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Brain fun for curious people.

    How A Shark Scientist Forged Her Own Path

    How A Shark Scientist Forged Her Own Path

    In her book, marine biologist Jasmin Graham writes about uplifting young scientists of color and why she pursues research outside of academia.

    • 17 min
    FDA Panel Rejects MDMA Therapy For PTSD

    FDA Panel Rejects MDMA Therapy For PTSD

    The panel raised concerns about the study’s methods and failure to address previous instances of research misconduct.

    • 18 min
    A Small Meteor Blazes Over New York City | Tornado Science From ‘Twisters’

    A Small Meteor Blazes Over New York City | Tornado Science From ‘Twisters’

    The foot-long meteor passed through the Earth’s atmosphere near the Statue of Liberty. Don’t worry, it was fine. Also, the follow-up to the 1996 movie “Twister” is a whirlwind of tornado science. A weather expert decodes its lingo—and real-life tornado trends.

    • 24 min
    Why Are There So Many Drug Shortages In The U.S.?

    Why Are There So Many Drug Shortages In The U.S.?

    It’s not just Ozempic. There are 323 ongoing drug shortages in the U.S., leaving patients scrambling for necessary medications.

    • 33 min
    What The Small Intestine Can Tell Us About Gut Health

    What The Small Intestine Can Tell Us About Gut Health

    Most gut microbiome research focuses on the colon. But understanding the small intestine might unlock better treatments for GI disorders.

    • 12 min
    Helping Queen Conchs Mate In The Florida Keys

    Helping Queen Conchs Mate In The Florida Keys

    Rising temperatures shut down some conchs’ impulse to reproduce. So scientists are ferrying them to colonies in deeper, cooler waters.

    • 11 min

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I miss the full episodes long format

I’ve been listening for years, it was a highlight to my Friday evening & then it fell off my local radio station. Thankfully the podcast allowed me to continue listening & I wasn’t missing the show. Now with the short format I seem to miss more often then catch it & I have no regularity listening anymore & I really miss Science Friday. It would be great to have a second podcast that’s the full radio format, that releases every Friday & also keep the cut up segments but it would need to be 2 separate podcasts to subscribe. I’d imagine the audience prefers either a short format or long format but possibly not both.

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