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Podcast Profile: Short Wave

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1098 episodes
2019 to 2024
Median: 12 minutes
Collection: Science


Description (podcaster-provided):

New discoveries, everyday mysteries, and the science behind the headlines — in just under 15 minutes. It's science for everyone, using a lot of creativity and a little humor. Join hosts Emily Kwong and Regina Barber for science on a different wavelength.
If you're hooked, try Short Wave Plus. Your subscription supports the show and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/shortwave


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Science discoveries • Genetics • Astrophysics • Environmental issues • Health and medicine • Animal behavior • Technological applications • Historical scientific events • Climate change impacts • Space exploration

This podcast, "Short Wave," offers engaging and accessible insights into various scientific phenomena, current scientific discussions, and intriguing discoveries. True to its tagline, it effectively conveys complex topics in short, digestible episodes, which typically run for about 15 minutes. The subjects covered are diverse, encompassing new scientific findings, ecological insights, cosmic mysteries, and the intersection of science with everyday life and popular culture.

The content often delves into recent scientific research and historical scientific milestones, exploring discoveries that impact our understanding of the natural world, human health, and technological advancements. Episodes tackle topics like the Human Genome Project and its implications, neurological disorders in different populations, and cutting-edge treatments for conditions such as PTSD using psychedelics. The podcast also breaks down scientific phenomena that make headlines, such as the dramatic migrations of animals, the role of dark matter in our universe, and the effects of climate change on both the environment and human activities, including chocolate production and seasonal sports.

Listeners are taken on explorations of biological marvels, from the behavior of ants to the intricacies of the human brain and the peculiarities of nudibranchs, alongside discussions on the effects of various pollutants and how the brain processes pleasure and anxiety. Episodes often integrate pop culture references and trending topics, such as skincare advice from TikTok trends or the scientific accuracy of movies like "Inside Out 2."

Furthermore, the podcast addresses pressing environmental issues like the illegal wildlife trade, sustainable practices, and the ecological significance of species from beavers to sharks. "Short Wave" excels in making science relatable by linking it to everyday experiences, societal issues, and personal health, using a mix of humor and creativity to keep the content engaging.


Episodes:
Episode Image The Magic — And Science — Of Synchronous Firefly Displays
2024-Jul-17
13 minutes
Episode Image This Mysterious Energy Is Everywhere. Scientists Still Don't Know What It Is
2024-Jul-16
14 minutes
Episode Image The Dubious Consent Question At The Heart Of The Human Genome Project
2024-Jul-15
14 minutes
Episode Image Teens Are Following Skincare Trends On TikTok. Some Dermatologists Are Wary
2024-Jul-12
9 minutes
Episode Image Like Humans, These Ants Can Perform Leg Amputations To Save Lives
2024-Jul-10
13 minutes
Episode Image The Invisible Substance That Structures Our Universe
2024-Jul-09
14 minutes
Episode Image Sharks Often Get A Bad Rap, But Oceans Need Them
2024-Jul-08
10 minutes
Episode Image From Cars To Leaf Blowers: Noise Pollution's Toll On Human Health
2024-Jul-05
12 minutes
Episode Image Researchers Are Figuring Out How African Ancestry Can Affect Certain Brain Disorders
2024-Jul-03
13 minutes
Episode Image Could '3 Body Problem's Aliens Exist? The Science Behind Netflix's New Hit
2024-Jul-02
14 minutes
Episode Image Want Juicy Barbecue This Fourth Of July? Cook Low And Slow
2024-Jul-01
11 minutes
Episode Image Move Over Norse Mythology, There's A New Loki In Town — A Dinosaur
2024-Jun-28
9 minutes
Episode Image The Human Brain Is Hardwired To Recognize Faces. But What If You Can't?
