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Short Wave

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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.

Latest Episodes

Archaeology...From Space

A view from above helps solve one of the biggest challenges in archaeology: where to start digging.

10 MIN1 d ago
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Archaeology...From Space

China's Coronavirus Is Spreading. But How?

Human-to-human transmission has been confirmed, but there's a lot we still don't know.

10 MIN4 d ago
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China's Coronavirus Is Spreading. But How?

The Comeback Bird: Meet the Ko'Ko'

The Guam Rail is the second bird in history to recover from extinction in the wild. It took a little matchmaking and a lot of patience.

10 MIN5 d ago
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The Comeback Bird: Meet the Ko'Ko'

Can A Low-Carb Diet Prevent A Plague Of Locusts?

Farmers around the world share a terror of locusts which can devastate crops. We visit one lab in Arizona where researchers think low-carb crops could help keep these pests away.

9 MIN6 d ago
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Can A Low-Carb Diet Prevent A Plague Of Locusts?

Mighty Mice Return From Space

How the mighty mice got their muscles and what it could mean for helping humans.

11 MIN1 w ago
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Mighty Mice Return From Space

2020 So Far: Fires, Floods, And Quakes

The science behind recent natural disasters in Australia, Indonesia, and Puerto Rico.

13 MIN1 w ago
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2020 So Far: Fires, Floods, And Quakes

Can A 100-Year-Old Treatment Help Save Us From Superbugs?

When her husband is close to death from a superbug infection, Steffanie Strathdee scours scientific research for a way to save his life and comes across a 100-year-old treatment.

12 MIN1 w ago
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Can A 100-Year-Old Treatment Help Save Us From Superbugs?

In Mozambique, Meteorologists Can't Keep Up With Climate Change

Countries with less money, like Mozambique, have to rely on weather data from weather countries. This can be a matter of life or death as weather becomes more variable and extreme.

12 MIN1 w ago
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In Mozambique, Meteorologists Can't Keep Up With Climate Change

Your Brain On Storytelling

Liz Neeley, the Executive Director of Story Collider, breaks down some of the science behind the power of storytelling.

12 MIN2 w ago
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Your Brain On Storytelling

Space Junk: How Cluttered Is The Final Frontier?

As satellites have increased, so, too, has space junk. On today's show, we talk about how space junk could pose a serious problem to the final frontier.

11 MIN2 w ago
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Space Junk: How Cluttered Is The Final Frontier?

Latest Episodes

Archaeology...From Space

A view from above helps solve one of the biggest challenges in archaeology: where to start digging.

10 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Archaeology...From Space

China's Coronavirus Is Spreading. But How?

Human-to-human transmission has been confirmed, but there's a lot we still don't know.

10 MIN4 d ago
Comments
China's Coronavirus Is Spreading. But How?

The Comeback Bird: Meet the Ko'Ko'

The Guam Rail is the second bird in history to recover from extinction in the wild. It took a little matchmaking and a lot of patience.

10 MIN5 d ago
Comments
The Comeback Bird: Meet the Ko'Ko'

Can A Low-Carb Diet Prevent A Plague Of Locusts?

Farmers around the world share a terror of locusts which can devastate crops. We visit one lab in Arizona where researchers think low-carb crops could help keep these pests away.

9 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Can A Low-Carb Diet Prevent A Plague Of Locusts?

Mighty Mice Return From Space

How the mighty mice got their muscles and what it could mean for helping humans.

11 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Mighty Mice Return From Space

2020 So Far: Fires, Floods, And Quakes

The science behind recent natural disasters in Australia, Indonesia, and Puerto Rico.

13 MIN1 w ago
Comments
2020 So Far: Fires, Floods, And Quakes

Can A 100-Year-Old Treatment Help Save Us From Superbugs?

When her husband is close to death from a superbug infection, Steffanie Strathdee scours scientific research for a way to save his life and comes across a 100-year-old treatment.

12 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Can A 100-Year-Old Treatment Help Save Us From Superbugs?

In Mozambique, Meteorologists Can't Keep Up With Climate Change

Countries with less money, like Mozambique, have to rely on weather data from weather countries. This can be a matter of life or death as weather becomes more variable and extreme.

12 MIN1 w ago
Comments
In Mozambique, Meteorologists Can't Keep Up With Climate Change

Your Brain On Storytelling

Liz Neeley, the Executive Director of Story Collider, breaks down some of the science behind the power of storytelling.

12 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Your Brain On Storytelling

Space Junk: How Cluttered Is The Final Frontier?

As satellites have increased, so, too, has space junk. On today's show, we talk about how space junk could pose a serious problem to the final frontier.

11 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Space Junk: How Cluttered Is The Final Frontier?
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