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Eye contact between dogs and their owners can increase levels of the hormone oxytocin, known for its important role in human bonding.

  • Added: Apr 18, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
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2015 NEA Jazz Master Joe Segal on how he became an enabler, so to speak, of the music he loves and has showcased for decades.

  • Added: Apr 17, 2015
  • Length: 01:29
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2015 NEA Jazz Master, saxophonist and composer Charles Lloyd, talks about the deep impact of Zakir Hussain's music.

  • Added: Apr 17, 2015
  • Length: :59
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George Coleman shares why Charlie Parker changed/defined his life.

  • Added: Apr 17, 2015
  • Length: :59
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2015 NEA Jazz Master Carla Bley shares the story behind her 1971 debut album, the two-disc Escalator Over the Hill.

  • Added: Apr 17, 2015
  • Length: 01:29
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Apr 13, 2015
  • Length: 01:44
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Jamie is visited by the Officer Duane Williams of the dreaded FCC police who is checking whether Jamie's sober to drunk listenership ratio is high ...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2015
  • Length: 02:56:56
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Apr 11, 2015
  • Length: 01:44
Caption: Striped dolphins swim through emulsified oil in the Gulf of Mexico on April 29, 2010., Credit: NOAA National Ocean Service/flickr/Creative Commons BY 2.0
How are animals coping 5 years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
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Caption: A view of the surface of Mercury., Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington
Before crashing into Mercury’s surface, the MESSENGER spacecraft will capture high-resolution images and other data.

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
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A vibrating vest may let people perceive speech through their skin.

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2015
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Caption: Mountain gorilla, Virunga National Park, Credit: Joseph King/flickr/Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2.0
The genome of the critically endangered mountain gorilla provides clues to its genetic past as well as its prospects for future survival.

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
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We still don't know how the Moon formed, but at least one theory enjoys the virtue of being a bit off the wall.

  • Added: Apr 11, 2015
  • Length: 02:19
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We are fairly certain that the Moon did not originate in a green cheese factory. Where then did it come from?

  • Added: Apr 11, 2015
  • Length: 03:30
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Some truly nasty diseases arise from protein molecules that curl up into the wrong shapes. Is there any hope?

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
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This will absolutely and positively not concern you . . . unless you run your country's strategic air defense command.

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 03:30
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Is it a valid philosophical question, or should I get a job as an aircraft mechanic? Stay tuned, and find out.

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
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In which we lay to rest an old and positively foolish cliché.

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
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Not all argie-bargies about evolution arise from disagreements about the source of life on Earth. Some actually matter.

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
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What's in the number 2? You might be surprised.

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
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Just what the world needs. Yet another exotic radiation-emitting weapons technology. Even by today's standards, this one is more than slightly pecu...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 04:30
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Drones, it might seem from the news, are everywhere. Much of this arises from the remarkable affordability of these little machines.

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 03:50
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Not all medical frauds involve siphoning off billions of dollars of tax money. Some of them arise from simple misrepresentation of who should get c...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
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How many people today really want to lose weight? Of those, how many complain bitterly that they can't lose anything, no matter how little they eat...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
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We all want free stuff, and, these days, that includes the energy with which to make things run. Can we have it? Is the promise of vacuum energy va...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 04:30