2024-Jun-26
12 minutes
Episode Image Some Stars Explode As They Die. We Look At Their Life Cycle
2024-Jun-25
14 minutes
Episode Image Earth Is More Than A Planet With Life On It. It's A "Living Planet"
2024-Jun-24
14 minutes
Episode Image We're In For A Brutal Hurricane Season, According To Predictions
2024-Jun-21
11 minutes
Episode Image What 'Inside Out 2' Got Right About Anxiety, Per A Psychologist
2024-Jun-19
14 minutes
Episode Image Pluto Isn't A Planet — But It Gives Us Clues For How The Solar System Formed
2024-Jun-18
14 minutes
Episode Image How Millions Of Mosquitoes Could Save Hawaii's Endangered Birds
2024-Jun-17
14 minutes
Episode Image Inheriting: Leah & Japanese American Incarceration
2024-Jun-15
12 minutes
Episode Image Why You Shouldn't Worry About Invasive Joro Spiders
2024-Jun-14
8 minutes
Episode Image How The Current Heat Dome Can Affect Human Health
2024-Jun-12
10 minutes
Episode Image From The Physics Of G-Force To Weightlessness: How It Feels To Launch Into Space
2024-Jun-11
14 minutes
Episode Image Illegal Wildlife Trade Is Booming. What Does That Mean For The Confiscated Animals?
2024-Jun-10
11 minutes
Episode Image 'Math In Drag' Explores The Creativity And Beauty In Numbers
2024-Jun-07
12 minutes
Episode Image Why The Science Of Tides Was Crucial For D-Day
2024-Jun-05
13 minutes
Episode Image Psychedelic Treatment For PTSD Faces Misconduct Hurdle
2024-Jun-03
13 minutes
Episode Image A Silky Shark Named Genie Swam 17,000 Miles, a Record-Breaking Migration
2024-May-31
9 minutes
Episode Image A Vaginal Microbiome Transplant Could Help People With BV
2024-May-29
13 minutes
Episode Image With Summer Approaching, Here's A Smarter Way To Use Sunscreen
2024-May-27
12 minutes
Episode Image How Israel Is Using Facial Recognition In Gaza
2024-May-24
14 minutes
Episode Image Who's At Risk For Uterine Fibroids? Most Women
2024-May-22
13 minutes
Episode Image What Are Sperm Whales Saying? Researchers Find A Complex 'Alphabet'
2024-May-20
13 minutes
Episode Image Scientists Reveal Mysterious Origin of Baobab Trees, Rafiki's Home in 'The Lion King'
2024-May-17
9 minutes
Episode Image Climate Change Is Coming For Your Chocolate
2024-May-15
13 minutes
Episode Image How AI Is Cracking The Biology Code
2024-May-13
14 minutes
Episode Image NEWS: NOAA Issues First Severe Geomagnetic Storm Watch Since 2005
2024-May-10
13 minutes
Episode Image How Autism Can Look Very Different, Even In Identical Twins
2024-May-10
10 minutes
Episode Image The Wonderous World Of Nudibranchs
2024-May-08
12 minutes
Episode Image 'Stealing The Past': A Spat Between Twins Leads To A Theory Of Disputed Memories
2024-May-06
12 minutes
Episode Image Deer Are Expanding North. That Could Hurt Some Species Like Boreal Caribou
2024-May-03
9 minutes
Episode Image The Mysterious "Great Attractor" Pulling Our Galaxy Off Course
2024-May-01
12 minutes
Episode Image How The New Catan Board Game Can Spark Conversations On Climate Change
2024-Apr-29
11 minutes
Episode Image 10 Years After Flint, The Fight To Replace Lead Pipes Continues
2024-Apr-26
13 minutes
Episode Image Beavers Can Help With Climate Change. So How Do We Get Along?
