What makes snakes so special, and how space science can serve all

22.02.2024 • 00:47:46

On this week’s show: Factors that pushed snakes to evolve so many different habitats and lifestyles, and news from the AAAS annual meeting First up ...

What makes blueberries blue, and myth buster Adam Savage on science communication

15.02.2024 • 00:46:19

Why squeezing a blueberry doesn’t get you blue juice, and a myth buster and a science editor walk into a bar First up on the show this week, MythBus...

A new kind of magnetism, and how smelly pollution harms pollinators

08.02.2024 • 00:31:21

More than 200 materials could be “altermagnets,” and the impact of odiferous pollutants on nocturnal plant-pollinator interactions First up on the s...

A new way for the heart and brain to ‘talk’ to each other, and Earth’s future weather written in ancient coral reefs

01.02.2024 • 00:30:14

A remote island may hold clues for the future of El Niño and La Niña under climate change, and how pressure in the blood sends messages to neurons F...

A hangover-fighting enzyme, the failure of a promising snakebite treatment, and how ants change lion behavior

25.01.2024 • 00:28:08

On this week’s show: A roundup of stories from our daily newsletter, and the ripple effects of the invasive big-headed ant in Kenya First up on the s...

Paper mills bribe editors to pass peer review, and detecting tumors with a blood draw

19.01.2024 • 00:36:29

Investigation shows journal editors getting paid to publish bunk papers, and new techniques for finding tumor DNA in the blood First up on this week...

The environmental toll of war in Ukraine, and communications between mom and fetus during childbirth

11.01.2024 • 00:43:31

Assessing environmental damage during wartime, and tracking signaling between fetus and mother First up, freelance journalist Richard Stone returns ...

The top online news from 2023, and using cough sounds to diagnose disease

04.01.2024 • 00:33:41

Best of online news, and screening for tuberculosis using sound This week’s episode starts out with a look back at the top 10 online news stories wi...

The hunt for a quantum phantom, and making bitcoin legal tender

22.12.2023 • 00:39:59

Seeking the Majorana fermion particle, and a look at El Salvador’s adoption of cryptocurrency First up on the show this week, freelance science jour...

Science’s Breakthrough of the Year, and tracing poached pangolins

14.12.2023 • 00:32:29

Top science from 2023, and a genetic tool for pangolin conservation First up this week, it’s Science’s Breakthrough of the Year with producer Meagan...