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Caption: Golden-winged warbler/Mark Peck, Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/76929746@N04/8798239035
Some birds may use their excellent hearing to detect approaching storms.

  • Added: Dec 21, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: SEM of MRSA, Credit: (Janice Carr/Deepak Mandhalapu/M.H.S./CDC)
Researchers are testing a vaccine against life-threatening antibiotic resistant bacteria.

  • Added: Dec 21, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: How old do you feel?, Credit: Helen M Bushe: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mistyblue17/14398632876
People who feel younger than their chronological age are also less likely to die.

  • Added: Dec 21, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
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Researchers make new inroads into preventing age-related diseases.

  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: The Harvesters, by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1565)
Can genetic engineering help “re-wild” our grains, fruits and vegetables?

  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
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Aarthi Narayanan is studying the power of curcumin, made from turmeric roots, in stopping the spread of potentially deadly viruses. She grew up in ...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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NASA/JPL has developed a new computer program, based on software game architecture, which allows you to tour space using real NASA data.

  • Added: Dec 18, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
Caption: Lauren Markham
Getting back to the roots. What does it really mean? This week on Sea Change Radio, we feature two women who have each recently penned pieces for O...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2014
  • Length: 29:30
Caption: MIT Astrophysicist and Planetary Scientist Sara Seager, Credit: Sara Seager/MIT
MIT planetary scientist and astrophysicist Sara Seager is on a quest. She wants to find a warm, wet exoplanet with signs of life. It could be Earth...

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


  • Added: Dec 15, 2014
  • Length: 28:51
  • Purchases: 3
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Alberta residents take fracking head on. One rat per person? - the myth of New York City’s rats revealed. Rhino horn trade? -could legalizing the s...

Bought by Raven Radio, KUOW, WOUB, and KMXT


  • Added: Dec 14, 2014
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Disaster relief is not only about food and shelter - communications and the Internet are top priorities. Also, the science of tears - feel better f...

Bought by KMUD, KUOW, and KMXT


  • Added: Dec 14, 2014
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Caryn Lerman, Ph.D. led the MRI study of smoker's brains., Credit: Caryn Lerman (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Brain scans can predict a quitter’s likelihood of smoking again.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Dec 13, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Adélie penguins have genetic mutations that give them powerful forelimbs for swimming, and thick skin and stiff feathers for resisting the elements. , Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dominique_filippi/4351788225/
Scientists have sequenced the genomes of two penguin species, revealing much about how they’ve adapted to inhospitable environments.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Dec 13, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Where does your fast food container end up when you’re done with it?, Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/theimpulsivebuy/5141937149
Scientists are getting a better handle on how much plastic we put into the oceans, and what effects it’s having.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Dec 13, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Orion awaits launch atop its Delta IV Heavy rocket., Credit: Jason Davis/The Planetary Society
NASA’s Orion spacecraft has taken its first step toward Mars and an asteroid mission. The Planetary Society’s Jason Davis was at the Kennedy Space...

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


  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 28:51
  • Purchases: 3
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Nobody wants to be infinitely tall. Nobody wants to be infinitely heavy. Why would anybody want to be infinitely old?

Bought by KTRL, KWTF community radio for Sonoma County, WRNC-LP, WYAP, KWMR and more


  • Added: Dec 08, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 6
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Sometimes society fixes itself, and sometimes it needs a little help from technology. Obesity - does it lead to cancer? An ultrasound machine that'...

Bought by KMUD, KVSC, and KMXT


  • Added: Dec 07, 2014
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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"Bye-bye birdie"…birds are in decline in Europe to the tune of 400 million since 1980. Energy goes avant garde with solutions in Germany. And, envi...

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


  • Added: Dec 07, 2014
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This round of CurrentCast features stories about rain gardens; biofuel from seaweed; invasive Asian carp; and more.

  • Added: Dec 07, 2014
  • Length: 20:00
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Both younger and older people can readily learn new information, but older people have a harder time filtering out irrelevant and distracting infor...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Dec 06, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Touching the miniature buildings on the map activates auditory information and directions. , Credit: University of Buffalo
3-D talking maps use a variety of sensory modalities to help the visually impaired find their way around college campuses and other institutions.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Dec 06, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The forest elephant population in Cameroon has dropped by 60 percent in the last 10 years and the decline continues. Elephants and hippopotamuses a...

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: Dec 05, 2014
  • Length: 02:48
  • Purchases: 1
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Spoiler alert. Famed physicist Kip Thorne says you might be able to survive a plunge into a black hole after all! That’s just one molecule of the ...

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


  • Added: Dec 02, 2014
  • Length: 28:51
  • Purchases: 2
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A mother and a nurse created a device to help other breast-feeding moms.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 22:32
  • Purchases: 1
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This batch of Climate Connections features vegetarian fish food; algae as a climate solution; rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy; and more.

Bought by WORT, KNAU, WLPR, WNIJ, KACU and more


  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 7