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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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, 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: 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, 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: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.

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.

Hr1: News Roundup, New Zealand Predators, Digital Language, Staying Healthy In Space

Weightlessness and radiation both take a toll on the body, in ways we still do not fully understand. Plus, the difference between this, THIS, and #this, and why a plan to save native avian species means targeting non-native predators.

Hr1: News Roundup, New Zealand Predators, Digital Language, Staying Healthy In Space

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

Hr1: News Roundup, Open Access Research Papers, The Future of Robotics

Will all research papers be open access in the future? Plus, we explore the robots of the past and how they might be designed in the future.

Hr2: Atomic Data Storage, Living in Political Bubbles, Leaping Electric Eels, Women of the...

A look at the problems with living in a political bubble, and the stories of women who wrote code for the Apollo 11 mission.

Hr2: Atomic Data Storage, Living in Political Bubbles, Leaping Electric Eels, Women of the...

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