Episodes

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December 22, 2017

The big, lingering questions in physics—and why scientists love them. Plus: The Audubon Society's annual Christmas Bird Count isn't just for the birds.

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December 15, 2017

How have humans and climate change influenced wildfire? And then a look at the challenges ahead for sustainable driving, from charging all those electric vehicles, to the role of self-driving cars.

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December 8, 2017

Join us for a discussion on the best science books of 2017. Plus, we survey the damage from southern California’s recent wildfires, and whether climate change might have more in store.

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December 1, 2017

What will happen when the FCC repeals net neutrality? Plus, nearly half of people with HIV in the United States live in the South. A look at the causes and interventions to stop the spread of the disease.

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November 24, 2017

Bioacoustician Laura Kloepper uses ziplines, drones and hawks to decode the mysterious communication of bats. Plus, our annual trip to the Ig Nobel Prize ceremonies.

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November 17, 2017

Spraying sulfur into the stratosphere could slow global warming—but climate engineering isn't without risks. Plus, crows are surprisingly good at recognizing faces.

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November 10, 2017

Three female mathematicians give us a peek into their abstract and beautiful world. Plus, should large tech companies be subject to the same regulations as nations?

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October 20, 2017

Walter Isaacson discusses how Leonardo da Vinci combined the arts and sciences to create his masterworks. Plus, astronomers talk about the impact of an ancient neutron star collision.

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