Podcasts

Some recent podcasts that I have enjoyed:

  • Guardian Science Extra: Steve Jones (mp3)
    Interview with Steve Jones about his new book, Coral: A Pessimist in Paradise.
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  • Guardian Science Extra: Richard Dawkins (mp3)
    Interview with Richard Dawkins author of the 'The God Delusion', about religion, science, and his recent argument with Robert Winston.
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  • TED Talks: Measuring the fastest animal on earth (mp3)
    UC Berkeley biologist Sheila Patek gives a wide-ranging talk on the effort to measure the hyperfast movements of peacock mantis shrimp heels using high-speed video cameras recording at 20,000 frames per second. She and her team slowed down the movements of these amazing animals and showed they had the fastest known feeding strike in the animal kingdom. (In 2006, Patek's team announced an even faster animal part: the mandible of the trap-jaw ant.)
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  • TED Talks: Biomimicry (mp3)
    With 3.8 billion years of research and development on its side, nature has already solved problems that human designers and engineers still struggle with. In this inspiring talk, Janine Benyus provides fascinating examples of biomimicry—the way humans mimic nature in the products we build and the systems we implement. And because the champion adapters in the natural world are, by definition, those that can survive without destroying the environment that sustains them, biomimicry can contribute to the long-term health of our planet.
    Related links: Show notes (inc. video) | Home page | Feed

See also: Previous list of podcasts

Writer and photographer Richard Carter, FCD is the founder of the Friends of Charles Darwin. He lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.WebsiteFacebookTwitterNewsletterBooks
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