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The EUSci podcast is lovingly crafted (well... carefully crafted, well crafted at least), by our crack team of podcasters every two weeks. Read a bit about the team's exploits below, and tune in or jump on board yourself!

EUSci Podcast #56

Golden crowned fruit bat (Acerodon jubatus)Back to the usual format this week, and host Jon is happy, for pod regular the fruit bat has returned. No podcasters were embarassed in the making of this episode, however (no fellatio this time), and the bats are instead showing their prowess in navigation- despite the efforts of researchers to confuse them. For the other correspondent piece our in-house pharmacological expert Dave fills us in on new attempts to get substances across the blood/brain barrier, our discussion covers the strange phenomenon of 'wifi refugees', and the EUWhat covers the impact of power on monogamy. What more could you want? Enjoy!

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EUSci Podcast #55

 

Zombie LadybugAfter an extended summer break, we are finally back with a new episode of the EUSci podcast. Reduced numbers of podcasters forced us to mix up the format a bit, but we hope you will enjoy it nonetheless. This week our hosts guide us through stories about a zombie ladybugs, the hidden advantages of bilingualism, diminishing hope of finding the Higgs, and much more. So sit back and enjoy our take on the walking particles of science stories that made the headlines (or at least the science pages) of newspapers over the past couple of weeks. Read more »

EUSci Podcast Extra: A Conversation with AI Researchers

Robot smacking a humanAt the 2011 the Edinburgh International Film Festival, one of the events was a screening of the 1984 scifi classic The Terminator. The event was followed by a discussion with two real-life AI researchers from the University of Edinburgh School of Informatics. We managed to catch the two scientists before the event and talk to them about the past and future of AI, its perception in the media, and whether we should worry about the Robot Apocalypse.

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EUSci Podcast # 54

Wandering JupiterWhen other people go on holiday, the EUSci podcast team gets cracking to bring you a special August episode of the podcast. This week our host Chris Christodoulopoulos guides us through stories about a wandering Jupiter, gene therapy that works, immoral experiments, and much more. So sit back and enjoy our take on the genetic mass of science stories that made the headlines (or at least the science pages) of newspapers over the past couple of weeks.

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EUSci Podcast #53

How can a computer be made to do something most humans take for granted- recognise 3D shapes? What makes the human brain like a computer? These questions and more are tackled in this weeks episode as our correspondants look at computer vision, and own limited short-term memory capacity. Our discussion centres around the topical subject of sexism in the workplace, and we have tasty news stories for you including the dangers of sex with men from the future and the circular food chain employed by some microbes. Our EUWhat rounds things off with news of the signals men in fast cars are sending to women, and the way in which women receive them. Enjoy.

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