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Brain fun for curious people.

    Limits On ‘Forever Chemicals’ In Drinking Water | An Important Winter Home For Bugs | Eclipse Drumroll

    Limits On ‘Forever Chemicals’ In Drinking Water | An Important Winter Home For Bugs | Eclipse Drumroll

    A long-awaited rule from the EPA limits the amounts of six PFAS chemicals allowed in public drinking water supplies. Also, some spiders, beetles, and centipedes spend winter under snow in a layer called the subnivium. Plus, a drumroll for the total solar eclipse.

    • 25 min
    Investigating Animal Deaths At The National Zoo

    Investigating Animal Deaths At The National Zoo

    When an animal dies at Washington, D.C.’s National Zoo, a pathologist gathers clues about its health and death from a necropsy.

    • 17 min
    Eating More Oysters Helps Us—And The Chesapeake Bay

    Eating More Oysters Helps Us—And The Chesapeake Bay

    In the ever-changing and biodiverse Chesapeake Bay, conservation and food production go hand in hand.

    • 18 min
    How Trees Keep D.C. And Baltimore Cool

    How Trees Keep D.C. And Baltimore Cool

    Satellite technology—and community outreach—can help harness trees’ cooling power for city residents.

    • 12 min
    Predicting Heart Disease From Chest X-Rays With AI | Storing New Memories During Sleep

    Predicting Heart Disease From Chest X-Rays With AI | Storing New Memories During Sleep

    Dr. Eric Topol discusses the promise of “opportunistic” AI, using medical scans for unintended diagnostic purposes. Also, a study in mice found that the brain tags new memories through a “sharp wave ripple” mechanism that then repeats during sleep.

    • 18 min
    Recipient Of Pig Kidney Transplant Recovering | Answering Your Questions About April 8 Eclipse

    Recipient Of Pig Kidney Transplant Recovering | Answering Your Questions About April 8 Eclipse

    A Massachusetts man who received a kidney from a genetically modified pig is recovering well. Also, on April 8, a total solar eclipse will plunge parts of North America into darkness. Scientists answer the questions you asked.

    • 30 min

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It is good. Every week, this show presents new discoveries from all branches of science, with interviews of the scientists involved. The only thing that annoys me a bit is the way the host cut abruptly from time to time to remind people "this is science Friday from PRI...". This comes from it being a radio show and not a real podcast I guess.

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