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Kyne is a drag queen math communicator who explains math concepts and riddles on TikTok. Justin Atkins hide caption

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Pride Week: TikTok Queen Brings Math To The Masses

Kyne is the stage name of Kyne Santos, a math communicator and a drag queen. The former Canada's Drag Race contestant posted her first video explaining a math riddle in full drag on TikTok during the pandemic. Since then, Kyne's videos, under the username @onlinekyne, have have attracted 1.3 million followers and generated 40.7 million likes. Kyne talks to host Emily Kwong about bringing STEM to the drag scene. (Encore)

Pride Week: TikTok Queen Brings Math To The Masses

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A Climate Time Capsule (Part 1): The Start of the International Climate Change Fight

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The Environmental Cost of Crypto

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Cryptocurrency Is An Energy Drain

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Delta-8-THC is derived from the cannabidiol (CBD) in hemp plants. MAURO PIMENTEL / AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Science Behind The Delta-8 Craze

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What Octopus Minds May Tell Us About Aliens

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Indoor Air Quality is Cool for Schools

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The podcast Science Vs. has called on its parent company, Spotify, to curb misinformation on its platform. Thanee Chooha Noom/EyeEm/Getty Images hide caption

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Fighting Misinformation With Science Journalism

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Season 2 of In Those Genes produced and hosted by geneticist Janina Jeff is out now. David Perrin/Idalmiz López/Janina Jeff hide caption

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Genetic Fact Vs. Fiction And Everything In Between With Janina Jeff

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Muddied hands are pictured next to newly planted tree seedlings as Ethiopians take part in a national tree-planting drive in the capital Addis Ababa, on July 28, 2019. Michael Tewelde/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Silver Linings From The UN's Dire Climate Change Report

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Abra Lee is a horticulturalist and studies U.S. gardening history. She fondly remembers her own relatives' gardens as holding a special place in horticultural history. Carlos Alejandro/Abra Lee hide caption

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Tracing A Fraught And Amazing History Of American Horticulture

When Abra Lee became the landscape manager at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, she sought some advice about how to best do the job. The answer: study the history of gardening. That led to her uncovering how Black involvement in horticulture in the U.S. bursts with incredible stories and profound expertise, intertwined with a tragic past. She's now teaching these stories and working on a book, Conquer the Soil: Black America and the Untold Stories of Our Country's Gardeners, Farmers, and Growers. Abra Lee talks with Short Wave producer Eva Tesfaye about uncovering Black horticultural history and several hidden figures who shaped it.

Tracing A Fraught And Amazing History Of American Horticulture

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