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SciFri 032312 Hour 1: Electric Cars, Losing Control movie, Embryo Images

March 31, 2012 8:44 am | by Science Friday Podcast | Comments

Experts discuss electric car technology and the auto industry, scientist stars as the main character in a new romantic comedy, and a look at images of the developing embryo.

SciFri 032312 Hour 2: Alan Alda and the Flame Challenge, Iraq Archaeology

March 31, 2012 8:43 am | by Science Friday Podcast | Comments

Eleven-year-olds from around the world will judge entries to the Flame Challenge, and archaeologist Elizabeth Stone describes her recent trip to Iraq.

SciFri 033012 Hour 1: Science Jokes, Sticky Webs

March 31, 2012 8:43 am | by Science Friday Podcast | Comments

Ira Flatow and guests share science funnies, and a video looks at a sticky question that has plagued arachnologists for decades.

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SciFri 110411 Hour 1: Brain Imaging, Dolphins, Constants, Hawk Moth Video

November 22, 2011 5:46 pm | by Science Friday Podcast | Comments

Tying to determing brain function by studying structure, dolphin communication and cognition, questioning the constancy of basic physical rules, and a video about moth flight.

Futures In Biotech 88: Cogito, Ergo Sum... Multitasking?

November 22, 2011 5:46 pm | by Futures in Biotech Podcast | Comments

Host: Marc Pelletier and Special Guest Host Dave Brodbeck, PhD How understanding our mind will shape our futures with Dr. Adam Gazzaley. Guest: Dr. Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D. . We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. Comments and suggestions on Futures in...

SciFri 110411 Hour 2: Anti-Dengue Mosquitoes, Early Antarctic Expeditions

November 22, 2011 5:46 pm | by Science Friday Podcast | Comments

Engineering mosquitoes to crash dengue mosquito populations, and a look back at the Antarctic expeditions of Scott and others.

SciFri 111111 Hour 1: Seasonal Affective Disorder, Walter Isaacson re Steve Jobs, Woodpecker Video

November 22, 2011 5:46 pm | by Science Friday Podcast | Comments

Treatments for the winter blues, Walter Isaacson discusses his biography of the Apple leader, and a hunt for an elusive bird.

SciFri 111111 Hour 2: Informal Science Education, Meet the Mythbusters

November 22, 2011 5:46 pm | by Science Friday Podcast | Comments

How much science do kids learn outside the classroom? Then, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman talk mythbusting.

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SciFri 111811 Hour 1: Moon and Climate, Solar Update, Oxytocin, Balloon Video

November 22, 2011 5:46 pm | by Science Friday Podcast | Comments

Why a moon may not be necessary for life, a battle over solar panel taxes, detecting a genetic difference through observing empathy, and a look at balloon engineering for a major parade.

Futures In Biotech 89: Towards Curing Malaria With Dr. Elizabeth Winzeler

November 22, 2011 5:45 pm | by Futures in Biotech Podcast | Comments

Host: Marc Pelletier Dr. Elizabeth Winzeler describes her approaches to drug discovery in an effort to tackle Malaria. Guest: Dr. Elizabeth Winzeler, Ph.D. . We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. Comments and suggestions on Futures in Biotech. Also thanks to Phil...

SciFri 111811 Hour 2: Toilet Technology, Stem Cells

November 22, 2011 5:45 pm | by Science Friday Podcast | Comments

Tomorrow is World Toilet Day, so we look at the state of toilet technology. Plus, biotech firm Greon says it is getting out of the business of stem cell research.

Amir Aczel Looks At The LHC

December 31, 2010 8:44 am | by Science Friday Podcast | Comments

In his new book, Present at the Creation, Amir D. Aczel tells the story of the European Organization for Nuclear Research's Large Hadron Collider. With the multibillion-euro collider, researchers hope to recreate the conditions that existed just after the Big Bang.

A Visit To Antarctica

December 31, 2010 8:44 am | by Science Friday Podcast | Comments

In his new book Fraser's Penguins, writer Fen Montaigne describes the effect climate change is having on Antarctica's penguins. Montaigne, ecologist Bill Fraser and Science Friday blogger Kayla Iacovino (currently in Antarctica) recount their experiences on the continent.

Don't Cork That Champagne

December 31, 2010 8:44 am | by Science Friday Podcast | Comments

There may be more mythology about pouring, drinking and storing Champagne than there is about any other fermented grape juice. Chemist Richard Zare and food writer Harold McGee set the record straight on the proper protocol for enjoying sparkling wines this New Year's Eve.

Year In Review: Science Stories Of 2010

December 31, 2010 8:44 am | by Science Friday Podcast | Comments

From the Gulf oil spill and the earthquake in Haiti to the creation of synthetic life and the Icelandic volcano eruption, a lot of science stories made headlines in 2010. Science writers Ron Cowen, Robin Lloyd, Andrew Revkin and Paul Raeburn join Ira Flatow to discuss the year's top...

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