Paper Boys

By Paper Boys

Each week, two PhD students read the research papers behind headline science news and give you the details you can't get in the stories.

  1. 1.
    What happened to the mice of Universe 25? (BONUS EPISODE)
    1:07:55
  2. 2.
    Is solar reflective pavement the cure for hot cities?
    36:54
  3. 3.
    What’s inside a Martian meteorite?
    38:42
  4. 4.
    Is eating sugar a gut instinct?
    35:12
  5. 5.
    What happened in the Stanford Prison Experiment? (Bonus episode)
    52:34
  6. 6.
    Did Oumuamua come from a destroyed planet?
    49:44
  7. 7.
    Does traffic spread like a virus?
    40:17
  8. 8.
    Why is Uranus losing its atmosphere?
    43:24
  1. 9.
    Why do water balloons pop?
    37:10
  2. 10.
    How can we suppress COVID-19?
    43:10
  3. 11.
    Why do gray whales strand during solar storms?
    30:28
  4. 12.
    What has InSight discovered on Mars?
    35:30
  5. 13.
    Can you stimulate consciousness?
    37:03
  6. 14.
    Why do extragalactic “fast radio bursts” repeat?
    43:52
  7. 15.
    Do penguins speak like humans?
    39:05
  8. 16.
    How should you talk to babies?
    49:04
  9. 17.
    How did Mount Vesuvius' victims die?
    40:59
  10. 18.
    How fast is the world's fastest spin?
    37:48
  11. 19.
    Does tongue fat cause sleep apnea?
    39:08
  12. 20.
    What's OSIRIS-REx doing at asteroid Bennu?
    55:21
  13. 21.
    The best science of 2019
    36:48
  14. 22.
    Christmas special - Why do we believe in Santa?
    36:21
  15. 23.
    Does Europa actually have water plumes?
    47:11
  16. 24.
    Why does Enceladus have “tiger stripes”?
    48:45
  17. 25.
    Is eating healthier better for the planet?
    46:18
  18. 26.
    How does hibernation work genetically?
    42:10
  19. 27.
    Is there a universal "bit rate" of speech?
    41:24
  20. 28.
    Can we save penguins from climate change?
    43:27
  21. 29.
    Can lasers hack your voice devices?
    35:14
  22. 30.
    Did Google really achieve quantum supremacy?
    36:58
  23. 31.
    Could Skin-On make your smartphone ticklish?
    46:54
  24. 32.
    Can physical exertion lead to mental burnout?
    51:18
  25. 33.
    Nobel Prize edition: what was the first exoplanet?
    43:52
  26. 34.
    Is Planet 9 actually a black hole?
    46:06
  27. 35.
    How is the "darkest black" created?
    45:20
  28. 36.
    What’s the difference between vegetarians and meat-eaters?
    35:53
  29. 37.
    Is intermittent fasting healthy?
    47:22
  30. 38.
    Can you find a supernova in Antarctic snow?
    47:14
  31. 39.
    Are self-citations a problem for science?
    44:22
  32. 40.
    How does an artificial tongue taste whiskey?
    47:45
  33. 41.
    Can you hide secret messages in music?
    45:56
  34. 42.
    Do you really need 10,000 steps a day?
    41:37
  35. 43.
    How is Neuralink hacking the brain?
    43:09
  36. 44.
    Was Stonehenge built using pig fat?
    42:55
  37. 45.
    Can your brain see into the future?
    42:25
  38. 46.
    How can you measure the expansion of the universe?
    53:09
  39. 47.
    Does caffeine make you burn fat?
    46:26
  40. 48.
    Can seals learn to sing and talk?
    47:17
  41. 49.
    Is the Critical Brain Hypothesis correct?
    45:14
  42. 50.
    Does human endurance have a hard limit?
    43:22

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