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April 19, 2019

The next generation of wireless is on its way. Experts explain the science behind the new tech, and why some are cautioning a slower rollout. Plus, researchers have discovered a new species of ancient human—but its placement on the human family tree is still up for debate.

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Ocean Priorities

Ira talks with Peter Seligmann, chairman of Conservation International, and with Philippe Cousteau Jr. about the connections between ocean policy, the environment, and the economy.

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Chile Peppers

In this segment, live from Tucson, Arizona, we'll take a scientific look at the chile pepper, from the chemistry and biology of a pepper's burn, to the psychology of why some people like it hot. Grab some salsa and listen in!

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Building Social Robots

Sure, robots can weld car parts or stack cartons on an assembly line. But can they develop friendships with people? In this hour, Ira talks with inventors developing robots with personalities. How soon will it be before social, lovable robots enter our homes?

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