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April 21, 2023

A crash course in the basics of anesthesia, and a new strategy to help trees store more carbon is being put to the test in a Georgia forest. Plus, half the world menstruates. So why does it still feel taboo to discuss?

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April 14, 2023

What’s the connection between lactose intolerance and the gut microbiome? Plus, the long history of searching for signs of alien life. And, a new play explores the relationships between humans and smart speakers.

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April 7, 2023

An immunobiologist answers listeners’ ongoing pandemic questions. Plus, astronauts for the next lunar mission have been chosen, including the first woman and first person of color. And in the game Terra Nil, your goal is to restore a barren wasteland into a thriving ecosystem.

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March 31, 2023

The delicate timing between plants, wildlife, and seasons can be thrown off balance by warming temperatures. Plus, researchers now think that a third of people lose their vaccine-derived immunity to mumps by age 18. And the first animal brain map is complete.

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March 24, 2023

Can a honey badger beat a short-faced bear? Now’s your chance to compete in March Mammal Madness. Plus, could lab rats become a thing of the past? And a scientifically artistic interpretation of what a black hole sounds like.

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March 17, 2023

Pharma companies are harnessing the power of AI to streamline the research development of new drugs. Plus, as phosphorus reserves dwindle, excess phosphorus in fertilizer pollutes waterways. And a smart toilet that give users more insight into their health.

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March 10, 2023

With spring around the corner, it’s time to think about how to best set your garden up for success. Plus, how can Utah scientists and politicians save the Great Salt Lake? And a theory that ties black holes with dark energy has astrophysicists divided.

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March 3, 2023

We take a deep dive into how big tech has accumulated so much unchecked power. Plus, insulin maker Eli Lilly finally capped the price of the drug. And our favorite science-related Oscar nominees.

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February 24, 2023

A groundbreaking policy passed three decades ago ordered institutions to return Native American remains. Many have failed to do so. Plus, designing a package that lets a seed plant itself. And a conversation with rapper and academic Sammus about the intersections between hip-hop and AI.

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February 17, 2023

Ohio residents are demanding answers about the environmental impact of a recent train derailment. Plus, amid historic drought, what solutions are available to stabilize the future of water in the western U.S.?. And why it feels so good to eat chocolate.

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