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SciTech Now Episode 332

In this episode of SciTech Now, a look into a lab as researchers estimate the number of roach species on the planet; the story of retired astronaut Michael Massimino; virtual reality and the patient experience; and a look into the sustainability of guitar making.

A look inside the vast world of roaches

Did you know that the pesky cockroaches we sometimes find in kitchens, sewers and basements make up less than 1 percent of all cockroach species? Researchers estimate there are as many as 20,000 roach species on the planet and less than 5,000 have been cataloged. Up next, our partner Science Friday goes into the lab […]