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Short Wave


New discoveries, everyday mysteries, and the science behind the headlines — all in about 10 minutes. It's science for everyone, using a lot of creativity and a little humor. Join hosts Emily Kwong, Aaron Scott and Regina Barber for science on a different wavelength.

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Sleep. It's an essential biological function that has long intrigued scientists. Researchers have studied everything from mice to fruit flies in the lab to get a better understanding of what happens when animals sleep — and why so many do it. This week, scientists finally added one piece to the elusive sleep puzzle: How wild chinstrap penguins sleep amid their noisy colony. Turns out, they do it over 10,000 times in seconds-long bursts throughout the day — totaling 11 hours when all is said and done.

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  • 989 - These Penguins Take 10,000 Little Naps A Day — Seconds At A Time 
    Fri, 01 Dec 2023
  • 988 - The International Race To Create Human Eggs And Sperm In The Lab 
    Wed, 29 Nov 2023
  • 987 - Monday Night Football And Pursuing Two Careers With John Urschel 
    Mon, 27 Nov 2023
  • 986 - What Fossilized Poop Can Teach Us About Dinosaurs 
    Fri, 24 Nov 2023
  • 985 - The Thanksgiving Quest For The (Scientifically) Best Turkey 
    Wed, 22 Nov 2023
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