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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.

    The Surprising History of Handwashing

    The Surprising History of Handwashing

    We tell the tale of the scientist who's credited with discovering the importance of handwashing...and why there's more to the story.

    • 10 min.
    A Pesky Rumble: Pink Bollworms Vs. Cotton Farmers

    A Pesky Rumble: Pink Bollworms Vs. Cotton Farmers

    The pink bollworm has been successfully eradicated from the U.S. and Mexico. Eradication campaigns rarely work, but this one did.

    • 13 min.
    Our More-Than-Five Senses

    Our More-Than-Five Senses

    You're familiar with touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing. But your body actually has more than five senses.

    • 10 min.
    Baltimore Is Suing Big Oil Over Climate Change

    Baltimore Is Suing Big Oil Over Climate Change

    Overwhelmed sewers. Flooded streets. Deadly heat waves. Should oil companies pay for the costs of climate change?

    • 14 min.
    The Social Side of Stuttering

    The Social Side of Stuttering

    President-elect Joe Biden has spoken publicly about his childhood stutter. An estimated 1% of the world's adults stutter, yet the condition remains misunderstood.

    • 15 min.
    Let's Go Back To Venus!

    Let's Go Back To Venus!

    The first spacecraft humans ever sent to another planet went to Venus. The first planet humans ever landed a probe on? Also Venus. So why has attention shifted to Mars?

    • 13 min.

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