2024-Apr-24
14 minutes
Episode Image Sustainable Seafood Is All Around You — If You Know Where To Look
2024-Apr-22
14 minutes
Episode Image An 11-Year-old Unearthed Fossils Of The Largest Known Marine Reptile
2024-Apr-19
8 minutes
Episode Image The Nightmarish Worm That Lived 25 Million Years Longer Than Researchers Thought
2024-Apr-17
13 minutes
Episode Image How The Brain Experiences Pleasure — Even The Kind That Makes Us Feel Guilty
2024-Apr-15
13 minutes
Episode Image What To Know About The New EPA Rule Limiting 'Forever Chemicals' In Tap Water
2024-Apr-12
12 minutes
Episode Image The Order Your Siblings Were Born In May Play A Role In Identity And Sexuality
2024-Apr-10
12 minutes
Episode Image How Climate Change And Physics Affect Baseball
2024-Apr-07
12 minutes
Episode Image The "Barcodes" Powering These Tiny Songbirds' Memories May Also Help Human Memory
2024-Apr-05
8 minutes
Episode Image How To Make The Most Of Next Week's Solar Eclipse
2024-Apr-03
13 minutes
Episode Image The Two Sides Of Guyana: A Green Champion And An Oil Producer
2024-Apr-01
15 minutes
Episode Image The Shy Rodents Lost To Science
2024-Mar-29
13 minutes
Episode Image Shots Are Scary. But They Don't Have To Be.
2024-Mar-27
13 minutes
Episode Image What's It Like To Live In Space? One Astronaut Says It Changes Her Dreams
2024-Mar-25
12 minutes
Episode Image The Evolutionary Mystery Of Menopause ... In Whales
2024-Mar-22
9 minutes
Episode Image Syphilis Cases Are Rising In Babies. Illinois Has A Potential Solution
2024-Mar-20
13 minutes
Episode Image A Tale Of Two Bengali Physicists
2024-Mar-18
12 minutes
Episode Image Are We On The Brink Of A Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough?
2024-Mar-15
12 minutes
Episode Image What We Know About Long COVID, From Brain Fog to Fatigue
2024-Mar-13
13 minutes
Episode Image The Science Of Atomic Bombs At The Heart Of 'Oppenheimer'
2024-Mar-11
12 minutes
Episode Image The "Shocking" Tactic Electric Fish Use to Collectively Sense the World
2024-Mar-08
9 minutes
Episode Image The Recent Glitch Threatening Voyager 1
2024-Mar-06
12 minutes
Episode Image The Evolution Of Cancer Treatment
2024-Mar-04
13 minutes
Episode Image Could Dune Really Exist? What Scientists Think of Our Favorite Sci-Fi Worlds
2024-Mar-01
14 minutes
Episode Image Is It Possible To Feed The World Sustainably?
2024-Feb-28
10 minutes
Episode Image In Light of The Alabama Court Ruling, A Look At The Science Of IVF
2024-Feb-26
13 minutes
Episode Image Didn't Get A Valentine's Love Song? These Skywalker Gibbons Sing Love Duets
2024-Feb-23
9 minutes
Episode Image When The Sun Erupts
2024-Feb-21
12 minutes
Episode Image The Life And Death Of A Woolly Mammoth
2024-Feb-19
13 minutes
Episode Image The U.N.'s First-Ever Analysis Of World's Migratory Species Just Dropped
2024-Feb-16
12 minutes
Episode Image Celebrate Valentine's Day With These Queer Animals
2024-Feb-14
11 minutes
Episode Image The Shared History Of The Chinese And Gregorian Calendars
2024-Feb-12
12 minutes
Episode Image Clownfish Might Be Counting Their Potential Enemies' Stripes
2024-Feb-09
9 minutes
Episode Image After 20 Years, This Scientist Uncovered The Physics Behind The Spiral Pass
2024-Feb-07
12 minutes
Episode Image Wolves Are Thriving In The Radioactive Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
2024-Feb-05
14 minutes
Episode Image This Scientist Figured Out Why Your Appendix Isn't Useless
2024-Feb-02
12 minutes
Episode Image Murder, Mayhem At The Zoo: A Naked Mole Rat Succession War
2024-Jan-31
15 minutes
Episode Image Choose Your Lightning Protection: Lasers, Rockets or Rods?
