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Science Distilled
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Science Distilled is a podcast based on the lecture series of the same name, where we break down concepts from cutting edge science and research and learn how they apply to the world around us. The podcast is hosted by KUNR's Paul Boger and Michelle Matus. This show is for science nerds and novices alike. We'll geek out on robots, dive into astrobiology, and take a deeper look at the world around us. With every topic we cover, you'll hear conversations from scientists doing the research and learn how that research impacts you and the world around us. This podcast is a production of KUNR Public Radio, in partnership with the Desert Research Institute and the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum in Reno, Nevada.

Latest Episodes
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  • In the U.S., nearly a quarter of the freshwater we use comes from underground aquifers. That's nearly 80 billion gallons of groundwater every day. As…
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  • Since antiquity, humans have been looking up and wondering, ‘Is there life out there?’ or ‘Are we alone?’. The latest Kepler mission data suggests that…
  • Firefighters work in high-stress, high-stakes environments, constantly making choices in the face of cascading uncertainty. They’re putting their lives on…
  • Climate change is becoming a reality. According to NASA, over the next century, our planet is likely going to see some pretty significant changes. We’re…
  • Science Distilled is a podcast based on the lecture series of the same name, where we break down concepts from cutting edge science and research and learn…