Science Friday

Science Friday

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Covering everything about science and technology — from the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies — Science Friday is your source for entertaining and educational stories and activities. Each week, host Ira Flatow interviews scientists and inventors like Sylvia Earle, Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and more.More from Science Friday »

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Bonus Episode: A Conversation With Margaret Atwood (SciFri Book Club)

Margaret Atwood, author of 'Oryx and Crake,' discusses the book with Ira Flatow in a live book club discussion at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York. Recorded August 23 2016.

Hr1: News Roundup, National Parks, Teaching Math, Limbs

Educators argue over how to shake up math education, like ditching pre-calculus and emphasizing real-world thinking. Plus what a fish and a rare amphibian can tell us about how limbs develop, grow, and even re-grow.

Hr2: Zika, Book Club, Mr. Robot

The viral storm has made landfall in the U.S, but a vaccine remains elusive. Plus, Kor Adana, a write for Mr. Robot, unpacks the toolkit of real-life hackers that inspired the show. And a discussion of Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwoood.

Hr1: News Roundup, Marijuana Research, Twitter Bots, Chili Peppers

A visit with the Twitter bots that are brightening our social media experience. Plus, what gives the hot habanero and mild jalapeno their heat profile?

Hr2: Circadian Clock for Virus Infection, Dark Matter Novel, Small Launch Systems, Niku

Mice appear to be more susceptible to viral infection during their sleep cycle, suggesting that circadian rhythms can affect our immune systems. Plus, how an icy space object with a rebellious orbit may be a clue to the mystery of the early solar system.

Hr2: Circadian Clock for Virus Infection, Dark Matter Novel, Small Launch Systems, Niku

Hr1: News Roundup, Clickbait, Particle Physics, Remembering HM

What could sterile neutrinos, gravitons, and axions tell us about the Standard Model? Plus, the most famous patient in neuroscience is the subject of a new book by the grandson of the man who changed his brain forever.

Hr2: Science Debate Questions, Self-Destructing Battery, Olympic Architecture, Automation and Jobs

A group proposes 20 science-based policy questions for the presidential candidates to address in the months ahead. Plus, as robots that can weld cars give way to robots that can drive cars, what is ahead for the workforce?

Hr2: Science Debate Questions, Self-Destructing Battery, Olympic Architecture, Automation and Jobs

Hr1: News Roundup, Vaquita, Swim Strokes, Election Security, Book Club

If hackers are targeting the servers of political campaigns, might attacks on election systems themselves soon follow? Plus, the endangered vaquita, and the #scifribookclub tackles Oryx and Crake.

Hr2:Replication Game, World According to Microbes, Bulldogs

Ed Yong examines the connections between species and ecosystems €”from a microbial point of view. Plus, bulldog genetics, and the reproducibility of important scientific papers.

Hr2:Human Enhancement Technology, Deadly Snails, Clone Health, Moth Week

A new survey finds many Americans are dubious about using certain new technologies for human enhancement. Plus, the health of sister clones of Dolly the sheep, and a celebration of the life around your porch light.

Hr2:Human Enhancement Technology, Deadly Snails, Clone Health, Moth Week

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