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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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In this edition of the Cannabis Radio News, we hear several important stories from California, not to mention the latest from Oregon, Alaska, Rhode...

Bought by KVMR and KFCF FM


  • Added: Aug 14, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A Public Service Announcement For Neurotransmitters

  • Added: Jun 12, 2015
  • Length: 05:14
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They rock and roll them. We're talking about those boulders we all see in the woods. Geologists call them "erratics."

  • Added: Dec 17, 2014
  • Length: 03:53
Caption: Ken Golden drilling through the sea ice, Credit: Amanda Kowalski
Ken Golden isn't your typical mathematician. He's the Indiana Jones of Mathematics. He gets up from behind his desk, armed with mathematical theory...

Bought by KALW, Troy Public Radio, Radio Newark, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 07:32
  • Purchases: 10
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THIS WEEK: Splitting the Clapper Rail; bird feeding help for condo owners; a swimming songbird; and, are you out there, Saskatchewan?

  • Added: Aug 15, 2014
  • Length: 30:00
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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: A still from the BioCurious Kickstarter video
When we think of garage scientists, the eccentric, gray-haired Dr. Emmett Brown from Back to the Future might come to mind. But these days, garages...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Oct 09, 2013
  • Length: 08:47
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Easily available equipment, like cameras, can be put to use by citizen scientists., Credit: Flickr user Mike.
In this episode, we look at how civic scientists can gather useful data on their surroundings. We go to the Bay Area where a series of rooftop carb...

Bought by KPVL and WTJU


  • Added: Jul 25, 2013
  • Length: 15:35
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Most people have heard the term 'food webs.' But have you heard about 'water webs'? , Credit: Flickr user shinybluesmiles.
In this episode we look at how delicate desert ecosystems are affected by climate change. Then the impact of toxic metals on Rocky Mountain streams.

Bought by KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA


  • Added: Jul 02, 2013
  • Length: 15:11
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Susan Warzek helps her fellow speleologists return Howe Caverns to its natural splendor., Credit: Amy Kraft
In this episode we investigate the science beneath our streets. First how a team of amateur speleologists are keeping Howe Caverns safe. Then a loo...

Bought by KALW and WTJU


  • Added: Apr 30, 2013
  • Length: 16:35
  • Purchases: 2
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One month after the Mayan apocalypse of 2012, the Generation Anthropocene team of Leslie Chang, Mike Osborne, and Miles Traer chat about the relati...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2013
  • Length: 23:30
Caption: Can this church be saved? Chemists and congregants alike say yes., Credit: Alex Lewis
In this episode we see old bones made new again. First the ongoing restoration of Philadelphia's 19th Street Baptist Church. Then a discussion abou...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2013
  • Length: 17:11
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Buck Benson of WTIP chatted recently with Dr. Sam Wasser, director of the Center for Conservation Biology at the University of Washington, about an...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Oct 10, 2012
  • Length: 21:52
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Arthur Henry Knighton’s Caustic Pot House Stacks, “A” Power Stack, “A” Pump Station, and “A” Evaporator Building., Credit: Image courtesy of the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation. On view in CHF’s museum.
On today's show we track the evolution of smog from symbol of industrial progress to public-health catastrophe.

  • Added: Oct 09, 2012
  • Length: 14:19
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People used to think alarm calls made by birds just meant "danger, danger!" But it turns out, birds are more specific than that. They can even aler...

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: Oct 03, 2012
  • Length: 08:10
  • Purchases: 1
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We bring you some of our favorite segments from past Distillations episodes this week: animal communication in the Sonoran Desert and the toll of a...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2012
  • Length: 13:33
Caption: Don't let the cuteness fool you. This cat is spreading dander all over its owner's house., Credit: Flickr user admiller.
Sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose? We all know what that means: allergies. On this show we look at pet dander, a common cause. Then we talk to a res...

  • Added: May 02, 2012
  • Length: 14:22
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Love it or hate it, plastic is hard to avoid. In this episode we take a look at plastic made from corn and find out just how biodegradable it reall...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2012
  • Length: 12:04
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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In honor of the International Year of Chemistry, Distillations produced a four-part series called Our Chemical Landscape. These shows look at how s...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2011
  • Length: 12:39
Caption: A perfectly pastoral farm. , Credit: Image courtesy of Flickr user chefranden
We continue the four-part series: Our Chemical Landscape. These shows look at how science has shaped the city, the suburb, the farm, and the wild. ...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2011
  • Length: 15:18
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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
Caption: Commuters taking the highway to downtown Austin., Credit: Image courtesy of Flickr user Rutlo.
We continue the four-part series: Our Chemical Landscape. These shows look at how science has shaped the city, the suburb, the farm, and the wild. ...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2011
  • Length: 14:36