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Short Wave

Short Wave

NPR

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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

2020 So Far: Fires, Floods, And Quakes

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

13 MIN2 d 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 MIN3 d 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 MIN4 d 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 MIN5 d 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 MIN6 d ago
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Space Junk: How Cluttered Is The Final Frontier?

Animal Slander! - "Blind As A Bat" And "Memory Of A Goldfish"

Host Maddie Sofia and reporter Emily Kwong evaluate what truth there is to the popular phrases "blind as a bat" and "memory of a goldfish."

9 MIN1 w ago
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Animal Slander! - "Blind As A Bat" And "Memory Of A Goldfish"

The Link Between Kitchen Countertops And A Deadly Disease

Why silicosis is emerging among workers who cut quartz countertops.

12 MIN1 w ago
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The Link Between Kitchen Countertops And A Deadly Disease

What's Behind Australia's Historic Fires

It's a story about climate change, ecology, and politics.

11 MIN1 w ago
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What's Behind Australia's Historic Fires

Food Waste + Poop = Electricity

Dairy farmers in Massachusetts are using food waste and manure to create renewable energy.

9 MIN1 w ago
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Food Waste + Poop = Electricity

A Star In Orion Is Dimming. Is It About To Explode?

Scientists might pop champagne if they see signs of a supernova in the sky.

10 MIN1 w ago
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A Star In Orion Is Dimming. Is It About To Explode?

Latest Episodes

2020 So Far: Fires, Floods, And Quakes

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

13 MIN2 d 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 MIN3 d 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 MIN4 d 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 MIN5 d 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 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Space Junk: How Cluttered Is The Final Frontier?

Animal Slander! - "Blind As A Bat" And "Memory Of A Goldfish"

Host Maddie Sofia and reporter Emily Kwong evaluate what truth there is to the popular phrases "blind as a bat" and "memory of a goldfish."

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Animal Slander! - "Blind As A Bat" And "Memory Of A Goldfish"

The Link Between Kitchen Countertops And A Deadly Disease

Why silicosis is emerging among workers who cut quartz countertops.

12 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Link Between Kitchen Countertops And A Deadly Disease

What's Behind Australia's Historic Fires

It's a story about climate change, ecology, and politics.

11 MIN1 w ago
Comments
What's Behind Australia's Historic Fires

Food Waste + Poop = Electricity

Dairy farmers in Massachusetts are using food waste and manure to create renewable energy.

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Food Waste + Poop = Electricity

A Star In Orion Is Dimming. Is It About To Explode?

Scientists might pop champagne if they see signs of a supernova in the sky.

10 MIN1 w ago
Comments
A Star In Orion Is Dimming. Is It About To Explode?
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