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The Rosetta Spacecraft's arrival at a comet's nucleus has begun a process of discovery.

  • Added: Unknown
  • Length: 02:00
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Renewable energy is rapidly shifting to a higher profile sector of the way Americans derive electricity and "green jobs" expert Van Jones offers hi...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Know Laughing Matter, Credit: Seth Shostak
Why we evolved to laugh plus side-splitting jokes about electrons and relativity.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, WRST-FM Oshkosh, and WRIR


  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Ultimate Hook Up, Credit: Seth Shostak
Our love-affair with computers marches on: if we wire human brains directly to them, where does the mind end and the machine begin?

Bought by KREV-LP and WNJR


  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Moving Right Along, Credit: Seth Shostak
Find out why modeling the swirl of hurricanes takes a roomful of mathematicians and supercomputers, and how galaxies can move away from us faster t...

Bought by WYAP, WRGY, and KAZU


  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Depiction of the 1833 Leonid meteor storm, in Bible Readings for the Home Circle (1889).
On this episode of BackStory, we’re taking on space. From Cotton Mather’s list of every comet since the beginning of time (415, to be exact), to th...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Depiction of the 1833 Leonid meteor storm. , Credit: Bible Readings for the Home Circle (1889).
Americans have had an ongoing fascination with the skies above us, so in this episode, we’re taking on space. How have people made sense of meteors...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio and WRGY


  • Added: Aug 15, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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High speed debris from comets may pose a threat to our spacecraft.

Bought by WYAP and KENW


  • Added: Aug 14, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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SpaceShipTwo will carry 6 passengers and two pilots and be launched from the 18,000 acre SpacePort America in New Mexico.

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Aug 14, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: URS Corporation archaeologists excavate at a site beside I-95 in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia., Credit: Mariel Carr
Where can you find a teacup, the molar of a goat, and an arrowhead all in one place? At an urban archaeology site, that’s where.

  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 36:50
Caption: Depiction of the 1833 Leonid meteor storm, in Bible Readings for the Home Circle (1889).
30-second promo for "Starry-Eyed: A History of the Heavens," with a 5 second hole for station-specific time/date tag

Bought by 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: De-Extinction Show, Credit: Seth Shostak
Maybe goodbye isn’t forever. Get ready to mingle with mammoths and gaze upon a ground sloth. Scientists want to give some animals a round-trip ti...

Bought by WRGY


  • Added: Aug 11, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The Living Well Show presents Rebel WITH a Cause - Dr. Tyrone Hayes is a Harvard trained biologist that has courageously stuck to his research find...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2014
  • Length: 28:35
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The Hubble Space Telescopes finds a surprising lack of water on three planets outside of our solar system.

Bought by KENW and WYAP


  • Added: Aug 07, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The NASA Deep Space Network is celebrating its 50th birthday. It is the way all of our spacecraft phone home.

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Aug 07, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Eye Spy, Credit: Seth Shostak
Who’s watching you? Could be anyone, really. Social media sites, webcams, CCTV cameras and smartphones have made keeping tabs on you as easy as t...

Bought by WRGY and WRIR


  • Added: Aug 04, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the renowned Stress Reduction Clinic at the Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School, discusses how the technique of "mindf...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Ansel Adams, Boulder Dam 1941, Credit: Wikimedia Commons
The Western U.S. is in the grip of a punishing drought. Reservoir levels are dropping, and farmers are struggling to ensure water access for their ...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, Capital Public Radio, KBRP Community Radio, WRGY, KUOW and more


  • Added: Aug 01, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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What was designed to be a 3 month mission has turned out to be a fascinating exploration of our next door neighbor.

Bought by WYAP and KENW


  • Added: Jul 31, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The NEOShield project is an international group of scientists and engineers who are developing techniques to protect us from Earth impacting objects.

Bought by WYAP and KENW


  • Added: Jul 31, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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In this fourth and final episode of a multi-part series on the final report released by the Global Ocean Commission, From Decline to Recovery, A Re...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2014
  • Length: 05:12
Caption: Replace What Ails You, Credit: Seth Shostak
Germs can make us sick, but we didn’t know about these puny pathogens prior to the end of the 19th century. Germ theory and antibiotics created a...

Bought by WYAP, KSKQ, WRIR, and KVSC


  • Added: Jul 28, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative, Credit: Rikki Ward
What we grow, eat and trade all impact the climate. As temperatures and global population rise, we’ll need to find new ways to feed a hot and crowd...

Bought by 90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR News Station


  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 58:55
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Real Heroes comic book from 1942
How do you show what the inside of an atom looks like? Or how a scientist feels in the moment of discovery? We decided to approach the human storie...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 21:15
Caption: A Stellar Job, Credit: Seth Shostak
Stars do more than just twinkle. These boiling balls of hot plasma can tell us something about other celestial phenomena. They betray the hiding ...

Bought by WYAP and WRIR


  • Added: Jul 21, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2