2024-Jan-29
12 minutes
Episode Image Lessons on the limits of ecosystem restoration from the Everglades
2024-Jan-27
16 minutes
Episode Image When Tiny, Invasive Ants Go Marching In...And Alter An Ecosystem
2024-Jan-26
9 minutes
Episode Image Experiencing Racism May Physically Change Your Brain
2024-Jan-24
14 minutes
Episode Image This Wild Bird Will Lead You To Honey On Command
2024-Jan-22
13 minutes
Episode Image After Domestic Abuse Ends, the Effects of Brain Injuries Can Persist
2024-Jan-19
11 minutes
Episode Image What You Need To Know About The Current Tripledemic
2024-Jan-17
10 minutes
Episode Image Our Lives Are Ruled By The Illusion Of Time
2024-Jan-15
13 minutes
Episode Image Body Electric: The Body Across The Ages
2024-Jan-13
12 minutes
Episode Image Odd Radio Circles Are glowing Around Some Galaxies. Now We Know Why
2024-Jan-12
9 minutes
Episode Image Preserving Our Humanity In The Age Of Robots
2024-Jan-10
14 minutes
Episode Image The Record For World's Largest Snowflake Might Not Count
2024-Jan-08
11 minutes
Episode Image Snow Flies Pay An Arm And A Leg For Love
2024-Jan-05
13 minutes
Episode Image Why Big Numbers Break Our Brains
2024-Jan-03
11 minutes
Episode Image Asian Glow Might Have A Major Upside
2024-Jan-01
13 minutes
Episode Image This Year's Top Science Stories, Wrapped
2023-Dec-29
8 minutes
Episode Image A year in music science: wonder, volume and animals that groove
2023-Dec-28
10 minutes
Episode Image Life Could Be Different ... And Maybe Better?
2023-Dec-27
12 minutes
Episode Image This Holiday, Dig Into Some Of The Hilarious Science Of Christmas BMJs Past
2023-Dec-25
13 minutes
Episode Image LED Lights Make You Sick? We Found Out What Causes It
2023-Dec-22
13 minutes
Episode Image Once A Satirical Conspiracy, Bird Drones Could Soon Be A Reality
2023-Dec-21
14 minutes
Episode Image Climate Talks Call For A Transition Away From Fossil Fuels. Is That Enough?
2023-Dec-20
14 minutes
Episode Image Want To Be Greener This Holiday Season? Try Composting!
2023-Dec-18
13 minutes
Episode Image More Plant And Fungi Emojis, Please!
2023-Dec-15
8 minutes
Episode Image When AI Goes Wrong
2023-Dec-14
14 minutes
Episode Image Why it's so hard to resist holiday sales (and how to try)
2023-Dec-13
14 minutes
Episode Image How Glaciers Move — And Affect Sea Level Rise
2023-Dec-11
13 minutes
Episode Image Feeling Lonely? Your Brain May Process The World Differently
2023-Dec-08
15 minutes
Episode Image A Star Is Born ... And Then What? Journey Through The Life Cycle of a star
2023-Dec-06
14 minutes
Episode Image Don't Call It Dirt: The Surprising Science Of Soil
2023-Dec-04
11 minutes
Episode Image These Penguins Take 10,000 Little Naps A Day — Seconds At A Time
2023-Dec-01
10 minutes
Episode Image The International Race To Create Human Eggs And Sperm In The Lab
2023-Nov-29
15 minutes
Episode Image Monday Night Football And Pursuing Two Careers With John Urschel
2023-Nov-27
14 minutes
Episode Image What Fossilized Poop Can Teach Us About Dinosaurs
2023-Nov-24
14 minutes
Episode Image The Thanksgiving Quest For The (Scientifically) Best Turkey
2023-Nov-22
13 minutes
Episode Image 3 Major Ways Climate Change Affects Life In The U.S.
