Science Diction

Science Diction is a podcast about words and the science stories behind them.

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Each episode of Science Diction takes a word or phrase, and with the help of historians, authors, etymologists, and scientists, serves up language with a side of science.

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Serendipity and Syzygy: Fortunate Accidents

How syzygy saved the Suez ship, and how a country's name ended up inside the word "serendipity."

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Ambergris: How Constipation Becomes A Luxury Product

People used to eat it, too.

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