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This week in space, Blue Origin gets ahead of the competition by, well, not competing, nobody can find India's lunar lander, and we discuss how ast...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2019
  • Length: 16:54
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The incredible never-before-heard sounds of the AFSMPT (Amazing Futuristic Scanning Machine Process Technology) :48

  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: :47
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March 14th is Pi Day! The irrational number that is the ratio between the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Its Pi day! 3.141592.........

  • Added: Mar 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:09
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In this multilayered soundscape, the University of Pittsburgh's Sarah Ross explains the emerging neurobiology of itch, the least understood of our ...

Bought by WYAP, WTJU, and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 10, 2016
  • Length: 08:25
  • Purchases: 3
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We interview the only person from Alaska to make the first cut for the Mars ONE program and also speak to a scientist who thinks sending humans to ...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2016
  • Length: 29:01
Caption: Meg Crane's home pregnancy test prototype, 1968., Credit: Courtesy of Bonhams.
Pregnancy tests weren't always the neat, little plastic wands we have in drug stores today.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, WAMC, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 22, 2015
  • Length: 10:20
  • Purchases: 3
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Cloud seeding -- intervening in clouds to squeeze out precipitation -- is done all over the world. But it's not an exact science; we still have muc...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, The Allegheny Front: Reporting on the Environment, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 20, 2015
  • Length: 09:38
  • Purchases: 3
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The Duct Tape Dragons are a scrappy robotics team made up of disadvantaged youth from the Portland Boys and Girls Club.  They don’t have the resour...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 06:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Ever wonder what Westeros looked like long before the Starks, Baratheons, Lannisters, or Targaryens roamed its surface? How far back can we really ...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 10, 2014
  • Length: 05:07
  • Purchases: 1
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Two professors walk up to a lunch truck, and the conversation they have there may change the way we study microbiology. Sometimes science has a lot...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2013
  • Length: 07:21
Caption: Jaymee and her fish tank, Credit: Alex Johnson, Destination DIY
Destination DIY producer Jaymee Cuti shares some stories of home aquariums gone wrong.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 14, 2013
  • Length: 06:56
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Field Trip Podcast logo, Credit: Mike Smith
We’re back with another installment of our “Summer Dispatches” series, this time starring Field Trip Correspondent Nicole Jones as she figures out ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 09, 2012
  • Length: 09:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The only known image of Mad Genius.
Mad Genius proudly presents the latest song in our "2012: A Year In Your Ear" series: "Higgs Boson!" Geeks rejoice! Researchers at the Large Hadr...

  • Added: Sep 01, 2012
  • Length: 04:04
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In the past decade, dark sky festivals have become attractions in parks across the U.S. 

Bought by Georgia Public Broadcasting, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KUOW, KFAI, PRX Remix and more


  • Added: Feb 24, 2012
  • Length: 04:39
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Scientists working on the Webb Telescope say it's so revolutionary, it’s like “our generation’s Apollo.”
Come winter, your neck of the woods may be cold. But guess how frigid the James Webb Space Telescope will be when it launches in 2018? 400 degrees ...

Bought by PRX Remix, KUOW, New Hampshire Public Radio, and WAMC


  • Added: Jan 20, 2012
  • Length: 06:22
  • Purchases: 4
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Two young women build a robot.

Bought by WMPG and KUOW


  • Added: Jun 02, 2011
  • Length: 04:52
  • Purchases: 2
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Mainers see cougars all the time. Here's the problem: There are no cougars in Maine.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, and WMPG


  • Added: May 27, 2011
  • Length: 09:15
  • Purchases: 3
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A group of ordinary people ponder a dairy question.

  • Added: May 02, 2011
  • Length: 03:33
Caption: A view from the tent, Credit: Cari Corrigan
There are places in Antarctica so thick with meteorites that you can find them like a child would shells on the beach. Others plunge into the ice ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and KUOW


  • Added: Aug 31, 2010
  • Length: 08:50
  • Purchases: 2
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The story of one man's quest to harness the power of the tide, and why now, nearly 100 years later, the quest continues.

Bought by SALTcast Podcast


  • Added: Jun 03, 2010
  • Length: 11:23
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sleep, Credit: Salvador Dali
A chorus of voices shares stories and insights about the phenomenon of sleep paralysis and nighttime hallucinations.

Bought by XRAY.fm and KFAI


  • Added: Jan 12, 2010
  • Length: 10:25
  • Purchases: 2
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Adam Lazarus is a myrmecologist who spends most days in the woods loking for ants, even though it leaves him feeling a little guilty.

Bought by PRX Remix and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 10, 2008
  • Length: 04:31
  • Purchases: 2
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brewing beer in the driveway

Bought by WABE, KUT, KUOW, New Hampshire Public Radio, and NPR Station Showcase with PRX


  • Added: May 17, 2008
  • Length: 07:34
  • Purchases: 5
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Scientists study if if true that women like men with deeper voices

Bought by WHYY and 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Jan 04, 2008
  • Length: 03:10
  • Purchases: 2
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Special report exploring the latest tech toys for the holiday gift giving season.

Bought by 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Dec 12, 2007
  • Length: 09:32
  • Purchases: 1