Science Minutes

Science Minutes are created by Atlantic Public Media as part of an ongoing effort to represent the community in the WCAI listening area. Woods Hole is surrounded by science labs and institutions and the Science Minutes try to capture what scientists are doing and thinking about in their labs. Like Sonic IDs, these short portraits and stories are woven into the broadcast day.

Clam Insights Clam Insights

PlayStopPodcast: DownloadBiologist Roger Hanlon on groundbreaking discoveries made with the same clams we eat in chowder.

Fantastic Voyage Fantastic Voyage

PlayStopPodcast: DownloadBiologist Hazel Sive imagines traveling inside an embryo.

Attic Skulls Attic Skulls

PlayStopPodcast: DownloadEvolutionary biologist Hopi Hoekstra gives a tour of the attic at Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology.

Horseshoe Crabs Horseshoe Crabs

PlayStopPodcast: DownloadBiologist Roger Hanlon on the unique properties of horseshoe crab blood.

Ant Defenses Ant Defenses

PlayStopPodcast: DownloadBiologist Adam Lazarus describes ants’ arsenal of defenses.

Paint Layers Paint Layers

PlayStopPodcast: DownloadConservation scientist Narayan Khandeckar studies the materials artists use to paint.

Unexpected Discovery Unexpected Discovery

PlayStopPodcast: DownloadPhysicist Walter Leuwin on how discovery happens in science.

Hearing Brain Hearing Brain

PlayStopPodcast: DownloadNeurobiologist Richard Fay on the machinery of the auditory system.

Sargasso Sea Sargasso Sea

PlayStopPodcast: DownloadOceanographer Erik Zettler on the convergence zone in the Sargasso Sea.

Antarctica Melting Antarctica Melting

PlayStopPodcast: DownloadMarine biologist Oscar Schofield on how climate change has affected Antarctica.

Glowing Squid Glowing Squid

PlayStopPodcast: DownloadOceanographer Charles Lea on the iridescent spots decorating the squid.

Whale Courtship Whale Courtship

PlayStopPodcast: DownloadEcologist Susan Parks studies right whales’ communication and courtship rituals.

Ant Home Ant Home

PlayStopPodcast: DownloadBiologists Adam Lazarus and Adam Kauppinen break into ants’ homes.

Human Oceans Human Oceans

PlayStopPodcast: DownloadOceanographer Dave Gallo describes how humans everywhere impact and are affected by the oceans.

Single Cells Single Cells

PlayStopPodcast: DownloadMicrobiologist David Patterson on the stunning complexity of single-celled organisms.

Louse Combs Louse Combs

PlayStopPodcast: DownloadEntomologist Rich Pollack on his louse comb collection.

Gene Expression Gene Expression

PlayStopPodcast: DownloadBiologist Peter Reddien on genes that differentiate stomachs from backs.

Electrical Universe Electrical Universe

PlayStopPodcast: DownloadWalter Leuwin on electricity in physics.

Mating Ants Mating Ants

PlayStopPodcast: DownloadBiologist Adam Lazarus struggles to get ants to mate in the laboratory.

Plankton Everywhere Plankton Everywhere

PlayStopPodcast: DownloadOceanographer Erik Zettler finds plankton, plankton everywhere.