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July, 2016

In this show, a story about a source of discoveries about our past... for the next 16,000 years.

Interviewees

  • Shawn Haugrud, East Tennessee State University
  • Jarod Duckworth, a high-school student

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June, 2016

In this show, a story about the illegal ivory trade, poaching elephants—which are in serious decline—and telling science stories differently.

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May, 2016

In this show, a story about the effects of noise on children, from preemies in the hospital to kids learning in the classroom.

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April, 2016

In this show, a story about nature's most violent storms and how they've changed over the past forty years.

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March, 2016

In this show, a story about the science of taking the public's opinion.

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February, 2016

In this show, a story about the world's largest rainforest, and how scientists don't really know what will happen to it with a warming climate.

Guest

  • Scott Denning, professor of atmospheric science at Colorado State University

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January, 2016

In this show, a story about the mind-body connection, and putting your best face forward.

Guest

  • James Schirillo, professor of psychology specializing in psychophysics at Wake Forest University

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December, 2015

In this show, an interview about the audience that most science journalists are writing for, and what distinguishes the reports and stories audiences prefer.

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November, 2015

In this show, an essay about science news and a story about baby-boomer homelessness.

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October, 2015

In this show, a story about what just might be the most important part of the human genome.

Guest

  • Ting Wu, geneticist at Harvard Medical School

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Note: In the piece, the phrase "Wu and her colleagues" may insufficiently distinguish Nadav Ahituv et al for their work, Deletion of Ultraconserved Elements Yields Viable Mice as a separate team from Wu's. Hopefully, each team considers the other as colleagues, as indeed Ahituv et al do cite Wu's work as motivation for carrying out their study. We regret any irritation this choice of language may have caused, especially to Ahituv et al.

 


September, 2015

In this show, a story about an infectious disease that's gotten better and worse thanks to modern medicine.

Guests

  • Archie Clements, infectious disease epidemiologist at Australian National University
  • Joy Greene, assistant dean of experiential education at High Point University

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August, 2015

In this show: a story about confidence, making mistakes, learning from them, and moving on with scientific research.

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  • Eric Stone, cognitive psychology professor at Wake Forest University

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July, 2015

This show's experiment: what's a news story about science like without a conclusion?

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"The proved is evident, the conjectural is splendid." —Victor Hugo