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May 11, 2018

For the quantum theory of gravity to work, physicist Carlo Rovelli says our ideas about time have to change. Plus, we look at the science behind Hawaii’s recent earthquake and volcanic eruption.

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May 4, 2018

Before New Horizons set sight on Pluto, the mission team endured a decade-long journey to get the probe off the ground. Plus, what are our canine best friends really thinking about?

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April 27, 2018

We discuss the the not-so-brief history of Earth’s weather and climate change. Plus, join a citizen science project and help astronomers weigh galaxies!

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April 20, 2018

Seismologist Lucy Jones catalogues devastating earthquake and tsunamis throughout history, and what happened in the aftermath. Plus, how evolutionary adaptation have let humans live comfortably in some of the world’s extreme places.

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April 13, 2018

Is it ethical to send messages to hypothetical alien beings—or is it an endangerment to the planet? Plus, a look at unconventional bird calls.

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April 6, 2018

We celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s science fiction masterpiece “2001.” Plus, we’ll finally answer the age-long question: does that animal fart?

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March 30, 2018

From silk producers to tiny tower builders, meet the unusual native bees of North America. Plus, can social science predict and prevent gun deaths?

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March 23, 2018

As federal resources for gun research lag, states like California are trying to do it themselves. Plus, how could the U.S. make the power grid harder to hack into?

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March 16, 2018

Elon Musk says he might fire up his Mars rocket as early as next year for testing. We’ll talk about what life in a Mars colony might be like. Plus, how women in tech are pushing back against ‘Blockchain Bro’ culture.

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March 9, 2018

Silicon Valley may be notoriously male-dominated today. But a new book tells the stories of the women who have been building the internet since day one. Plus, a look at how scientists are developing new viruses for antibiotic treatments.

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