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April 14, 2020
Get ready for some smiles! We’re looking at the science of two things that bring us joy: tickles and cuteness.
Get ready for some smiles! We’..
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April 10, 2020
Scientists around the world are working fast to fight the new coronavirus. They’re developing medicines to help people w..
Scientists around the world ar..
March 31, 2020
There’s more to plants than meets the eye. They detect sounds, they defend themselves against insect attacks and they ca..
There’s more to plants than me..
March 24, 2020
Lots of schools are closed and people are staying home. In this episode we’ll explain how all of this could help slow th..
Lots of schools are closed and..
March 17, 2020
Narwhals are whales, and super cool ones at that. But that cool thing coming out of their heads is a tusk, not a horn. W..
Narwhals are whales, and super..
March 10, 2020
It’s impossible to miss the news about coronavirus, but you probably still have lots of questions. What exactly is it? H..
It’s impossible to miss the ne..
March 3, 2020
Humans have been predicting weather for a long time - way before modern technology. So how did they do it? We’ll meet th..
Humans have been predicting we..
February 25, 2020
Dust looks gray and boring to us, but it’s full of secrets! Like did you know that up close, dust is colorful? And there..
Dust looks gray and boring to ..
February 18, 2020
It’s something so natural that we take it for granted — but when you think about it, it’s a little strange. Why does wat..
It’s something so natural that..
February 11, 2020
How did wolves go from wild, untamed animals to the friendly furballs we know as dogs? In this episode we’ll learn about..
How did wolves go from wild, u..
February 4, 2020
Have you ever entered the mirror-verse and heard yourself talking back? Well, that’s what happens in today’s episode.
Have you ever entered the mirr..
December 31, 2019
In the final episode of our series about myths and legends, we’re launching our imaginations into outer space!
In the final episode of our se..
December 24, 2019
What’s lurking in the depths of the ocean? Or your local loch? We’re diving deep into the world of water-dwelling mythic..
What’s lurking in the depths o..
December 17, 2019
Was Atlantis a real city? If not, why have so many people gone looking for it? In part two of our series on modern myths..
Was Atlantis a real city? If n..
December 10, 2019
Where do stories of unicorns, mermaids and Bigfoot come from? And do they have any truth to them? In this four-part ser..
Where do stories of unicorns, ..
December 3, 2019
Behind every piano’s polished exterior are thousands of parts. From keys to strings, they work together to produce a sou..
Behind every piano’s polished ..
November 26, 2019
You might think flavor is what happens on your tongue – and it is. But it’s also so much more.
Flavor is influenced by ..
You might think flavor is what..
November 20, 2019
What was the first lifeform like? What was the first fish or mammal? Is it even possible to know? In this episode, we lo..
What was the first lifeform li..
November 12, 2019
In this special episode, we've asked two rock star ornithologists to answer a flock of listener questions about birds. D..
In this special episode, we've..
November 5, 2019
There is so much happening in your brain when you read. From recognizing shapes as letters to discovering empathy, our b..
There is so much happening in ..
October 29, 2019
Spooky stuff may make you cover your eyes in fright, but many of us find ourselves peeking through our fingers to get an..
Spooky stuff may make you cove..
October 22, 2019
Wool is warm, absorbs water and odors, plus it’s flame resistant. In short, wool is amazing!
In this episode we explore..
Wool is warm, absorbs water an..
October 15, 2019
In this episode, we find out how a system of cables around the globe (and deep in our oceans) brings websites, songs, vi..
In this episode, we find out h..
October 8, 2019
The flu shot changes every year. But why is the flu special, if other illnesses have much longer-lasting vaccines? This ..
The flu shot changes every yea..
October 1, 2019
Most of us think we’re good at detecting lies, but it turns out humans only get it right about half the time. And why do..
Most of us think we’re good at..