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Your daily 90-second dose of real science for real people! Ocean microcreatures spill their guts…a New Zealand volcano lies about its age…and hummi...

Bought by KSQM 91.5 FM, WNED, KVSC, Tri States Public Radio, and Radio Baha'i, WLGI


  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Your daily 90-second dose of real science for real people! The secret of life from a 100-year-old tortoise…how bees make every flower count…listeni...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, Radio Baha'i, WLGI, WNED, KVSC, KSQM 91.5 FM and more


  • Added: Apr 26, 2019
  • Length: 34:30
  • Purchases: 6
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"Trash Bandits And Border Collies" and "The Ents Of Melbourne" A special edition of HumaNature formatted for air: Maggie had it all: a fine house,...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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Outside/In takes you on a journey to a 10-x10 plot and uncover the secrets you’d never know to find. Today, a close up on a spot you may otherwise ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 21, 2016
  • Length: 11:21
  • Purchases: 1
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This is Eat The Invaders - our occasional segment where we take a bite out of invasive species populations. On the menu today, one of the scariest,...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 21, 2016
  • Length: 16:07
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: In the video, the spiny water flea is depicted as an aggressive military general.
There are a lot of invasive species vying for the public’s attention, especially in the Great Lakes. So researchers trying to raise awareness about...

Bought by WCPN and WBFO


  • Added: Jul 29, 2016
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Animals are easy to love - most of them. But it takes a special breed of human to fall for one particular type animal.

  • Added: Jan 15, 2016
  • Length: 08:18
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THIS WEEK: Is it a bird…or a cowboy boot? Help is on the way for the Wood Thrush, but will it arrive in time? And we answer a listener's question a...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2014
  • Length: 30:00
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Near dusk, you can often find Shirley Doell at Oakland Civic Center, staring at the tops of skyscrapers through her big telescope. But she isn’t sp...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2013
  • Length: 15:48
Caption: Rock paper scissors, and its variations, may lie hidden in the math that underlies natural systems. (WBEZ/Gabriel Spitzer), Credit:  (WBEZ/Gabriel Spitzer)
Behind the workings of nature, there is math. It's the blueprint for galaxies and atoms. But WBEZ's science experiment is about to make it look eas...

Bought by WTJU, WRST-FM Oshkosh, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 23, 2011
  • Length: 08:15
  • Purchases: 3
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When New York City author Ginger Strand passed through Tulsa, we sat her down and asked her what she thought about our state. The wind, of course, ...

Bought by KOSU and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 06, 2011
  • Length: 03:07
  • Purchases: 2
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The idea of keeping shopping close to home is picking up speed, with local foods increasing in popularity and availability. Harder to understand mi...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2010
  • Length: 06:37
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Meet the house that beats an earthquake, stays cool without air conditioning, doesn't harm a single tree and costs less than a used car.

Bought by American Voices, PRX to iTunes, KVMR, and WAMC


  • Added: Mar 26, 2008
  • Length: 17:20
  • Purchases: 4
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The year 2006 was a heady one for the Laotian rock rat, a rodent thought to have gone extinct about 11 million years ago.

  • Added: Feb 20, 2007
  • Length: 01:30
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Pumpkin Growing Contest in Massachusetts

Bought by KFAI and KOOP


  • Added: Dec 05, 2006
  • Length: 04:11
  • Purchases: 2
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The story behind the word "salamander"

  • Added: Nov 24, 2006
  • Length: 02:45
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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