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  • 07:22 The Hopeful Story Of A Doomed Fox

    The Hopeful Story Of A Doomed Fox

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    Dive into the mystery of the comeback kit. What pushed this rare fox to the brink of extinction? And how did a group of humans fight back? Links & Info SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/2dH6fpRFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/nprskunkbear/TWITTER: https://twitte

  • 04:11 Self-Driving Cars Need Lessons On Human Drivers | Maddie About Science

    Self-Driving Cars Need Lessons On Human Drivers | Maddie About Science

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    Self-driving cars are poised to become the future of road transportation. But if they are going to share the road with us, they have to learn how we drive.

  • 03:21 Building A Probe That Will Survive A Trip To The Sun | Maddie About Science

    Building A Probe That Will Survive A Trip To The Sun | Maddie About Science

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    The Parker Solar Probe is going to go closer to the sun than any spacecraft has come before. It will take seven years to fly 93 million miles to reach the suns corona, its outermost atmosphere. The probe will withstand temperatures up to 2,500 F as it gat

  • 05:39 How To Find The Summer Constellations (360)

    How To Find The Summer Constellations (360)

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    Impress your friends by navigating the night sky. Ursa Major: 1:31, Ursa Minor: 2:20, Cassiopeia: 3:05, Leo: 3:29, Cygnus, Lyra & Aquila: 3:45, Scorpius & Sagittarius: 4:36 Links & Info PRINTABLE GUIDE: https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/06/25/NPR_Star

  • 04:27 Conservation's Latest Problem? Not Enough Hunters

    Conservation's Latest Problem? Not Enough Hunters

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    No matter how you feel about hunting, it provides a lot of funding for state wildlife agencies. Now, fewer Americans are hunting, and that system is breaking down. The United States needs to find a new way to fund the preservation of America's wilderness.

  • 03:24 Your Body Is A Firework (Scientifically Speaking)

    Your Body Is A Firework (Scientifically Speaking)

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    The same process that makes fireworks explode powers your body. Links & Info SUBMIT A QUESTION HERE: http://www.npr.org/skunkbearSUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/2dH6fpRTUMBLR: http://skunkbear.tumblr.com/TWITTER: https://twitter.com/NPRskunkbearCredits:Produced

  • 03:09 Your Body's Real Age

    Your Body's Real Age

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    Do all of your cells get switched out for new ones every seven years or so? Does anything remain with you throughout your entire life?

  • 08:49 What Would We Lose If We Wiped Out Vampire Bats? | NPR's SKUNK BEAR

    What Would We Lose If We Wiped Out Vampire Bats? | NPR's SKUNK BEAR

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    In Latin America, vampire bats drink the blood of big animals and spread the deadly rabies virus. Cows die. People die. Ranchers want them exterminated. But scientists are discovering these bats not only have weird abilities - they also form human-like fr

  • 03:06 The Carbon Footprint Of ... One Sandwich | NPR's SKUNK BEAR

    The Carbon Footprint Of ... One Sandwich | NPR's SKUNK BEAR

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    Follow the path of a BLT from field to plate. ↓↓ Links & Info ↓↓ Learn more here: http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/02/27/517531611/whats-the-environmental-footprint-of-a-loaf-of-bread-now-we-know SUBMIT A QUESTION HERE: http://www.npr.org/skunkbea

  • 02:08 The Science Of Firework Color | NPR's SKUNK BEAR

    The Science Of Firework Color | NPR's SKUNK BEAR

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    What gives fireworks their brilliant colors? It has something to do with table salt. ↓↓ Links & Info ↓↓ SUBMIT A QUESTION HERE: http://www.npr.org/skunkbear SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/2dH6fpR TUMBLR: http://skunkbear.tumblr.com/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com

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  • 07:43 What Are Those ‘Talking’ Apes Really Saying? | NPR's SKUNK BEAR

