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Episode 179: Why Are We So Attached to Our Phones?

UA researcher David Sbarra thinks our evolutionary history may help explain our modern addiction.

Episode 178: Studying Micro-Organisms at Biosphere 2

A University of Arizona professor is using Biosphere 2 to better understand micro-organisms help create our landscapes.

Episode 177: Science on Tumamoc Hill

Tumamoc Hill in Tucson, Arizona is rich in both history and science.

Episode 176: Blood and the Brain

Mathematical models can help reveal the relationship between brain activity and oxygen levels in the blood.

Episode 175: A New Understanding of Chaco Canyon

New archaeological data from Chaco Canyon is helping us get a better understanding of its ancient civilization.

Episode 174: Unlocking the Answers to Questions Behind Alzheimer's Disease

When will it be possible to detect Alzheimer's before the onset of symptoms?

Episode 173: Using Science to Eliminate a Stubborn Agricultural Pest

A group led by a UA entomologist has worked to successfully eradicate the pink bollworm.

Episode 172: Tree Rings and Climate Change

What tree rings can tell us about changes in the Earth's climate.

Episode 171: The Science Behind Bones

A UA professor is investigating the science behind bones.

Episode 170: Can Intelligence Be Measured?

Is 'intelligence' a set of decentralized, independent problem-solving modules, or a singular, generalized skill of innovation?

Episode 169: Investigating the Mind-Body Dialogue

Everyone knows our brain controls our body, but how does our body influence our brain?

Episode 168: The Microbes Shaping Our Lives

Microbes are traditionally seen as dangerous to human health, but is that always the case?

Episode 166: OSIRIS-REx and the Search for a Sample Site on Bennu

Scientists on the OSIRIS-REx mission are facing an unexpected challenge searching for an area to collect a soil sample from Bennu.

Episode 165: Climate and the Deep Blue Sea

Transforming how oceanographers measure and forecast changes in Earth's climate

Episode 164: Managing Threats to the Global Ecosystem

Managing the challenges presented by threats to the global ecosystem.

Episode 163: How Birdsong Can Help Us Understand Human Speech

Researching birdsong, and how it can help scientists understand the development of human speech.

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