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Brain fun for curious people.

    New Rule Sets Stage For Electric Grid Update | Harnessing Nanoparticles For Vaccines

    New Rule Sets Stage For Electric Grid Update | Harnessing Nanoparticles For Vaccines

    Upgrades to the power grid under a new rule could help accommodate an increasing renewable energy supply and meet data center demands. Also, extremely small particles might help scientists develop vaccines that are stable at room temperature and easier to administer.

    • 26 min
    How Climate Change Is Changing Sports

    How Climate Change Is Changing Sports

    Sports ecologist and author Dr. Madeline Orr discusses how climate change is affecting sports, from ski conditions to athletes’ health.

    • 17 min
    Why Is Tinnitus So Hard To Understand And Treat?

    Why Is Tinnitus So Hard To Understand And Treat?

    Medical researchers are working to better understand—and hopefully mute—tinnitus, a persistent “ringing in the ears.”

    • 17 min
    Finding Purpose In A ‘Wild Life’

    Finding Purpose In A ‘Wild Life’

    In her new book, Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant shares how her lifelong love for the natural world led her to become a nature TV show host.

    • 17 min
    Archeopteryx Specimen Unveiled | Trees And Shrubs Burying Great Plains' Prairies

    Archeopteryx Specimen Unveiled | Trees And Shrubs Burying Great Plains' Prairies

    The Field Museum has unveiled a new specimen of Archaeopteryx, a species that may hold the key to how ancient dinosaurs became modern birds. Also, a “green glacier” of trees and shrubs is sliding across the Great Plains, burying some of the most threatened habitat on the planet.

    • 24 min
    JWST Detects An Atmosphere Around A Rocky Exoplanet | Boeing Plans To Fly Humans To The ISS Next Week

    JWST Detects An Atmosphere Around A Rocky Exoplanet | Boeing Plans To Fly Humans To The ISS Next Week

    Astronomers have confirmed they found an atmosphere around an Earth-like rocky exoplanet for the first time. Also, Boeing’s Starliner craft was scheduled to carry humans to the International Space Station in 2017. Its launch is now set for no earlier than May 17, 2024.

    • 18 min

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Please just bring back the full episodes on Friday.

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I preferred the longer format but I understand the reasoning…it is not the only long podcast I listen to that went to shorter segments because it seemed more likely audiences would listen. I enjoy the variety of topics and views. I see a lot of negativity but if I am
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