The Poetry of Science
Episode 157: Ancient Life Off Earth

Episode 157: Ancient Life Off Earth

July 4, 2022

This episode explores new research, which has found that ancient microbes may help us to find extraterrestrial life forms.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.    

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.       

Read ‘The Colors of Ageing’ by Peter Boyle here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 156: Smoky Milk

Episode 156: Smoky Milk

June 27, 2022

This episode explores new research, which has found that dairy cows exposed to wildfire smoke produce less milk.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.   

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.       

Read ‘The Cows’ by Frederick Bock here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 155: Artificial Rhythms

Episode 155: Artificial Rhythms

June 20, 2022

This episode explores new research, which has found that artificial light affects the seasonal rhythms of plants.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.  

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.      

Read ‘In the Changing Light’ by Carter Revard here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 154: Invasive Singing

Episode 154: Invasive Singing

June 13, 2022

This episode explores new research, which has found evidence of a beautiful songbird potentially becoming an invasive species in the UK.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.     

Read 'Songbird' by John Brehm here.  

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 153: Immature Vapers

Episode 153: Immature Vapers

June 6, 2022

This episode explores new research, which has found that e-cigarettes have led to more than 1 million young people (14-17) in the US becoming daily tobacco users.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.               

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.    

Read ‘Interstate Sonnet’ by Carl Marcum here.  

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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