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This is Undark. We’re a digital science magazine situated at that place where science, culture, and politics collide.

This is Undark. We’re a digital science magazine situated at that place where science, culture, and politics collide.
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This is Undark. We’re a digital science magazine situated at that place where science, culture, and politics collide.

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@undarkmag

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English


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Ep. 40: The Struggle to Change an HIV Narrative

10/30/2019
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This month: The history of a destigmatizing message about HIV transmission and how it finally made it to the public.

Duration:00:34:45

Ep. 39: Solving the Deadly Transplantable Organ Shortage

9/23/2019
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This month: A penetrating look at the trials of patients with kidney failure, and the doctors working to make more lifesaving transplants possible.

Duration:00:23:57

Ep. 36: Fighting the Flu, Green Burials, and Teen Vaccinations

5/1/2019
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This month: the quest for a universal flu shot, the trend of low-carbon burials, and understanding medical consent laws for minors.

Duration:00:36:24

Ep 37: Crisis Mapping, Tracking Citations, and Sexual Harassment in Science

5/1/2019
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This month: using social media in search and rescue, developing a more accurate way to track citations, and tackling sexual harassment in science.

Duration:00:36:04

Ep. 38: Mosquito Music, Wildlife Poaching, and Imaging a Black Hole

5/1/2019
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This month: testing the effect of Skrillex on mosquitos, addressing poaching in Uganda, and public response to the first image of a black hole.

Duration:00:39:02

Ep. 35: Listening to Glaciers, Overcoming Addiction, and Saving a ‘Marine Serengeti’

2/11/2019
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This month: using audio data to track sea ice loss, the efficacy of medication-assisted treatment, and fighting for a national underwater monument.

Duration:00:39:25

Ep. 32: Decentralized Internet, a Trip into Space, and a Roiling Debate Among Science Writers

10/30/2018
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Ep. 32: Decentralized Internet, a Trip into Space, and a Roiling Debate Among Science Writers by

Duration:00:38:37

Ep. 31: Urban Heat Islands, Hardwired Trees, and America's Disjointed System of Medical Records

10/4/2018
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This month: building a heat map with the help of citizen scientists, monitoring an Estonian forest, and the heartbreaking cost of fragmented care.

Duration:00:44:48

Ep. 30: Wildfires, Snake Rescues, and the Devastating Effects of Air Pollution

8/30/2018
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This month: the toll of human-caused wildfires, rescuing snakes to prevent human-animal conflict, and capturing the impacts of an ambient killer. Transcript and individual segments available at https://undark.org/article/podcast-30-wildfires-snakes-air-pollution Update: An earlier version of this podcast and transcript provided an incorrect description of PM2.5, a scientific and regulatory term referring to fine particulate matter that is 2.5 micrometers or smaller in diameter. Although...

Duration:00:32:01

Ep. 29: CBD for Dogs, Plastic Pollution, and the History of Heredity

7/31/2018
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Join former NYT Science Times editor David Corcoran for a discussion with popular science writer and prolific book author Carl Zimmer about the history of heredity, and why you can’t boil down something as complex as intelligence to a couple of genes. Also, podcast host Kasha Patel talks with Undark’s Matters of Fact and Tracker columnist Michael Schulson about the safety of CBD, or cannabidiol, for dogs; and science journalist Anja Krieger takes listeners to the small German town of...

Duration:00:37:16

Ep. 28: Capturing Carbon Dioxide, Chasing Tornadoes, and Communicating Climate Impacts

6/27/2018
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David Corcoran talks with former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy about bridging the gap between science and the public. Also: an airplane ride-along with a group of tornado chasers from the NOAA, a closer look a carbon dioxide study with big implications, and game of Two Truths and Lie.

Duration:00:37:17

Ep. 27: The Bees of Bandelier, Snail Memories, Is Science Really Broken?

5/30/2018
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Our latest podcast looks at the resilience of bees; a study in memory transfer; and an attack on science.

Duration:00:42:39

Ep. 26 The Fate of the Delta Smelt

4/30/2018
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A tiny fish is fast disappearing from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Many ecologists consider it a sign that both the local ecosystem and the nation’s approach to conservation are in crisis.

Duration:00:35:58

Ep. 25 Lead and Kids

3/30/2018
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In this episode of the Undark podcast, we talk with reporter Charles Schmidt about his article on a misguided U.S. crackdown on lead poisoning. Also, Vanessa Schipani on media violence and Garrett Tiedemann on the personal toll of a genetic disorder.

Duration:00:38:54

Ep. 24 Finding Nubia

2/28/2018
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Our latest Undark podcast looks at an ancient civilization, rediscovered but threatened; science and the media; and the world's strangest flower.

Duration:00:36:26

Ep. 23 Food Fight

1/29/2018
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Join Undark podcast host and former NYT editor David Corcoran as he talks with Kerstin Hoppenhaus and Sibylle Grunze about their Undark documentary on stem rust. Also: commentator Seth Mnookin on how people get their science news; and reporter Kate Morgan visits a fossil park in New Jersey where dinosaurs met their fate.

Duration:00:41:30

Ep. 22 The Poisoning of Michigan

12/29/2017
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Join our podcast host and former NYT editor David Corcoran as he talks with Carrie Arnold about her Undark Case Study on the he toxic legacy of a 1973 chemical accident. Also: commentator Seth Mnookin on the biggest science stories of 2017, and Randy Scott Carroll on what it means to be alive.

Duration:00:43:23