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Robert Parker realized that his destiny in life was to help others and make the world a better place. Now, as a cancer research scientist, he refle...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 04:41
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The discovery of four new short-lived elements may be bringing scientists closer to creating new heavy elements with staying power.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Jan 17, 2016
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Enlisting the help of influential students to reduce bullying and other conflict in schools.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Jan 11, 2016
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Groks Science Radio Show
Dr. Hank Greely discussed the medical promises and perils of gene editing technology.

Bought by WYAP and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 33:16
  • Purchases: 2
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A collection of eclectic stories from science and technology.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 31:09
  • Purchases: 1
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Scientists reverse-engineer the human learning process to help computers think more creatively.

Bought by WMUU-LP and WLPR


  • Added: Dec 13, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Groks Science Radio Show
John Kelley discusses the mechanisms of the placebo effect and its role in medicine.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WYAP, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Dec 03, 2015
  • Length: 28:45
  • Purchases: 3
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Learning to read and write rewired our brains in fascinating ways. But where and when did writing and language originate?

  • Added: Dec 02, 2015
  • Length: 18:38
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WorldCanvass discusses issues in global public health with 2015 University of Iowa International Impact Award winner Rebecca Arnold and colleagues ...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2015
  • Length: 24:09
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Peter Salovey and his colleagues share their insights regarding the history of emotional intelligence and the practical applications contributed by...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2015
  • Length: 12:32
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An educational app helps parents with math anxiety help their kids excel in the subject.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Oct 13, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A handheld navigation cube changes shape to guide users in the right direction.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Sep 11, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week we explore how hearing a certain song brings back memories of a particular time and place.

Bought by WKCC, WOUB, KSKQ, KPVL, WYAP and more


  • Added: Sep 02, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Oliver Sacks
On December 4, 1985 Studs sat down with famed neurologist and author Oliver Sacks. Although the interview was supposed to center on his newest publ...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, WCAI / WNAN, KPIP-LP, KVNF, and KGNU


  • Added: Aug 31, 2015
  • Length: 01:22:29
  • Purchases: 5
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Is DNA the answer to our data storage limitations?

Bought by WABE and WLPR


  • Added: Aug 15, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • 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 KPIP-LP and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Jun 12, 2015
  • Length: 12:00
  • Purchases: 2
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...

Bought by KSFR and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 26, 2015
  • Length: 11:52
  • Purchases: 2
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