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They’re small, but they’re the bird world’s acrobats. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about acrobatic hummingbirds.

  • Added: Jul 28, 2015
  • Length: 07:40
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Your daily 90-second dose of real science for real people! It’s summertime, and solar cells take flight! Plus, the science of thirst…advice on keep...

Bought by KSQM 91.5 FM


  • Added: Jul 27, 2015
  • Length: 31:30
  • Purchases: 1
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We have now created temperatures hotter than the Sun inside two buildings here on Earth. We are trying to create stars on Earth to reproduce the n...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2015
  • Length: 14:45
Caption: Anne Simpson, Director of Global Governance, CalPERS, Credit: Rikki Ward
Fossil fuels are at the core of the climate challenge. Even Saudi Arabia’s oil minister has said the fossil fuel merry-go-round will wind down one ...

Bought by KMUD


  • Added: Jul 24, 2015
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Dolphin diets provide insight about preventing diabetes.

  • Added: Jul 24, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
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Engineers are designing more efficient cooling systems inspired by physical processes in nature.

  • Added: Jul 24, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Artist’s depiction of the four-legged snake Tetrapodophis amplectus subduing a mammal., Credit: Julius T. Cstonyi
A fossil of a four-legged snake links snakes with their lizard ancestors.

  • Added: Jul 24, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Jumping spiders have excellent vision, making them good candidates for virtual reality., Credit: Rowan McGinley
Virtual reality helps researchers study animal behavior and learning.

  • Added: Jul 24, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: John Warner
Nontoxic hair color from the recipes of beetles, and a potential Alzheimer’s cure derived from applying nature’s operating instructions. The world-...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2015
  • Length: 28:31
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Being night sky friendly reduces accidents, saves money, and is good for business.

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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What if the stories we’ve been told repeatedly about the safety and need for industrial methods and genetically-engineered crops to feed the world ...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2015
  • Length: 28:00
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Three hours north of San Francisco, just east of the ocean, rise the steep, green hills of Cazadero. It’s an idyllic setting: open space with farms...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2015
  • Length: 07:57
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What does the Second Law of Thermodynamics have to do with anything? Why does it matter that heat can never travel from a cold body to a hot one?

  • Added: Jul 22, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
Caption: Dr. Vance Vredenburg swabs frogs to test for chytrid., Credit: DR. VANCE VREDENBURG SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
I’m in a room stacked with rows of 50 gallon fish tanks, surrounded by gurgling water pumps. But this isn’t a fish store. I’m with conservation bio...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2015
  • Length: 06:28
Caption: Satellite image of a plankton bloom in green, off the coast of Patagonia. , Credit: NASA
Marine microorganisms make clouds brighter and more reflective.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Jul 21, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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“There's one on the ground there. Are there two? No way! Are they mating?” I turn to ask longtime monarch sanctuary volunteer, Barb Thomas. We hove...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2015
  • Length: 08:22
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A UFO hoax from 1951 featuring two barbers, their buddy, Buddy, the butcher, and a monkey.

Bought by PRX Remix and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


  • Added: Jul 20, 2015
  • Length: 08:45
  • Purchases: 2
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Climate scientist and MacArthur "Genius" award-winner Ben Santer says scientists don't yet know if climate change is affecting the timing of the se...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2015
  • Length: 02:24
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Scientists take a close look at a single celled creature with a complex eye.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Jul 20, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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stories from the natural habitats of the next generation

  • Added: Jul 17, 2015
  • Length: 03:47
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Climate scientist and MacArthur "Genius" award-winner Ben Santer on how scientists know that climate change is not just due to the Sun.

  • Added: Jul 17, 2015
  • Length: 04:02
Caption: Dr. Seth Moore radio-collars a moose
Governor Dayton recently instructed the DNR to discontinue collaring after a number of moose died as a result of the procedure. That decision has e...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2015
  • Length: 23:50
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Human noise is profoundly affecting the lives of whales.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 14, 2015
  • Length: 10:02
  • Purchases: 1
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This batch of Climate Connections features Navajo communities switching to solar, wildfires, Monarch butterflies and a "Climate Rap".

Bought by WLPR, WCBU, WETD, KKWE Niijii Radio, WLRN and more


  • Added: Jul 13, 2015
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 18
Caption: Morning light and fall colors, Credit: Travis Novitsky
A variety of pollutants have recently turned up in some pristine northern Minnesota lakes and rivers. In this interview with producer Martha Marnoc...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2015
  • Length: 06:44