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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.

    In The Pandemic, Children Face A Mental Health Crisis

    In The Pandemic, Children Face A Mental Health Crisis

    Psychologist Nicole Christian-Brathwaite talks about the toll the past year has taken on children's mental health, as well as how to help the kids in your life cope better.

    SCOOP: There's A Dirt Shortage

    SCOOP: There's A Dirt Shortage

    Coastal communities need massive amounts of mud and dirt to protect their shorelines from rising seas.

    Pediatricians Work To Persuade Parents And Teens To Get COVID-19 Vaccine

    Pediatricians Work To Persuade Parents And Teens To Get COVID-19 Vaccine

    The FDA authorized the COVID-19 vaccine for kids age 12 to 15, but that doesn't mean their parents will. What does that mean for the future of the pandemic?

    The Past, Present and Future of mRNA Vaccines

    The Past, Present and Future of mRNA Vaccines

    Dr. Margaret Liu breaks down the history and science behind mRNA vaccines and offers her insight for what we can expect from this technology in the future.

    'Everyone I Know Has Lost Someone': An Update From India

    'Everyone I Know Has Lost Someone': An Update From India

    The state of the COVID-19 crisis in India, how vaccinations are going, and what might be behind the country's surge.

    A Fragile X Treatment May Be On The Horizon

    A Fragile X Treatment May Be On The Horizon

    Katie Clapp and Michael Tranfaglia's son was born with a genetic disorder that affects brain development. It makes it hard to learn language and basic daily tasks and often is accompanied by a host of other disorders. To help find a cure, they started a foundation and raised research money. After several setbacks, one treatment is showing promise. NPR neuroscience reporter Jon Hamilton tells Emily Kwong the story.

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