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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.

Latest Episodes

How to Correct Misinformation, According to Science.

One man's unusual approach to correcting misinformation in his family and what experts say actually works.

14 MIN2 d ago
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How to Correct Misinformation, According to Science.

Science Movie Club: 'Contact'

The 1997 film adaptation of Carl Sagan's 'Contact' got a lot of things right ... and a few things wrong.

12 MIN3 d ago
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Science Movie Club: 'Contact'

What You Flush Is Helping Track The Coronavirus

More than 100 cities are monitoring sewage for the coronavirus. Scientists think wastewater surveillance could provide an early warning for future spikes.

12 MIN4 d ago
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What You Flush Is Helping Track The Coronavirus

The Squishy, Slimey Science Of ASMR

What causes the brain-tingling sensation known as ASMR? And why slime videos are a trend for some but a sensory pleasure-trigger for others.

11 MIN5 d ago
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The Squishy, Slimey Science Of ASMR

The Pandemic Time Warp

We talk with neuroscientist Dean Buonomano about his research into how the brain tells time. We'll also ask him what's behind the pandemic time warp.

11 MIN6 d ago
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The Pandemic Time Warp

What Did Earth Look Like 3.2 Billion Years Ago?

The surface of the Earth is constantly recycled through the motion of plate tectonics. So how do scientists study what it used to look like?

11 MIN1 w ago
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What Did Earth Look Like 3.2 Billion Years Ago?

The Coronavirus Is Mutating. Here's What That Means.

All viruses mutate. It doesn't necessarily mean the coronavirus itself is becoming more dangerous or transmissible. Ed Yong explains.

13 MIN1 w ago
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The Coronavirus Is Mutating. Here's What That Means.

Kids' Books Where Science Is The Adventure

Theanne Griffith discusses her new children's book series, Magnificent Makers, and the importance of diversity in the sciences.

11 MIN1 w ago
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Kids' Books Where Science Is The Adventure

Making Music Out Of The Coronavirus

MIT engineering professor Markus Buehler explains his method for making music out of proteins, including the spike proteins that surround the coronavirus.

13 MIN1 w ago
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Making Music Out Of The Coronavirus

We Need More Coronavirus Testing. Are Antigen Tests The Answer?

The U.S. needs to be testing more people for the coronavirus. Could antigen testing be the answer?

10 MIN1 w ago
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We Need More Coronavirus Testing. Are Antigen Tests The Answer?

Latest Episodes

How to Correct Misinformation, According to Science.

One man's unusual approach to correcting misinformation in his family and what experts say actually works.

14 MIN2 d ago
Comments
How to Correct Misinformation, According to Science.

Science Movie Club: 'Contact'

The 1997 film adaptation of Carl Sagan's 'Contact' got a lot of things right ... and a few things wrong.

12 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Science Movie Club: 'Contact'

What You Flush Is Helping Track The Coronavirus

More than 100 cities are monitoring sewage for the coronavirus. Scientists think wastewater surveillance could provide an early warning for future spikes.

12 MIN4 d ago
Comments
What You Flush Is Helping Track The Coronavirus

The Squishy, Slimey Science Of ASMR

What causes the brain-tingling sensation known as ASMR? And why slime videos are a trend for some but a sensory pleasure-trigger for others.

11 MIN5 d ago
Comments
The Squishy, Slimey Science Of ASMR

The Pandemic Time Warp

We talk with neuroscientist Dean Buonomano about his research into how the brain tells time. We'll also ask him what's behind the pandemic time warp.

11 MIN6 d ago
Comments
The Pandemic Time Warp

What Did Earth Look Like 3.2 Billion Years Ago?

The surface of the Earth is constantly recycled through the motion of plate tectonics. So how do scientists study what it used to look like?

11 MIN1 w ago
Comments
What Did Earth Look Like 3.2 Billion Years Ago?

The Coronavirus Is Mutating. Here's What That Means.

All viruses mutate. It doesn't necessarily mean the coronavirus itself is becoming more dangerous or transmissible. Ed Yong explains.

13 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Coronavirus Is Mutating. Here's What That Means.

Kids' Books Where Science Is The Adventure

Theanne Griffith discusses her new children's book series, Magnificent Makers, and the importance of diversity in the sciences.

11 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Kids' Books Where Science Is The Adventure

Making Music Out Of The Coronavirus

MIT engineering professor Markus Buehler explains his method for making music out of proteins, including the spike proteins that surround the coronavirus.

13 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Making Music Out Of The Coronavirus

We Need More Coronavirus Testing. Are Antigen Tests The Answer?

The U.S. needs to be testing more people for the coronavirus. Could antigen testing be the answer?

10 MIN1 w ago
Comments
We Need More Coronavirus Testing. Are Antigen Tests The Answer?
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