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Chemists come up with new ways to copy nature’s insect repellents.

  • Added: May 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
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Benign gut bacteria may provide a novel response to antibiotic-resistant pathogens.

  • Added: May 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
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Researchers look into whether the sounds produced by wind farms disturb some imperiled birds.

  • Added: May 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
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Scientists are re-purposing imaging ultrasound to make kidney stones hop their way out of trouble.

  • Added: May 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Image of Ceres and its mysterious “bright spots” taken by the Dawn spacecraft from 13,600 km (8,400 miles) above the surface., Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
It’s the biggest dwarf planet between here and Pluto, and it has a new permanent resident. The Dawn spacecraft is orbiting Ceres in the asteroid be...

Bought by KWMR, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, and KFCF FM


  • Added: May 18, 2015
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Juvenile Chinook salmon., Credit:  Roger Tabor USFWS - Pacific Region CC BY 2.0, via flickr
Can a fish’s ears tell its life story?

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: May 16, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cuba’s population is aging, but also very healthy, thanks to excellent health care and advances in biomedical science., Credit: (Garry Balding/Creative Commons License BY-NC-ND-2.0)
Cuba is a global leader in cancer vaccine development, and normalizing of relations between the U.S. and Cuba could lead to new partnerships betwee...

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: May 16, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A short, evocative audio postcard made while visiting power-generation facilities in northern California.

  • Added: May 13, 2015
  • Length: 02:22
Caption: Artist’s concept of the New Horizons spacecraft as it approaches Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, in July 2015., Credit: JHUAPL/SwRI
Humankind’s arrival at Pluto is barely two months away. The science and images have already started to flow from New Horizons, according to the mis...

Bought by KMUD, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WXAV 88.3FM, KWMR, and KFCF FM


  • Added: May 11, 2015
  • Length: 28:51
  • Purchases: 5
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Powerful computer tools are helping musicologists study the evolution of popular music.

Bought by KMXT and WLPR


  • Added: May 09, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Expansion of the ventral grooved blubber during a fin whale lunge., Credit: University of British Columbia
Baleen whales have rubbery nerves that allow them to stretch to twice their length when they feed.

Bought by KMXT and WLPR


  • Added: May 08, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Groks Science Radio Show
On this episode, we talk with English professor and cage fighter Dr. Jonathan Gottschall.

Bought by KPVL


  • Added: May 07, 2015
  • Length: 26:47
  • Purchases: 1
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With demands for data storage growing exponentially, companies keep pace with a 20th century technology.

Bought by KMXT and WLPR


  • Added: May 04, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: A still image from a remote camera trap shows a chimpanzee cracking nuts with a stone., Credit:  (Courtesy of Chimp & See/MPI-EVAPanAf)
A new citizen science project needs volunteers to watch video clips of wild chimpanzees and record their behavior.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: May 04, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The secret behind a beetle’s ability to shoot rapid pulses of high temperature toxins.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: May 04, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Hubble Space Telescope, Credit: NASA
The Hubble Space Telescope has expanded our knowledge of the universe by leaps and bounds in just 25 years.

  • Added: Apr 25, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
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In the world of commercial media, it’s all about the ratings – getting as many people as possible to tune into your broadcast. The latest effort by...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 04:27
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Stimulating the brain with mild electrical current may enhance creativity and treat depression.

Bought by WLPR and KMXT


  • Added: Apr 20, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: A six-meter Supersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (SIAD) is spin tested in a JPL clean room., Credit: Mat Kaplan
Landing on Mars is hard, and the bigger you are, the harder it gets. Rob Manning returns to tell us about one of NASA’s best hopes for getting much...

Bought by KMUD, WXAV 88.3FM, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KWMR, and KFCF FM


  • Added: Apr 12, 2015
  • Length: 28:51
  • Purchases: 5
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.

Bought by KMXT and WLPR


  • Added: Apr 11, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A vibrating vest may let people perceive speech through their skin.

Bought by KMXT and WLPR


  • Added: Apr 11, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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.

Bought by KMXT and WLPR


  • Added: Apr 11, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Against the Tide, Credit: Naval Academy Press
As early as the 1940s, Admiral Hyman Rickover saw the need for radical change in America’s submarine serice. Without his perseverance the Cold War ...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Apr 10, 2015
  • Length: 21:31
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Alex Garland, San Francisco, CA 3/17/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Alex Garland talks adolescent rebellion, playing God. and the limits of understanding.

  • Added: Apr 10, 2015
  • Length: 15:03
Caption: Artist's conception of a black hole., Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
What happens to all the stuff that gets sucked into black holes?

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Apr 06, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1