The Poetry of Science
Episode 114: Artificial Weather

Episode 114: Artificial Weather

August 16, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has used machine learning to understand why extreme precipitation in the Midwestern United States is becoming more frequent.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.   

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.     

Read ‘Postscript from Mississippi’ by Rebecca Morgan Frank here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 113: Volcanic Seas

Episode 113: Volcanic Seas

August 9, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has found that the rise and fall of sea levels influence the likelihood of volcanic eruptions.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.  

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.    

Read ‘Santorini’ by George Seferis here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 112: The Forests are Dying

Episode 112: The Forests are Dying

August 2, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has found that trees in Colorado subalpine forests are dying at increasing rates from warmer and drier summer conditions.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.   

Read ‘Spruces’ by Wilbert Snow here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 111: Residual Snakes

Episode 111: Residual Snakes

July 26, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has found that snakes can be used to potentially reveal radiation levels in the soil around Fukushima.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.  

Read ‘Snake’ by Katie Peterson here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 110: Stabilising Cockatoos

Episode 110: Stabilising Cockatoos

July 19, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has developed a novel forensic tool for detecting the illegal trading of critically endangered cockatoos.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.  

Read ‘The Cockatoo’ by Cid Corman here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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