The Poetry of Science
Episode 85: Elephants from Space

Episode 85: Elephants from Space

January 25, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has found that satellite cameras coupled with machine learning can be used to detect and count African elephants in complex geographical landscapes.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Elephant Armageddon’ by Gerard Malanga here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 84: Melting Lakes

Episode 84: Melting Lakes

January 18, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has found that 5,700 lakes in the Northern Hemisphere may permanently lose ice cover this century because of global warming.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘River Snow’ by Mark van Doren here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 83: When the Mangroves Disappeared

Episode 83: When the Mangroves Disappeared

January 11, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has shown that the mangroves on the coasts of Oman disappeared about 6,000 years because of climate change.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Caribbean Marsh’ by Muna Lee here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Email: sam.illingworth@gmail.com  
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Episode 82: Lunar Flow

Episode 82: Lunar Flow

December 21, 2020

This episode explores new research, which has found that the Moon controls the release of methane in the Arctic Ocean.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Low Tide’ by Edna St. Vincent Millay here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Email: sam.illingworth@gmail.com  
Twitter: @samillingworth 

Episode 81: Damming Loss

Episode 81: Damming Loss

December 14, 2020

This episode explores new research, which has found that that the recovery of beavers may have beneficial consequences for amphibians in surviving the effects of climate change.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘In the North Cascades’ by Dixie Partridge here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Email: sam.illingworth@gmail.com  
Twitter: @samillingworth 

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