The Poetry of Science
Episode 151: Supernovae in the Stones

Episode 151: Supernovae in the Stones

May 23, 2022

This episode explores new research, which has investigated how an extra-terrestrial stone found on Earth provides clues about supernova events.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.               

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.   

Read ‘We Astronomers’ by Rebecca Elson here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 150: Death in the Shipping Lanes

Episode 150: Death in the Shipping Lanes

May 16, 2022

This episode explores new research, which has found that shipping poses a significant threat to the endangered whale shark.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.              

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.   

Read ‘Requiem Shark’ by Rad Smith here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 149: Unhealthy Debts

Episode 149: Unhealthy Debts

May 9, 2022

This episode explores new research, which has found that student debt can impair your cardiovascular health into middle age.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.             

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.  

Read ‘The Debt’ by Paul Laurence Dunbar here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 148: Dead Red Tides

Episode 148: Dead Red Tides

May 2, 2022

This episode explores new research, which has found links between red tides and dead zones off the west coast of Florida.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.            

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Fabliau of Florida’ by Wallace Stevens here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 147: Blind in the Mind

Episode 147: Blind in the Mind

April 25, 2022

This episode explores new research, which has found that the absence of visual imagination can be detected by looking at how the pupils respond to light.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.           

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘The Mind’s Eye’ by David M. Graham here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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