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Giving a lagoon personhood, measuring methane flaring, and a book about eating high on the hog

On this week’s show: Protecting a body of water by giving it a legal identity, intentional...

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Can wolves form close bonds with humans, and termites degrade wood faster as the world warms

On this week’s show: Comparing human-dog bonds with human-wolf bonds, and monitoring...

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Testing planetary defenses against asteroids, and building a giant ‘water machine’

On this week’s show: NASA’s unprecedented asteroid-deflection mission, and making...

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Chasing Arctic cyclones, brain coordination in REM sleep, and a book on seafood in the information age

On this week’s show: Monitoring summer cyclones in the Arctic, how eye movements during...

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Monitoring a nearby star’s midlife crisis, and the energetic cost of chewing

On this week’s show: An analog to the Maunder Minimum, when the Sun’s spots largely...

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Cougars caught killing donkeys in Death Valley, and decoding the nose

On this week’s show: Predators may be indirectly protecting Death Valley wetlands, and...

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Invasive grasses get help from fire, and a global map of ant diversity

On this week’s show: A special issue on grass, and revealing hot spots of ant diversity...

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Probing beyond our Solar System, sea pollinators, and a book on the future of nutrition

On this week’s show: Plans to push a modern space probe beyond the edge of the Solar...

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Possible fabrications in Alzheimer’s research, and bad news for life on Enceladus

On this week’s show: Troubling signs of fraud threaten discoveries key to a reigning theory...

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The Webb Space Telescope’s first images, and why scratching sometimes makes you itchy

On this week’s show: The first images from the James Webb Space Telescope hint at the...

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Running out of fuel for fusion, and addressing gender-based violence in India

On this week’s show: A shortage of tritium fuel may leave fusion energy with an empty tank,...

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Former pirates help study the seas, and waves in the atmosphere can drive global tsunamis

On this week’s show: A boost in research ships from an unlikely source, and how the 2022...

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Using waste to fuel airplanes, nature-based climate solutions, and a book on Indigenous conservation

On this week’s show: Whether biofuels for planes will become a reality, mitigating climate...

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A look at Long Covid, and why researchers and police shouldn’t use the same DNA kits

On this week’s show: Tracing the roots of Long Covid, and an argument against using the...

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Saving the Spix’s macaw, and protecting the energy grid

Two decades after it disappeared in nature, the stunning blue Spix’s macaw will be...

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Seeing the Milky Way’s central black hole, and calling dolphins by their names

On this week’s show: The shadow of Milky Way’s giant black hole has been seen for the...

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