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New discoveries, everyday mysteries, and the science behind the headlines — all in about 10 minutes, every weekday. It's science for everyone, using a lot of creativity and a little humor. Join host Maddie Sofia for science on a different wavelength.

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New discoveries, everyday mysteries, and the science behind the headlines — all in about 10 minutes, every weekday. It's science for everyone, using a lot of creativity and a little humor. Join host Maddie Sofia for science on a different wavelength.

    China's Coronavirus Is Spreading. But How?

    China's Coronavirus Is Spreading. But How?

    Human-to-human transmission has been confirmed, but there's a lot we still don't know.

    • 10 Min.
    The Comeback Bird: Meet the Ko'Ko'

    The Comeback Bird: Meet the Ko'Ko'

    The Guam Rail is the second bird in history to recover from extinction in the wild. It took a little matchmaking and a lot of patience.

    • 10 Min.
    Can A Low-Carb Diet Prevent A Plague Of Locusts?

    Can A Low-Carb Diet Prevent A Plague Of Locusts?

    Farmers around the world share a terror of locusts which can devastate crops. We visit one lab in Arizona where researchers think low-carb crops could help keep these pests away.

    • 9 Min.
    Mighty Mice Return From Space

    Mighty Mice Return From Space

    How the mighty mice got their muscles and what it could mean for helping humans.

    • 11 Min.
    2020 So Far: Fires, Floods, And Quakes

    2020 So Far: Fires, Floods, And Quakes

    The science behind recent natural disasters in Australia, Indonesia, and Puerto Rico.

    • 12 Min.
    Can A 100-Year-Old Treatment Help Save Us From Superbugs?

    Can A 100-Year-Old Treatment Help Save Us From Superbugs?

    When her husband is close to death from a superbug infection, Steffanie Strathdee scours scientific research for a way to save his life and comes across a 100-year-old treatment.

    • 12 Min.

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