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Are creative thinking and mental illness opposite sides of the same coin?

Bought by KCRW, KWMR, KMUN, KUOW, KFCF FM and more


  • Added: Jun 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 24
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Hospitalist Ann Knapp navigates her own doubts and assumptions when her patient, a ninety-year-old man, states he wants to die -- today.

  • Added: Jun 06, 2019
  • Length: 29:25
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In 1804 Dr. Troxler discovered he could make pastel dots on paper disappear if he stared at them for long enough. Blink, and they would reappear. T...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2019
  • Length: 03:24
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Need to string some wire through your house or clean a particle accelerator? You might need a science ferret.

  • Added: May 28, 2019
  • Length: 03:09
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Your daily 90-second dose of real science for real people! Ocean microcreatures spill their guts…a New Zealand volcano lies about its age…and hummi...

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


  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 5
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It's our one year podcast-aversary! We thank you for listening with an episode on accidental swallowings and some...not so accidental. Trace also ...

  • Added: May 21, 2019
  • Length: 05:50
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Can Flatworms remember how to find food after re-growing their heads? Science rolled up its sleeves and found out.

  • Added: May 14, 2019
  • Length: 04:47
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Why do we want to crush-hug cute things like babies and young animals? It may have something to do with adorableness overload and how our brains co...

  • Added: May 09, 2019
  • Length: 03:50
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Your daily 90-second dose of real science for real people! The secret of life from a 100-year-old tortoise…how bees make every flower count…listeni...

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


  • Added: Apr 26, 2019
  • Length: 34:30
  • 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
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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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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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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