The Poetry of Science
Episode 128: Shattered Magnetism

Episode 128: Shattered Magnetism

November 29, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has shown how the magnetisation of rocks can be used to find the impact sites of meteorites.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.    

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Santa Fe Trail’ by Barbara Guest here.  

 

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 127: A Winter of Extinction

Episode 127: A Winter of Extinction

November 22, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has found that the world's largest mass extinction may have begun with volcanic winter.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.   

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘For a Coming Extinction’ by W. S. Merwin here.

 

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 126: Fading Transmissions

Episode 126: Fading Transmissions

November 15, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has investigated how the communication styles of volunteers attempting to replicate life in deep space changed over time.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.  

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Space’ by William Burford here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 125: Shifting Sounds in Spring

Episode 125: Shifting Sounds in Spring

November 8, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has found that the sounds of spring are changing, with dawn choruses across North America and Europe becoming quieter and less varied. 

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Dawn Chorus’ by Sasha Dugdale here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 124: Shadowlosses

Episode 124: Shadowlosses

November 1, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has investigated the different losses that young adults have suffered during COVID-19.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Are they Shadows’ by Samuel Daniel here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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