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Replay: Let There Be Night

  Image courtesy Håkon Dahle Nights are getting brighter and most of us no longer experience true darkness. Paul Bogard (James Madison University), author of The End of Night: Searching …

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Bringing Back the Chestnut

Image via flickr user Sonja Stark Later in the show: Whether it’s a traditional hymn or a holiday song from our childhood, many people say Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas …

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Paddle Battle and Puppy Play

Image via Wikipedia For coastal cities around the world, surf tourism brings huge revenue, but it can also bring conflict. Lindsay Usher (Old Dominion University) studies the rough waves that …

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Aw Shucks…Oysters!

Image courtesy flickr user Margaret Pizer/VASG From the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, oysters have influenced our history, our culture and, of course, our eating habits. When Captain …

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Mushi, Ticks, and Walking Sticks

Image courtesy Flickr user Nicolas Loeillot In Japan, insects are pets, medicine, and even vehicles for spirits. Mary Knighton (Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, William & Mary) researches Japan’s special …

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Replay: The River in the Atlantic Ocean

Image courtesy RedAndr The Gulf Stream current pushes water from the Americas to Europe and back with a force three hundred times more powerful than the Amazon River. Stan Ulanski …

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Beyond the Books

Image courtesy United States Navy American teens spend approximately two million minutes in high school.  With Good Reason talks with Bob Compton about how kids in America, China, and India …

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Let There Be Night

Eight out of 10 children born in America today will never know a night sky dark enough to see the Milky Way. In our modern world, where nights are getting …

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Replay: Not Just for the Birds

New research shows one key to curtailing West Nile disease may lie in increasing the diversity of birds. John Swaddle (College of William and Mary) says attracting a variety of …

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Not Just for the Birds

New research shows one key to curtailing West Nile disease may lie in increasing the diversity of birds. John Swaddle (College of William and Mary) says attracting a variety of …

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Replay: Sea Ice and Sunlight

In recent years, sea ice in the Arctic has been melting at an alarming rate. Scientists fear that Arctic shrinkage could contribute to rising sea levels worldwide. Oceanographer Victoria Hill …

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Replay: Tours for the Chills, Tours of the Hills

Halloween is just around the corner.  Haunted houses, graveyards, and ghost walks – paranormal tourism is more popular than ever.  Teresa O’Bannon (Radford University) is an expert on what she calls “dark …