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A podcast from NPR

Short Wave

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229 Episodes • Released Daily

229 Episodes • Released Daily

A podcast from NPR

Short Wave

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229 Episodes • Released Daily

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New discoveries, everyday mysteries, and the science behind the headlines — all in about 10 minutes, every weekday. It's science for everyone, using a lot of creativity and a little humor. Join host Maddie Sofia for science on a different wavelength.

Latest Episode

27 Aug 2020 • 13 mins

The Science Of Wildfire Smoke

Smoke from wildfires can travel huge distances. We've already seen smoke from the fires in California reach all the way to Minnesota. And with all that smoke comes possible risks to human health. So what actually is smoke? Jessica Gilman, an Atmospheric Chemist with NOAA, explains what it's made of, how it behaves in the atmosphere, and smoke's role in climate change.