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Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of science... the thrill of discovery... and the agony of failed experiments... the human drama of scientific advancement... This is the Blue Streak Science Podcast!

Mar 10, 2017

Today's episode marks the beginning of a new format.

Sophie McManus, Ivy Shih, and Nevena Hristozova will bring us up to speed with the latest science news in our Science News Roundup segment.

The single most important science issue of our time is climate change. In our Climate Lounge segment Tom Di Liberto of NOAA will alert us to the latest findings and predictions for this world-changing phenomenon.

In future episodes we will be interviewing scientists from a wide variety of disciplines, from field herpetologists to infectious disease specialists. There is a world full of science stories out there and we will bring them directly to you from the scientists themselves.

Blue Streak Science News Roundup

These are summaries of our discussions on the podcast. For the full conversation please listen to this episode of the Blue Streak Science Podcast.

Worst ever coral bleaching event continues into fourth year
Will the Great Barrier Reef have enough time to recover? Or will climate change doom this World Heritage Site?

Are these the Earth's earliest lifeforms?
Possible evidence that life began on Earth in a geologic instant after its formation. Really?

Exercise reduces death from breast cancer relapse by 40 per cent
This miracle drug is good for what ails ya. It's everywhere and it's free!

Climate Lounge

Why is it so fricking hot?
Hot enough for ya? What is really going on here?

Tom Di Liberto of NOAA walks us through the data on the latest heat wave.

The Blue Streak Science Podcast comes to you from San Francisco; Cambridge; Sydney; Washington; and Brussels.