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Two percent of the population has the almost uncanny ability to recognize and remember faces from chance meetings even years before. We talk about ...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2019
  • Length: 05:15
Caption: Free Range Dinosaurs, Credit: Seth Shostak
Dinosaurs are once again stomping their way across the silver screen. But these colossal beasts stole the show long before CGI brought them roarin...

Bought by KBBI, WHCP-LP, WRGY, KCSB-FM, KICI and more


  • Added: Apr 15, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Meet C. explodens; worker ants who rupture their own abdomens--filled with toxic goo--to protect the colony from predators.

  • Added: Apr 09, 2019
  • Length: 03:59
Caption: Go With the Flow, Credit: Seth Shostak
Solid materials get all the credit. Don’t get us wrong, we depend on their firmness for bridges, bones, and bento boxes. But liquids do us a solid...

Bought by Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, KICI, Royalton Community Radio, WMUU-LP, WHCP-LP and more


  • Added: Apr 08, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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One more example of how farmers MacGyver everything. No phone lines? Use the fence.

  • Added: Apr 04, 2019
  • Length: 03:42
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Your daily 90-second dose of real science for real people! This month – what’s a dolphin’s favorite TV show? Where did the first tattoos appear? A...

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


  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 33:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: You Are Exposed, Credit: Seth Shostak
There is no place like “ome.” Your microbiome is highly influential in determining your health and the course of disease. But it’s not the only “...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, Royalton Community Radio, KICI, WHCP-LP, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Mar 25, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Hawkingravity, Credit: Seth Shostak
Stephen Hawking felt gravity’s pull. His quest to understand this feeble force spanned his career, and he was the first to realize that black hole...

Bought by WHCP-LP, CHSR-FM 97.9, WRST-FM Oshkosh, Royalton Community Radio, KBBI and more


  • Added: Mar 11, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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The rings of icy dust around Saturn are so much younger than the planet. Where did they come from and why are they going away?

  • Added: Mar 05, 2019
  • Length: 03:29
Caption: High Moon, Credit: Seth Shostak
“The moon or bust” is now officially bust. No private company was able to meet the Lunar X Prize challenge and arrange a launch by the 2018 deadli...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, WHCP-LP, KBBI, Royalton Community Radio, WRGY and more


  • Added: Mar 04, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: We Are VR, Credit: Seth Shostak
Will virtual reality make you a better person? Seth puts on a VR headset for an immersive experience of a man who’s evicted from his apartment. F...

Bought by CHSR-FM 97.9, RadioFreePalmer, Royalton Community Radio, KBBI, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Feb 25, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Your daily 90-second dose of real science for real people! March madness with miracle mice mommies, mighty methane munchers and molecular mind cont...

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


  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 31:30
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Radical Cosmology, Credit: Seth Shostak
400 years ago, some ideas about the cosmos were too scandalous to mention. When the Dominican friar Giordano Bruno suggested the existence of plan...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, CHSR-FM 97.9, KICI, RadioFreePalmer, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 18, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 11
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This Valentine’s Day we could have just brought you some sappy love stories from science’s past. But instead we offer you three tales of lust, lone...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:17:06
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African Wild Dogs appear to vote on pack activities by sneezing.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 05, 2019
  • Length: 02:54
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Meet Your Robot Barista, Credit: Seth Shostak
We sip lattes in a robot café and contemplate the future of work. Our mechanical barista is just a start as robots and A.I. train to do a variety o...

Bought by WHCP-LP, CHSR-FM 97.9, WRST-FM Oshkosh, Royalton Community Radio, KBBI and more


  • Added: Jan 28, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Your daily 90-second dose of real science for real people! How spiders get extreme air…plastic joins the self-help movement…why a dino can’t lick y...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, KVSC, Tri States Public Radio, and KSQM 91.5 FM


  • Added: Jan 26, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Rip Van Winkle Worm, Credit: Seth Shostak
Your shower pipes are alive. So are your sinks, books, and floorboards. New studies of our homes are revealing just what lives there, from bacter...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, CHSR-FM 97.9, WRGY, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 21, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Learn a bit about the women and men of the IIP who monitor icebergs in the northern reaches of our Atlantic ocean.

  • Added: Jan 15, 2019
  • Length: 02:59
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Welcome to the wonderful world of Brain Storms. Short, funny and TO THE POINT. Today is brought to you by those people who make you crazy and why y...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2019
  • Length: 02:06
Caption: True Grit, Credit: Seth Shostak
Without sand, engineering would be stuck in the Middle Ages and Silicon Valley would be, well, just a valley. Sand is the building material of mod...

Bought by CHSR-FM 97.9, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WRGY, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, WHCP-LP and more


  • Added: Jan 14, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Cougars are beautiful and stealthy solitary hunters. Until they want to mate. Then they sound like a person being run through a garbage compactor. ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 10, 2019
  • Length: 02:06
  • Purchases: 2
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Where we talk about Dr. Nathalie Stroeymeyt and her foraging, black garden ants. Infected ants seem to stay away from other ants. Find out why.

  • Added: Jan 09, 2019
  • Length: 02:49
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Two shorter episodes we call Brain Storms smash cut together. We explore the history of a Cretaceous frog and live births in some species of skink.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2019
  • Length: 03:57
Caption: Sci-Fi From the Future, Credit: Seth Shostak
Polls show that most Americans are uneasy about the unchecked growth of artificial intelligence and genetic engineering. We all hope to guide socie...

Bought by CHSR-FM 97.9, WRST-FM Oshkosh, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, Gallatin Valley Community Radio, WHCP-LP and more


  • Added: Jan 07, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 11