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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 #58

We're starting to feel Christmassy already this episode, bringing you a doublet of chilly stories from Antarctica and Mongolia, and with Dave getting all materialistic about some funky new substances. Brand-new podder Alasdair has a story on some novel GM rice, we have news including nocturnal orchids and bionic rabbits, a EUWhat on the misuse of antibiotics, and a discussion close to host Jon's heart- do computer games alter our brains?

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EUSci Podcast #57

This episode we stun our listeners with an above average content of physical science. Dave's in his element with a correspondent piece on destructive tactics being employed by chemists, and Jon leaves his bioscience element to tell us about a cloaking device for magnetic fields. The hacks in our news spot tell you about a resurrected protein that could produce some new antibiotics, smart windows and the effect your views can have on your taste buds, and finally our discussion covers the recent controversy over faster-than-light neutrinos. Enjoy.

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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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