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Spectrum: Clean up after yourself
Plug your nose, folks, because "poop streak science" goes well beyond the toilet bowl. Also, we plunge into the data (and psychology) of German "flings" and make an appeal for a bit – just a bit – of quiet.
Spectrum: Hands and feet
You know what's better than five fingers? Six. We look at this strange new research and talk to a "polydactyl" himself. Also, go barefoot, but then put some shoes on to meet a young German woman with "foot phobia."
Spectrum: Alexander von Humboldt is still alive
He was the most famous scientist in the world when he was alive. And then he was forgotten. Join us on the 250th birthday of scientist Alexander von Humboldt as we try (in vain) to summarize his achievements.
Spectrum: Science on the move
On the ground, up in the air, and in the belly of a barge — science is everywhere. Zip around with us to as we dip into batteries, inhale some helium and look inside a robot's brain.
Spectrum: Self-driving carnage
Drive into a child, or swerve and hit two grandparents? Such horrendously difficult choices will soon be programmed into ours cars. Cast your own vote in this moral bloodbath of an episode.
Spectrum: But I've only had 5 beers!
It's "Action Week Alcohol" in Germany, so join us in-studio as we take "Das Quiz." Also, we hear from the author of a study that shows women perform cognitively better as the temperature in a room rises.
Spectrum: Kaboom
vor 2 Jahren
Like destroying things? We all do. So much so that scientists in Europe are planning a 100-kilometer mega-project to destroy the smallest things possible. Plus, a gigantic natural disaster is boiling in Germany's belly.
Spectrum: Buzzing and flapping
On this week’s show, it’s all about bugs and birds. Is it end times for entomology, the study of insects? Can high-frequency, loud electronic music be used as mosquito spray? And, are European crows racist?
Spectrum: My computer and me
Addicted to your smartphone? Just wait 'til you hear about what's coming next. Come follow us through the terrifying arc of personal computing.
Spectrum: You sound emotional
We human beings make a lot of strange sounds with our mouths, and if you listen carefully, a lot of them are just PACKED with emotional meaning. Join us in-studio as we recreate a very interesting study.
Spectrum: Only you can prevent cancer
You'll read some pretty nasty news in the coming decade about cancer swallowing a record number of victims. That is unavoidable. The good news: Two in every five cases are preventable.
Spectrum: Where has all the sugar gone?
At the biggest sweets trade fair in the world, you'd be surprised how many people are fighting against sugar. Where are sugar lovers in the modern-day manifestation of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory?
Spectrum: Frozen
vor 2 Jahren
In the heart of winter (at least in the northern hemisphere), we take a look this week at what the cold does to our bodies. Can it possibly be good for us to be exposed to -196 degrees Celsius?
Spectrum: It hurts to let your football team down
How can professional athletes who cause their team to lose by their blunders be helped? Also, can snail slime make us prettier? And we talk about asbestos, a very dangerously fine dust.
Spectrum: The true physics message of Christmas
What would you do if you got a text message from an elf — an elf who says Santa doesn't use ANY magic. And this elf invites you to meet him to show you proof of how it all goes down on the 24th.