2023-Nov-20
12 minutes
Episode Image Cutting A Teaspoon Of Salt Is Comparable To Taking Blood Pressure Medication
2023-Nov-17
9 minutes
Episode Image Thousands of earthquakes in Iceland may spell a volcanic eruption
2023-Nov-15
13 minutes
Episode Image How Venus got caught up in an 18th century space race
2023-Nov-13
9 minutes
Episode Image Trailblazing Computer Scientist Fei-Fei Li on Human-Centered AI
2023-Nov-10
11 minutes
Episode Image To Figure Out The Future Climate, Scientists Are Researching How Trees Form Clouds
2023-Nov-08
12 minutes
Episode Image Mapping The Seafloor Is Daunting But Key To Improving Human Life
2023-Nov-06
13 minutes
Episode Image Pulling An All-Nighter Is A Temporary Antidepressant
2023-Nov-03
8 minutes
Episode Image Sky Vaccines: Ridding Raccoons Of Rabies En Masse
2023-Nov-01
13 minutes
Episode Image Thanks, Neanderthals: How our ancient relatives could help find new antibiotics
2023-Oct-30
12 minutes
Episode Image Scientist Just Made The Largest Brain Map Ever
2023-Oct-27
11 minutes
Episode Image How Climate Change Is Testing The Endangered Species Act
2023-Oct-25
11 minutes
Episode Image Why Gray Hair Is Coming For You
2023-Oct-23
10 minutes
Episode Image Light Show! The Science Behind The Orionid Meteor Shower
2023-Oct-20
9 minutes
Episode Image Why Scientists Are Reanimating Spider Corpses For Research
2023-Oct-18
11 minutes
Episode Image How AI Is Speeding Up Scientific Discoveries
2023-Oct-16
12 minutes
Episode Image The Microbiologist Studying The Giant Floating Petri Dish In Space
2023-Oct-13
11 minutes
Episode Image Florida Corals Are Dying. Can A 'Coral Gym' Help Them Survive?
2023-Oct-11
13 minutes
Episode Image Choose Your Own Adventure — But Make It Math
2023-Oct-09
11 minutes
Episode Image Body Electric: The Body Through The Ages
2023-Oct-07
15 minutes
Episode Image It's Fat Bear Week!
2023-Oct-06
9 minutes
Episode Image Why Chilean Mummies Are Decomposing After 7,000 Years
2023-Oct-04
12 minutes
Episode Image Seaweed is piling up on beaches. This robot might be its match
2023-Oct-02
13 minutes
Episode Image The Tiny Worm At The Heart Of Regeneration Science
2023-Sep-29
14 minutes
Episode Image Osiris-REx and the quest to understand the solar system's origin
2023-Sep-27
12 minutes
Episode Image Itchy? Here's why
2023-Sep-25
13 minutes
Episode Image Can't Match The Beat? Then You Can't Woo A Cockatoo
2023-Sep-22
9 minutes
Episode Image Why Sustainable Seafood Is A Data Problem
2023-Sep-20
14 minutes
Episode Image The James Webb Space Telescope Is Fueling Galactic Controversy
2023-Sep-18
13 minutes
Episode Image The Latest COVID Booster Is Here. Should You Get It?
2023-Sep-15
12 minutes
Episode Image Animal Crossing: The Destructive Nature of Roads
2023-Sep-13
12 minutes
Episode Image Why A Proposed Marine Sanctuary Could Make History
2023-Sep-11
10 minutes
Episode Image Air Pollution May Be Increasing Superbugs
2023-Sep-08
9 minutes
Episode Image Recurring UTIs: The Infection We Keep Secretly Getting
2023-Sep-06
13 minutes
Episode Image The Deadly Toll Heat Can Take On Humans
2023-Sep-04
10 minutes
Episode Image Food Allergies Are On The Rise. Are You Affected?
2023-Sep-01
12 minutes
Episode Image 'Speedboat Epidemiology': Eradicating Disease One Person At A Time
2023-Aug-30
12 minutes
Episode Image What Do We Do With Radioactive Wastewater?
2023-Aug-28
12 minutes
Episode Image A Tale Of Two Lunar Landing Attempts
2023-Aug-25
9 minutes
Episode Image What Made Hilary Such A Weird Storm
2023-Aug-23
12 minutes
Episode Image Fixing Our Failing Electric Grid... On A Budget
2023-Aug-21
11 minutes
Episode Image The Key To Uncovering An Ancient Maya City? Lasers
2023-Aug-18
14 minutes
Episode Image Is Math Real?
