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  • Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums
    Samuel J. Redman

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    Q&A with Samuel Redman, author Bone Rooms

    Listen here Human remains have been crucial to efforts to understand our species’ origins and evolution, yet they have also been used to justify flawed conceptions of race, and the ethical dimensions of their collection and display have long been debated. This week on the first episode of the Science podcast’s limited series on science… Read More
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    PODCAST: Science and Race

    Wherever science and race intersect, vexing questions surface. How does science conceptualize racial and human differences? How have different sciences produced ideas about race, and how have these ideas  contributed to progressive social reform and, alternatively, to reactionary, oppressive, and even racist practices? What is the history of participation of ethnic minorities in science, and… Read More
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    PODCAST: Best science books of 2020

    From timely tomes that lent valuable context to the challenges facing humanity to deep dives into rarely considered topics, the best science books published in 2020 offered insight and escape in equal measure. This week on the podcast, Science’s book review editor, Valerie Thompson, discusses books we reviewed and loved in 2020, books we missed… Read More
  • What Would Nature Do? A Guide for Our Uncertain Times
    Ruth DeFries

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    PODCAST: Q&A with Ruth DeFries, author of What Would Nature Do?

    The challenges facing humanity are increasingly complex, making it difficult to know where to begin when one seeks to chart an effective path forward. This week on the Science podcast, Ruth DeFries recommends looking to nature for fundamental and time-tested strategies thathave long helped life thrive in uncertain times. Listen here. To hear the rest… Read More
  • Science and Cooking: Physics Meets Food, From Homemade to Haute Cuisine
    by Michael Brenner, Pia Sörensen, and David Weitz

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    PODCAST: Q&A with Pia Sörensen, co-author of Science and Cooking

    From melting temperature to phase transformation, cooking holds great pedagogical potential for communicating scientific principles. This week on the Science podcast, Pia Sörensen reveals how experiments in the kitchen can serve as an easy entry point for understanding a range of physical and chemical concepts. Listen here. To hear the rest of the show, visit… Read More
  • Humankind: A Hopeful History
    Rutger Bregman

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    PODCAST: Q&A with Rutger Bregman, author of Humankind

    Difficult as it might be to believe, humans are hardwired for kindness, cooperation, and trust, argues historian Rutger Bregman in his latest book. This week on the Science podcast, Bregman discusses the evolutionary origins of humanity’s goodness and its implications for our future. Listen here. To hear the rest of the show, visit the Science podcast… Read More
  • Slowdown: The End of the Great Acceleration—and Why It’s Good for the Planet, the Economy, and Our Lives
    Danny Dorling; Illustrations by Kirsten McClure

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    PODCAST: Q&A with Danny Dorling, author of Slowdown

    Even before the pandemic brought many institutions to an abrupt standstill, a number of indicators—from fertility rates to GDP growth—suggested that human progress has slowed in recent decades. This week on the Science podcast, geographer Danny Dorling reveals why this might not be such a bad thing. Listen here. To hear the rest of the show, visit… Read More
  • Transcendence: How Humans Evolved Through Fire, Language, Beauty, and Time
    Gaia Vince

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    PODCAST: Q&A with Gaia Vince, author of Transcendence

    Four factors—fire, language, beauty, and time—were key to humankind’s ascension, argues science writer Gaia Vince. This week on the Science podcast, Vince examines our evolution through the lens of deep time, revealing how our genes, culture, and environment combined to create modern humans. Listen here. To hear the rest of the show, visit the Science podcast… Read More
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    PODCAST: Best science books, films & games of 2019

    This week on the podcast, Science‘s book and media review editor Valerie Thompson discusses books we reviewed and loved in 2019,  books we missed and wish we’d reviewed, new books for the next-generation of scientists, a few of our favorite films, and a hit board game for bird enthusiasts. Listen here. To hear the rest… Read More
  • At the Edge of Time: Exploring the Mysteries of Our Universe’s First Seconds
    Dan Hooper

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    PODCAST: Q&A with Dan Hooper, author of At the Edge of Time

    From dark matter to cosmic inflation, the cosmos contains tantalizing hints from the Universe’s earliest moments. This week on the Science podcast, Dan Hooper unpacks what we know about the first seconds after the Big Bang and reveals how scientists are attempting to test theories about this pivotal period. Listen here. To hear the rest… Read More