    What Are Those ‘Talking’ Apes Really Saying? | NPR's SKUNK BEAR

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    What can we learn from the controversial history of ape language research? ↓↓ Links & Info ↓↓ SUBMIT A QUESTION HERE: http://www.npr.org/skunkbear SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/2dH6fpR TUMBLR: http://skunkbear.tumblr.com/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/NPRskunkb

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  • 03:35 Why Dogs Have Floppy Ears: An Animated Tale | NPR's Skunk Bear

    Why Dogs Have Floppy Ears: An Animated Tale | NPR's Skunk Bear

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    This question vexed Darwin - and now we have a fascinating answer. ↓↓ Links & Info ↓↓ SUBMIT A QUESTION HERE: http://www.npr.org/skunkbear SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/2dH6fpR TUMBLR: http://skunkbear.tumblr.com/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/nprskunkbea

  • 02:59 How Long Are You Contagious With The Flu? | NPR's Skunk Bear

    How Long Are You Contagious With The Flu? | NPR's Skunk Bear

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    Just because you're feeling better doesn't mean you can't get other people sick. Turns out, you can spread the flu for longer than you might think. ↓↓ Links & Info ↓↓ SUBMIT A QUESTION HERE: http://www.npr.org/skunkbear SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/2dH6fpR TU

  • 01:47 Popcorn Under A Microscope | NPR's Skunk Bear

    Popcorn Under A Microscope | NPR's Skunk Bear

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    Check out one of the world's most ancient snacks up close - and it looks like a bunch of bubbles. (Reposting to correct "Central America" to "Mesoamerica.") ↓↓ Links & Info ↓↓ SUBMIT A QUESTION HERE: http://www.npr.org/skunkbear SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/2

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  • 07:07 Classroom Skeleton: Whose Bones Are These? | NPR's Skunk Bear

    Classroom Skeleton: Whose Bones Are These? | NPR's Skunk Bear

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    Using the tools of forensic anthropology, we investigate the life and times of the mysterious skeleton we found in a high school art room. ↓↓ Links & Info ↓↓ SUBMIT A QUESTION HERE: http://www.npr.org/skunkbear SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/2dH6fpR TUMBLR: htt

  • 03:22 A Giant Salamander's Second Chance | Maddie About Science

    A Giant Salamander's Second Chance | Maddie About Science

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    Eastern hellbenders live throughout the Appalachian region in the United States. Their ancestors have been on earth for around 160 million years, but in the last several decades their numbers have dropped dangerously in several states, primarily due to ha

  • 03:11 How Birds Get Oxygen Inside Their Eggs

    How Birds Get Oxygen Inside Their Eggs

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    A beautiful tour of the bizarre system that keeps chicks from suffocating before they hatch. ↓↓ Links & Info ↓↓ SUBMIT A QUESTION HERE: http://www.npr.org/skunkbear SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/2dH6fpR TUMBLR: http://skunkbear.tumblr.c

  • 03:57 Nature's Masters Of Disguise | Maddie About Science

    Nature's Masters Of Disguise | Maddie About Science

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    Fake snakes, mimicking moths and disguised flies: surviving in a bug eat bug world. ↓↓ Links & Info ↓↓ SUBMIT A QUESTION HERE: http://www.npr.org/skunkbear SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/2dH6fpR TUMBLR: http://skunkbear.tumblr.com/ FACEB

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  • 05:01 The Strangest Sights Cassini Saw: Postcards From Saturn | NPR's SKUNK BEAR

    The Strangest Sights Cassini Saw: Postcards From Saturn | NPR's SKUNK BEAR

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    Feast your eyes on icy volcanoes, ethane lakes, and ripples in Saturn's rings - all courtesy of a doomed space probe named Cassini. ↓↓ Links & Info ↓↓ SUBMIT A QUESTION HERE: http://www.npr.org/skunkbear SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/2d

  • 05:01 Travel To The Moon With David Bowie (360°)

    Travel To The Moon With David Bowie (360°)

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    Explore the view of a moon-bound hiker by clicking and dragging, or by moving around your mobile device. ↓↓ Links & Info ↓↓ SUBMIT A QUESTION HERE: http://skunkbear.tumblr.com/ask/ SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/2dH6fpR TUMBLR: http://skunkbear.tumblr.com/ TWIT

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  • 03:42 A Bicycle-Powered House?

