100 episodes

The Museum of Science brings you a podcast dedicated to answering your science questions.

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    • 4.9 • 38 Ratings

The Museum of Science brings you a podcast dedicated to answering your science questions.

    Do Vampire Bats Really Drink Blood?

    Do Vampire Bats Really Drink Blood?

    In part two of our conversation with evolutionary biologist Dr. Nancy Simmons, we discuss the astonishing diversity of bats and how they came to dominate Earth's night skies.

    • 14 min
    How Did Bats Evolve Flight?

    How Did Bats Evolve Flight?

    Bats are the only mammals in Earth's history to achieve powered flight. We ask evolutionary biologist Dr. Nancy Simmons how bats gained this ability and why.

    • 10 min
    What’s a Typical Day Like for a Mars Rover?

    What’s a Typical Day Like for a Mars Rover?

    Kim Steadman, an engineer who operates the Perseverance Mars rover, details the how, when, what, and why behind our incredible discoveries on Mars.

    • 16 min
    Boston Has A City Archaeology Program? What Does It Do?

    Boston Has A City Archaeology Program? What Does It Do?

    Joe Bagley has been Boston's City Archeologist for over a decade. He shares some of the historic science that his department uncovers all around Beantown.

    • 16 min
    What’s So Special About Gold, Anyway?

    What’s So Special About Gold, Anyway?

    The metal gold has been highly valued by humans throughout our history, but what makes it so unique? Museum educator Colin gives us insight into its amazing properties, from its cosmic origins to its use in some of the most advanced technology humans have ever created.

    • 10 min
    Hurricane Hunters Part Three: Why Fly Though A Hurricane?

    Hurricane Hunters Part Three: Why Fly Though A Hurricane?

    For the exciting conclusion of our series on NOAA's Hurricane Hunter aircraft, we ask meteorologist Nikki Hathaway how flights through tropical storms can give us insight into their origins, mechanics, and perhaps most importantly, their trajectories.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

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Great content

Great interviews with a variety of science.

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Great Short Science Podcast

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Fun!

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