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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.

    How Tall Is Mount Everest REALLY?

    How Tall Is Mount Everest REALLY?

    We talk about the ridiculously complicated science involved in measuring Mount Everest, the world's highest peak. And why its height is ever-changing.

    • 13分
    The Special Connection Between Smell and Memory

    The Special Connection Between Smell and Memory

    Why can a smell trigger such a powerful memory? Biological anthropologist Kara Hoover explains what goes on in the brain. Plus, why our sense of smell is heightened in the winter.

    • 12分
    When Critters Bleed ... On Purpose!

    When Critters Bleed ... On Purpose!

    Some insects and reptiles have a strange way of defending themselves — by bleeding from places like their eyes and knees. It's a process scientists have called "reflex bleeding."

    • 11分
    Ultracold Soup: Meet The 'Superfluid' States Of Matter

    Ultracold Soup: Meet The 'Superfluid' States Of Matter

    We explore OTHER states of matter — beyond solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. Have you heard of superfluids?

    • 11分
    Measuring Sea Level Rise From Space

    Measuring Sea Level Rise From Space

    Space is the best place to get a complete picture of how climate change is affecting the Earth's oceans. And what happens in the ocean does not stay in the ocean.

    • 9分
    Happy (Harm Reduction) Thanksgiving!

    Happy (Harm Reduction) Thanksgiving!

    The safest way to have Thanksgiving this year is to stay at home. But realistically, we know many people will still be traveling to gather with loved ones. So in this episode, Emily and Maddie outline ways to gather as safely as possible. We'll cover best practices for quarantining before the trip, testing, ventilation and food preparation. That way, this Thanksgiving you can pass the turkey, hold the 'rona.

    Additional Resources:
    CDC Holiday Guidelines
    Aerosol & Ventilation FAQ
    Short Wave Coronavirus Testing Episode

    Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

    • 15分

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