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  1. Thinking With Things Streaming

    Link
    http://www.ashmolean.org/podcasts/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Archaeology, Astronomy, German Studies, History, Languages, Literature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Series of curated podcasts in which an academic from Oxford University chooses an object from the Ashmolean Museum and speaks about it in the context of their own research and interests. Historians, scientists, mathematicians and linguists take their turn, amongst them Diarmaid MacCulloch speaking about the Reformation in the context of a medal from the reign of Henry VIII and Marcus Du Sautoy on the mathematical implications of carved neolithic stones.

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  2. I, Science Streaming

    Link
    http://isciencemag.co.uk/category/podcast-video/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Physics, Technology
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Journals, Podcasting, Reviews, Streaming/Download

    This website is produced by post-graduate students at Imperial College, studying for an MSc in Science Communication and Science Media Production. It features news, reviews, blogs and a magazine which appears three times a year. The site’s audio and video resources include podcasts, interviews and news items covering a broad range of scientific subjects. A useful source of news and information for science undergraduates.

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  3. EarthSky Streaming

    Link
    http://earthsky.org
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, General Science, Geography, Geology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    This popular American resource covers the sciences of earth and space: astronomy, geology, geography and biology. Featuring articles, news items and videos, the site is intended for a general audience but aggregates contents about the latest academic research and presents its content in an accessible and enthusiastic way, and is therefore suitable for specialists and enthusiasts alike.

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  4. FT Science Streaming

    Link
    http://podcast.ft.com/s/ft-science-with-clive-cookson
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Genetics, Mathematics
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    The Financial Times science podcast is no longer being updated but the archive features all the episodes in the series, freely available. The FT’s Science Editor presents the podcast, covering every aspect of science from biomedicine to space.

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  5. Astronomy Cast Streaming

    Link
    http://www.astronomycast.com/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, General Science
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Weekly podcast about astronomy hosted by Fraser Cain (of the Universe Today site) and Dr Pamela L. Gay (of the Cosmo Quest site. The podcasts, which are free to download and accompanied by transcripts, cover a wide range of subjects under the astronomical umbrella, dealing with everything from how spacecraft navigate the solar system to the dangers of fire on board spacecraft. Gay and Cain also consider wider scientific topics such as confirmation bias, science funding and women in science. The podcast has been around since 2006 and as of November 2016 has racked up over 400 episodes.

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  6. Science Photo Library Streaming

    Link
    http://www.sciencephoto.com/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, General Science, Genetics, Medicine, Nature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Footage Sources, Information Sources, Streaming/Download, Video Sources

    Specialist science imagery and footage is available to licence from this longstanding company. There are over 600,000 images and 40,000 clips available on the site, all of which are freely available to preview online but users need to register in order to buy clips.
    The moving image collections are divided into Healthcare, Science & Technology, Space, History, Environment, Animals and Flowers. The company also runs a free research service and has an educational plan available with subscriptions starting at £25.00.

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  7. The Infinite Monkey Cage Streaming

    Link
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00snr0w/episodes/downloads
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    This entertaining podcast is presented by physicist Professor Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince, who synthesise their talents to produce an informative and lively mixture of science and humour. Each episode features different guests - usually a combination of two scientists and a comedian - and the show’s structure often takes the form of a dialogue between scientist (usually an expert in his or her particular field) and comedian, with the comedian asking deliberately naive questions in order to elicit an enlightening response from the scientist.

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  8. The Titanium Physicists Podcast Streaming

    Link
    http://titaniumphysicists.brachiolopemedia.com/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Engineering, Physics
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Lively physics podcast created and curated by Canadian theoretical physicist and mathematician Ben Tippett. The podcasts feature a range of experts in various disciplines, discussing their research, from astronomy and astrophysics to biophysics and the theory of general relativity. The podcasts have been arranged by topic and most of them have been transcribed, which means that searching by keyword is also possible.

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  9. Science Alert Streaming

    Link
    http://www.sciencealert.com/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, Environmental Studies, General Science, Medicine, Nature, Physics

    Popular website which aggregates and promotes the latest scientific research from universities and research bodies around the world, featuring news stories, articles, videos and images. There is a particular (though not exclusive) emphasis on the Australian scientific research community. Users can search under several broad categories, including Health, Environment, Space, Physics and Nature. The videocontent is collected on one page.

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  10. SciShow Streaming

    Link
    https://www.youtube.com/user/scishow
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, General Science, Medicine, Physics, Psychology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Information Sources, Streaming/Download

    Extremely popular daily science show, streamed via YouTube and presented by Hank Green and Michael Aranda. Each day has a different format news (eg. Friday is Science News Day, Monday features a short video about our ‘Weird World’, whereas Wednesday’s video features longer, more in-depth investigations). The format is energetic, upbeat and engaging and the items generally well-researched, although one video on Genetically Modified Organisms caused some controversy and was taken down from the site after being criticised, as biased and inaccurate by science blogger Myles Power. SciShow made a new video Why Are GMOs Bad? in which they acknowledge the flaws in the previous film and present a more balanced case.

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