Electricity In Fish, Financial Literacy In U.S. Students, Hmong Blacksmith, Rubik’s Cube

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The ability of some fish and eels to generate electricity has captivated human imagination for ages. Veronica Rueckert and Gene Purcell will find out how and why they use electricity. Then they learn about a Hmong blacksmith, celebrate the Rubik’s Cube on its 40th anniversary, and look at a new study showing U.S. students are at the middle of the pack when it comes to financial literacy.

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  • Researchers Reveal Genetic Underpinnings Of Electric Eels And Fish

    A team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in collaboration with other institutions, have managed to trace the genetic and molecular code of the electric organ in eels and other electric fish. What does this mean for humans?

  • U.S. Students At Middle Of The List When It Comes To Financial Literacy

    A new international study conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development shows students in the United States are at the middle of the pack when it comes to financial literacy. An expert from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling discusses the study and what we can do to increase financial literacy among American students.

  • 40 Years Later, The Rubik's Cube Continues To Challenge…And Entertain

    Invented in 1974, and still widely played with today, the Rubik’s Cube has proven it’s much more than a fad. A journalist talks about the appeal of the confusing little cube, and how it went from a simple toy to a cultural behemoth.

Episode Credits

  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Gene Purcell Host
  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Marika Suval Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Michael Sussman Guest
  • Gail Cunningham Guest
  • Ariel Sabar Guest

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