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It's Short Wave's third birthday, so All Things Considered hosts test their knowledge

Friday, October 14, 2022

In honor of Short Wave's third birthday, hosts Aaron Scott and Emily Kwong quiz All Things Considered hosts about some of the many nuggets of information the science podcast has shared with listeners.


Why the most powerful space telescope ever needs to be kept really, really cold

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

The James Webb Space Telescope will give a glimpse of the earliest galaxies formed after the Big Bang — but only if the telescope is kept frigid. That's why there's a tennis court-sized sunshield.


Having A Group Thanksgiving? Here's How To Think About Safety

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The safest way to have Thanksgiving this year is to stay in your social bubble. But those traveling to gather with friends and loved ones should keep pandemic safety guidelines in mind.


A Comet From Another Star Hints That Our Solar System Isn't One-Of-A-Kind

Thursday, December 05, 2019

The comet, 2I/Borisov, looks surprisingly like comets closer to home. It's a sign that the processes that formed the sun and planets are at work elsewhere in the universe.


Reggie Young, Revered Studio Guitarist, Dies At 82

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Young helped shape the sound of '60s and '70s Southern popular music for his work on songs like "Sweet Caroline" and "Hooked on a Feeling."