The Poetry of Science
Episode 100: Deep Sea Plastics

Episode 100: Deep Sea Plastics

May 10, 2021

This episode explores new research, which re-considers what is happening to plastic waste in marine and sedimentary environments.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Deep Sea’ by Axton Clark here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 99: Spongy Trails

Episode 99: Spongy Trails

May 3, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has found that sponges leave trails on the sea floor in the Arctic deep sea.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘The Sponge’ by Joshua Mehigan here.  

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 98: A Bronze Map of Stone

Episode 98: A Bronze Map of Stone

April 26, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has found that a 4,000-year-old carved stone slab is Europe’s oldest known map.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Map’ by Biswamit Dwibedy here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Email: sam.illingworth@gmail.com  
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Episode 97: Freshwater Salts

Episode 97: Freshwater Salts

April 19, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has found that road salts and other human sources are threatening the world's freshwater supplies.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Salt to Make a Sea’ by Renée Ashley here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Email: sam.illingworth@gmail.com  
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Episode 96: Ghost Forest

Episode 96: Ghost Forest

April 12, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has found that sea level rise is killing trees along the Atlantic Coast, creating ‘ghost forests’ that are visible from space.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Another Grieving Forest’ by Alfred Kreymborg here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Twitter: @samillingworth 

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