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Caption: Dayna Baumeister
Biomimicry is decoding astonishing treasures from nature’s recipe book that we can mimic for our technological and industrial practices. Biomimicry...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
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While lie detectors are highly accurate, they’re also expensive. An expert in cyber security has developed a way to actually predict a person's pro...

Bought by WMNF


  • Added: Oct 24, 2014
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: John Warner
Master green chemists and educators John Warner and Amy Cannon say the radical growth of green chemistry is showing we can have good chemistry with...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
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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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A small asteroid becomes bright enough to be seen with a small telescope and an electronic camera.

  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
Caption: Mary Mallon, aka "Typhoid Mary, Credit: From the The New York American newspaper, dated June 20, 1909.
Learning about the immune system from people who catch germs but don’t get sick.

  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Researchers have theorized that up to half of Earth's water is older than the sun. It likely formed in the cold molecular cloud that spawned our solar system., Credit: Bill Saxton, NSF/AUI/NRAO
Ilse Cleeves is lead author of a paper that concludes up to half of our solar system’s water is older than the solar system itself. The implication...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Oct 21, 2014
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ulrich Boser
Bestselling author Ulrich Boser shows how the emerging research on trust can improve our lives, rebuild our economy, and strengthen society. As par...

Bought by KCBX and KVSC


  • Added: Oct 20, 2014
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Have you ever heard of a whale crier? And the world's first self-sufficient island. Also, Italy's famous buffalo mozzarella cheese is causing quite...

Bought by Raven Radio, WFIU, KMXT, and Radio Phoenix


  • Added: Oct 19, 2014
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Polio is on the rise where it was once eradicated. So what's happening with vaccines? And why diseases can re-emerge. Also, are journalist's too ho...

Bought by KMUD, KMXT, KVSC, and Radio Phoenix


  • Added: Oct 19, 2014
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Coffee, tea, meat, fat, raw, cooked ...eat this, don’t eat that. If you’re curious about the latest research on how you can tweak your diet to red...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2014
  • Length: 28:00
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India becomes the first Asian nation to send a spacecraft to Mars.

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
Caption: In this laser frequency comb, colorized for illustrative purposes, the solid lines are the star spectrum and the dots are the artificial laser spectrum. The dark gaps in the star spectrum represent different chemical elements in the starlight. Long-term s, Credit: European Southern Observatory
It’s terribly hard to find exoplanets that look like our homeworld. The search requires development of astoundingly powerful and precise instrumen...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Oct 13, 2014
  • Length: 28:51
  • Purchases: 1
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Will technology end the use for translators? Creating computer games that engage personal stories rather than guns. Self-confessed "selfie addict" ...

Bought by KMUD, KUOW, KMXT, Radio Phoenix, and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Oct 12, 2014
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Hindus adapt traditions and adopt new eco-friendly cremations, world religious leaders speak out on climate change, and Peru's Quechua religion co...

Bought by WFIU, Raven Radio, KMXT, and Radio Phoenix


  • Added: Oct 12, 2014
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 4
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This round of CurrentCast features stories about clean boating, conflicts over water, wetland wonderlands, and more.

  • Added: Oct 11, 2014
  • Length: 20:00
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Heightened curiosity about one subject primes people to learn less interesting information as well.

  • Added: Oct 11, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: People flock to the Delirium Cafe in Brussels, Belgium for some of the same reasons fruit flies flock to yeast., Credit: (Marcello/Flickr cc-by-nc-nd/2.0)
Beer owes its distinctive aroma to fruit flies.

  • Added: Oct 11, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
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Can you imagine a world without functioning antibiotics? Sadly, we’re headed in that direction due to overuse and misuse of these precious drugs, ...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2014
  • Length: 28:00
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A semi-trailer truck sized, rapidly rotating, asteroid comes almost to the distance of the communication satellites from Earth.

Bought by WKCC and KKRN


  • Added: Oct 09, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Isaac Cann, Credit: L. Brian Stauffer
Human gut microbes could break down grasses into sugars for biofuel production.

  • Added: Oct 09, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Monarchs in flight., Credit: Sonia Altizer
Scientists have identified the genetic underpinnings of monarch butterfly migration.

  • Added: Oct 09, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
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Bob King of the Duluth News Tribune chatted with WTIP's Dave TerSteeg recently about meteors, meteor showers, how to take pictures of the night sky...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Oct 07, 2014
  • Length: 19:31
  • Purchases: 1
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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
Caption: Inside Technology
IEEE Spectrum Radio explores the not too distant future of commercial automotive industry technology.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, and KMXT


  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 59:32
  • Purchases: 3