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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
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I like my definitions to be CRISPR and clearer. This is Episode 76 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or fu...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2019
  • Length: 04:26
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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
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The internet claims lobsters are immortal. Amy pulls a Dana Scully and debunks the heck out of that idea.

  • Added: Mar 26, 2019
  • Length: 04:35
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Jumping out of an airplane without a parachute?! We explore a study that explains how sometimes, if you look at the data in just the right way, bac...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2019
  • Length: 02:40
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Messing with this gas of a word isn't ideal. This is Episode 75 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 04:55
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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
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This chemical is no joke. Amy talks about how 1930's scientists discovered the explosive and insanely dangerous compound while trying to find a mor...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2019
  • Length: 04:25
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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
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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
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Are creative thinking and mental illness opposite sides of the same coin?

Bought by WCPN, Spokane Public Radio, KWMR, KMUN, KKRN and more


  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 16
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It's there and it's square. And now we know why.

  • Added: Jan 14, 2019
  • Length: 02:47
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Amy Barton has an eye for dangerous and innovative doctors and Dr. Robert Liston is no exception. FYI This episode has some up-close discussions of...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2019
  • Length: 03:09
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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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Engineers Sadhan and Pius continue an ongoing series of discussions on the fundamentals of mechanical engineering. Today they talk about what they ...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2018
  • Length: 41:26
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Science writer Mary Roach talks with author and actor Benjamin Busch.

Bought by WKAR and WDET Detroit Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 21, 2018
  • Length: 54:31
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Specimens on display outside of the the UMass Amherst Laboratory of Medical Zoology
If you’ve been following the news on the Cape and islands, you know that this Ground Zero for ticks and the diseases that come with them. In fact, ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 12, 2018
  • Length: 07:22
  • 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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Stop everything! We've hit a breakpoint, and things are gonna get dicey. This is Episode 65 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on fav...

Bought by Enchantment Radio


  • Added: May 28, 2018
  • Length: 04:04
  • Purchases: 1
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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