2023-Aug-16
12 minutes
Episode Image Sperm Can't Really Swim And Other Surprising Pregnancy Facts
2023-Aug-14
14 minutes
Episode Image The Fish That Conceal Themselves To Hunt
2023-Aug-11
8 minutes
Episode Image The Science Of Happiness Sounds Great. But Is The Research Solid?
2023-Aug-09
11 minutes
Episode Image Black Metallurgists, Iron And The Industrial Revolution
2023-Aug-07
10 minutes
Episode Image This Sausage-Shaped Part Of Your Brain Causes Out-Of-Body Experiences
2023-Aug-04
10 minutes
Episode Image The Secrecy Of The Horseshoe Crab Blood Harvest
2023-Aug-02
14 minutes
Episode Image Christmas in July! Celebrate With Hilarious Research
2023-Jul-31
13 minutes
Episode Image The Jackson Water Crisis Through A Student Journalist's Eyes
2023-Jul-29
11 minutes
Episode Image Peanuts, Pets And Poopy Shores
2023-Jul-28
9 minutes
Episode Image Why Babies Babble And What It Can Teach Adults About Language
2023-Jul-26
10 minutes
Episode Image The Scorpion Renaissance Has Arrived
2023-Jul-24
12 minutes
Episode Image 'Oppenheimer' And The Science Of Atomic Bombs
2023-Jul-21
12 minutes
Episode Image This Cellular Atlas Could Lead To Breakthroughs For Endometriosis Patients
2023-Jul-19
11 minutes
Episode Image Meet The Residents Of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
2023-Jul-17
14 minutes
Episode Image Sea squirts and 'skeeters in our science news roundup
2023-Jul-14
8 minutes
Episode Image This Is Canada's Worst Fire Season In Modern History. It's Not New
2023-Jul-12
13 minutes
Episode Image The Only Nuclear-Powered Passenger Ship EVER
2023-Jul-10
11 minutes
Episode Image What Geologists Love — And Lament — About Cult Classic 'The Core'
2023-Jul-07
13 minutes
Episode Image Tick Check! Meet Your Backyard Bloodsuckers
2023-Jul-05
9 minutes
Episode Image The Chemistry Behind A Perfect Barbeque
2023-Jul-03
12 minutes
Episode Image Why This Gravitational Waves News Is A Big Deal
2023-Jun-30
8 minutes
Episode Image An unexpected forest in the ocean
2023-Jun-28
12 minutes
Episode Image A Smarter Way To Use Sunscreen
2023-Jun-26
12 minutes
Episode Image Rethinking The Lab Rat
2023-Jun-23
12 minutes
Episode Image This Satellite Could Help Clean Up The Air
2023-Jun-21
11 minutes
Episode Image New Star Trek Season, Same Ol' Sci-Fi
2023-Jun-19
14 minutes
Episode Image A Newly-Discovered Asteroid And What's Beneath The Ice On Enceladus
2023-Jun-16
9 minutes
Episode Image Give Rivers Space: The Simple Flood Risk Fix
2023-Jun-14
10 minutes
Episode Image Life Lessons From Supernovae
2023-Jun-12
14 minutes
Episode Image How To Stay Safe Amid Wildfire Smoke
2023-Jun-09
12 minutes
Episode Image Behold! The Dulcet Tones Of Cosmic Rays
2023-Jun-07
11 minutes
Episode Image The Rise Of The Dinosaurs
2023-Jun-05
14 minutes
Episode Image Helping A Man Walk Again With Science
2023-Jun-02
9 minutes
Episode Image Why Melting Ice In Antarctica Is Making Hurricanes Worse In Texas
2023-May-31
13 minutes
Episode Image What Happens When An Infant Loses Half Their Brain?
