The Poetry of Science
Episode 74: Tidal Evolution

Episode 74: Tidal Evolution

November 2, 2020

This episode explores new research, which has shown how large tides may have driven the evolution of fish towards life on land.

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Read this episode’s science poem here

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Evolution’ by Linda Bierds here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 73: Bellwether Beetles

Episode 73: Bellwether Beetles

October 26, 2020

This episode explores new research, which has used flour beetles to predict how different species will interact with each other following shifting habitats brought about by climate change.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.  

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Elegy for the Insects’ by Michael Benedikt here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 72: Circles Beneath the Sea

Episode 72: Circles Beneath the Sea

October 19, 2020

This episode explores new research, which has found mysterious seafloor ‘crop circles’ off the north-west coast of Australia.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Circle’ by Pádraig Ó Tuama here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 71: Better than Earth

Episode 71: Better than Earth

October 12, 2020

This episode explores new research, which has found 24 ‘superhabitable’ planets that may have conditions that are more suitable for life than here on Earth.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Another Planet’ by Dunya Mikhail here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 70: Zombie Fires

Episode 70: Zombie Fires

October 5, 2020

This episode explores new research, which has found that 'zombie fires' in the Arctic are likely to have strong consequences for the global climate.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘The Fire’ by Katie Ford here.  

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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