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Created by: American Public Media

USA 6-1011+

Started: January 10th, 2022

Status: Active, 247 episodes

Kind: Episodic

Language: English

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Where in the ocean do dolphins and whales sleep?
00:04:31 | January 26th, 2023

Every animal needs to rest, but they do it in lots of different ways. Some sleep in beds, some on the ground, some in trees, and some … in the ocean! But how do animals like dolphins and whales catch their zzz’s at sea? We asked marine biologist Roxanne Beltran to help us find the answer.

Why do ginkgo trees smell bad?
00:04:51 | January 25th, 2023

Ginkgo trees are seriously impressive. They’re the oldest plant on earth – even older than dinosaurs! They can grow up to 100 feet tall, and in the fall their leaves turn a brilliant golden color. There’s just one drawback – sometimes, they really stink! But why are these majestic trees so smelly? We reached out to tree researcher Natalie Love to get the answer. 

Why do we blush?
00:05:58 | January 24th, 2023

Do you ever blush? Most of us do! Maybe it happens when you’re excited, or angry or embarrassed. But what causes our cheeks to turn pink, and why do we do it? We talked to pediatrician Kathryn Less to get the answer!

What happens when stars explode?
00:06:27 | January 23rd, 2023

A star is a big, glowing ball of hot gas that is held together by its own gravity. But what happens if that big ball of hot gas explodes? We asked space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock to help us find the answer.

How do planets form?
00:06:35 | January 20th, 2023

Happy Planet Week! There are so many incredible planets out there, from giant Jupiter with its swirling storms to Saturn and its mesmerizing rings. Plus, there are countless other planets that humans have yet to discover! But how exactly do these cosmic wonders come to be? We asked geologist Yesenia Arroyo to help us find the answer.

Is there a north, south, east and west on other planets?
00:04:47 | January 19th, 2023

On Earth, the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. But what about other planets? Do they have cardinal directions like north, south, east and west, too? We asked geologist Yesenia Arroyo to help us find the answer.

If you dropped a lit match onto Jupiter, what would happen?
00:03:56 | January 18th, 2023

Happy Planet Week! Jupiter has a lot going for it. It’s the biggest planet in the solar system and NASA even has a spacecraft named Juno orbiting it to learn more about the hugest of the gas giants. But there’s still a lot we don’t know about it. Which made us wonder, what would happen if we lit a match on Jupiter? We asked geologist Yesenia Arroyo to help us find the answer.

Is Earth the only planet with tectonic plates?
00:05:55 | January 17th, 2023

Happy Planet Week! Did you know the Earth’s outer layer has big rocky sheets called tectonic plates that move back and forth up to six inches every year? As they move, these wiggly jiggly plates can create mountain ranges, cause volcanoes to erupt, and sometimes trigger earthquakes! But do other planets have tectonic plates, too? We asked geologist Yesenia Arroyo to help us find the answer.

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Created by: American Public Media
Started: January 10th, 2022
Status: Active, 247 episodes
Kind: Episodic
Language: English

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