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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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A team of globetrotting, besotted scientists faces a new kind of terra incognita.

Bought by WCPN, Spokane Public Radio, KMUN, KWMR, KFCF FM and more


  • Added: Mar 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:01
  • Purchases: 25
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Not the big yawn that you'd think. These 100,000 or so codes are used to determine your bill. Some of those codes are hilarious. Bit by cow and str...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2019
  • Length: 04:09
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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
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Dr. Margoliash at the University of Chicago has been studying the brains of Zebra Finches for years. Today we dive into some of his lab's result --...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2019
  • Length: 03:22
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Neuroscientists have found that dogs might actually love their people.

  • Added: Jan 29, 2019
  • Length: 02:40
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Why do we do the things we do while in public? Simple actions like using the restroom or riding the bus get a lot more complicated when thinking ab...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 20:19
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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
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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
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The story of a tornado, from three perspectives.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 03, 2018
  • Length: 08:21
  • Purchases: 1
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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
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The 28th Ig Nobel Prize ceremony took place on September 13 at Harvard University. The Ig Nobel Prizes honor scientific achievements that make peo...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2018
  • Length: 18:13
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Changing the behavior of behaviorists. What it's like to change the paradigms of training pachyderms. It's all about an interview that you'll never...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2018
  • Length: 22:10
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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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Big wave surfers are in a class of their own. But Geologist Lori Dengler encourages sticking with giant waves generated by big storms. On this segm...

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:31
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A series of 90-second quirky science pieces. Fun, fact-filled, entertaining, and educational.

  • Added: Mar 09, 2018
  • Length: 45:11
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The average household has more than 40 appliances that use electricity when they're off. We help you find and subdue them.

Bought by KFOI Radio


  • Added: Feb 07, 2018
  • Length: 23:21
  • Purchases: 1
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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
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HOUR ONE: "Harassment In The Lab" - Sexual harassment happens everywhere, including science. We'll hear stories and possible solutions. HOUR TWO:...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:57
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The 2017 Ig Nobel Prizes were recently awarded at Harvard University. They're given every year for scientific achievements that first make people l...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Oct 02, 2017
  • Length: 18:51
  • Purchases: 1
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Discussing the "Wronskian" of differential equations.

Bought by WETD


  • Added: Sep 22, 2017
  • Length: 04:05
  • Purchases: 1
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Explaining the collaborative idea generation technique of brainwriting.

Bought by WETD


  • Added: Sep 22, 2017
  • Length: 04:05
  • Purchases: 1