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New discoveries, everyday mysteries, and the science behind the headlines — all in about 10 minutes, every weekday. It's science for everyone, using a lot of creativity and a little humor. Join host Maddie Sofia for science on a different wavelength.

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The Search For Ancient Civilizations On Earth ... From Space

Encore episode. A view from above helps solve one of the biggest challenges in archaeology: where to start digging.

11 MIN2 d ago
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The Search For Ancient Civilizations On Earth ... From Space

Pregnancy And COVID-19: What We Know And How To Protect Yourself

Obstetrician Dr. Laura Riley explains what we know at this point about pregnancy and COVID-19 and what pregnant women can do to protect themselves.

13 MIN3 d ago
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Pregnancy And COVID-19: What We Know And How To Protect Yourself

Coronavirus Q&A: Running Outside, Petting Dogs, And More

What's the deal with wiping down groceries? How often should you sanitize your phone? Can you greet other people's dogs? Your coronavirus questions, answered.

14 MIN6 d ago
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Coronavirus Q&A: Running Outside, Petting Dogs, And More

Butterflies Have Hearts In Their Wings. You'll Never Guess Where They Have Eyes

Professor Adriana Briscoe explains why insects fly toward light and how butterflies can be trained to detect light of a certain color.

13 MIN1 w ago
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Butterflies Have Hearts In Their Wings. You'll Never Guess Where They Have Eyes

Mars Is The Place To Go This Summer

The United Arab Emirates and China have just launched missions to Mars. NASA has one set for tomorrow. We explain why they're all going now and what happens when they get there.

9 MIN1 w ago
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Mars Is The Place To Go This Summer

The Controversy Around COVID-19 Hospital Data

NPR's Pien Huang explains the recent controversy around COVID-19 hospital data, and why the way that information is reported is such a big deal.

10 MIN1 w ago
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The Controversy Around COVID-19 Hospital Data

Eavesdropping On Whales In A Quiet Ocean

The pandemic has led to quieter oceans, and scientists are listening in, hoping to learn how whale communication is changing when the drone of ships is turned down.

11 MIN1 w ago
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Eavesdropping On Whales In A Quiet Ocean

Why Shame Is A Bad Public Health Tool — Especially In A Pandemic

Shame and anger won't make people wear masks or keep a safe distance. Harvard's Julia Marcus argues for a more empathetic approach.

14 MIN1 w ago
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Why Shame Is A Bad Public Health Tool — Especially In A Pandemic

CDC Employees Call Out A 'Toxic Culture Of Racial Aggressions'

Employees at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have signed a letter criticizing the agency's culture of racism, which they say also undermines CDC's pandemic response.

15 MIN2 w ago
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CDC Employees Call Out A 'Toxic Culture Of Racial Aggressions'

America's 'Never-Ending Battle Against Flesh-Eating Screw Worms'

How scientists maintain a transcontinental barrier on the southern border of Panama that keeps flesh-eating parasites from entering the North American continent.

11 MIN2 w ago
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America's 'Never-Ending Battle Against Flesh-Eating Screw Worms'

Latest Episodes

The Search For Ancient Civilizations On Earth ... From Space

Encore episode. A view from above helps solve one of the biggest challenges in archaeology: where to start digging.

11 MIN2 d ago
Comments
The Search For Ancient Civilizations On Earth ... From Space

Pregnancy And COVID-19: What We Know And How To Protect Yourself

Obstetrician Dr. Laura Riley explains what we know at this point about pregnancy and COVID-19 and what pregnant women can do to protect themselves.

13 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Pregnancy And COVID-19: What We Know And How To Protect Yourself

Coronavirus Q&A: Running Outside, Petting Dogs, And More

What's the deal with wiping down groceries? How often should you sanitize your phone? Can you greet other people's dogs? Your coronavirus questions, answered.

14 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Coronavirus Q&A: Running Outside, Petting Dogs, And More

Butterflies Have Hearts In Their Wings. You'll Never Guess Where They Have Eyes

Professor Adriana Briscoe explains why insects fly toward light and how butterflies can be trained to detect light of a certain color.

13 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Butterflies Have Hearts In Their Wings. You'll Never Guess Where They Have Eyes

Mars Is The Place To Go This Summer

The United Arab Emirates and China have just launched missions to Mars. NASA has one set for tomorrow. We explain why they're all going now and what happens when they get there.

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Mars Is The Place To Go This Summer

The Controversy Around COVID-19 Hospital Data

NPR's Pien Huang explains the recent controversy around COVID-19 hospital data, and why the way that information is reported is such a big deal.

10 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Controversy Around COVID-19 Hospital Data

Eavesdropping On Whales In A Quiet Ocean

The pandemic has led to quieter oceans, and scientists are listening in, hoping to learn how whale communication is changing when the drone of ships is turned down.

11 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Eavesdropping On Whales In A Quiet Ocean

Why Shame Is A Bad Public Health Tool — Especially In A Pandemic

Shame and anger won't make people wear masks or keep a safe distance. Harvard's Julia Marcus argues for a more empathetic approach.

14 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Why Shame Is A Bad Public Health Tool — Especially In A Pandemic

CDC Employees Call Out A 'Toxic Culture Of Racial Aggressions'

Employees at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have signed a letter criticizing the agency's culture of racism, which they say also undermines CDC's pandemic response.

15 MIN2 w ago
Comments
CDC Employees Call Out A 'Toxic Culture Of Racial Aggressions'

America's 'Never-Ending Battle Against Flesh-Eating Screw Worms'

How scientists maintain a transcontinental barrier on the southern border of Panama that keeps flesh-eating parasites from entering the North American continent.

11 MIN2 w ago
Comments
America's 'Never-Ending Battle Against Flesh-Eating Screw Worms'
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