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Psychologist Walter Mischel talks about his new book The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control. It’s about his famed experiment testing delayed ...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2015
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: Norman Rockwell - Doctor and Doll, Credit: WikiArt Visual Encyclopedia
A half-hour, sound-rich documentary that follows a group of medical residents as they decide whether to enter the fraught field of primary care, or...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2015
  • Length: 27:21
Caption: Dr. Norman Doidge
Bestselling author Dr. Norman Doidge describes how neuroplasticity leads to healing in his newest book.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jan 29, 2015
  • Length: 28:40
  • Purchases: 1
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Can faith and science not only co-exist but complement one another?

  • Added: Jan 29, 2015
  • Length: 03:29
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A skyscraper sized Potentially Hazardous Asteroid is discovered when it was 50 million miles from us.

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Jan 29, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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As astrophysicists like Neil deGrasse Tyson learn more about the cosmos and present their often strange and wondrous findings to the public, the cr...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2015
  • Length: 58:30
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Dr. Margaret Haney, a Professor of Neurobiology in Psychiatry and Co-Director of the Substance Use Research Center at the Columbia University Medic...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2015
  • Length: 30:20
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We bring you a story about how experiments can uncover hidden truths. In science, experiments lead to medical breakthroughs and newer, faster techn...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2015
  • Length: 05:23
Caption: Artist's conception of the LightSail solar sail., Credit: The Planetary Society
The Planetary Society has just announced that LightSail A will be launched into low earth orbit in May. We’ll talk with Project Manager Doug Stets...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WXAV 88.3FM, KFCF FM, KMUD, KWMR and more


  • Added: Jan 26, 2015
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 6
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New potent antibiotic shows promise. The search for Earth-like planets makes new inroads with planet-hunting telescopes seeking other life. And, th...

Bought by KMUD and KMXT


  • Added: Jan 25, 2015
  • Length: 29:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Discovering the hidden value of human waste. Energy and climate challenges in the Arctic, Peru’s condors battle with a controversial tradition, and...

Bought by WFIU, Raven Radio, WOUB, KVSC, and KMXT


  • Added: Jan 25, 2015
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 5
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This batch of Climate Connections features pro sports teams tackling climate change; offshore wind in the southeast; religious leaders confronting ...

Bought by KACU, WNIJ, and WCBU


  • Added: Jan 25, 2015
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Bears’ fondness for six-legged snacks is shaping a mountain ecosystem.

  • Added: Jan 24, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
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Citizen scientists help map out nature’s pharmacy.

  • Added: Jan 24, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
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A roundup of some of this week’s most interesting science news, including key genetics variants related to brain size and psychiatric disorders, le...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
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Physicists decipher ancient scrolls that were burned and buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius 2,000 years ago.

  • Added: Jan 24, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy, Credit: Ellen Cohan
In our next program we tackle the facts and fantasies of clean energy. Using satellites in space to peer into the ocean deep; untangling the knot o...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2015
  • Length: 58:56
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90 second modules that celebrate the natural world and bring the wonder of nature into daily life

Bought by KCBX and KSJE


  • Added: Jan 20, 2015
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Artist's conception of exoplanet Kepler -186f., Credit: Wikipedia
Astronomer and planetary scientist Courtney Dressing is the lead author of research that may have found the formula for the mass and composition of...

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


  • Added: Jan 19, 2015
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 4
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Booming waistlines point to our obesity problem - especially among kids. Lisbon - Europe's next IT boomtown? Science appears to be booming in Afric...

Bought by Radio Phoenix, KMUD, KVSC, and KMXT


  • Added: Jan 18, 2015
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 4
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GM food law passes in European Parliament. Spain’s wolves making a comeback causing controversy. Green energy gaining ground in Poland, and Nigeria...

Bought by Radio Phoenix, Raven Radio, KUOW, WFIU, WOUB and more


  • Added: Jan 18, 2015
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: If they survive to adulthood, these loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings will return to their natal beach to lay their eggs., Credit: (Blair Witherington/FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute/Flickr)
Loggerhead sea turtles use the Earth’s magnetic fields to find their way back to the beaches where they were born, many years later.

  • Added: Jan 17, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Mouse brain tissue, imaged using standard microscopy (F) and through expansion microscopy technique (G), revealing enhanced detail. , Credit: Boyden Lab/MIT
Technology used to absorb water in diapers is also being used to blow up tiny tissues to make them more viewable by microscopes.

  • Added: Jan 17, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Bar-headed goose in flight., Credit: copyright Nyambayar Batbayar
Reaching 7,000 meters, nearly the height of Mt. Everest, the world’s champion high-altitude migratory bird uses a unique “roller-coaster” flight st...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Doopsies
For a show about embarrassment, my co-anchor Molly and I interviewed UW Sociology Professor Edward Gross.

  • Added: Jan 15, 2015
  • Length: 04:58