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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: Return of the Screwworm, Hidden Figures, Political Polls||A flesh-eating parasite, previously eradicated on U.S. soil, has decimated endangered Key deer. Can the screwworm be re-eradicated in time to save them? Plus, we remember the African American women mathematicians and engineers whose calculations got us i||21 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr1: News Roundup, Cyber War, Science Education||With rumblings about possible U.S. retaliation for alleged Russian-backed hacks, we ask about the rules and norms that govern international cyber conflicts. Plus, meet the educators who have turned Science Friday media into innovative classroom resources||21 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr1: News Roundup, Carbon and Reservoirs, Science Subpoenas||How Congress, lawsuits, and other challenges are shaping scientific debate over climate science, fetal tissue research, and more. Plus, reservoirs are both sources of renewable energy and one of the worlds biggest producers of greenhouse gases.||14 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr2: DTC Blood Tests, Hornless Cow, Digital Assistants||As tech companies battle to develop the best digital assistant, we ask how they measure up, and why we so often fail to connect. Plus, researchers used gene editing to develop a dairy cow that has no horns. And what happens when direct-to-consumer lab te||14 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr2: Future Commuting, Astronaut Mike Massimino, Humans To Mars||As rideshare companies like Uber strike deals with cities to supplement or replace traditional transit options and parking lots, we ask: What is the future of commuting? Plus astronaut Mike Massimino talks about his journey from the suburbs of Long Islan||7 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr1: News Roundup, Nobel Prize, Golden Record 2.0, Pop Up Books||We review the sounds, images, and videos our listeners chose to represent our world. Plus, pop-up designer Matthew Reinhart engineers paper cut-outs that move and extend, sometimes reaching nearly two feet tall.||7 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr1: News Roundup, Snap Spectacles, Connected Cars, Way Things Work||Connected cars tap into vehicle sensors to read road signs, determine traffic patterns, and find open parking spaces. Plus, artist David Macaulay on the art of explaining science in pictures.||30 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr2: Oysters and Oceans, Trees and Drought, Tardigrades||Oyster farmers have been hit hard by acidifying seas. Can they adapt? And how curiosity about tardigrades in the 1970s led to a major breakthrough in medical science.||30 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr1: News Roundup, Endangered Tourism, Fitness Goals, Fashion In Physics||Health experts tout the benefits of standing desks, and walking five miles a day. Science says otherwise. Plus theoretical physicist Roger Penrose argues against some prominent theories about the universe, calling them fashion, faith, and fantasy.||23 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr2: Fog and Redwoods, Amphibian vs Fungus, AI||As artificial intelligence advances, it could transform our world. How do we ensure it does so in the best possible way? Plus, what the fight of one frog against the deadly chytrid fungus could mean for the survival of imperiled amphibians around the gl||23 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|