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Caption: Kevin Walker
You’re walking the aisles of your local grocery store, picking out fresh ingredients for dinner — you get to the counter, pay for it, bag it, and y...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 27, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mark Schapiro
There’s no time better than after a holiday of feasting to remember where we get our food. Ultimately, most of our complex recipes begin with the s...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Dr. Anthony Ferrante is a physician scientist at the Columbia University Institute of Human Nutrition, where he studies fat and its effects on the ...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2018
  • Length: 34:49
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Dr. Sharon Akabas, PhD, Director of the MS Program at the Columbia University Institute of Human Nutrition, talks about her early interest in educa...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2018
  • Length: 34:02
Caption: North Carolina State University Ph.D. student Olivia Caretti is hoping to fill some data gaps by using a relatively new method for monitoring aquatic life with underwater microphones, known as hydrophones., Credit: James Morrison
A North Carolina State University researcher is using underwater microphones to help better understand the extensive array of animals living in the...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2018
  • Length: 03:32
Caption: Paul Ehrlich
Did you know that 300 years ago people had larger jaws? Why would this be the case and why is it important? Paul Ehrlich, the founding father of mo...

  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 28:30
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A listener asks: Why do I get a headache if I go without coffee?

Bought by WTIP, KENW, and WLPR


  • Added: Dec 30, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The byproducts of Greek yogurt could be turned into jet fuel.

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Dec 23, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kramer's dairy cows turned out to pasture., Credit: Veronica Volk
What does a dairy cow have to do with a healthy lake ecosystem? At a recent Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Buffalo New York, people were inv...

Bought by KTXK, WBFO, WAMC, WSKG, WXXI and more


  • Added: Oct 20, 2017
  • Length: 03:23
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Ole Kaven
While the earth probably won’t shake the next time you turn on your gas stovetop, keep in mind it comes at a cost. This week on Sea Change Radio, w...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 27, 2017
  • Length: 29:40
  • Purchases: 1
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Are you a vegetarian, a vegan, or a lapsed vegetarian? Do you eat meat and feel a little conflicted about it? No matter where you fall on the spect...

  • Added: May 23, 2017
  • Length: 26:56
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We all need food to stay alive, but when we’re filling up our grocery carts, it’s not like survival is the primary motivator. If you’re listening t...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2016
  • Length: 17:07
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At the dawn of the agricultural revolution, humans began to tinker with our seeds. Over millennia, we’ve managed to breed plants for selective tra...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2016
  • Length: 17:13
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A new report finds that global fisheries could boost both sustainability and annual catch.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Radio Baha'i, WLGI, WLPR, and KENW


  • Added: Apr 05, 2016
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Could fungi be a key to safer and longer lasting lithium ion batteries?

Bought by Radio Baha'i, WLGI, WLPR, and KENW


  • Added: Mar 30, 2016
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Scientists are isolating and synthesizing the chemical compounds that make hops bitter, and studying their medicinal properties.

Bought by Radio Baha'i, WLGI, WLPR, and KENW


  • Added: Mar 15, 2016
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 3
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You can thank fruit flies for your favorite wine’s fruity “nose”.

Bought by KSFR, Radio Baha'i, WLGI, KENW, and WLPR


  • Added: Nov 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Coffee, tea, and cocoa are just some of the crops that could be affected by rising carbon dioxide levels and temperatures brought on by climate cha...

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: May 30, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Caffeine Powder, or the purest form of caffeine, is a very lethal substance in small amounts. Many people do not know about the dangers of the prod...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 03:30
Caption: Yaupon tea is brewed from the leaves of Ilex vomitaria., Credit: Mary Vaux Wolcott
Can you get a caffeine fix without growing your carbon footprint?

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Nov 28, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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You can thank fruit flies for your favorite wine’s fruity “nose”.

Bought by WVTF, WKSU, and KMXT


  • Added: Nov 23, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The practice of cheesemaking goes back many centuries in various cultures around the world. (A page from the 14th century Medieval handbook Taccuino Sanitatis from the Biblioteca Casanatense in Rome, Italy)
Central Europeans developed a dairying culture at least 4,000 years before they evolved the ability to digest milk.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Nov 01, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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While lie detectors are highly accurate, they’re also expensive. An expert in cyber security has developed a way to actually predict a person's pro...

Bought by Radio Phoenix, Peconic Public Broadcasting, Accessible Media Inc. Station Account, WCAI / WNAN, and WMNF


  • Added: Oct 24, 2014
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Olive oil may help protect the cardiovascular system against the ill-effects of air pollution in cities.

  • Added: May 21, 2014
  • Length: 01:00