Bird flu drives free-range hens indoors to protect poultry
Some farmers are wondering if it's OK that eggs sold as free-range come from chickens being kept inside.
1 year ago
Could magic mushrooms cure COVID-related smell loss?
Users report that psilocybin restored their sense of smell. We ask scientists what could explain this seemingly healing effect.
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Climate change could significantly impact commercial fishing, Rutgers study says
Climate change is causing fish species to travel in search of suitable temperatures, and it’s impacting the marine food web, a Rutgers study finds.
1 year ago
How a Broadway superhero faced a life-threatening diagnosis
When Jake Odmark was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, his career took a back seat. But accepting the diagnosis led to a more stable future.
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How TikTok’s pupil test works, and what it tells us about love and attraction
A TikTok trend that claims to test if you’re really in love may have some real science behind it.
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‘Too sick to rest’: How long COVID helped one doctor learn to slow down
For a Philadelphia physician, rest seemed out of the question during the early part of the pandemic. But she learned an important lesson about the need to slow down.
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Philadelphia biomedical research firm granted $250K for workforce training
Officials said the funds will help address the critical need to boost a skilled labor force in Philadelphia as the life sciences industry grows.
1 year ago
Animal rituals and elephant evolution
Elephant researcher Caitlin O'Connell on "Wild Rituals: 10 Lessons Animals Can Teach Us About Connection, Community, and ourselves" and tuskless elephant evolution.
Air Date: January 25, 2022 10:00 amListen 48:59
Icepick Surgeon: Dastardly Deeds Perpetrated in the Name of Science
Dr. Walter Freeman performed lobotomies with an ice pick through the eye socket....and other stories about doctors who do evil scientific deeds in the name of medicine.
Air Date: December 23, 2021 8:00 amListen 49:29
From blood clots to infected neurons, how COVID threatens the brain
The virus that causes COVID-19 can cause strokes, inflammation, oxygen deprivation and infection in the brain. And each of these may lead to long-term neurological problems.
1 year ago
Amnesia, Opioids and Why We Forget
In 2018, Owen Rivers woke up in a hospital bed after a fentanyl overdose — and could no longer form new memories. It was a terrifying e ...
Air Date: December 10, 2021Listen 49:32
Trouble understanding, but your hearing checks out fine. What’s at play?
Researchers are strategizing ways to discover whether auditory processing disorders are at play.
2 years agoListen 12:24
Exercise evolution, myths, and motivation
We're joined by Daniel Lieberman, author of Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding
Air Date: October 14, 2021 10:00 amListen 49:15
A stem cell treatment for MS offers some patients hope. But is it hope that will last?
After more than 15 years of multiple sclerosis, a patient travels to Mexico for a risky, experimental treatment called HSCT, against her doctor's advice.
2 years agoListen 49:46
Migraines cause life-disrupting suffering. A Saturday event aims to raise awareness
36 million people in the U.S. have migraines, which bring a host of other symptoms. Miles for Migraines is working to support those who suffer from them.
2 years ago