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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 #71

Are you thinking of playing poker for money against a computer? If so, you might want to hold that thought until you hear Producer Chris's account of an all-AI Texas Hold 'em tournament. Our usual dose of biology comes from Jon this week, with news of a method to sequence a baby's genome with only a blood sample from the mother, a technology that could lead to safer prenatal testing methods. Resident animal expert Steph puts her tongue in her cheek for our EUWhat on GPS-enabled sheep, while our discussion looks at a topical question: is psychology a science? Read more »

EUSci Podcast #70

It's podcast episode 70, and we have host Steph on hand to expertly navigate us through the most interesting science stories of the past few weeks. On the subject of navigation we have a fascinating correspondent piece on the magnetic cells used by fish to find their way back to their spawning grounds hundreds of miles away. We also find out how humans found their way into the Americas in multiple waves many thousands of years ago. In a subject close to our podcasters' hearts we ask: are there too many PhD students and post-docs? Our EUWhat features Hollywood portrayals of menstruation, but as usual it's the news that kicks us off, including some potentially alarming new findings on global warming, and on how viral vaccines combine in the wild.

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EUSci Podcast #69

The EUSci podcast reaches it's 69th regular episode this time round, and in a slightly tenous link with the kinky connotations of this number, we have a correspondent piece including the unusual noises some creatures make in their quest for sex, and a news story about insights in sex from fossils. If shoes tickle your fancy we've got something for you there too, with a EUWhat on what people think your shoes say about you. Have you ever wondered why those Nigerian scammers work so hard at appearing like Nigerian scammers? What gold particles might do to your DNA? Whether language problems might run in the family? Read more »

EUSci Podcast #68

We've got a lip-smackingly good podcast for you this time, with news from Producer Chris (our resident computational linguist), on some new ideas on how lip-smacking in primates relates to our own speech. In our other correspondent piece Jon examines research on how the process of genetic recombination is managed in mice, and he doubles up this episode, also shedding light on brain regions involved in how men like to be fondled, in our EUWhat. We've got an interesting discussion on the well-known Turing Test, but first up we have Alasdair with the news. Read more »

EUSci Podcast #67

There are entities in this world that do not believe evolution. But it doesn't really matter, it's happening anyway, and as Steph tells us this week, even synthetic molecules are getting in on the act. Our discussion features the delicate relationship between researchers and their press officers, and our exciting feature is an excerpt of an interview by Alasdair with stem cell researcher Prof. Bruno Peault.

Of course the usual goodies are here too- including news on the earthquake-inducing effects of dams and a possible alternative to graphene. Oh, and there's someting about bees, too.

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