Short Wave Podcast
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It’s science for everyone, using a lot of creativity and a little humor. Join host Maddie Sofia for science on a different wavelength.

Short Wave: A Pesky Rumble - Pink Bollworms Vs. Cotton Farmers
The Adaptors

NPR food and farming reporter Dan Charles gives us the play-by-play to how it took two concurrent approaches to eradicate this devastating pest.

Short Wave: Baltimore Is Suing Big Oil Over Climate Change
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If the Supreme Court decides in Baltimore’s favor, it would likely pave the way for cases against oil and gas companies to proceed in state courts across the country.

Short Wave: Our More-Than-Five Senses
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NPR Short Wave reporter Emily Kwong speaks to neurobiologist André White, assistant professor at Mount Holyoke College, about our senses — the beautiful, intricate system that carries information from the outside world in.

Short Wave: Let's Go Back To Venus!
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NPR science correspondent Geoff Brumfiel makes the case for why humans should reconsider visiting to Venus.

Short Wave: The Social Side of Stuttering
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At the Democratic National Convention, 13-year-old Brayden Harrington took to the virtual stage to talk about meeting Biden at a campaign event in New Hampshire.

Short Wave: How COVID-19 Affects The Brain
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Scientists are still trying to understand the many ways COVID-19 can damage the brain.

Short Wave: Micro Wave - How 'Bout Dem Apple...Seeds
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In today’s episode, host Maddie Sofia talks to producer Thomas Lu about how apple seeds could potentially be toxic to humans but why, ultimately, most people don’t have to worry about eating the whole apple.

Short Wave: Should Black People Get Race Adjustments In Kidney Medicine?
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As the U.S. continues to grapple with systemic racism, some in the medical community are questioning whether the diagnostic tools they use may be contributing to racial health disparities.

Short Wave: How Will Climate And Health Policy Look Under Biden?
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Our colleagues take a look at Joe Biden’s approach to climate and health policy.

Short Wave: Meet The Ko'Ko', The Comeback Bird
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Wildlife biologist Suzanne Medina tells us the story of how the Guam Department of Agriculture brought the Ko’Ko’ back, with a little matchmaking and a lot of patience.

Short Wave: The Hunt For The World's Oldest Ice
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Scientists think the world’s oldest ice is hiding somewhere in Antarctica.