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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.

    Micro Wave: Spreading Warm Bread With Socks

    Micro Wave: Spreading Warm Bread With Socks

    It's another Micro Wave. Today, what happens in your brain when we notice a semantic or grammatical mistake ... according to neuroscience!

    • 9 min
    Wearing A Mask Could Be Even More Important Than We Thought

    Wearing A Mask Could Be Even More Important Than We Thought

    A mask might not only prevent you from spreading the coronavirus, but protect you from getting the severely sick, too — by cutting down on your viral dose.

    • 13 min
    How Gene Therapy Helped Conner Run

    How Gene Therapy Helped Conner Run

    Gene therapy has helped a 9-year-old boy with muscular dystrophy regain the muscle strength to run. It's a treatment that's been decades in the making.

    • 11 min
    The Search For Ancient Civilizations On Earth ... From Space

    The Search For Ancient Civilizations On Earth ... From Space

    Encore episode. A view from above helps solve one of the biggest challenges in archaeology: where to start digging.

    • 11 min
    Pregnancy And COVID-19: What We Know And How To Protect Yourself

    Pregnancy And COVID-19: What We Know And How To Protect Yourself

    Obstetrician Dr. Laura Riley explains what we know at this point about pregnancy and COVID-19 and what pregnant women can do to protect themselves.

    • 13 min
    Coronavirus Q&A: Running Outside, Petting Dogs, And More

    Coronavirus Q&A: Running Outside, Petting Dogs, And More

    What's the deal with wiping down groceries? How often should you sanitize your phone? Can you greet other people's dogs? Your coronavirus questions, answered.

    • 14 min

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