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Science Underground

Series produced by Dr. Ainissa Ramirez

Caption: www.scienceunderground.org
www.scienceunderground.org 

Fun and understandable science topics explained in 2 minutes--from why don't woodpeckers get concussions to how leaves change color. The host scientist and author, Ainissa Ramirez, speaks with some of the best minds in science to get answers.

Got science?

Let’s face it. You like science, but don’t have a lot of time. So, what are your options? The answer is a 2-minute science radio show called Science Underground. Speaker and scientist Ainissa Ramirez created Science Underground to awaken the inner scientist in everyone.

Topics range from: the surprising science behind the football spiral (with Jerry Rice), to how leaves change color, to how scientists are using fireflies to create new medicines.

Website: www.scienceunderground.org
Twitter: @scienceundrgrnd
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scienceunderground
Questions: scienceunderground@gmail.com


12 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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We keep time by measuring repeating patterns, like a swinging pendulum or the earth's rotation. But, the best way to measure time is with atoms ins...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
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The color of a leaf is a dance as one molecule exits and others make their way to center stage.

Bought by Monarch Radio


  • Added: Sep 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jellybeans, Credit: Shutterstock
While we often think that the tongue is responsible for tasting food. That is only partly true. Your nose is the major taster.

Bought by Monarch Radio


  • Added: Nov 06, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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There are molecules that are heating our planet. Our host asks Michael Mann, a climate change expert, how.

Bought by Monarch Radio


  • Added: Dec 14, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: X-ray of a skull
A short 2 minute interview with an enthusiastic expert on CTE who describes the brain disease in an understandable way.

  • Added: Dec 14, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
Caption: Snowflake science
Snowflakes are unique and have six points. This short segment explains why.

Bought by Monarch Radio and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 14, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Hamburger
Scientists can now grow beef outside of the cow. In the not-so-distant future, you might get your burger from a beaker.

  • Added: Sep 02, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
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Will this Star Trek technology be a reality soon?

  • Added: Sep 02, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
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Astronauts wear special suits so that they can work many hours in space. Find out about a special accessory they wear, which is very useful if they...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
Caption: A Stack of Tires, Credit: Shutterstock
Your salad might be the next way to reduce our reliance on oil.

Bought by Monarch Radio


  • Added: Nov 06, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: bees
Honeybees are turning into zombies and the way this is happening is right out of a horror B movie.

  • Added: Sep 02, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
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Animals have a vocabulary. Scientists can understand the language of prairie dogs by slowing down their chirps.

  • Added: Sep 02, 2017
  • Length: 02:00