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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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Fixing fat bubbles for vaccines, and preventing pain from turning chronic

On this week’s show: Lipid nanoparticles served us well as tiny taxis delivering millions...

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Staking out the start of the Anthropocene, and why sunscreen is bad for coral

On this week’s show: Geoscientists eye contenders for where to mark the beginning of the...

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Using quantum tools to track dark matter, why rabies remains, and a book series on science and food

On this week’s show: How physicists are using quantum sensors to suss out dark matter, how...

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Protecting birds from brightly lit buildings, and controlling robots from orbit

On this week’s show: Saving birds from city lights, and helping astronauts inhabit robots...

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Desert ‘skins’ drying up, and one of the oldest Maya calendars

On this week’s show: Climate change is killing critical soil organisms in arid regions, and...

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A surprisingly weighty fundamental particle, and surveying the seas for RNA viruses

On this week’s show: A new measurement of the W boson could challenge physicists’...

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Probing Earth’s mysterious inner core, and the most complete human genome to date

On this week’s show: A journey to the center of the center of the Earth, and what was...

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Scientists become targets on social media, and battling space weather

On this week’s show: Why it’s tougher than ever to be a researcher on Twitter, and a...

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The ethics of testing drugs during pregnancy, and when not paying attention makes sense

On this week’s show: Getting pregnant people into clinical trials, and tracking when mice...

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Monitoring wastewater for SARS-CoV-2, and looking back at the biggest questions about the pandemic

On this week’s show: We have highlights from a special COVID-19 retrospective issue on...

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A global treaty on plastic pollution, and a dearth of Black physicists

On this week’s show: The ins and outs of the first global treaty on plastic pollution, and...

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A global treaty on plastic pollution, what mice pay attention to, and a dearth of Black physicists

On this week’s show: The ins and outs of the first global treaty on plastic pollution, how...

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COVID-19’s long-term impact on the heart, and calculating the survival rate of human artifacts

On this week’s show: A giant study suggests COVID-19 takes a serious toll on heart...

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