2023-May-29
12 minutes
Episode Image Galaxies Are Older Than We Thought — That's A Big Deal
2023-May-26
11 minutes
Episode Image When Your Body Rejects The Kidney It Needs
2023-May-24
11 minutes
Episode Image Two Squirrely Responses To Climate Change
2023-May-22
12 minutes
Episode Image The Physics Behind The Perfect Gummy Candy
2023-May-19
9 minutes
Episode Image Why You Can't Tell Your Race From A DNA Test
2023-May-17
12 minutes
Episode Image Long COVID Scientists Try To Unravel Blood Clot Mystery
2023-May-15
13 minutes
Episode Image Move over, humans—lemurs have rhythm, too
2023-May-12
12 minutes
Episode Image We Need To Talk About Teens, Social Media And Mental Health
2023-May-10
13 minutes
Episode Image What Could We Do With A Third Thumb?
2023-May-08
11 minutes
Episode Image Some people get sick from VR. Why?
2023-May-05
10 minutes
Episode Image Will Artificial Intelligence Help — Or Hurt — Medicine?
2023-May-02
12 minutes
Episode Image Shoring Up The Future With Greener Batteries
2023-May-01
13 minutes
Episode Image SUPERBLOOM: An Upside To The California Downpours
2023-Apr-28
14 minutes
Episode Image Worm Blobs In The Bowels Of The Earth
2023-Apr-26
14 minutes
Episode Image The News Roundup Goes Intergalactic
2023-Apr-24
12 minutes
Episode Image Fire And Ice: Linking Intense Wildfire And The Melting Arctic
2023-Apr-21
12 minutes
Episode Image The Race To Protect Millions Of People From Melting Glaciers
2023-Apr-19
14 minutes
Episode Image Where are the whales? Scientists find clues thousands of miles away
2023-Apr-17
12 minutes
Episode Image Are Rats Running This Podcast?
2023-Apr-14
14 minutes
Episode Image Peep The Delightful Science Of Chickens
2023-Apr-12
12 minutes
Episode Image Launching Into Space — Sustainably!
2023-Apr-10
12 minutes
Episode Image News Round Up: Mammoth Meatballs, Stressed Plants And Apologetic Robots
2023-Apr-07
14 minutes
Episode Image Allergies Are Weird. So Are Cats
2023-Apr-05
13 minutes
Episode Image Why We Should Care About Viruses Jumping From Animals To People
2023-Apr-03
14 minutes
Episode Image Eunice Foote: The Hidden Grandmother Of Climate Science
2023-Mar-31
11 minutes
Episode Image Why Scientists Just Mapped Every Synapse In A Fly Brain
2023-Mar-29
11 minutes
Episode Image Perennial Rice: Plant Once, Harvest Again And Again
2023-Mar-27
12 minutes
Episode Image News Round Up: Algal Threats, An Asteroid With Life's Building Blocks And Bee Maps
2023-Mar-24
10 minutes
Episode Image Why Pandemic Researchers Are Talking About Raccoon Dogs
2023-Mar-23
14 minutes
Episode Image If ChatGPT Designed A Rocket — Would It Get To Space?
2023-Mar-22
13 minutes
Episode Image What we lose if the Great Salt Lake dries up
2023-Mar-21
12 minutes
Episode Image Venus And Earth: A Tale Of Two 'Twins'
2023-Mar-20
14 minutes
Episode Image Tweeting Directly From Your Brain (And What's Next)
2023-Mar-18
19 minutes
Episode Image Flying Into Snowstorms ... For Science!
2023-Mar-17
13 minutes
Episode Image Could de-extincting the dodo help struggling species?
2023-Mar-16
11 minutes
Episode Image It's Boom Times In Ancient DNA
2023-Mar-15
13 minutes
Episode Image How To Bake Pi, Mathematically (And Deliciously)
2023-Mar-14
13 minutes
Episode Image How Well Does A New Alzheimer's Drug Work For Those Most At Risk?
