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?
We talk about the ridiculously complicated science involved in measuring Mount Everest, the world's highest peak. And why its height is ever-changing.
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.
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."
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?
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.
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.
CDC Holiday Guidelines
Aerosol & Ventilation FAQ
Short Wave Coronavirus Testing Episode
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