EUSci: The Edinburgh University Science Podcast
Science commentary from people who know it all (a.k.a. students). Listen to members of the Edinburgh University Science magazine discuss science stories in the news.

Hi everyone and welcome to episode 99 of the EUSci podcast. Stay tuned for the latest news on why Mercury is getting wrinkles in its old age and how you can hide objects from sound. If that’s not enough, we answer the age old debate about whether the “5 second rule” really applies to food dropped on the floor.

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Hi everyone, welcome to Episode 98 of the EUSci podcast. On this show we discover how slime moulds could design a new London Underground and the latest updates on the quest for a spinal paralysis cure. And if that’s not enough, find out what penguins think of the British weather.  

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Hello and welcome to all the listeners of EUSci podcast. I'm your host Alex and in this 97th episode we have for you great deal of astounding stories from the world of science. Want to hear how memory edits the past with present experiences? Interested in the latest view on black holes from Stephen Hawking? Not sure whether buying organic makes you any good? Or maybe you just want to hear about glowing fruit flies which detect cancer? Join us during this half an hour, when we explore all of these topics.

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Welcome to episode 96 of the EUSci podcast. I'm your host Dave and in this episode we'll bring you everything from the cosmic web of dark matter criss-crossing our universe to flying jellyfish. And for all the ladies out there, we have the latest hi-tech clothing invention which is likely to give you a bit of a surprise.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:30 PM

Welcome to episode 95 of the EUSci podcast. In this episode, Arjan will lead us through the latest weird and wonderful scientific discoveries including personalised medicine and super-magnets as well as the latest attempts to translate dog barks into human speech. And if that’s not enough, we will also discuss the pros and cons of the big data era. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:44 PM

Hello to all EUSci-ers, and welcome to episode 94 of the pod. This week we will be debating whether the approach taken to cull badgers in Britain was scientifically valid, discussing the portrayal of chemistry and chemicals in the media, looking at the effect of obesity on taste, and how fire ants make rafts to cross troubling waters. So firstly, let's catch up with the news from the past week, let me introduce to you two new voices to the podcast; Helen and Arjan. Welcome to you both.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:10 PM

Hi everyone and welcome to episode 93 of the EUSci podcast. Keep listening to find out the latest ways to quit smoking and hear our views on E-cigarettes. However, if you’re more interested in the charge level of your phone, Dave tells us the latest news on improving battery performance with viruses.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:08 PM

Welcome to episode 92 of the EUSci podcast. In this episode, our host, Alex, will take us through a jam packed schedule to bring you all of the latest news on topics such as trees that mark where gold may be found and how babies learn morality. We’ll also have an in depth discussion on the pros and cons of Thorium as a fuel for nuclear fission.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:37 PM

Hello listeners! Steph here, How are you? Fabulous I hope and sitting comfortably for episode 91! This week I have the pleasure of introducing some new voices to the pod, today we have Alex bringing up the latest on developments towards a malaria vaccine, Erica explores concerns about the overuse of viagra, Jackson brings us the News, whilst Daveo (not quite so fresh to the pod) attempts to explain to you (and me) about the speed of dark matter. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:14 PM

In this show Steph will tell us how the phrase “green fingered” will have new meaning with the development of glow in the dark plants and Alasdair will give us the details on the latest advances in prosthetic limbs. We also have one last chat with Chris before he retires as producer and disappears across the Atlantic but we look forward to his external correspondents. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:43 PM