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April 9, 2021

What does the future look like for Long COVID patients? We talk to two healthcare professionals to learn more. Plus, rescuing giraffes from a silent extinction. And how our brains interpret a mime’s performance.

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April 2, 2021

Intriguing results from the Large Hadron Collider have some theoretical physicists eyeing what might lie beyond the Standard Model. Then, some tips about how to be a beekeeper. And what if a change in diet could cattle produce less methane?

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March 26, 2021

Why microaggressions are no small matter, and how discrimination can affect those who witness it. Plus, a look at effects of climate change on springtime—from allergy season to flower coloration. And investigating whether octopuses dream.

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March 19, 2021

In a sea of misinformation, some scientists are debunking myths and providing straight-forward information on social media. Plus, how freeze-dried twigs and leaves from beneath Greenland’s ice cap provide a record of a warmer time. And a look at the science of rainbows.

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March 12, 2021

From egg-laying to mammal-like placentas, there’s huge variety in how sharks and rays make babies. Plus, how a pandemic in the video game World Of Warcraft a decade ago foreshadowed our current pandemic. And research into why adults may find it hard to daydream.

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March 5, 2021

Small amounts of all drugs are now legal in Oregon—but the state’s addiction and recovery community are still debating if it’s a good idea. Plus, we answer all the tooth questions you’ve never thought to ask. And choosing when to end a conversation is a perplexing psychological problem.

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February 26, 2021

While power has been mostly restored, journalists report Texans are now facing water shortages, housing damage, and crop losses. Plus, a conversation with NASA’s first Senior Climate Advisor. And, in a study straight out of “Inception,” scientists find a way to communicate with lucid dreamers.

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February 19, 2021

Anthony Fauci sheds light on vaccines, variants, and a return to normalcy. Plus, looking into an ancient mummy mystery. And why tech workers, like other industries before them, are asking if unions can help improve their jobs.

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February 12, 2021

The Human Genome Project is 20 years old. What lessons have we learned from it? Plus, the CDC now recommends double-masking as a highly effective method at stopping coronavirus spread. And Science Friday’s Science Diction podcast launches its third season.

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February 5, 2021

Vaccines are being tested against new variants of the coronavirus. Here’s what the latest data are telling us. Plus, ancient cities like Cahokia and Angkor give a new perspective on the rise and fall of urban centers.

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