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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: Personal Medical Records, Taxidermy, Gut Microbes||A look at the science—and art—of preserving dead animals through taxidermy. Plus, tips on obtaining your personal medical records, and tracking the rhythms of the microbiome.||2 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr1: News Roundup, Winter Boots, Best Science Books, Cassini||The best science books of 2016. Plus, updates on Cassini and Juno, and a cold, hard look at how winter boots fare in icy conditions.||2 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr2: IgNobel Awards 2016||An annual awards ceremony honors scientific research that first makes you laugh, but then makes you think.||25 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr1: Indigenous Genes, Beatrix Potter, Never Built New York||Outside of Mr. McGregors garden and in her own life, Beatrix Potter--author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit--had a curious eye for the nature world around her. Plus an alternate history of New York City architecture lives on in Never Built New York.||25 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr2: Science Goes To The Movies in Arrival, Thanksgiving Food Failures, Mushroom Leather||The science behind roasting a browner bird and sweetening sweet potatoes. Plus, how would real scientists achieve mutual understanding with an alien race?||18 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr1: News Roundup, Fake News, The Common Cold||We answer your questions about the cold virus, and introduce you to the viruses you have to thank for that stuffy nose.||18 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr2: Wireless Spinal Tech, Climate Policy, Moon Impact||Swiss researchers created a wireless device that enabled paralyzed monkeys to walk again. Plus, how might climate change policy fare under President Trump?||11 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr1: News Roundup, Political Hangovers, Werner Herzog||Filmmaker Werner Herzog talks about his new documentary Into the Inferno, about the devastating power of volcanoes. Plus, how believing in the possibility of change can help you come to terms with this long and polarizing election season.||11 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr2: Editing DNA, Male Contraception, Bomb-sniffing Spinach||The CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system is a less perfect fix for gene editing than news reports make it out to be. Plus, hormonal male birth control can work. But why isnt it commercially available?||4 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr1: News Roundup, Jumping Spiders, Amyloid||Scientists are using electrodes to tap into the brains of jumping spiders to study their ability to plan and carry out complex behaviors. Plus, the results of a Phase III clinical drug trial could reveal whether beta amyloid is at the root of Alzheimers||4 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|