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April 24, 2020

In 2018, over 15,000 people were diagnosed with Valley Fever in the U.S. We travel to hot spots in the American West to learn more about the people it harms. Plus, after 30 years, the Hubble Space Telescope still offers sharp insight into space.

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April 17, 2020

You aren’t alone in grieving the climate crisis. We talk about turning feelings of loss into action. Plus, shake off those feelings of isolation, and join the City Nature Challenge to celebrate Citizen Science Month.

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April 10, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis is having ripple effects on other parts of the healthcare system. Plus, scientists talk about how to revel in the birds, bees, and other joys of spring safely.

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April 3, 2020

Due to shortages of crucial supplies, healthcare workers ask volunteers to make medical masks. Plus, a trip out to Mercury, and a dive to the bottom of the sea.

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March 27, 2020

How citizen scientists can help the CDC track the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. Plus, rethinking invasive species with Pablo Escobar’s hippos.

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March 20, 2020

Experiencing COVID-19 information overload? Two experts offer clarity on the studies taking over news headlines this week. Plus, Jane Goodall reflects on 60 years of research and conservation.

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March 13, 2020

The coronavirus is easy to kill with soap and water. We talk how it works, and why it matters for more people than you. Plus, a new podcast from Science Friday looks at the scientific backstories behind words.

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March 6, 2020

NASA is accepting applications for a new class of astronaut candidates. Do you have what it takes? Plus, surgery and AI are teaming up to make artificial limbs more intuitive and user-friendly—and expanding the capabilities of the next generation of prosthetics.

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February 28, 2020

Public health experts explain why more testing and protecting healthcare workers will be key in dealing with the coronavirus. Plus, how the world of building materials—wood, steel, and concrete—is responding to climate change.

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February 21, 2020

We talk with dental experts about how your gums affect your heart, frontiers in cavity prevention, and why the future of dentistry is personal. Plus, an update on the coronavirus.

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