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Is it a boy or a girl? What happens when babies are born with ambiguous genitalia.

  • Added: Aug 20, 2014
  • Length: 29:09
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Using origami techniques to make real life Transformer robots.

  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
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Today on our show, four stories of people who tried to see themselves clearly

  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
  • Length: 58:53
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What should consumers do who worry their data is being misused?Whose job is it to educate people about their responsibilities?Does privacy mean any...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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In the past few years medical companies have been producing a range of devices to help aging people keep track of their vital statistics: pulse rat...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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A single question can be a powerful force. It can open up an entire field of study. It can inhabit someone, shaping who they become. And it can ...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, PRX Remix, and KUOW


  • Added: Jun 17, 2014
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 3
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For most of human history, famine was only a single bad harvest away. Now, thanks to modern agriculture and fertilizers, we’ve almost eliminated hu...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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One promising new treatment for diabetes is transplanting healthy pancreatic cells into diabetics to restore their ability to digest sugars. What a...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Diabetes used to be a fatal but very rare disease. Now rates of Type Two diabetes are soaring worldwide. What’s responsible for the spike in cases?

  • Added: Jun 05, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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The study of gestures in American Sign Language sheds surprising new light on Autism Spectrum Disorders.

  • Added: May 12, 2014
  • Length: 10:52
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Our world these days is laden with a constant flow of information. It’s unavoidable. But how do we determine what information to believe? Once we...

  • Added: May 06, 2014
  • Length: 07:20
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A conversations about DIY science.

  • Added: Apr 12, 2014
  • Length: 10:53
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In this week's show, Bo interviews Guy P. Harrison, author and advocate for science and reason. Listen as they discuss Guy’s latest book: Think: Wh...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 53:24
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Dan Goleman wrote the book called Emotional Intelligence in 1995. The book generated enormous interest in the science of emotional intelligence and...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2014
  • Length: 55:42
Caption: Emotional and Personal Intelligence
John D. Mayer, or Jack as he likes to be called, is the renowned psychologist who co-developed the groundbreaking theory of emotional intelligence ...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2014
  • Length: 52:30
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Writer’s block! That phrase might induce panic and a recollection of a familiar experience. It’s a very common phenomenon. So, what is it? When...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2014
  • Length: 07:19
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“Hey, you’re smart!” That feels good to hear, doesn’t it? Praise always feels good to hear, but not all praise motivates us to try new things, ch...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 21, 2014
  • Length: 07:20
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Steven Weinberg, Credit: Matt Valentine
Professor Steven Weinberg is a Nobel laureate in physics and a theoretical physicist who is an outspoken thinker on topics ranging from nuclear wea...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2014
  • Length: 01:20:04
Caption: New 4th Edition of "The Cosmos", Credit: Cambridge University Press
Astronomers Jay Pasachoff and Alex Filippenko have just published the 4th edition of “The Cosmos: Astronomy in the New Millenium.” They join us fo...

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  • Added: Jan 21, 2014
  • Length: 28:51
  • Purchases: 5
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As human beings, we are, in fact, creatures. Like any other living organism, energy conservation is of highest priority to our vibrant being, whet...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2014
  • Length: 07:20
Caption: Bill Moyers, Credit: Dale Robbins
When Bill Moyers announced his intention to retire just weeks ago, he received – and read – thousands of messages on his website and Facebook urgin...

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  • Added: Jan 08, 2014
  • Length: 24:00
  • Purchases: 29
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A discussion of the economic, social, and political consequences of environmental degradation on populations and governmental systems. Special gues...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2013
  • Length: 23:52
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Even though football teams who consider themselves to be rivals often like to highlight their supposedly apparent differences, in actuality, rivals...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2013
  • Length: 07:20
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So how do we define our Locus of Control? Essentially, it is our positioning of ourselves within our perception of the world and the way that we p...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2013
  • Length: 08:00
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A researcher is promoting “personal experiments” that make self-care more scientific.

  • Added: Sep 30, 2013
  • Length: 01:00