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A recently discovered Earth Approaching comet reminds us that there are objects like this out there and how they could influence human activity.

  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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A small meteoroid traveling faster than a rifle bullet has more kinetic energy than a locomotive.

  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Evolutionary biologist Sean B. Carroll shares his findings on the friendship between writer Albert Camus and biologist Jacques Monod.

  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 13:25
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The distribution of fresh water to meet growth and increased demand has historically relied on massive planning structures. The impacts of climate ...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2014
  • Length: 05:22
Caption: Skeptic Check: Friends Like These, Credit: Seth Shostak
We love our family and friends, but sometimes their ideas about how the world works can seem a little wacky. We look at the examples that BiPiSci ...

Bought by WYAP, WRGY, Accessible Media Inc. Station Account, WSLR, and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Oct 27, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: David Crane, CEO of NRG Energy, Credit: Rikki Ward
Today’s Climate One program looks at innovative policies and products that could power a new era of clean and affordable energy. Is it possible to ...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2014
  • Length: 58:56
Caption: Judy Irving, San Francisco, CA 10/17/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Judy Irving talks discovery, falling in love, and sacred moments.

  • Added: Oct 26, 2014
  • Length: 22:31
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With Ophelia Dahl just back from Liberia and Sierra Leone, Jeffrey Sachs, the economist and poverty guru, and Dr. Jim Cunningham, the virus detecti...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2014
  • Length: 58:37
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20 Pulse of the Planet Programs November 3, 2014 - November 28 • Alligators might want to eat your little dog, but not you. • A menu for the firs...

Bought by WNED


  • Added: Oct 24, 2014
  • Length: 40:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The role of soil microbes in human health is largely a mystery. The public is told that we need genetically engineered crops and their related herb...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2014
  • Length: 28:00
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Songs related to Space, Stars and Satellites

  • Added: Oct 23, 2014
  • Length: 10:00
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A small asteroid becomes bright enough to be seen with a small telescope and an electronic camera.

  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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In her new book: “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate”, Naomi Klein argues that while it’s too late to stop climate change, we can ...

Bought by KMUN and WNJR


  • Added: Oct 21, 2014
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Dr. Michelle Sexton is the first person to start a cannabis analysis lab in Washington state. The Phytalab founder and Chief Science Officer is not...

  • Added: Oct 20, 2014
  • Length: 11:52
Caption: Tale of the Distribution, Credit: Seth Shostak
Very few of us can play the piano like Vladimir Horowitz. His talent was at the tail end of the bell curve of musical ability – that tiny sliver o...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, Accessible Media Inc. Station Account, WRIR, WRGY, and WYAP


  • Added: Oct 20, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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India becomes the first Asian nation to send a spacecraft to Mars.

Bought by KKRN


  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In Part II of a 2-part series on the Global Water Contract, World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill explains the Committee's progressive recommendations...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 05:21
Caption: Who's Controlling Whom?, Credit: Seth Shostak
Ants exhibit the kind of swarm behavior that is the model for the next generation of tiny robots. But biology can get hijacked: a fungus can seize...

Bought by Accessible Media Inc. Station Account, WYAP, KAZU, WRIR, WRGY and more


  • Added: Oct 13, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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When you live on a computer, every hair on your head is numbered — every click, too, every date and breakup, every want and need. Christian Rudder,...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2014
  • Length: 58:37
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Phyllis Tickle on science, faith, and The Great Emergence; Katy Scrogin on Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury after War.

  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 42:12
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In 1998, a private commission was assembled to create a framework for worldwide understanding of fresh water as an inalienable human right. In this...

  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 05:04
Caption: What's the Difference?, Credit: Seth Shostak
We make split second decisions about others – someone is male or female, black or white, us or them. But sometimes the degrees of separation are i...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, Accessible Media Inc. Station Account, WYAP, WRIR, WSLR and more


  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Can we hack our way toward solutions for climate change? While governments dither, Congress negates and the world warms, how about deploying privat...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2014
  • Length: 58:37
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Rocks ejected from Mars by the impact of an asteroid or comet can and do find their way to Earth.

Bought by KKRN and WKCC


  • Added: Oct 02, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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How overconfident are we in the truth of our own beliefs?

Bought by KTRL, WYAP, KWMR, WRGY, and KSKQ


  • Added: Sep 29, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 5