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March 28, 2014

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12:25 PM | March 28th: Weekly Highlight on Cosmos & Gravitational Waves!
Podcaster: Fraser Cain; Astrojournalists: Matthew Francis, Nicole Gugliucci, Brian Koberlein, Morgan Rehnberg, Mike Simmons

March 27, 2014

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5:00 PM | Celebrating Decades of Great Science
Listen to the Editor of Cell, Emilie Marcus, explore the history of the journal and the roots of Cell's ongoing commitment to a strong editorial voice, as well as the new horizons of biology, in an interview with long-time Cell author, reviewer, and reader, Tony Hunter from the Salk Institute (0:00) (Cell). Learn about the possible links between retroviruses and cancer, with John Coffin (9:40) (Cell Host and Microbe). Hear from multiple scientists who study drivers of cancer and discover how […]
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12:19 PM | March 27th: Two Brothers & The Pointer Stars
Podcaster: Avivah Yamani
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12:30 AM | TWiM #75: Pellicles on pickle jars
Vincent, Elio, Michael, and Michelle discuss a symbiosis between two bacteria that increases the virulence of oral biofilms, and the assembly of amyloid fibers, which are needed for biofilm formation.  

March 26, 2014

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4:07 PM | March 29: The Rain of the Mongols
In the 13th century, the Mongols, led by Genghis Khan, were ruthless and brutal warriors with great military prowess, who conquered much of Asia and the Middle East. But according to new research, their real secret weapon might have been - rain.
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12:15 PM | March 26th: Global Astronomy Month
Podcaster: Nicole Gugliucci, Georgia Bracey, and Mike Simmons
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12:17 AM | Shannon Cason: The perfect solution
Shannon Cason turns to science to save his tumultuous marriage. Shannon Cason is a writer and storyteller. He has shared his stories on large stages, in dive bars, and in small living rooms all around the country. Shannon is a Moth GrandSlam winner; a contributor to NPR’s Snap Judgment; and host of his own storytelling podcast called Homemade Stories. He is originally from Detroit. Find out more at http://shannoncason.com Help keep us going! If you love the podcast, please donate here: […]

March 25, 2014

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10:59 PM | Shorts: KILL 'EM ALL
They buzz. They bite. And they have killed more people than cancer, war, or heart disease. Here’s the question: If you could wipe mosquitoes off the face of the planet, would you?
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12:16 PM | March 25th: Dear Cheap Astronomy – Episode 12
Podcaster: Steve Nerlich
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12:01 PM | Deadly Ninja Shrimp Kick Ass! Episode 58 by Scott Unger (Click...
Deadly Ninja Shrimp Kick Ass! Episode 58 by Scott Unger (Click here to directly access the MP3) (Access the full text transcript) The true badasses of the sea, Ninja Shrimp, also known as Mantis Shrimp, can lash out with their claws with such force that they momentarily generate temperatures similar to the surface of the sun due to friction! And that’s not all - listen to the podcast to find out more about these ferocious and beautiful beasts! For More on Ninja Shrimp: Vicious Sea […]

March 24, 2014

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7:28 PM | BacterioFiles Micro Edition 159 - Drastic Diet Develops Different Dwellers
This episode: Gut microbe communities can change rapidly to accommodate major diet changes! Download Episode (12.2 MB, 13.3 minutes)Show notes:News item 1/News item 2/Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Mother's immune system might actually transport good bacteria into breastmilk for the baby's sake Deep rock-living microbe communities are surprisingly similar in far distant places Bacteria seem to be riding methane bubbles up from sea floor and eating them Testing how phages interact […]
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3:45 PM | Ep. 338: Copernicus
It’s safe to say that the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus shook up the whole Universe. Well, our understanding of our place in the Universe. It was Copernicus who came up with the heliocentric model, placing the Sun at the center of the Solar System, with the Earth as just another planet. ? Ep. 338: Copernicus [...]
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1:32 PM | Science Weekly podcast: gravitational waves and Einstein's perfect theory
This week on the podcast Guardian science correspondent Ian Sample explores the beauty and power of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity. Pedro G Ferreira is professor of astrophysics at the University of Oxford and an expert in theoretical cosmology. In his new book The Perfect Theory, he tells how Einstein's equations slowly took hold in physics and delivered rapid advances in the early part of the 20th century. Pedro goes on to discuss how the theory predicted the existence of […]
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12:00 PM | March 24th: Copernicus
Podcaster: Fraser Cain and Dr Pamela Gay

March 23, 2014

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12:00 PM | March 23rd: What is a black hole and will one eat the Earth?
Podcaster: Richard Drumm
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1:56 AM | A Conversation with Laurence Fishburne
Red pill or blue pill? You get both when Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Morpheus himself, actor Laurence Fishburne, about his roles in The Matrix films, CSI, Searching for Bobby Fischer and more.

March 22, 2014

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4:00 PM | March 22, 2014
This week, are you sitting down?  You might not want to be, because sedentary life could be making us Sitting Ducks. Also astronomers have found Gravitational Waves from the Big Bang, a discovered fossil preserves a 450 million-year-old Nursery...
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4:00 PM | Are We Sitting Ducks?
You might want to sit down for this - not.  Excessive sitting has been linked to disease, premature death, mental illness and disability. ...
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4:00 PM | Gravitational Waves from the Big Bang
Astronomers have seen gravity waves in the Cosmic Microwave Background, which is strong evidence of Cosmic Inflation immediately after the Big Bang....
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4:00 PM | 450-million-year-old Nursery in the Sea
The oldest known fossil of a tiny crustacean has been found perfectly preserved with eggs within its shell....
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4:00 PM | Peacocks Give A Hoot About Sex
Peacocks fake courtship conversations in order to lure eavesdropping peahens nearer....
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12:23 PM | March 22nd: The Many Faces of our Night Sky
Podcaster: Avivah Yamani

March 21, 2014

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12:00 PM | March 21st: The Ages of Things
Podcaster: Fraser Cain and Dr Pamela Gay
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10:27 AM | Beepcast, March 2014
The social lives of animals is this month's theme. I talk to Damien Farine from the Edward Grey Institute at Oxford University, who tells me how weaver birds decide how many house mates they want to live with. I discover how being hungry can affect how information spreads through a group of tadpoles. And in the scientific spark Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, a best-selling author, an autistism activist, a consultant to the livestock industry on animal […]
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