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This week in science: whale menopause, bird rest stops and a speech-generating patch

Thursday, March 21, 2024

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Emily Kwong and Margaret Cirino about whale menopause, songbird rest stops along migratory routes, and a device that allows people with voice disorders to speak.


Transitioning for older adults can be more isolating. A social group can change that

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Social spaces for trans folks tend to be youth-oriented. Transitioning for those over 50 can bring unique challenges. One New Jersey support group offers community and a path forward.


This week in science: moths' anti-bat signal, fish who count and GMO crops at home

Thursday, February 08, 2024

Short Wave's Regina Barber and Margaret Cirino talk through how moths produce an anti-bat signal, why clownfish could be counting to 3 and the first GMO food crop sold directly to home gardeners.


Life Kit: Cultivating a chosen family

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Many people rely on chosen families when facing rejection from families of origin. NPR's Life Kit talks with Daniel Blevins, the founder of the group Stand In Pride, about cultivating a chosen family.


Tips for keeping your ears healthy in a loud world

Monday, September 11, 2023

A recent study found that 1 billion people between the ages of 12 and 34 are at risk for noise-induced hearing loss. Here are some tips for building a solid ear care regimen.


As the Earth warms, city parks will become climate oases

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

As the Earth warms, city parks will become more and more important as climate oases. This is a day in the life of one city park.