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Birdle

Helen Macdonald's book "H is for Hawk" turned her goshawk Mabel into one of the most memorable literary characters of recent years. Mabel is no longer with her, but Helen now has a new avian companion — an ornery and very smart parrot.

Saola

Finding the horns of a saola — a large ox-like mammal on the Laos-Vietnam border — was one of the great biological discoveries of the 20th century. But no biologist has actually seen the saola in the wild, which has given the animal an almost mythical status. That's why biologist William...

Actress with long tongue
Air Dates:
  • December 01, 2018
  • February 24, 2018
  • August 28, 2016

We delve into the new science of revulsion.

Bat hanging upside down and sticking out its tongue

Biologist Merlin Tuttle braves crocodile-infested rivers, dark caves, and even bandits to find rare bats.

Snake head with red eye

David Pizzaro explains how disgust shapes our moral reasoning.

Taco with chapulines (grasshoppers) and beans

What's the new trend in sustainable, eco-friendly food? Bugs! Entomologist Arnold van Huis explains.

Tree image
Air Dates:
  • April 12, 2018
  • November 13, 2016
  • January 31, 2016

Reading books isn't always the best way to learn. Some things you need to learn from your elders, and their wisdom has often been passed down through the generations. 

Air Dates:
  • May 12, 2018
  • July 15, 2017
  • January 11, 2016

Can science tell you how to "get happy?"  This hour,  the psychology and history behind the very idea of happiness. 

Rock climber Alex Honnold burst onto the scene a few years ago with some breathtaking solo climbs in Zion and Yosemite, and he’s pushed the limits for what climbers thought possible.

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