The Poetry of Science
Episode 130: Lighter Migration

Episode 130: Lighter Migration

December 13, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has found that migratory birds have lighter-coloured feathers.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.      

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Migration’ by Ira Sadoff here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 129: Water Falling Still

Episode 129: Water Falling Still

December 6, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has found that a waterfall's sound and visual appearance can be used to track changes in its flow.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.     

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘The Waterfall’ by Mary Oliver here.  

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 128: Shattered Magnetism

Episode 128: Shattered Magnetism

November 29, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has shown how the magnetisation of rocks can be used to find the impact sites of meteorites.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.    

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Santa Fe Trail’ by Barbara Guest here.  

 

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 127: A Winter of Extinction

Episode 127: A Winter of Extinction

November 22, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has found that the world's largest mass extinction may have begun with volcanic winter.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.   

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘For a Coming Extinction’ by W. S. Merwin here.

 

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 126: Fading Transmissions

Episode 126: Fading Transmissions

November 15, 2021

This episode explores new research, which has investigated how the communication styles of volunteers attempting to replicate life in deep space changed over time.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.  

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Space’ by William Burford here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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