By The New York Times
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Want to know more about black holes? Or progress in the cure for cancer? Learn about the latest news and trends in science, medicine and the environment from the reporters and editors of the popular Science Times section of The New York Times. David Corcoran is your host.
||Crowing of a Red Junglefowl||The crowing of a red junglefowl, ancestor to farm chickens, is shorter.||4/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Climate-Friendly Nuclear Energy||Nuclear energy could help stem climate change, but economic conditions aren’t favorable for many existing nuclear power plants.||12/21/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Is Natural Gas Better?||Natural gas seems to be better for the environment than coal because of its reduced carbon emissions, but environmentalists say it may not be better after all.||12/21/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||One-Legged Cycling||Can exercise change our DNA?||12/21/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Farewell||A final word, in alphabetical order, to bid farewell to the Science Times podcast.||12/21/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Infusing Fun Into Cancer Treatment||In California, young patients can lose themselves in a digital dreamworld during their grueling treatments.||12/15/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Reviving an Ancient Pulse||Using modern digital processing, researchers have given sound to some of the earliest written recordings of pulses and heartbeats.||12/15/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Monitoring Earth’s Temperature||Scientists arrived at a limit of 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit for Earth’s temperature to increase, arguing anything above that will cause significant damage.||12/15/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Exploring Mars||James B. Garvin, a chief scientist with NASA, discusses the history of Mars exploration, current technological advances and what is still to come in understanding our planetary neighbor.||12/8/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Robot Swarm||A robot exhibit at New York City’s Museum of Math shows how simple interactions lead to large-scale, organized behavior.||12/1/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
Easy summary of facsinating topics
David Corcoran does a fantastic job of covering the week's Science Times articles through original interviews with people involved with the topics. The podcast goes beyond reiterating the articles; it opens up a dialog with the experts on the topics. Must listen!
Quick, but not very informative
In their first episode regarding avian flu, the host refers to "less than 100 deaths", "less than 200 deaths" and "several hundred deaths". You might be better off reading the actual NY Times yourself.
Great, interesting, easy to digest.
This podcast is the perfect combination of interesting, yet understandible topics, that have not been too dumbed down. As a non-scientist, I love the podcast. Some brief stories, and at least one more in-depth conversation per pod-cast. Not an exact repeat of the printed version, but always touches on the main story. Also good about this podcast is that it's still relevant even if you're listening to it a couple of weeks later.