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Some asteroids become comets giving rise to beautiful meteor showers.

  • Added: Jul 20, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
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A French-born Tibetan Buddhist monk and a central figure in the Dalai Lama's dialogue with scientists, Matthieu Ricard was dubbed "The Happiest Man...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
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In this edition of Gus' Wild Side, we'll hear Gus' thoughts on the natural world....and the possible costs of modern life. Gus’ Wild Side is a regu...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2017
  • Length: 04:53
Caption: Russian cruise ship, Svalbard, Norway, Credit: Thomas Hallermann, Marine Photobank
As Finland begins to outline its Arctic Council agenda for the next two years, Russian involvement and investment in the region continues to grow a...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 05:07

  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
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  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
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If humans are the so-called rational animal, why are we subject to so many cognitive biases?

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WMUU-LP, and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Jul 17, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: A Moment of Science
Eye Protection During a Solar Eclipse

  • Added: Jul 17, 2017
  • Length: 02:00

  • Added: Jul 17, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
Caption: Eclipsing All Other Shows, Credit: Seth Shostak
Watching a total solar eclipse is said to be a life-changing experience. We help you make the most of Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017. No ec...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WMUU-LP, WUFT, KUAF Public Radio, WRGY and more


  • Added: Jul 17, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Quantum Mechanics seems to be at the bedrock of reality, but it’s tricky to study – because observing things in the quantum world affects them. In ...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2017
  • Length: 53:52
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How did the Universe start? And where is it going? The answers may help us assess whether the Cosmos has meaning and purpose. In part one, we ask: ...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2017
  • Length: 53:50
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Extra-sensory perception seems like the stuff of fantasy, but should the possibility be taken seriously? In part one we ask, Can ESP Reveal a New R...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2017
  • Length: 53:52
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It’s common to think of Brain and Mind as two separate things that can influence each other. But is that right? And how far can such influence go? ...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2017
  • Length: 53:52
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Are we all “bystanders” when it comes to responding rationally to the serious environmental crises faced by our civilization? How is our behavior s...

Bought by KTRL


  • Added: Jul 11, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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The Brain is an unfathomably complex organ, and science continually reveals more fascinating information about it. In part one, we ask: How Are Bra...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2017
  • Length: 53:53
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We all feel like free agents on the inside: in control of our behavior, our decisions, our lives. But does that feeling reflect reality? In part on...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2017
  • Length: 53:52
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The ocean is continually and exhaustively over-exploited: over-fishing by international fisheries, sand mining for construction projects and artifi...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2017
  • Length: 05:02
Caption: Frogs' Pants, Credit: Seth Shostak
An 18th century scientist fitted a pair of tailor-made briefs on a male frog to determine the animal’s contribution to reproduction. Find out what...

Bought by WTJU, WMUU-LP, XRAY.fm, RadioFreePalmer, WRIR and more


  • Added: Jul 10, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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We know that our Universe is unfathomably large, but could it be literally infinite in size? In part one, we ask: What Would an Infinite Cosmos Mea...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2017
  • Length: 53:52
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Could it be that our Universe is not the only one? In fact, many scientists believe it is not. In part one, we ask: How Many Universes Exist? If we...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2017
  • Length: 53:51
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It’s hard to imagine that everything we see and know – the entire, vast, incomprehensibly large universe – might one day cease to exist. In part on...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2017
  • Length: 53:51
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The idea of surviving our own physical demise has long obsessed us. But is there any way that our personal awareness could actually transcend physi...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2017
  • Length: 53:49