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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.

Escuchar en Apple Podcasts
Requiere suscripción y macOS 11.4 o una versión posterior

    Lightning Bugs, Fireflies - Call Them What You Will, They're Awesome

    Lightning Bugs, Fireflies - Call Them What You Will, They're Awesome

    There are thousands of species of lightning bug and they live all over the world except in Antarctica. Maddie and Emily discuss lots of other amazing tidbits about the family Lampyridae and talk about what humans can do to preserve the bugs, which are facing widespread habitat disruption.

    • 9 min
    Breaking Down The New CDC Mask Guidance

    Breaking Down The New CDC Mask Guidance

    On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed its guidance on wearing masks. Short Wave co-host Maddie Sofia and NPR health correspondent Allison Aubrey explain what's changed and why. Plus, the latest on the Delta variant, a highly transmissible strain of the coronavirus.

    Want to see how widespread COVID-19 is in your local community? Check out this data tracker from NPR.

    • 11 min
    Managing Wildfire Through Cultural Burns

    Managing Wildfire Through Cultural Burns

    (Encore episode) Fire has always been part of California's landscape. But long before the vast blazes of recent years, Native American tribes held controlled burns that cleared out underbrush, encouraged new plant growth, and helped manage wildfires. It's a tradition that disappeared with the arrival of Western settlers. NPR climate correspondent Lauren Sommer explains how tribal leaders are trying to restore the practice by partnering up with state officials who are starting to see cultural burns as a way to help bring extreme wildfires under control.

    • 13 min
    Sweat: A Human Superpower

    Sweat: A Human Superpower

    Sweating is critical to helping humans avoid overheating, and it's different than how most animals cool down. Sarah Everts wanted to understand more about how humans came to sweat like we do, and wrote a book called The Joy of Sweat - which she talked about with Rhitu for this episode.

    Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

    • 12 min
    Can We Predict Earthquakes? (Hint: No)

    Can We Predict Earthquakes? (Hint: No)

    It's a listener questions episode! Chuck, Short Wave fan, asks, "What is the current state of earthquake prediction systems?"

    For some answers, Emily Kwong chats with Wendy Bohon, a geologist and Senior Science Communication Specialist for the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS).

    To look at real-time seismic data from hundreds of locations around the globe, check out the IRIS Station Monitor.

    Have a question you want us to try answering? Email us at shortwave@npr.org.

    • 12 min
    The Great California Groundwater Grab

    The Great California Groundwater Grab

    California is in the middle of a terrible drought. The rivers are running low, and most of its farmers are getting very little water this year from the state's reservoirs and canals. And yet, farming is going on as usual.

    NPR food and agriculture correspondent Dan Charles explains how farmers have been using wells and underground aquifers to water their crops. But that's all set to change. California is about to put dramatic limits on the amount of water farmers can pump from their wells, and people have some pretty strong feelings about it.

    Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

    • 12 min

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NatGom ,

They make everything interesting!!

I recently started listening to this podcast. I saw it advertised during Up First, and being a very curious person myself, decided to check it out. It quickly became part of my morning podcast routine because they cover a wide range of topics and make everything sound cool and interesting. It’s also not very long, so it’s an easy commitment. The host is pretty cool. So overall, would recommend!

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