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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 Emily Kwong for science on a different wavelength.

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Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The Debate About Pablo Escobar's Hippos

    The Debate About Pablo Escobar's Hippos

    Decades ago, Pablo Escobar imported four hippos to Columbia. Now there about a hundred and there's not agreement about what should be done about them.

    • 14 min
    How COVID Is Affecting Kids' Mental Health

    How COVID Is Affecting Kids' Mental Health

    Many U.S. schools have once again shifted to remote learning as COVID cases rise. It's taking a huge toll on children.

    • 8 min
    Wingspan! It's Got Birds, Science, Caterpillars - An Ideal Night In

    Wingspan! It's Got Birds, Science, Caterpillars - An Ideal Night In

    Imagine a board game inspired by the natural lives of birds! That's the premise of popular game Wingspan, designed by Elizabeth Hargrave.

    • 13 min
    Pondering A New Normal As The Omicron Surge Continues

    Pondering A New Normal As The Omicron Surge Continues

    Emily Kwong talks with Allison Aubrey about all things omicron--what researchers know about its severity, the variant and vaccines, and how the virus affects children.

    • 14 min
    The Electric Car Race! Vroom, Vroom!

    The Electric Car Race! Vroom, Vroom!

    Electric cars can help reduce greenhouse gases in the environment, and companies are taking note — racing to become the next Tesla.

    • 14 min
    Man's Best Friend Is Healing Veterans

    Man's Best Friend Is Healing Veterans

    Service dogs have long helped veterans with physical disabilities. While there have been stories about veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder being transformed by service animals, the peer-reviewed science wasn't there to back up the claims. Health reporter Stephanie O'Neill reports that's changed in recent years. Studies suggest service dogs can be effective at easing PTSD symptoms and used alongside other treatments. Now, the PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act will help connect specially trained dogs to some veterans with symptoms of traumatic stress.

    Read more of Stephanie's reporting: https://n.pr/32bXn8E

    This reporting was done in partnership with Kaiser Health News.

    • 15 min

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