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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.

    Code Switch: A Shot In The Dark

    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.

    • 25 min
    Micro Wave: Let's Talk About Urine

    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.

    • 10 min
    The Legacy of Trauma: Can Experiences Leave A Biological Imprint?

    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.

    • 11 min
    Magnets: The Hidden Objects Powering Your Life

    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.

    • 12 min
    James West On Invention And Inclusion In Science

    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.

    • 12 min
    Coronavirus Vaccine Q&A: Variants, Side Effects, And More

    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.

    • 16 min

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