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90 second modules that celebrate the natural world and bring the wonder of nature into daily life.

  • Added: Jul 23, 2014
  • Length: 31:30
Caption: Solid Comfort, 1906., Credit: Library of Congress
This show takes on the frothy subject of beer, and explores the science, culture, and history behind the suds.

  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 30:45
Caption: An Alchemist in his Studio, Thomas Wijck. , Credit: CHF Collections
This episode explores the colorful (and sometimes risk-filled) history of pigments and painters, and the conservators who save paintings from the r...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 30:34
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They have generated excitement, enthusiasm and support throughout the world. The ISEE-3 Reboot Project has succeeded in gaining control over the 36...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 28:51
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A new hypothesis ties domestication in mammals to “cute” physical features.

Bought by WMPG


  • Added: Jul 21, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The outcome of a medical test could be affected by the time of day.

  • Added: Jul 21, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
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Your friends may be as closely related to you as a fourth cousin.

  • Added: Jul 21, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
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In the US we look at company chosen by NASA to develop a lunar lander. And will messing with the sex life of the mosquito make them sterile? We als...

Bought by WYAP, KUOW, and KMXT


  • Added: Jul 20, 2014
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Spain's vultures face a grim future, are they on the brink of extinction? Meet migratory white storks as we head up into the trees to track them. P...

Bought by KRZA, Raven Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: Jul 20, 2014
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Politicians and analysts mark progress by quarterly earnings, but scientists who study life cycles in the real world may need years to document cha...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2014
  • Length: 28:00
Caption: Julia Schopick
Author Julia Schopick introduces four lifesaving treatments that have been effectively treating, and in some cases curing, people for 25 to 90 year...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jul 16, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bill Nye at the LightSail countdown celebration., Credit: Loren Roberts
LightSail, the Planetary Society’s innovative solar sail cubesat, will ride into space on the huge SpaceX Falcon Heavy, now in development. Bill N...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Jul 15, 2014
  • Length: 28:51
  • Purchases: 1
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The world's migratory animals are under threat from climate change, Canada's black bear is in danger again, and fighting urban development in Buen...

Bought by XRAY.fm, KRZA, Raven Radio, WFIU, KUOW and more


  • Added: Jul 13, 2014
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 6
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What happens when science, and traditional medicine fail, say, for people trying to conceive? Well, you can go to the man of a hundred kids. Also t...

Bought by KUOW and KMXT


  • Added: Jul 13, 2014
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Mary Ellen Hannibal
As lion populations crash in Africa, baboon numbers explode. Associate Professor of Ecology and Conservation Justin Brashares illuminates how to st...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2014
  • Length: 28:29
Caption: Janine Benyus
The genius of nature’s design, recipes and principles is serving as the inspiration for redesigning human civilization. This Biomimicry revolution ...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2014
  • Length: 28:31
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A small asteroid, capable of causing human injuries if it entered the Earth's atmosphere, passed between the Earth and Moon. It was detected only a...

Bought by KENW and WYAP


  • Added: Jul 10, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Travelers In The Night from outer space are closer than you may imagine.

Bought by KENW and WYAP


  • Added: Jul 10, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Over the past century, plastic has revolutionized the way we live. So far, we've produced about 6 billion tons of plastic - and most of it has ende...

Bought by Raven Radio, KRZA, WFIU, KMXT, and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Jul 07, 2014
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Scientists discover previously unknown populations of endangered reptiles high in the mountains above Baja, Mexico.

  • Added: Jul 06, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
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Hawaii’s birds face multiple threats, but one small thrush on the island of Kaua’i is a success story – so far.

  • Added: Jul 06, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
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3-D scaffolding in cells helps scientists understand a patient’s cancer cells and personalize treatments.

  • Added: Jul 06, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: (A) Overview of a nest. Individual brood cells are separated by thin walls of soil material. (B) The nest is closed by a vestibular cell filled with dead ants. (C) Contents of a vestibular cell. (D) Female bone-house wasp. , Credit: Merten Ehmig (A, B), Michael Staab (C, D).
Bone house wasps place dead ants in their nests to ward off predators and parasites.

  • Added: Jul 06, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
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As we get into gesture control technology in cars…what if you sneezed and it changed the station on the radio? And how to get your granny online. P...

Bought by KUOW and KMXT


  • Added: Jul 06, 2014
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Nancy Schoenberger chronicles the tempestuous romance of Liz & Dick in her book Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of...

Bought by WTJU, KFOK-LP, and KKRN


  • Added: Jul 03, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 3