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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 Extra - Sean Roberts on spurious correlation

Having teased you with an excerpt in podcast 66, here is the full version of our interview with Sean Roberts.

EUSci Podcast #66

We're one digit short of the number of the beast this week, as we reach episode 66 of the EUSci podcast. Prepare to be amazed at quantum computers inside diamonds, the stem cell research that could repair your heart in the future, and at how wind turbines are NOT necessarily the bird-blenders they are sometimes made out to be. Our discussion asks if participants in medical research should be informed of incidental findings related to their health, and we have some significant information to impart in a great Feature interview by Chris featuring linguist Sean Roberts.

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EUSci Podcast Extra - Daniel Casasanto, cognitive scientist of the New School For Social Research

We tend to think about ideas, concepts and feelings as abstract constructions that exist in our brains and are shared (more or less) with everyone else on the planet. However this is not necessarily true. In this special episode of the EUSci podcast, our producer Chris is interviewing Daniel Casasanto, a cognitive scientist at the New School For Social Research about how differences in language, culture and even our bodies give rise to different ways of thinking about the world.

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EUSci Podcast #65

The biologists dominate our correspondents this episode, with stories on the use of antibodies in cancer treatment, what mice are telling us about the imact of memories on our experience of events, and a funky mechanism of UV light sensing in plants. It's been an exciting few weeks for physics in the news, however, with Wolf and Chris guiding you through stories from robotic hummingbirds to bleeding plastics. Being this close to easter we couldn't resist a chocolate story, and what do you know, it's good for you- as we tell you in our EUWhat. As an extra special treat we have an excerpt of a fascinating interview with cognitive scientist Daniel Casasanto (full interview to follow). Enjoy! Read more »

EUSci Podcast #64

Novel treatments for stroke are in the offing this week as Alasdair covers some exciting research, with Wolf representing the physical sciences with a story about the origin of the moon's magnetic field. Our intrepid newscasters have explosive stories on, amongst other things, hog farms and nuclear fusion, and Jon looks at the phenomenon of 'relational violence' in movies on behaviour in women. If that wasn't enough our discussion covers the intriguing question- how dead would you want to be before you donated your organs? Enjoy, and don't forget to get in touch with any feedback on the usual channels.

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