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Now displaying: August, 2017
Aug 28, 2017

They were the forgotten army. Taken captive during World War II, they lived lives of desperation and disease, internment and ingenuity. Long unspoken, their tale is now told through the voices of those who survived.

Audio producer: Chris Chapman
Sound designer: Eloise Whitmore
Assistant producer: Ellie Pinney
Fact checker: Laura Dawes
Editor: Mun-Keat Looi

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If you liked this story, we recommend Voices in the dark: what it's like to hear voices, another Mosaic audio documentary also available on our podcast.

 

 

Aug 20, 2017

You may not think of the buzz and whine of insects as musical, but the distinctive pitch of mosquito wingbeats could tell us how to fight malaria. Meet the researchers who are pricking up their ears.

Written by Daniel A Gross
Read by Barry J Gibb 
Produced by Graihagh Jackson 

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If you liked this story, we recommend How malaria defeats our drugs by Ed Long, available as a podcast here: https://mosaicscience.com/story/how-malaria-defeats-our-drugs

Aug 14, 2017

How discovering an equation for altruism cost George Price everything.

Written and read by Michael Regnier
Produced by Barry J Gibb

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If you liked this story, we recommend What is life? by Matthew Francis, also available as a podcast. 

Aug 7, 2017

When a gentle glow feels like a spotlight and everyday sounds hurt your ears, life can get anxious and painful. But there may be an upside to being highly sensitive.

Written by Emma Young
Read by Kirsten Irving
Produced by Geoff Marsh 

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

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