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Caption: Red wolf howling.
Red wolves used to roam free across most of the eastern United States, from Maine to Florida, from Missouri to Texas, one of the top dogs in the fo...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2018
  • Length: 24:08
Caption: Unbeknownst to most commuters, ferns grow at the Van Ness-UDC Metro station in Washington, D.C.., Credit: Andy Baldwin
What's the perfect environment for a fern species dating back 65 million years? Look no further than Washington, D.C.'s subway system.

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Oct 26, 2015
  • Length: 05:52
  • Purchases: 1
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Mary has developed a career specializing in popular science and doing it with respect and wit. Since the publication of her first book “Stiff,” she...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 04, 2015
  • Length: 09:15
  • Purchases: 1
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Orville and Wilbur, DIY scientists, were bicycle mechanics at the turn of the 20th century in Dayton, Ohio before they changed our world. David Mc...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Jun 17, 2015
  • Length: 09:58
  • Purchases: 1
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A mother and a nurse created a device to help other breast-feeding moms.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 22:32
  • Purchases: 1
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Ever wonder what Westeros looked like long before the Starks, Baratheons, Lannisters, or Targaryens roamed its surface? How far back can we really ...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 10, 2014
  • Length: 05:07
  • Purchases: 1
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Two professors walk up to a lunch truck, and the conversation they have there may change the way we study microbiology. Sometimes science has a lot...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2013
  • Length: 07:21

  • Added: Sep 26, 2013
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This journey begins in the deepest recesses of the human brain--the hippocampus, and ends in the memory support unit of a retirement community. It'...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2013
  • Length: 27:22
Caption: Dragonfly wearing a "telemetry backpack"
Why itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny backpacks may be the key to understanding how animals capture prey.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: May 20, 2013
  • Length: 03:43
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Some tinnitus sufferers experience their phantom frequencies as buzzing or chirping sounds, like the song of a cicada (here, converted mathematically into graph form)., Credit: Photo Researchers
This dramatic soundscape uses interviews, narration, sound effects, and music to explain the emerging neuroscience of tinnitus - a ringing, buzzing...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Oct 19, 2012
  • Length: 09:40
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The secret behind Gallaudet's circular classrooms lies in something called "visual attention.", Credit: Gallaudet University
Deaf people don't see better... they see differently.

Bought by KVNF, New Hampshire Public Radio, WAMC, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 28, 2011
  • Length: 03:17
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The Speech Accent Archive is the brainchild of GMU's Steven Weinberger, Credit: Rebecca Sheir
A look -- and listen -- inside the world's largest online database of English accents.

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


  • Added: Jun 24, 2011
  • Length: 05:19
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Red wolf howling
Kim Wheeler is called the wolf lady. She heads up the Red Wolf Coalition and has told me wondrous things about these animals. Their existence, long...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2010
  • Length: 24:20
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A visit to one of America's two tsunami warning centers... and a lesson that just might save your life.

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Mar 17, 2008
  • Length: 04:27
  • Purchases: 1
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Every four years, February packs a whole extra day... but why?

Bought by KHNS, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, PRX Remix, KISU, KZYX and more


  • Added: Feb 25, 2008
  • Length: 04:56
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Carl Stiansen and Sir Patrick Moore
Sir Patrick Moore talks about his life in astronomy, life on Mars, and playing music with Einstein.

  • Added: Feb 19, 2008
  • Length: :18
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The pros and cons of solar power in the Land of the 'Missing' Sun.

  • Added: Jan 15, 2008
  • Length: 05:28
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What's the real stuff dreams are made on? Depends whom you ask...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jun 24, 2007
  • Length: 04:37
  • Purchases: 1
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Why little league pitchers are damaging their arms and the new rules meant to protect them

Bought by NPR Station Showcase with PRX, WAMC, and WKMS


  • Added: Jun 19, 2007
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Inside Technology
Scientists study the Amazon River's manatees

  • Added: Feb 08, 2007
  • Length: 10:12
Caption: Inside Technology
Ham Radio Operators in the new High Tech world

  • Added: Sep 18, 2006
  • Length: 06:29
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An stroll through the gory depths of a UC Berkeley Museum preparation lab -- the place where animals are skinned and stuffed for posterity -- in th...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2006
  • Length: 11:44
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Report on animal Cyber Tracker program inventor Louis Leibenberg.

  • Added: Feb 24, 2006
  • Length: 09:28
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A schoolbook claims jumping spiders have better eyesight than hawks: is that true?

Bought by KMRE-LP and WUAL


  • Added: Nov 12, 2004
  • Length: 04:25
  • Purchases: 2