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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.
||CleanHr2: Lunar Magetism, Curiosity, Eclipse Balloons||Curiosity drives much of our learning and creativity. Where do we get it from, and how does it change our brains? Plus, the NASA Eclipse Ballooning Project hopes to livestream the solar eclipse from weather balloons across the country. And scientists sti||11 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr1: News Roundup, Oroville Dam, Biometrics, Sweat||Fingerprint scanners are standard on new smartphones, and new ID methods are on the way. But security researchers say biometrics are still too easily duped. Plus, how humans and other animals have evolved to beat the heat.||11 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr2: Gene Editing, Voting Machine Hacks, Neutrinos, Midnight Scan Club||Researchers can fix genetic mutations in human embryos. But should they? Plus, physicists were able to take the first measurement of a neutrino interacting with the nucleus of an atom. And a look at what security is in place to protect voter registration||4 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr1: News Roundup, Eclipse Special||Just three weeks remain before the total solar eclipse. Are you ready?||4 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr2: Harassment and Bias, Alan Alda||What will it take to bring true equality to research labs? And Alan Alda discusses how he teaches scientists using theater improvisation and other empathy-building exercises.||28 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr1: Haptics, Pseudoscience, Superhero Physics||Scientists are developing tools that allow you to digitally feel textures like wood and cotton. Plus, a walks through Martin Gardner’s 1950s catalog of pseudoscientific ideas. And, a lesson in the physics of this summers blockbuster superhero stunts.||28 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr2: Alzheimers Care, Particle Physics, Air||Physicists have observed subatomic particles decaying in a way that does not jibe with the predictions of the Standard Model, suggesting, if the results are correct, that there could be undiscovered particles at play. Plus, the fascinating story of the a||21 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr1: News Roundup, Forest Payments, Asteroid Defense, Quindar||NASA wants to test our ability to deflect asteroids that could come too close to Earth for comfort. Plus, how Wilco keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen and art historian/musician James Merle Thomas took inspiration from the sounds of NASA missions to weave a ta||21 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr2: Diatoms, Ants, Chasing Coral||Ants can build awesome colonies underground. But did you know they can build tall towers too? A look at what engineers can learn by studying a social community of the ant kind. Plus, a filmmaker documents the devastation of bleached coral reefs in the wa||14 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr1: News Roundup, State of Science, Smart Grid, Ice Science||The booming growth of solar and wind power is stressing out our ancient electrical grid. How can our grid get a grip? A look at that challenge, and some creative answers: from building neighborhood microgrids to inventing smarter transformers. Plus, a ne||14 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|