-brain barrier, the "ice-pocalypse", and why only 10 percent of galaxies may host complex life. Hosted by Sarah Crespi. [Img: © Joe McNally] 

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Cordelia Fine discusses the prevalence of "neurosexism" in the study of the human brain. Online news editor David Grimm brings stories on climbing walls like a gecko, human hand transplants, and measuring altruism in the lab. Hosted by Sarah Crespi. [Img: turkishdisco/Flickr/CC-BY-SA] 

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David Grimm and Meghna Sachdev discuss robots that can induce ghostly feelings, the domestication of cats, and training humans to echolocate. Elizabeth Pennisi discusses overcoming hippos' dangerous reputation and oddly shaped bodies to study their important role in African ecosystems. Hosted by Sarah Crespi. [Img: Kabacchi/Wikipedia]

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Stephanie Karst discusses her team's successful efforts to culture norovirus in the lab and what this new system means for treatment and prevention. David Grimm brings daily news stories on counting virtual friends, drama at the center of the galaxy, and the birth of the penis. Hosted by Sarah Crespi. 

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Ayelet Gneezy discusses trends in charitable giving and how to maximize donations. David Grimm brings stories on an algal virus found in humans, how to stop zooming human population growth, and an avalanche on an asteroid. Hosted by Sarah Crespi. [Img: ISAS/JAXA]

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Kurt Rademaker discusses his work exploring the Andean plateau for artifacts of the earliest high-altitude humans, Paleoindians that lived at 4500 meters more than 11,000 years ago. Hosted by Sarah Crespi. [Img: David-Stanley/Flickr]

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Adam Ford discusses linking plants, their herbivores, and their predators on the East African savannah. Science daily news editor David Grimm brings stories on storing CO2 underground for millions of years, why fruit flies like yeast and vice versa, and volcanoes on the moon. [Img: Filip Lachowski]

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The rights and responsibilities of robots.

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Satellite data helps map the last unexplored terrain on planet Earth.

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New evidence reveals the complicated history of stone tool use 400,000 - 200,000 years ago.

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Hindcasting weather over the ocean near the California coast for 600 years.

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Frugal engineering for global health; roundup of daily news.

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Bringing cellulosic ethanol to market; roundup of daily news.

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Sharing microbes around the house; roundup of daily news.

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Investigating web censorship practices in China; roundup of daily news.

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Parenting from before conception; roundup of daily news.

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A new class of gamma ray sources; roundup of daily news.

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A new class of gamma ray sources; roundup of daily news.

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NIH opts to back researchers rather than research; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.

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Controlling populations in the wild through genetic manipulation; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.

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The fate of plastic that ends up at sea; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.

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Psychedelic research resurgence; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.

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Moths chasing odors; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.

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Learning to read minds; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.

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Mapping Mexico's genetically diverse population; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.

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Taming the unwieldy web of global supply chains; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.

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The impact of Tiananmen Square on science in China; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.

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Inequality and health; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.

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Measuring minute motions; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.

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Marine archaeology on the Silk Road; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.

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Climate and crops; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.

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Tsetse fly genetics; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.

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A distinctive binary star system; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.

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Fruitflies take evasive action; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.

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Money battles; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.

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BRCA1 turns 20; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.

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Human odor discrimination; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.

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What Google's Flu Trends can teach us about the pitfalls of big data; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.

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Celebrating crystallography's centennial; how climate pushes malaria uphill; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.

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Treatment trials for Down Syndrome; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.

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Eavesdropping on ecosystems; roundup of daily news with David Grimm.

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Termite-inspired builder robots; why some mammalian cells have so many copies of their chromosomes.

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Tackling the role of early fetal brain development in autism; daily news stories with David Grimm.

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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.

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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.

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Hunter-gatherer gut microbes, fast moving mountains, and a daily news roundup.

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Ocean-going vesicles; stories from our daily news site.

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Britain's prehistoric stone monuments; stories from our daily news site.

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