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News Roundup, Wifi Security, LIGO Update, DaVinci

Walter Isaacson discusses how Leonardo da Vinci combined the arts and sciences to create his masterworks. Plus, astronomers talk about the impact of an ancient neutron star collision.

Hr2: Post-Wildfire Health, Unconscious Mind, Blade Runner 2049

A look at the potential health hazards of the smoke and debris from Califonia wildfires. Plus, a new book explains how hidden influences affect our behavior and feelings towards others. And a look at the science of Blade Runner 2049.

Hr1: News Roundup, P-Values, Jane Goodall, Baby Talk

Jane Goodall reflects on her life, and A.I. researchers decode baby talk.

Hr2: US Space Goals, Other Worlds

From other planets to our own future, writers can take us places we've never seen. Authors Cory Doctorow, N.K. Jemisin, and Annalee Newitz are among them. Plus, a recent meeting of the National Space Council signalled a shift of U.S. goals in space.

Hr2: Neanderthal DNA, Mustangs, CFS, Science Club

Some 75,000 wild horses roam the sagebrush-lined slopes and basins of the American West—and the government can not figure out what to do with them. Plus, what genetic advances are telling us about Neanderthal DNA.

Hr1: News Roundup, Flooding, Cryptocurrency, New York Whales

The ABCs of altcoins, blockchains and cryptocurrency. Plus, one of the largest animals in the world is making a return to New York harbor.

Hr1: News Roundup, Offshore Wind, Nuclear War, Puerto Rico

In Puerto Rico, how will rescue efforts progress on a flooded island? Plus, we break down what would actually happen during a nuclear war.

Hr2: The Experiments of Darwin, Bored and Brilliant

Paddling a duck foot in water and other small experiments led to Darwins big theory of evolution. Plus, how our smartphones are robbing us of an undervalued cognitive resource—and what to do about it.

Hr2:Jellyfish Sleep, Why Dinos Matter, Memory


Hr1: News Roundup, Malaria Test, Wildfires, Glow Worm


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