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This story explores the ways that blind people can use echolocation to navigate spaces and look at what's around them, and the neurological connect...

Bought by Hark!, WABE, WCAI / WNAN, Troy Public Radio, WRST-FM Oshkosh and more


  • Added: Jul 16, 2013
  • Length: 06:59
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Scientists discovered the "sound channel" in 1944. Whales use it to communicate across oceans — and during the Cold War the Navy secretly used it to track nuclear subs. This 1948 graphic shows sound traveling on an axis 700 fathoms down in the Atlantic., Credit: Maurice Ewing and J. Lamar Worzel
Something unusual happens about a half mile under the sea. Ocean physics create a special zone where sound travels for hundreds, even thousands of ...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, American Voices, Hark!, KFAI, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 11:11
  • Purchases: 10
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From the red eyes of a periodical cicada looking out: a bug's first person rendition from emergence til death.

Bought by KSJD, WCAI / WNAN, WTIP, Radio Newark, WNPR and more


  • Added: Jun 19, 2013
  • Length: 07:42
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Daniel Tkacik studies soot particles from vehicles in his temporary lab: the Fort Pitt Tunnel in Pittsburgh. , Credit: Image: Reid R, Frazier
In recent years, scientists have found that particles like soot and other pollution live a ‘secret life’ once released into the atmosphere, picking...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Troy Public Radio, Hark!, WNIJ, Louisville Public Media and more


  • Added: Jul 14, 2013
  • Length: 05:54
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Gigi Mancuso-Jackson with her mom Rebecca at a Hacker Scouts open lab. Gigi is holding a mousebot, a small robot she soldered together from a kit.
The DIY/maker movement is creating formal opportunities for kids who like to make things with their hands.

Bought by Troy Public Radio, WNIJ, WAMC, WTIP, PRX Remix and more


  • Added: Jul 15, 2013
  • Length: 06:40
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Tim and Tanya Chartier present a classic mime stance in Central Park, NYC., Credit: Ari Daniel
Tim Chartier has found a way to fuse his two great loves: math and mime. (It's a fusion that's almost as unlikely as wanting to do a radio story a...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN, Here and Now, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WTIP and more


  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 10:54
  • Purchases: 7
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There is a rainbow of noise out there - white, pink, brown, blue, purple. We try to recreate a scientifically accurate sonic rainbow and, along the...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Hark!, Radio Newark, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 08:24
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: The Poison Squad dining room in the basement of the Bureau of Chemistry, Credit: FDA
Meet Harvey Washington Wiley, the mastermind behind this experiment where young government employees were fed poison-laced foods months on end. He...

Bought by WHYY, New Hampshire Public Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Hark!, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: Jul 16, 2013
  • Length: 08:03
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: A humpback whale surfacing, Credit: Craig Shank
52 Hz is the name given to a mysterious whale that vocalizes at a different frequency than other whales. Some refer to him as "The World's Lonelies...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, Hark!, KALW, New Hampshire Public Radio, WTIP and more


  • Added: Jul 15, 2013
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Cameron Smith testing out his homemade, hand-sewn space suit, Credit: Julie Sabatier
The maker movement is taking off and the private space industry is booming right now. So, naturally, some fearless do-it-yourselfers are crafting t...

Bought by Marfa Public Radio, Hark!, New Hampshire Public Radio, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WTIP and more


  • Added: Jul 12, 2013
  • Length: 07:30
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: This is a look up from the 86th Street Station construction site.
The New York City Subway is a complex system that keeps NYC running and it is still being built. Hear the reasons for the initial construction, the...

Bought by Hark!, WRST-FM Oshkosh, KFAI, WTIP, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 14, 2013
  • Length: 08:43
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Wing sails on San Francisco Bay, Credit: Jason Albert
90% of the world's goods are carried by cargo ships. And the oceans they sail on are streaming with wind: High tech wing sails used on America's Cu...

Bought by Hark!, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WCAI / WNAN, WTIP, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 15, 2013
  • Length: 06:41
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Still from the video of the Lime Street fire experiment.
Over the past 20 years, there’s been a revolution in the science of arson investigations. Many of the clues that had been used for decades to deter...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WRST-FM Oshkosh, New Hampshire Public Radio, PRX Remix, and WTIP


  • Added: Jul 22, 2013
  • Length: 10:08
  • Purchases: 5
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In an age of big data, even police departments are getting in on the action. In Los Angeles, the LAPD are using software for what they call “predic...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, Hark!, WTIP, WRST-FM Oshkosh, and KQED


  • Added: Jul 29, 2013
  • Length: 06:37
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: David Rhoades at home near Willapa Bay, Credit: Courtesy of Ross Rhoades
When plant researcher David Rhoades found evidence that plants could communicate, it was a paradigm-shifting discovery. But it could not have come ...

Bought by WTJU, HowSound, WXAV 88.3FM, New Hampshire Public Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 10, 2014
  • Length: 15:54
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Paintings by Craig Moran, Credit: Jenny Chen
Visual stylometry is a new branch of mathematics that uses mathematics to determine the style of a particular artists' body of work. In this piece ...

Bought by WABE, WCAI / WNAN, New Hampshire Public Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 06:11
  • Purchases: 4
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A patient with a nasty case of Crohn’s disease visits the best doctor in the world. That patient is this radio producer's wife.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, Here and Now, KFAI, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 18:15
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Casey and his mother Sarah., Credit: Pien Huang
Casey's just four, but he already has a grandson - or so he says. What can imaginary friends do for kids and adults?

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, PRX Remix, Moab Public Radio, and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Dec 11, 2015
  • Length: 08:30
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Rick Tumlinson of Deep Space Industries and Dr. Glenn Lightsey discuss future missions at the Texas Spacecraft Lab, Credit: Audrey Quinn
It currently costs $10,000 a pound to transport material from Earth into space. If humans want to live in space someday, those transport costs alon...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, Troy Public Radio, KUOW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 06:14
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Disease Detective Badge, Credit: CDC
They’re called disease detectives – the nation’s medical eyes and ears on the lookout for disease outbreaks and bioterror attacks. They’re the Epid...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, Georgia Public Broadcasting, and 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 25, 2014
  • Length: 09:04
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Black Prairie plays a concert for 52 wolves at Wolf Haven sanctuary in Washington State., Credit: Carli Davidson
There's a music industry for pets out there. But what kind of music do animals like? A woman who studies how non-human creatures go mad throws conc...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, WABE, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 10, 2015
  • Length: 08:23
  • Purchases: 3
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Cloud seeding -- intervening in clouds to squeeze out precipitation -- is done all over the world. But it's not an exact science; we still have muc...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, The Allegheny Front: Reporting on the Environment, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 20, 2015
  • Length: 09:38
  • Purchases: 3
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What does it mean when a woman commits a crime and attributes her actions to PMS? We revisit the first use of the "PMS defense," in this country, b...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Freedom Trail tour guide, Matt Wilding, in costume as Ebenezer Mackintosh, giving a tour of Boston's historic North End neighborhood, Credit: Christina Gustafson
How long would you guess vaccination has been around? 50? 100 years? In fact, it's an idea that's older than this country. In 1776 America's at war...

Bought by PRX Remix and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 15, 2014
  • Length: 09:04
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Mr. Hoots is a Eurasian eagle owl, and one of Rodney Stotts' favorite raptors., Credit: Ari Daniel
Rodney grew up selling dope and guns. But he's always loved caring for birds. The drugs landed him in jail. The birds helped set him free.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, The Allegheny Front: Reporting on the Environment, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 20, 2015
  • Length: 11:23
  • Purchases: 4