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Sometimes the setting of the moon is as spectacular as the rising. As it slides down toward the mountains in the horizon it appears larger and larg...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2017
  • Length: 05:19
Caption: Twomarked treehoppers, Credit: Kasey Fowler-Finn, Saint Louis University
Most insects communicate in a way that we can’t hear. A scientist at Saint Louis University is using a laser to eavesdrop on one insect’s “conversa...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2015
  • Length: 05:38
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A Public Service Announcement For Neurotransmitters

  • Added: Jun 12, 2015
  • Length: 05:14
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You know we’re causing a problem for the planet when even the viruses think we’re the worst disease the Earth has ever seen.

  • Added: Oct 02, 2014
  • Length: 07:53
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On this week's episode, stories about looking for answers in the wrong places, mercury in the water, and...bigfoot.

Bought by WMUU-LP and CHSR-FM 97.9


  • Added: Jun 25, 2014
  • Length: 58:55
  • Purchases: 2
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From the red eyes of a periodical cicada looking out: a bug's first person rendition from emergence til death.

Bought by KSJD, WCAI / WNAN, WTIP, Radio Newark, WNPR and more


  • Added: Jun 19, 2013
  • Length: 07:42
  • Purchases: 8
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Join us as we speak with paleoecologist extraordinaire, Margaret B. Davis. She is one of the world’s foremost scholars of palynology, a branch of p...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2012
  • Length: 27:59
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Peter Oldring, host CBC Radio's This Is That, goes into the heart of a Canadian snow storm with two self-professed 'blizzard chasers.'

  • Added: Jun 13, 2012
  • Length: 07:00
Caption: A wasp attacks a larval fruit fly., Credit: Todd Schlenke, Emory University
It's Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, time for dancing, eating and, of course, drinking - sometimes a lot of drinking. Now, as humans, we pay a price for d...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2012
  • Length: 03:47
Caption: An adult Ozark hellbender is typically brown or green with black markings that help it blend in with its rocky river-bottom habitat., Credit: Jeff Briggler/Missouri Department of Conservation
They're flat, they're slimy, and they hide under rocks on river bottoms. At up to 2 feet in length, the Ozark hellbender is one of the world's larg...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2012
  • Length: 03:59
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We have a chat with arborist Bill Eck. He grew up in the forest, like a little elf or something! Seriously, he’s a great guy and he really knows hi...

Bought by KUT


  • Added: Nov 10, 2010
  • Length: 28:03
  • Purchases: 1
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Science is good and fun. We decide to restate that through our conversation with Linda Leigh, botanist, naturalist, farmer. Or is it rancher? We're...

Bought by KUT


  • Added: Jun 03, 2010
  • Length: 28:02
  • Purchases: 1
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The science behind the songs of Alaska's humpback whales

  • Added: Feb 13, 2008
  • Length: 04:25
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Is there a sex-therapist in the house? Apparently, China's pandas could use some help.

  • Added: Jul 26, 2007
  • Length: 01:32
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Science has discovered a new planet. Can we go there?

  • Added: May 05, 2007
  • Length: 01:27
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Alaskan squirrels can fly, but can they run?

  • Added: Apr 18, 2007
  • Length: 02:08
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Farmers in North Carolina raise a lot of hogs, producing a log of hog dung.

  • Added: Mar 28, 2007
  • Length: 01:32
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The year 2006 was a heady one for the Laotian rock rat, a rodent thought to have gone extinct about 11 million years ago.

  • Added: Feb 20, 2007
  • Length: 01:30
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Fire ants may be small insects, but their sting packs a wallop. They arrived in the U.S. from South America in the early 1900s, and have spread to ...

  • Added: Dec 17, 2006
  • Length: 01:30
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Pumpkin Growing Contest in Massachusetts

Bought by KFAI and KOOP


  • Added: Dec 05, 2006
  • Length: 04:11
  • Purchases: 2
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Is a deeper voice more "attractive?"

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 05, 2006
  • Length: 06:03
  • Purchases: 1
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No flush, no water urinals make sense to stadiums, airports and universities.

  • Added: Nov 12, 2004
  • Length: 04:16
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Scientists find way to soothe anxious sheep. But how do you know when sheep are nervous?

Bought by KUSP


  • Added: Sep 23, 2004
  • Length: 01:25
  • Purchases: 1