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How do astronomers photograph a black hole? How often do planes get hit by lightning? What does the EPA actually do? Science is all around us and transforming our world at a rapid pace. Extragalactic astrophysicist Sabrina Stierwalt is here to guide you through it. She'll help you make sense of the everyday and the once-in-a-lifetime. Rights of Albert Einstein are used with permission of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Represented exclusively by Greenlight.

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How do astronomers photograph a black hole? How often do planes get hit by lightning? What does the EPA actually do? Science is all around us and transforming our world at a rapid pace. Extragalactic astrophysicist Sabrina Stierwalt is here to guide you through it. She'll help you make sense of the everyday and the once-in-a-lifetime. Rights of Albert Einstein are used with permission of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Represented exclusively by Greenlight.

    Life's Last Bow

    Life's Last Bow

    Episode 5 of 5 of our miniseries from author Henry Gee, based on his new book A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth.
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    Standing Up for Sex

    Standing Up for Sex

    Episode 4 of 5 of our miniseries from author Henry Gee, based on his new book A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth.
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    Dinosaurs in Flight

    Dinosaurs in Flight

    Episode 3 of 5 of our miniseries from author Henry Gee, based on his new book A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth.
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    The Great Permian Catastrophe

    The Great Permian Catastrophe

    Episode 2 of 5 of our miniseries from author Henry Gee, based on his new book A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth.
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    A Song of Fire and Ice

    A Song of Fire and Ice

    Episode 1 of 5 of our miniseries from author Henry Gee, based on his new book A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth.
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    Bonus: Virgin Galactic and the Making of a Modern Astronaut

    Bonus: Virgin Galactic and the Making of a Modern Astronaut

    Today, we're sharing a special excerpt from Test Gods, an audiobook from our friends at Macmillan Audio. Test Gods tells the remarkable story of the test pilots, engineers, and visionaries behind Virgin Galactic’s campaign to build a space tourism company. It's an epic story about bravery and the fulfillment of our dreams. If you like what you hear, get your copy of Test Gods here or wherever books or audiobooks are sold. https://amzn.to/3f0rQJ9

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Customer Reviews

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232 Ratings

232 Ratings

Bikemayer ,

Great information, grating vocal fry

I really like the topics chosen and the length of these podcasts. I heard a news story a few years ago about vocal fry and I can’t I hear it now. It drives me a bit crazy how much vocal fry she has. Maybe she could do a podcast on the phenomenon of vocal fry.

Thunderface ,

Not always scientific

Sometimes presents unscientific claims, but don't worry, these claims are highly attractive politically 🙄 I wanted a science podcast please.

It's All Gooey and Sticky ,

Love it

I love the information. The current host is so cheerful.

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