    A Bicycle-Powered House?

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    After pedaling for hours, I discover there's a difference between the power you use and the power your body can generate. ↓↓ Links&Info ↓↓ SUBMIT A QUESTION HERE: http://skunkbear.tumblr.com/ask/ SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/2dH6fpR TUMBLR: http://skunkbear.t

  • 03:04 Popular Singing Ice: A Star Wars Sound Effects

    Singing Ice: A Star Wars Sound Effects

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    This winter solstice we take on a cold case: what’s the physics behind the strange twanging of frozen lakes? Turns out it's the same physics that gave us the iconic Star Wars blaster sound. ↓↓Links & Info↓↓ SUBMIT A QUESTION

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  • 04:39 Earth's History Plays Out On A Football Field

    Earth's History Plays Out On A Football Field

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    We use the yard lines to map out our planet's past (and humanity's tiny moment in it). ↓↓Links & Info↓↓ SUBMIT A QUESTION HERE: http://skunkbear.tumblr.com/ask/ SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/2dH6fpR TUMBLR: http://skunkbear.tumblr.com/ TWITTER: https://twitter

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  • 07:22 MAMMAL March Madness!

    MAMMAL March Madness!

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    This month, I've been following Mammal March Madness. Here's the basic idea: a team of evolutionary biologists pick a bunch of animals to enter a tournament, and then imagine who would win each match-up based on SCIENCE. I thought it made sense for this f

  • 04:22 The Animal That Wouldn't Die (w/Robert Krulwich)

    The Animal That Wouldn't Die (w/Robert Krulwich)

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    http://www.skunkbear.tumblr.com http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2014/09/25/351440526/everything-dies-right-but-does-everything-have-to-die-here-s-a-surprise Produced by Robert Krulwich and Adam Cole (@cadamole) Handel's Sonata in E Minor, Op. 1. Allegro

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  • 03:23 Skipping is the Most Efficient Way to Move!

    Skipping is the Most Efficient Way to Move!

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    The hosts of NPR's new show about human behavior bring you some new research from Nevada State University. They've discovered the most efficient way to travel on two legs. skunkbear.tumblr.com @NPRInvisibilia Produced by Ryan Kellman (@ryanjamescliff) Ada

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  • 01:01 The Mission To Pluto In 1 Minute

    The Mission To Pluto In 1 Minute

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    A quick look at the 3 billion mile, decade-long journey of a little space probe called New Horizons from Earth to Pluto. Follow @nprskunkbear Produced by @cadamole IMAGE CREDITS Launch video: NASA / New Horizons Photos of Jupiter/Pluto: NASA / New Horizon

  • 01:30 The Astronauts (1959-2013)

    The Astronauts (1959-2013)

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    When you look at the group photos of every NASA astronaut class, you start to notice something. http://skunkbear.tumblr.com http://twitter.com/nprskunkbear This year's application: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/423817000

  • 03:42 A Crafty Flower's Putrid Power

    A Crafty Flower's Putrid Power

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    This flower smells like rotting flesh - and it's managed to trick a large mammal into spreading its seeds around the globe. ↓↓Links↓↓ SUBMIT A QUESTION HERE: http://skunkbear.tumblr.com/ask/ SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/2dH6fpR TUMBLR: http://skunkbear.tumblr

  • 03:29 Pumpkin Facts

    Pumpkin Facts

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    Learn some things about America's favorite decorative gourd. More animals eating pumpkins!: Dickerson Park Zoo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeCTkeAncb0 Minnesota Zoo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clreZSKooU4 Phoenix Zoo: https://www.youtube.com/wat

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  • 04:07 A Sketchy History Of Pencil Lead

