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Math of the universe
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On October 10, Steve spoke with physicist S. James Gates, Jr. and science writer Margaret Wertheim about the universal language of the universe: math. Can we see the hidden order of the natural world by studying the equations that govern it? And can we see true beauty in numbers?

Pick Your Poison
Airdates: 
October 13, 2018

Covert spies painting nerve agents on doorknobs? It's not the only way to poison someone. We hear stories of radioactive paint, formaldehyde-spiked baby formula, and a beautiful garden full of plants that could kill you.More

"Poison Squad" Volunteers taking in a dinner with a side of Borax.
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Science writer Deborah Blum on the government scientists who made the case for food regulation by "eating dangerously."

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11:47
Baby, new to this world
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If you think of your life as a series of births, what changes? Why does the birth metaphor matter?

Mileva Marić-Einstein and Albert Einstein, 1912
Airdates: 
August 23, 2018

There are the female scientists you can name, and the ones forgotten by history. Like Mileva Marić-Einstein. She might just have been more brilliant than Albert was — but we'll never know. More

The IceCube Lab at the South Pole
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Francis Halzen, the lead scientist of the IceCube Neutrino Detector, explains how light sensors buried deep in the ice at the South Pole detected a neutrino that traveled four billion light-years.

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11:40

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