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

This week, how to avoid contaminating Mars with microbial hitchhikers, turning mammalian cells into biocomputers, and a look at how underground labs in China are creating synthetic opioids for street sales in the United States with Online News Editor Catherine Matacic.

 

Caitlin Hicks Pries joins Julia Rosen to discuss her study of the response of soil carbon to a warming world.

 

And for this month’s book segment, Jen Golbeck talks to Rob Dunn about his book Never Out of Season: How Having the Food We Want When We Want It Threatens Our Food Supply and Our Future.

 

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[Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech; Music: Jeffrey Cook]

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This week, we chat about cleaning blueberries with purple plasma, how Tibetan dogs adapted to high-altitude living, and who’s checking ocelot message boards with Online News Editor David Grimm. Plus, Science’s Alexa Billow talks to Joe Paton about how we know time flies when mice are having fun.

 

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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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