The Poetry of Science
Episode 171: Shipwrecked Sediments

Episode 171: Shipwrecked Sediments

October 24, 2022

This episode explores new research, which has found that 80 years after it sank, a World War 2 warship is still polluting the local ecosystem.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.            

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.  

Read ‘After the Shipwreck’ by Alicia Ostriker here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 170: Washed into Dust

Episode 170: Washed into Dust

October 17, 2022

This episode explores new research, which has found that the Salton Sea is turning into toxic dust.

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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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Episode 169: Forecasting Day length

Episode 169: Forecasting Day length

October 10, 2022

This episode explores new research, which has improved the ability to predict fluctuations in the rotation of the Earth and with it the length of the day.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.            

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.  

Read ‘Days’ by Philip Larkin here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 168: Fruitful Gifts from Busy Bees

Episode 168: Fruitful Gifts from Busy Bees

October 3, 2022

This episode explores new research, which has found that planting hedges and flower strips in orchards helps to support wild bee communities, thereby improving pollination.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.            

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.  

Read ‘The Bees’ by Bruce Mackinnon here.  

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Email: sam.illingworth@gmail.com  
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Episode 167: Water Stress

Episode 167: Water Stress

September 26, 2022

This episode explores new research, which has found that five years after the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, one in four residents has PTSD.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.           

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.  

Read ‘Water Table’ by Eliza Griswold here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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

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