Science Friday

Science Friday

From PRI

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: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, 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: 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...

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:Tracking Online Terrorist Networks With Math Models, Pokemon Go and Augmented Reality,...

Repurposing mathematical models to track extremist networks on social media. Plus, finding nuggets of science in the new Ghostbusters.

Hr2:Tracking Online Terrorist Networks With Math Models, Pokemon Go and Augmented Reality,...

Hr1:News Roundup, Direct-Injection Engines, Recycling Questions, Health Effects of Racism

How does racism affect the mental and physical health of people of color? Plus, sorting out your questions about reducing, reusing, and recycling.

Hr1:News Roundup, Direct-Injection Engines, Recycling Questions, Health Effects of Racism

Hr1: News Roundup, Medical Samples, Space Archaeology, Flyover Country, Biodesign Summit

How could historically significant satellites, spacecraft, and landing sites be preserved in space? Plus how Flyover Country, a new app, will help you spot geological features during your next long-haul flight.

Hr1: News Roundup, Medical Samples, Space Archaeology, Flyover Country, Biodesign Summit

Hr2: Heat Waves, Blocking Cell Phone Cameras, Building Better Violins

Self-taught scientist and luthier Carleen Hutchins brought new scientific rigor to violin-making. Plus Apple patents a technology that could stop our phones from recording concerts, and an epidemiologist looks at how many deaths extreme heat could cause, and how we can prevent them.

Hr1: News Roundup, Brain Trauma and PTSD

Military doctors are starting to pay more attention to concussions and other traumatic brain injuries on the battlefield.

Hr2: Differential Privacy, Tropical Vaccines, Planetary Sciences

Several vaccines for Zika virus have triumphed in animal tests and are now ready for human trials. Plus, how 'differential privacy' allows companies to randomize user data, preserving individual privacy while pulling out larger trends. And a look at planetary sciences - from Jupiter to Pluto, new windows into the origins of our largest and smallest friends around the sun.

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