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Want to know more about black holes? Or progress in the cure for cancer? Learn about the latest news and trends in science, medicine and the environment from the reporters and editors of the popular Science Times section of The New York Times. David Corco



Published: Mon, 6 Apr 2015 14:30:06 EDT

Last Build Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2015 14:30:06 EDT

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Crowing of a Red Junglefowl

Tue, 7 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT

The crowing of a red junglefowl, ancestor to farm chickens, is shorter.


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http://podcasts.nytimes.com/podcasts/2015/04/07/science/07chickens_redjunglefowlcrowing/RedJunglefowlRoosterCrow.mp3




Climate-Friendly Nuclear Energy

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST

Nuclear energy could help stem climate change, but economic conditions aren’t favorable for many existing nuclear power plants.


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http://podcasts.nytimes.com/podcasts/2014/12/22/science/scitimes-podcast-nukes/Climatenukes-podcast-mixdown.mp3




Is Natural Gas Better?

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST

Natural gas seems to be better for the environment than coal because of its reduced carbon emissions, but environmentalists say it may not be better after all.


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http://podcasts.nytimes.com/podcasts/2014/12/22/science/scitimes-podcast-natgas/Natgas-podcast-2-mixdown-4.mp3







Farewell

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST

A final word, in alphabetical order, to bid farewell to the Science Times podcast.


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http://podcasts.nytimes.com/podcasts/2014/12/22/science/scitimes-podcast-farewell/Farewell-podcast-mixdown-final.mp3




Reviving an Ancient Pulse

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST

Using modern digital processing, researchers have given sound to some of the earliest written recordings of pulses and heartbeats.


Media Files:
http://podcasts.nytimes.com/podcasts/2014/12/16/science/scitimes-podcast-pulse/pulse-podcast-mixdown.mp3




Monitoring Earth’s Temperature

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST

Scientists arrived at a limit of 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit for Earth’s temperature to increase, arguing anything above that will cause significant damage.


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http://podcasts.nytimes.com/podcasts/2014/12/16/science/scitimes-podcast-gillis/GIllis-mixdown-final.mp3




Infusing Fun Into Cancer Treatment

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST

In California, young patients can lose themselves in a digital dreamworld during their grueling treatments.


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http://podcasts.nytimes.com/podcasts/2014/12/16/science/scitimes-podcast-infusion/Infusion-podcast-mixdown.mp3




Exploring Mars

Tue, 9 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST

James B. Garvin, a chief scientist with NASA, discusses the history of Mars exploration, current technological advances and what is still to come in understanding our planetary neighbor.


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http://podcasts.nytimes.com/podcasts/2014/12/09/science/09scitimes-podcast-mars/Mars-podcast-final.mp3




Robot Swarm

Tue, 2 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST

A robot exhibit at New York City’s Museum of Math shows how simple interactions lead to large-scale, organized behavior.


Media Files:
http://podcasts.nytimes.com/podcasts/2014/12/02/science/scitimes-podcast-robot/Robot-Podcast-final.mp3