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The Mosaic Science Podcast - audio documentaries and audio versions of our weekly longread. Mosaic is a digital magazine that publishes compelling stories exploring the science of life. Produced by the Wellcome Trust. More at mosaicscience.com.
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Now displaying: May, 2015
May 25, 2015

Common in the US, rare in Europe and now championed in Africa, male circumcision is hotly debated. Jessica Wapner explores whether the gains are worth the loss.

 

Written by Jessica Wapner

Read by Pip Mayo

Produced by Barry J Gibb

 

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If you liked this story, we recommend The future of Sex, by Emily Anthes, also available on our podcast.

 

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May 18, 2015

Growing nerve tissue and organs is a sci-fi dream. Moheb Costandi met the pioneering researcher who grew eyes and brain cells.

Written by Moheb Costandi
Read and produced by Barry J Gibb

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If you liked this story, we recommend How the zebra got its stripes, with Alan Turing by Kat Arney.

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May 11, 2015

Once derided as being like a plastic bag with the erotic appeal of a jellyfish, the female condom is being reinvented as the next big thing in safe sex. 

Written by Emily Anthes
Read by Pip Mayo
Produced by Barry J Gibb

Read the full text original and accompanying 'DVD extras', published on Mosaic.

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If you liked this story, we recommend Sex, lives and disability by Katharine Quarmby, and The troubled history of the foreskin by Jessica Wapner. 

May 4, 2015

More than a century after their discovery, we still don’t really know what blood types are for. Do they really matter?

Written by Carl Zimmer

Read by Segun Akingbola

Produced by Barry J Gibb

Read the full text original and accompanying 'DVD extras', published on Mosaic.

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If you liked this story, you might enjoy Why do we have allergies? also by Carl Zimmer. 

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