From ABC in Australia comes this podcast series on general science topics.

Ceres bright spot mystery solved

15 Dec 2015 at 10:04pm
FINAL EPISODE: Bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres are giant salt pans. Also; climate change slowing the planet's rotation, and searching for the universe's missing matter. Read more...

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How the Sun generates solar flares

8 Dec 2015 at 8:46pm
Astronomers observe for the first time how the Sun acts as a powerful accelerator. Also: The LISA Pathfinder launches on its mission to test Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, and discovery of another possible dwarf planet out beyond Pluto. Read more...

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Black hole stellar feeding frenzy

1 Dec 2015 at 11:22pm
A monster black hole rips apart a Sun-like star in a spectacular stellar feeding frenzy. Also; Earth's magnetic field isn't about to flip just yet, and the new model explaining how the Moon got its tilt. Read more...

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Astronomers see the birth of a planet

24 Nov 2015 at 6:57pm
Scientists witness for the first time how planets are born and grow. Also; The red planet Mars to get a Saturn-like ring, and 100 years of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity. Read more...

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Where did Earth's water come from?

17 Nov 2015 at 7:54pm
New findings explain the origins of Earth's water. Also: possible ice volcanoes discovered on Pluto, and the oldest stars ever seen. Read more...

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How the Moon was made

10 Nov 2015 at 7:00pm
Solving the last remaining questions about the birth of Earth's Moon. Also: new images of the most powerful explosion since the Big Bang of creation, and confirmation that the Martian atmosphere was blown away by the Sun. Read more...

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Rosetta's comet raises questions about Earth's origins

3 Nov 2015 at 6:48pm
Discovery of molecular oxygen on comet 67P leads to questions about where the Earth, Sun and solar system were made. Also; new studies examine the interstellar space around our solar system, and probe magnetic fields inside stars. Read more...

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Zombie star cannibalises planets

27 Oct 2015 at 7:19pm
White dwarf star caught destroying several planets. Also: New Horizons completes the family portrait of the Pluto system, and a supermassive black hole rips an entire star apart. Read more...

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Milky Way could make stars for another six billion years

20 Oct 2015 at 9:38pm
The Milky Way has up to three times more star-forming material than previously thought. Also; sudden dramatic increase in X-ray flares blasting out of supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy, and stunning new views of Enceladus. Read more...

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Best evidence yet that Mars was warm and wet

14 Oct 2015 at 12:55am
Rounded pebbles indicate ancient Mars had running streams and long periods of warm wet climate. Also; Earth's inner core is far younger than previously thought, and stunning new images of blue Earth-like skies on Pluto. Read more...

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