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Caption: MIT Astrophysicist and Planetary Scientist Sara Seager, Credit: Sara Seager/MIT
MIT planetary scientist and astrophysicist Sara Seager is on a quest. She wants to find a warm, wet exoplanet with signs of life. It could be Earth...

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Dec 15, 2014
  • Length: 28:51
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Caryn Lerman, Ph.D. led the MRI study of smoker's brains., Credit: Caryn Lerman (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Brain scans can predict a quitter’s likelihood of smoking again.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Dec 13, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Adélie penguins have genetic mutations that give them powerful forelimbs for swimming, and thick skin and stiff feathers for resisting the elements. , Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dominique_filippi/4351788225/
Scientists have sequenced the genomes of two penguin species, revealing much about how they’ve adapted to inhospitable environments.

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Archaeopteryx had teeth, but modern birds do not., Credit: "Archaeopteryx lithographica by durbed" by Durbed. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Archaeopteryx_lithographica_by_durbed.jpg
The ancestors of birds had teeth, but started to lose them around 100 million years ago.

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Chemical structure of fructose., Credit: (That kiwi guy/Wikipedia)
Does the sugar fructose fool us into eating more calories than we need?

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Dec 11, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In 1999, most of America’s tech hysteria centered around Y2K. But at that same time, a teenager in Canada was messing around in chat rooms, meeting...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 08, 2014
  • Length: 16:26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A rendered image of the etched grooves of a record. IRENE software converts these squiggles to sound., Credit: Julie Martin/NEDCC Courtesy
A innovative technology to preserve endangered sound recordings without playing them (which would further damage them) is bringing the voices of po...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 05, 2014
  • Length: 06:24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Groks Science Radio Show
Dr. Jason Gallicchio discusses the physics of particle entanglement.

Bought by WRNC-LP, WYAP, and KPVL


  • Added: Dec 03, 2014
  • Length: 32:08
  • Purchases: 3
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Spoiler alert. Famed physicist Kip Thorne says you might be able to survive a plunge into a black hole after all! That’s just one molecule of the ...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Dec 02, 2014
  • Length: 28:51
  • Purchases: 2
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A mother and a nurse created a device to help other breast-feeding moms.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 22:32
  • Purchases: 1
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In Episode 19 of Behind The Thread, we go inside the 7-year energy crisis that has beleaguered Pakistan's vital textile industry and see what is be...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 46:30
Caption: Andy Schneider hosted a lecture and book signing of "The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens" on Sunday at Tractor Supply Co. Schneider is the host of an internet radio show called "Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer" and the editor-in-, Credit: Katie Bell, the Missourian
Andy Schneider IS the Chicken Whisperer. He doesn't profess to talk to chickens, but he does know everything you need to raise backyard poultry AND...

Bought by KAWC


  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 09:16
  • Purchases: 1
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How can society keep small actions from growing into huge problems?

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Nov 29, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Have you noticed how the way a space feels really depends on how it sounds? Take the California Academy of Sciences for example. With all the hundr...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2014
  • Length: 09:46
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You can thank fruit flies for your favorite wine’s fruity “nose”.

Bought by WKSU and KMXT


  • Added: Nov 23, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: A 17 cm carved stone figurine shown inside the SEM chamber ready for non-destructive imaging and analysis, Credit: (Timothy Rose/Smithsonian)
Modern technology reveals ancient techniques used in the production of purloined antiquities.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Nov 23, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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When children are adopted internationally, the first language they hear as babies may not be entirely lost.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Nov 23, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Groks Science Radio Show
Dr. Barry Cooper discusses the life and work of Alan Turing.

Bought by WRNC-LP and KPVL


  • Added: Nov 20, 2014
  • Length: 32:48
  • Purchases: 2
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For more than four decades, Radio Row it was the largest collection of radio and electronics stores in the world. Then in 1966 the stores were cond...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 18, 2014
  • Length: 14:05
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: A brainwave-triggered implant which could potentially turn on genes controlling the production of therapeutic proteins., Credit: March Folcher/ETH Zurich
Could brainwaves one day trigger an implant that stops epilepsy and chonic pain episodes before they begin?

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Nov 16, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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How many microbes can be shared in a kiss?

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  • Length: 01:00
Caption: A black forest female Aedes aegypti formosus (left) bites animals and a brown domestic female Aedes aegypti (right) bites humans. , Credit: Photo credit: Lindy McBride
Thousands of years ago, the mosquitoes that now transmit dengue fever made the switch from biting forest animals to seeking out humans.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Nov 16, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Business end of Planetary Deep Drill, Credit: Mat Kaplan
If there’s life on Mars, it’s probably deep beneath the surface. That’s just one reason we need a tool like Planetary Deep Drill on the red planet ...

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


  • Added: Nov 11, 2014
  • Length: 28:51
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: David Rose
Those who are shaping the future have a pretty good idea of how it is going to look. One of those is David Rose. He’s an award winning entrepreneur...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Nov 04, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: First powered flight of SpaceShipTwo, Credit: Virgin Galactic
It was a terrible, tragic week for commercial space development. Historian and space policy analyst John Logsdon helps up understand the greater m...

Bought by WYAP and WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Nov 03, 2014
  • Length: 28:51
  • Purchases: 2