Science On Top
About This Show
The Australian podcast about science, health and technology news. Join Ed Brown and his panel of co-hosts each week as we talk about the latest and coolest research and discoveries in the world of science. We're joined by special guests from all over the science field: doctors, professors, nurses, teachers and more.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
SoT 303: The Elf Who Could Not Love
5 days ago
Hosts: Ed Brown, Lucas Randall, Daniel Midgely 00:01:18 Billed as having "mastered sign language", Koko The Gorilla has passed away. But was she all she was cracked up to be? Koko's First Interspecies Web Chat: Transcript Project Nim: the chimp who was brought up like a child Clever Hans It’s time to stop exposing people to the dangers of Facilitated Communication Sue Savage-Rumbaugh 00:29:43 An international team has discovered a galaxy unlike any other. Smaller than the Milky Way, the mysterious galaxy appears to have very little dark matter - possibly none at all. 00:41:00 Artificial Intelligence is becoming increasingly ubiquitous in our lives. But a Wall Street Journal report finds that many of the big tech companies are using humans where computer bots fall short. This episode contains traces of a report about Koko's death on CBC News. Daniel Midgley is a linguist at the University of Western Australia and presenter on the weekly podcast and radio show Talk the Talk.Read more »
Rated 5 out of
The Worlds Best Science Podcast - Bar None
This is how science should be podcast. Always interesting, down to earth, often funny and frequently provokes you to 'have a little think'. It's so good I've recommended to the BBC that you review the podcast and web site to see how things should be done. I very much look forward to my weekly dose of SOT, thanks to everyone involved.
Date published: 2015-05-29
Rated 5 out of
Always enjoyable, and always educational
The show covers a variety of topics related to recent scientific news and research.
They present the information in an easy to understand language, while staying true to the information presented.
Science on Top is definitely one of the best podcasts for a broad range of science information.
Date published: 2017-09-21