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Some truly nasty diseases arise from protein molecules that curl up into the wrong shapes. Is there any hope?

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 04:27
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Is it a valid philosophical question, or should I get a job as an aircraft mechanic? Stay tuned, and find out.

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 03:00
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In which we lay to rest an old and positively foolish cliché.

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 02:40
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What's in the number 2? You might be surprised.

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 04:45
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Just what the world needs. Yet another exotic radiation-emitting weapons technology. Even by today's standards, this one is more than slightly pecu...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 04:30
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Drones, it might seem from the news, are everywhere. Much of this arises from the remarkable affordability of these little machines.

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 03:50
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Not all medical frauds involve siphoning off billions of dollars of tax money. Some of them arise from simple misrepresentation of who should get c...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
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How many people today really want to lose weight? Of those, how many complain bitterly that they can't lose anything, no matter how little they eat...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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We all want free stuff, and, these days, that includes the energy with which to make things run. Can we have it? Is the promise of vacuum energy va...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 04:30
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It's long been a staple of science fiction. Does it really exist?

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 03:30
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Why free energy is all around us, but absolutely useless.

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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Why the television science fiction stereotype of an isolated village makes no sense.

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 02:45
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Giordano Bruno died in the fire, but his memory lives on. Is the popular recollection accurate?

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 02:40
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What happens when your space probe breaks down and refuses to talk to you any more? It's not always the disaster it may seem to be.

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 03:40
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A pound of weight is a pound of weight, right? Not always. Hear about how physicists can split gravity into insanely fine hairs.

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 03:30
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Can you solve Zeno's Paradox? Baffle your listeners with this classic conundrum.

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
Caption: Charlotte Brody with Terrence McNally
There is a fundamental need to restore a female perspective to the male-dominated world of science. Is it any accident that the first person to so...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Annie Leonard
As the consumer feeding frenzy has gone global, each seemingly innocuous purchase of stuff we make today leaves behind a devastating legacy of wast...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Janine Benyus, Credit: Tim Porter
Some of the best minds on the planet are busy cataloguing possible solutions to the crisis of climate chaos. Scientists, entrepreneurs, and educato...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Ascaris lumbricoides, Credit: Sustainable sanitation https://www.flickr.com/photos/gtzecosan/15701719491
Why you should keep your biology textbooks

  • Added: Apr 08, 2015
  • Length: 04:57
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The Grand Portage National Monument area has higher levels of mercury than other parks around the Great Lakes. In this edition of the Lake Superior...

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  • Added: Apr 08, 2015
  • Length: 08:00
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The moose population in northeast Minnesota has been in decline over the past decade. In this edition of the Lake Superior Project, Dr. Seth Moore ...

Bought by KFAI and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE


  • Added: Apr 08, 2015
  • Length: 08:36
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Caption: Rocker protein world's first engineered to transport ions (pink)., Credit: Credit: Andrei N. Lupas Science 2014;346:1455-1456.
For the first time ever, scientists designed completely from scratch a protein molecule that behaves like a slice of life.

  • Added: Apr 07, 2015
  • Length: 07:38
Caption: NASA's pathways to the Red Planet., Credit: NASA
A human mission to orbit Mars might be possible by 2033, and it might be accomplished at reasonable cost and with existing or nearly-ready technolo...

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  • Added: Apr 07, 2015
  • Length: 28:50
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Are children at greater risk of being abused if their own parent was maltreated?

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1