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The unnatural history of a carbonated drink.

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Feb 16, 2017
  • Length: 13:27
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kenna checks a creek in Bridgman, Mich., Credit: Rebecca Thiele
Trained dogs are helping localities find leaky sewer pipes that are polluting Great Lakes tributaries.

Bought by WXXI, WRVO Public Media, WCPN, WCMU, and WBFO


  • Added: Sep 23, 2016
  • Length: 03:29
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Rick Tumlinson of Deep Space Industries and Dr. Glenn Lightsey discuss future missions at the Texas Spacecraft Lab, Credit: Audrey Quinn
It currently costs $10,000 a pound to transport material from Earth into space. If humans want to live in space someday, those transport costs alon...

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


  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 06:14
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Tom Coates in his tweeting house., Credit: Liz Pfeffer
In the Oscar-nominated film "Her," director Spike Jonze imagines a world where computers are so human-like they have their own feelings. Whether th...

  • Added: May 17, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: The bison of Golden Gate Park., Credit: Laura Klivans
Betsy. Buttercup. Bambi. Those are not Disney characters but three of the eight female bison that live at the bison paddock in Golden Gate Park. Sa...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 12, 2014
  • Length: 06:28
  • Purchases: 1
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Near dusk, you can often find Shirley Doell at Oakland Civic Center, staring at the tops of skyscrapers through her big telescope. But she isn’t sp...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2013
  • Length: 15:48
Caption: A still from the BioCurious Kickstarter video
When we think of garage scientists, the eccentric, gray-haired Dr. Emmett Brown from Back to the Future might come to mind. But these days, garages...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Oct 09, 2013
  • Length: 08:47
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Close-up of Cleveland Whiskey label., Credit: Brian Bull, ideastream
A look at the trend of developing rapidly-aged whiskeys.

Bought by Marfa Public Radio, KLCC, and WAMC


  • Added: Apr 10, 2013
  • Length: 04:07
  • Purchases: 3
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There are certain questions that get scientists really excited – discoveries that are big, tantalizing, and often, far out of reach. Even if they’r...

Bought by WDBM, WTJU, KUT, and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: May 18, 2011
  • Length: 08:40
  • Purchases: 4
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The idea of keeping shopping close to home is picking up speed, with local foods increasing in popularity and availability. Harder to understand mi...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2010
  • Length: 06:37
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If they can synthesize it, researchers hope to save lives with spider silk.

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jul 30, 2007
  • Length: 05:37
  • Purchases: 1