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If Oumuamua is a "scout," then for what cosmic army? And other dealings with strange things in the skies.

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  • Added: Jan 21, 2019
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Volunteer Peter Lent wades through Oatka Creek in Scottsville, New York, looking for bugs to send back to Albany., Credit: Caitlin Whyte/WXXI News
Helping the environment isn’t just about recycling and abandoning plastic straws. WXXI’s Caitlin Whyte explored the concept of citizen science, and...

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2018
  • Length: 03:48
  • Purchases: 1
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Apache plume (Fallugia paradoxa) is very common around out little homestead. There are thickets of it all along the banks of the Ol’ Guajolote. It ...

  • Added: May 30, 2018
  • Length: 11:28
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Berberis fremontii is in the Barberry family or Berberidaceae…that’s fun to pronounce. Fremont barberry has quite a range north of the Salt River i...

  • Added: May 30, 2018
  • Length: 05:16
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Well, I’m not sure I can add a whole lot more to this true story, but here are a few ringtail facts that are fun. Okay, fun for nature geeks like y...

  • Added: May 30, 2018
  • Length: 05:10
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I suppose the thinking is that any wildflowers blooming along the side of the road will beautify that road and who cares what’s in the hydro-seed m...

  • Added: May 30, 2018
  • Length: 05:09
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Earthquakes occur on faults and fault ruptures many miles beneath the surface. Dr. Lori Dengler says we needn't worry about storms and surface wat...

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
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On this segment of Shaky Ground, Geologist Lori Dengler takes on tales of earthquakes swallowing up hapless critters.

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:23
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The next earthquake is likely to happen when you least expect it. Relatively infrequent events are hard to plan for. Geologist Lori Dengler advise...

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:28
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Dr. Lori Dengler gives us a primer for the science of tectonics.

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
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At one point when I was reading about the age of water I came across some research indicating that some of the water molecules we drink could be 4....

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 05:09
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I like the name sumac and I’ve known it since I was a kid in Kentucky. The most talked about sumac of my youth was poison sumac or poison ivy, but ...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 05:42
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Hmm, I’m not doing a very good job of keeping up with botanical names. Either that or I’m making them up as I go. The current and correct name for ...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 05:13
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Chuparosa is one my of favorite plants from back when we used to live outside of Tucson. I bet we had 5 or 6 of them planted at our little homestea...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 05:23
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A morning or two after I recorded this show I heard a scaled quail calling, so now I have both species calling starting at dawn and then off and on...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 05:20
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Cool as a cucumber curved with quite the camber. This is Episode 61 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or f...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2018
  • Length: 05:14
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Picture this: a lightning bolt shoots out about 10 gigawatts of power. This is Episode 58 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favor...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2018
  • Length: 03:44
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Quarter for your thoughts about quaternions? This is Episode 57 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2018
  • Length: 05:01
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What is a raptor? Naturalist Ken Burton offers up some details on these amazing birds, including addressing the concept of convergent evolution.

  • Added: Feb 28, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
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Velvet mesquite is the predominate native mesquite of southern Arizona. If you go west toward California, you will start running into western honey...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2018
  • Length: 05:18
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I was incorrect about the species of Acalypha in this show. The correct name is A. phleoides (the former A. lindheimeri), not neomexicana as I stat...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2017
  • Length: 05:16
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I don’t think there is anything more heartbreaking than seeing a road killed pet. Well, honestly, I have a hard enough time with road killed wildli...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2017
  • Length: 05:28
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We have had 4-wheel drive vehicles for many years and we’ve always found it to be a great tool that can take the worry out of some roads. I just ha...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2017
  • Length: 05:16
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How can sound heal a body? With our guides, Susan Rogers—who recorded albums for Prince and David Byrne—and hypnotherapist Daniel Ryan, we explore ...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 35:28
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A first-person account of being a standardized patient and discovering the importance of the doctor-patient relationship.

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 06:12
  • Purchases: 1