Try Premium for 30 days

Live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams
Commercial-Free Music
No Display Ads
KPLU-FM: Science-logo

KPLU-FM: Science

89 Favorites

Stories about science focused on the Pacific Northwest, with many from KPLU's Health and Science reporter, Keith Seinfeld.

Stories about science focused on the Pacific Northwest, with many from KPLU's Health and Science reporter, Keith Seinfeld.
More Information

Location:

Tacoma, WA

Description:

Stories about science focused on the Pacific Northwest, with many from KPLU's Health and Science reporter, Keith Seinfeld.

Twitter:

@KPLU

Language:

English

Contact:

12180 Park Ave S. Tacoma, WA 98447 253-535-7758


Episodes

Rare T. Rex Discovered By Burke Museum Paleontologists

8/19/2016
More
The Burke Museum is getting a new exhibit: A Tyrannosaurus rex skull. Seattle paleontologists unearthed the fossils in northern Montana last summer. It began when two museum volunteers, Jason Love and Luke Tufts, found fragments of large bones belonging to a carnivorous dinosaur. Greg Wilson led the expedition and is Burke Museum’s adjunct curator of vertebrate paleontology. He says the excavation team had a feeling they were on the trail of a T. rex. Hear him describe it:

Duration: 00:01:34


Why Do We Age, And What Does It Mean?

7/23/2016
More
What does it mean to age? When are we over the hill? And what are the side effects of a longer lifespan? On our most recent episode of Sound Effect on KPLU, we explored the idea of aging with Dr. Dan Gottschling.

Duration: 00:04:20


At Seattle 'Moonshot' Summit, Researchers Say Big Data Is Key To Accelerating Cancer Cures

6/30/2016
More
Cancer researchers, doctors and survivors gathered Wednesday at hundreds of summits across the country to give guidance to the federal government’s...

Duration: 00:01:27


The Island Marble Butterfly: A Rare Little Beauty Fighting for Survival On San Juan Island

6/17/2016
More
An incredibly rare Northwest butterfly has been listed as a species that qualifies it for federal protection. It’s small, and at first glance, it's...

Duration: 00:01:43


Northwest Scientists Hope To Save The Citrus Industry

4/11/2016
More
Orange, grapefruit, lemon and lime orchards are being wiped out across Florida from a plague called citrus greening disease. A team of scientists from...

Duration: 00:01:36


Bilingual Babies Get A Head Start On Developing Executive Function Skills

4/5/2016
More
Children who are raised in a bilingual home appear to have a head start in building the part of the brain that deals with everything from impulse...

Duration: 00:01:32


Some One-On-One Attention Boosts Chances Of Latinas Getting Screened For Breast Cancer

4/1/2016
More
A new study shows that some one-on-one attention paid to Latinas can boost the likelihood they will be screened for breast cancer. For the study, low...

Duration: 00:01:13


UW Study Shows Positive Mental Health For Transgender Children Supported By Their Families

2/26/2016
More
A groundbreaking study of transgender children by University of Washington researchers finds that kids who are allowed to live as the gender of their...

Duration: 00:01:15


UW Professor Can Tell The Rich From The Poor Using Cell Phone Metadata

12/8/2015
More
Researchers at the University of Washington say they can use phone records to help humanitarian efforts in developing countries. The key is the...

Duration: 00:01:25


Think Laser Beams Are Hot? UW Scientists Got Them To Cool Down Liquids

11/23/2015
More
Researchers at the University of Washington say they have figured out how to make lasers do something they have never done before: make a liquid colder.

Duration: 00:01:21


Can Your Software Ace An 8th Grade Science Test? Paul Allen’s Institute Wants To Know

10/12/2015
More
There are many computer scientists these days trying to create machines that can make connections the way human brains do; but it is not an easy task....

Duration: 00:01:35


Seattle Scientists Edit Genes To Transform Cells From HIV Targets To HIV Killers

10/1/2015
More
Seattle scientists have managed to genetically transform human cells in the lab from HIV targets to HIV killers, and the technique could have...

Duration: 00:01:22


NFL Helps Fund A UW Concussion Research Center

8/13/2015
More
The National Football League is giving $2.5 million to the University of Washington to study concussions in an effort to make sports safer. The...

Duration: 00:01:08


'Girls Can Be Into Gross Things Too': Seattle Researcher Sends Monthly Kits

8/5/2015
More
Imagine getting a box containing a ball of bones and fur regurgitated from an owl. That’s just one of the gross things a Seattle researcher plans to...

Duration: 00:01:21


On The Pot: Sewage Water Reveals Our Marijuana Habits

6/30/2015
More
Sewage reveals a lot about our daily habits. With that in mind, the federal government is paying for a study to test sewage water in Washington State...

Duration: 00:01:03


A Study Finds Men Lie When Their Masculinity Is Threatened

6/30/2015
More
When a man’s masculinity is threatened in a minor way it can lead him to tell blatant lies. This is the finding of a new study from researchers at the...

Duration: 00:01:39


UPDATE: Kennewick Man Was Native American; Gov. Inslee Asks For Return Of R

6/24/2015
More
UPDATE: After DNA testing confirmed the 8,500-year-old Kennewick man was ancestor of modern Washington tribes, Gov. Jay Inslee sent a letter to the U.S....

Duration: 00:01:22


A New Study Shows Early Intervention Helps Children With Autism Spectrum Di

6/11/2015
More
The findings in new study from the University of Washington show that intensive therapy for very young children with autism spectrum disorder appears...

Duration: 00:01:43


For Seattle's Pacific Science Center The U.S. Open Golf Championship Is Tea

6/4/2015
More
Many will tune in to the U.S. Open golf championship in University Place for the grace of a perfect swing or the elegance of a golf ball’s arc. But...

Duration: 00:01:53


Out Of Options, Cancer Patients Respond Well To Seattle Company's Experimen

6/2/2015
More
Seattle-based scientists are reporting more encouraging results from treating blood cancer patients with souped-up immune cells. The trial, part of a...

Duration: 00:01:25

See More