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.
Code Switch: A Shot In The Dark
Code Switch dives into why many Black people are skeptical about the COVID-19 vaccines and where that hesitancy is rooted.
Micro Wave: Let's Talk About Urine
There are lots of misconceptions around urine. Can urine cure athlete's foot? Or really treat a jellyfish sting? Today on the show — we debunk some common urine myths.
The Legacy of Trauma: Can Experiences Leave A Biological Imprint?
We take a look at the field of epigenetics and its potential implications in trauma inheritance.
Magnets: The Hidden Objects Powering Your Life
Magnets are everywhere: in your car, in your phone — Heck, even earth is a giant magnet. NPR science correspondent Geoff Brumfiel explains magnetism.
James West On Invention And Inclusion In Science
Diversity and inclusion advocate James West reflects on his long career in STEM, his mentoring efforts, and the invention he helped create that made this interview possible.
Coronavirus Vaccine Q&A: Variants, Side Effects, And More
How effective are the vaccines against coronavirus variants? What's the deal with side effects? Your coronavirus vaccine questions, answered.
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Metric system episode
Why was the metric system episode in fast forward? So irritating!