The Poetry of Science
Episode 105: Rotifers on Ice

Episode 105: Rotifers on Ice

June 14, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has successfully revived tiny 24,000-year-old microorganisms buried under Siberian permafrost.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.  

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.   

Read ‘The Librarian Decides on Cryonics’ by Judith Skillman here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 104: California Haze

Episode 104: California Haze

June 7, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has found that Californian wildfire smoke reached Europe in 2020, causing a strong cloudiness of the sun.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.  

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.  

Read ‘The Smoke of Distant Fires’ by Eduardo Chirinos here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 103: Toxic Seaweed

Episode 103: Toxic Seaweed

May 31, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has nitrogen has turned sargassum (i.e. brown seaweed) into the world's largest harmful algal bloom.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Seaweeds’ by Sandra Mcpherson here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 102: A Land of Darker Green

Episode 102: A Land of Darker Green

May 24, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has found that Greenland is becoming darker and warmer.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘You Could Never Take A Car to Greenland’ by Maggie Smith here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 101: Burning Lichen

Episode 101: Burning Lichen

May 17, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has found that lichen may take up to a century to fully recover from wildfire.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Springtime in the Rockies, Lichen’ by Lew Welch here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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