The Poetry of Science
Episode 119: Dirty Light

Episode 119: Dirty Light

September 20, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has found that global light pollution has increased by at least 49% over the last 25 years.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Light’ by C. K. Williams here.

 

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 118: The Storms of our Past

Episode 118: The Storms of our Past

September 13, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has used synthetic storms and natural archives to reconstruct Atlantic hurricane frequency over the past couple of thousand years.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.   

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Storm’ by Tessa Sweazy Webb here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 117: Rare Earth Water

Episode 117: Rare Earth Water

September 6, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has found that rare earth elements are finding their way into Colorado water supplies, driven by changes in the climate.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.  

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Metals Metals’ by Russell Edson here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett

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Episode 116: The Urbanisation of Birds

Episode 116: The Urbanisation of Birds

August 30, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has found that bird diversity is threatened by urbanisation.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘There Are Birds Here’ by Jamaal May here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 115: Beyond the Beeline

Episode 115: Beyond the Beeline

August 23, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has found that the flight performance of bees is affected by temperature.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Bees were Better’ by Naomi Shihab Nye here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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