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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.

    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
    Micro Wave: How 'Bout Dem Apple...Seeds

    Micro Wave: How 'Bout Dem Apple...Seeds

    Should one eat the whole apple? While that might be a matter of taste, we alleviate any fears folks might have heard about apple seeds being poisonous.

    • 10 min
    How COVID-19 Affects The Brain

    How COVID-19 Affects The Brain

    New research suggests severe cases of COVID-19 can injure the brain, affecting memory, thinking and mood for months after the infection is gone.

    • 13 min
    Should Black People Get Race Adjustments In Kidney Medicine?

    Should Black People Get Race Adjustments In Kidney Medicine?

    NPR science correspondent Maria Godoy explains the debate around eliminating the race-based kidney health diagnostic tool eGFR.

    • 14 min
    CubeSat: Little Satellite, Big Deal

    CubeSat: Little Satellite, Big Deal

    It's become possible to pack a sophisticated satellite into a tiny package.

    • 10 min
    This Teen Scientist Is TIME's First-Ever 'Kid Of The Year'

    This Teen Scientist Is TIME's First-Ever 'Kid Of The Year'

    Fifteen-year-old Gitanjali Rao is a scientist, inventor, and TIME Magazine's first-ever 'Kid Of The Year.'

    • 11 min

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Apple Eating

This episode is my new favorite. When I was in college, I was broke and always hungry. I ate my apple cores, to the horror of my cafeteria friends, who assured me I was going to die of cyanide poisoning. I haven’t died, and I am over 70, still eating apple cores!

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