2023-Mar-13
13 minutes
Episode Image Ocean World Tour: Whale Vocal Fry, Fossilizing Plankton and A Treaty
2023-Mar-10
10 minutes
Episode Image 'Are You A Model?': Crickets Are So Hot Right Now
2023-Mar-09
13 minutes
Episode Image The Race To Save A Tree Species
2023-Mar-08
10 minutes
Episode Image The $20 Billion Deal To Get Indonesia Off Coal
2023-Mar-07
11 minutes
Episode Image Rome wasn't built in a day, but they sure had strong concrete
2023-Mar-06
13 minutes
Episode Image Chanda Prescod-Weinstein's Disordered Cosmos
2023-Mar-03
15 minutes
Episode Image Honoring The 'Hidden Figures' Of Black Gardening
2023-Mar-02
14 minutes
Episode Image This Navy vet helped discover a new, super-heavy element
2023-Mar-01
12 minutes
Episode Image What DNA kits leave out: race, ancestry and 'scientific sankofa'
2023-Feb-28
15 minutes
Episode Image Measuring Health Risks After A Chemical Spill
2023-Feb-27
11 minutes
Episode Image Ancient Seeds: A Possible Key To Climate Adaptation
2023-Feb-24
14 minutes
Episode Image Seriously...what IS life?
2023-Feb-23
10 minutes
Episode Image Understanding Earthquake Aftershocks
2023-Feb-22
10 minutes
Episode Image The Fungal Science Behind HBO's 'The Last of Us'
2023-Feb-21
13 minutes
Episode Image Life Kit: Help Save The North American Bird Population
2023-Feb-20
18 minutes
Episode Image News Round Up: Chocolate, A Solar Valentine And Fly Pheromones
2023-Feb-17
12 minutes
Episode Image The Science Fueling Disney's 'Strange World'
2023-Feb-16
13 minutes
Episode Image Congrats! It's A Tomato
2023-Feb-15
10 minutes
Episode Image Mix Up LOVE, And You Get V-O-L-E
2023-Feb-14
11 minutes
Episode Image Meet One Engineer Fixing A Racially Biased Medical Device
2023-Feb-13
14 minutes
Episode Image Lightning Protection: Lasers, Rockets or Rods?
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2020-May-04
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2020-Apr-14
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2020-Apr-09
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13 minutes
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13 minutes
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2020-Mar-16
11 minutes
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2020-Mar-09
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2020-Feb-24
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2020-Feb-19
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2020-Jan-08
11 minutes
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8 minutes
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2019-Dec-31
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2019-Dec-30
11 minutes
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2019-Dec-27
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2019-Dec-26
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2019-Dec-25
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2019-Dec-24
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12 minutes
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2019-Dec-18
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2019-Dec-17
10 minutes
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2019-Dec-16
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2019-Dec-13
10 minutes
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2019-Dec-12
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2019-Dec-11
13 minutes
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2019-Dec-10
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9 minutes
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12 minutes
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2019-Dec-05
11 minutes
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2019-Dec-04
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2019-Dec-03
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2019-Dec-02
11 minutes
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2019-Nov-29
11 minutes
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2019-Nov-27
10 minutes
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2019-Nov-26
11 minutes
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2019-Nov-25
10 minutes
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2019-Nov-22
9 minutes
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2019-Nov-21
8 minutes
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2019-Nov-20
12 minutes
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2019-Nov-19
10 minutes
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2019-Nov-18
10 minutes
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2019-Nov-15
9 minutes
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2019-Nov-14
10 minutes
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2019-Nov-13
11 minutes
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2019-Nov-12
9 minutes
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2019-Nov-11
11 minutes
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2019-Nov-08
13 minutes
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2019-Nov-07
9 minutes
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2019-Nov-06
9 minutes
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2019-Nov-05
9 minutes
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2019-Nov-04
12 minutes
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2019-Nov-01
10 minutes
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2019-Oct-31
9 minutes
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2019-Oct-30
9 minutes
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2019-Oct-29
9 minutes
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2019-Oct-28
10 minutes
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2019-Oct-25
13 minutes
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2019-Oct-24
9 minutes
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2019-Oct-23
10 minutes
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12 minutes
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9 minutes
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2019-Oct-17
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