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October 26, 2016

Fear & the Brain

The science of human fear is much more complex than is commonly thought.

October 25, 2016

GM Tobacco vs. Malaria

Genetically engineered tobacco plants produce potent artemisinin - a highly effective malaria drug - at a fraction of the usual cost.

October 24, 2016

Right-Handed Fossil

Analysis of a nearly two million-year-old jaw fossil from east Africa reveals clues to the evolution of the human brain.

October 21, 2016

Dolphin Stranding

Rescue volunteers respond to a stranded dolphin on Cape Cod.

October 20, 2016

Saving Salt Marshes

Saving endangered salt marshes.

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Artist's depiction of how the specialized leaves of a Cuban plant, Marcgravia evenia, help pollinating bats find them using sonar. (Ralph Simon, Corinna U. Koch, and Ralph Mangelsdorff)

This Week's Podcast

March 1, 2016

BATS & DOLPHINS (Encore Presentation): Dolphins that heal themselves, and dolphins that use electroreception in addition to echolocation. Also, How vampire bats find their prey, and how a Cuban plant takes advantage of a bat's ability to echolocate.

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