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February 26, 2015
The search for life outside of our own solar system continues. In today's Academic Minute, Brad Hansen of the University of California at Los Angeles explores a new method for locating habitable planets in deep space. Hansen is a professor of physics and astronomy at UCLA. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.

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September 30, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Washington State University's A.G. Rud explores the philosophy behind the well-known, and not so well-known, actions of Albert Schweitzer. 
September 29, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Cornell University's John Henderson examines chocolate’s long history in the Americas and explains how the beloved substance was used and discovered.
September 28, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Purchase College's Christopher Robbins discusses how viewing problems from within the context of a different culture can bring about novel solutions.
September 27, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, John Anderson of Rice University explains what the sediment below the ice of Antarctica reveals about the continent’s past and the planet’s future. Anderson is the Maurice Ewing Professor of Oceanography at Rice and author of Antarctic Marine Geology. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
September 26, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Hamilton College's Barbara Gold examines how Christians of the late Roman Empire created the modern concept of what it means to be a martyr. Gold is the Edward North Professor of Classics at Hamilton, and author of the forthcoming Perpetua: a Martyr’s Tale, due in 2012 from Oxford University Press. Find out more about her here. And a transcript of the podcast can be found here.

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