    A Sketchy History Of Pencil Lead

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    A question from the 5th graders at Green Acres School in Lebanon, OR sent us on a quest to find the origin of pencil lead. ↓↓Links↓↓ SUBMIT A QUESTION HERE: http://skunkbear.tumblr.com/ask/ SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/2dH6fpR TUMBLR: http

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  • 03:09 Your Body's Real Age

    Your Body's Real Age

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    Do all of your cells get switched out for new ones every seven years or so? Does anything remain with you throughout your entire life? That's the question posed on the NPR podcast Invisibilia by co-host Lulu Miller. Listen to their episode (exploring the

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  • 05:07 Finding The Speed Of Light With Peeps

    Finding The Speed Of Light With Peeps

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    There's a new use for those stale Easter marshmallows you have lying around - calculating a constant that governs the universe. Produced by Adam Cole and Ryan Kellman Senior Editors: Alison Richards and Ben de la Cruz Francophone: Claire O'Neill The Battl

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  • 07:03 Human Vs. Horse Marathon

    Human Vs. Horse Marathon

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    Every year a long-distance race in Wales pits humans against horses. In this episode of Field Trip, follow that contest and explore the physiology and evolution behind humanity's often-overlooked skill: endurance running. Featuring Fireworks by Yoya: http

  • 01:12 Dumb-Sounding Birds Of North America

    Dumb-Sounding Birds Of North America

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    Blogging birder Nick Lund shared some of his favorite ridiculous bird songs with Skunk Bear. http://www.thebirdist.com/

  • 03:04 12 Ancient Giants (And 1 Modern Marvel)

    12 Ancient Giants (And 1 Modern Marvel)

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    Meet some real ancient giants and their modern relatives ... in rhyming verse. See it all in infographic form here: http://skunkbear.tumblr.com/post/126437428239/prehistoric-monsters @NPRSkunkBear @marycmclain @cadamole Freesound.org users: spanrucker ene

  • 07:54 Stone Soup: How To Make Lava

    Stone Soup: How To Make Lava

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    Lava is powerful -- it's constantly building and rebuilding our world. I've always wanted to see lava up close, but there aren't may active lava flows near my house in Washington, DC. Luckily, I was able to visit two guys in upstate New York who make thei

  • 02:30 Hubble (The Song)

    Hubble (The Song)

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    The Hubble Space Telescope has been staring out into deep space since 1990. In celebration of its 25th Anniversary, I wrote a parody of Iggy Azalea’s song “Trouble.” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGLx4zzMdRA) http://skunkbear.tumblr.com Thanks to the E

  • 03:03 Why Do We Get Goose Bumps?

    Why Do We Get Goose Bumps?

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    Find out how and why our skin acts so weird when we're cold, scared, or moved. It's positively hair-raising! Produced by Ryan Kellman and Adam Cole Senior Editor: Alison Richards SFX by Freesound.org users! redjim juskiddink muses212 cgeffex tinyjiro than

  • 02:12 The Golden Mole: Blind Sand-Swimmer

    The Golden Mole: Blind Sand-Swimmer

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    http://skunkbear.tumblr.com/goldenmole The golden mole is a fascinating animal. It's also the namesake of Skunk Bear's new prize: The Golden Mole Award for Accidental Brilliance. We're looking for modern examples of serendipity in science - happy accident

  • 04:47 5 Brilliant Scientific Accidents

    5 Brilliant Scientific Accidents

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    Finding success in science requires smarts, determination, and sometimes a bit of luck. NPR's Skunk Bear, created the Golden Mole Award For Accidental Brilliance to celebrate that last part. Check out the top nominees' stories and see the winner announced

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  • 08:43 Secrets Of The Snowy Owl

    Secrets Of The Snowy Owl

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    We followed a young owl named Baltimore's PRECISE route from a beach in Maryland to an island in Canada. Produced by Ryan Kellman and Adam Cole Special thanks to Janet Scott, Susan Filson, and Dayle Gowan **Music** "Awake" by Freedom Fry courtesy of Terro


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