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New research reveals a strange fact – a special type of neuron channel (HCN) makes us dumb. Hear about basic neuron mechanics and the supposed func...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 22, 2015
  • Length: 07:18
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Tetragnathid spider is using silk as anchor., Credit: Alex Hyde
Researchers discover that spiders can navigate bodies of water by holding up their legs as sails.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Jul 04, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A short episode about the things that hurt the learning process: why distractions are distracting and the conflict your brain encounters when given...

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2015
  • Length: 06:55
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Disco the talking parakeet., Credit: Courtesy of Judy Bolton
A newly discovered brain structure in parrots hints at new mechanisms in brain evolution.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Jun 27, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The Lau Basin in the Pacific Ocean has been studied for decades, but new information unearthed by doctoral student Sean Wei surprised all the exper...

Bought by XRAY.fm


  • Added: Jun 12, 2015
  • Length: 12:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Barry Truitt., Credit: Charles McGuigan
This is the fastest moving real estate on the entire East Coast, and behind the sandy shores of these Virginia Barrier Islands is the purest ocean...

  • Added: May 29, 2015
  • Length: 27:16
Caption: Groks Science Radio Show
Steven Kotler discusses how science fiction ideas have moved from the imagination of authors to real innovations.

Bought by WYAP, KPIP-LP, and KPVL


  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 32:56
  • Purchases: 3
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Stop filling your head like a vessel and ignite your flame of learning! Hear what improves learning from a University of Columbia neuroscientist an...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2015
  • Length: 11:52
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Groks Science Radio Show
Catherine Price discussed the history of America’s confusion and obsession with vitamins.

Bought by WRNC-LP and KPVL


  • Added: Apr 01, 2015
  • Length: 25:44
  • Purchases: 2
From: Bishop Sand
Series: Sift
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You’ve probably experienced test anxiety. Listen to what it’s like for teenagers to take a test with test anxiety. Then hear educators question whe...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2015
  • Length: 09:12
Caption: Groks Science Radio Show
Dr. Eric Green discussed genomic technology and precision medicine.

Bought by KPIP-LP, WYAP, WRNC-LP, and KPVL


  • Added: Mar 18, 2015
  • Length: 44:40
  • Purchases: 4
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How do we get better at tasks? In this short episode, we describe an important mechanism of learning: pruning away neural connections.

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2015
  • Length: 02:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Groks Science Radio Show
Dr. Ruben Gur discusses functional and anatomical sex differences in the brain.

Bought by KPIP-LP, WRNC-LP, WYAP, and KPVL


  • Added: Mar 04, 2015
  • Length: 38:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Another Day of Living , Credit: graphics by Scott Spitz
Join host Alix Litwack as she talks with local Herbalist Greg Monzel about his journey to overcome Lyme disease, the science behind the disease and...

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Feb 04, 2015
  • Length: 28:16
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Groks Science Radio Show
Dr. Laurence Steinberg discussed the neuroscience of adolescence.

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KPVL, WRNC-LP, and WYAP


  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 31:37
  • Purchases: 4
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Heightened curiosity about one subject primes people to learn less interesting information as well.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Oct 11, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Groks Science Radio Show
Michael Harris discusses what the impact of constant connectedness means for the well being of future generations.

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KMUD, KPVL, and WYAP


  • Added: Sep 03, 2014
  • Length: 27:41
  • Purchases: 4
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Why everything you know about the placebo effect is wrong?

  • Added: Sep 03, 2014
  • Length: 24:35
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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.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Today on our show, four stories of people who tried to see themselves clearly

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
  • Length: 58:53
  • Purchases: 1
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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 WABE, Radio Newark, New Hampshire Public Radio, PRX Remix, and KUOW


  • Added: Jun 17, 2014
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 5
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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