PRX - Pieces for Topic: Science

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Sending a little love to our listeners in the Southern Hemisphere. It might be summer here, but it's the middle of winter down south. Turn on some ...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 04:29
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A detective story about the infamous Piltdown Man hoax.

Bought by WNJR, WCPN, KFCF FM, Spokane Public Radio, KKRN and more


  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 19
Caption: The cover art for this episode alludes to the activity mentioned where a class of forms a scale model of the solar system with the sun as a basketball.
Science education occurs in juvenile detention centers, as part of the schooling available to young people there so that they can receive their hig...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2018
  • Length: 40:25

  • Added: May 12, 2017
  • Length: 02:00

  • Added: Feb 21, 2017
  • Length: 02:00

  • Added: Jan 18, 2017
  • Length: 02:00

  • Added: Jan 18, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
Caption: Lucy DeVito
Take radars, magnetrons, and dielectric heating; add two teenagers; mix and get lots of heat in this funny short about a teenage first date. Winner...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2016
  • Length: 25:55
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Rufus Porter was a nineteenth-century American artist, journalist, and brilliant inventor, who almost made it into the history books, but not quite.

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


  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, or MAPS, won federal approval in March to conduct “whole plant” research on marijuana wi...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2014
  • Length: 11:03
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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
Caption: Alexander Karczmar, at 93, is an authority on the brain and a student of the self.
How our brains age, and why some people manage to cheat death and stay sharp.

Bought by KUT and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 20, 2010
  • Length: 13:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: La Chaire Trepidante: the 19th century vibrating chair invented to relieve Parkinsons's symptoms., Credit: Christopher Goetz
Treating Parkinson's with a vibrating chair; reading the rumblings of the earth; and a hip-hop battle of cosmic proportions.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 05, 2010
  • Length: 13:00
  • Purchases: 1
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What do colors sound like? Sound and light are both waves or vibrations, but light is vibrating much faster. The frequencies of the visible colors ...

Bought by KGOU, PRX to iTunes, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 21, 2010
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Every November 2nd, Mexicans celebrate those who have died with Day of the Dead festivities...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Oct 11, 2006
  • Length: 01:33
  • Purchases: 1
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Peculiarities of United States land surveying.

Bought by KUT


  • Added: Jan 17, 2006
  • Length: 03:32
  • Purchases: 1