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Your creepy, crawly roommates

Our houses are homes to hidden worlds of bugs. And the more ecologists explore those worlds, the more they realize... more

25 Jan 2023 · 27 minutes
Henrietta Leavitt and the end of the universe

In the early 1900s, Henrietta Leavitt made one of the most important discoveries in the history of astronomy: a yardstick... more

18 Jan 2023 · 32 minutes
Plants with eyes?

In the temperate rainforests of Chile, there is a vine that can shapeshift to copy the look of other plants.... more

11 Jan 2023 · 28 minutes
Unexplainable or Not: Bikes, planes, ice skates

Our game show is back! This week, Avery Trufelman, host of the Articles of Interest podcast, tries to guess which... more

04 Jan 2023 · 30 minutes
Your gut's feelings

How we feel emotionally may be influenced by unseen troves of microbial life that live inside us. Is it possible... more

21 Dec 2022 · 28 minutes
Nuclear fusion breaks through

Back in January, we spoke to a scientist at the National Ignition Facility about how close they were to achieving... more

14 Dec 2022 · 30 minutes
Basic instinct

How do animals know how to do things like spin a web or build a dam? A neuroscientist argues it's... more

07 Dec 2022 · 28 minutes
Why we cry

Humans seem to be the only animals that cry from emotion. What makes our tears so special? For more, go to... more

30 Nov 2022 · 24 minutes
Can we live in space?

NASA just launched the Artemis program, a series of missions that will eventually take humans back to the moon, and... more

16 Nov 2022 · 31 minutes
Holding on to power

A mountain, a tower, a thermos full of molten salt: These are the batteries that could power our renewable future. For... more

09 Nov 2022 · 31 minutes
Your creepy, crawly roommates