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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:Somewhat Silly Science Earns Ig Nobel Prizes||The Ig Nobel Prizes honor scientific research that first makes you laugh, and then, makes you think.||27 11 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHr1: Science Improv, Thing Explainer||Science students at Stony Brook University have an unusual offering on the class roster: JRN 503: Improvisation for Scientists. Plus, Randall Munroe of XKCD explains nuclear power, continental drift, and the periodic table, using just the thousand most c||27 11 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHr2:Encryption, Transit Maps, Science Club||What role does encryption play in surveillance, security and privacy? Plus, how psychology and cognitive science are shaping transit maps, and your innovative methods for getting a message from one place to another.||20 11 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHr1: News Roundup, Why Machines Discriminate, Hard Cider Science||A roundup of the week in science, how big data sets can perpetuate the same biases present in our culture, and a look at the science and art of making hard cider.||20 11 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHr1: News Roundup, Illegal Plant Trade, Swarming Intelligence||A roundup of the week in science, a look at software in the classroom, trade in illegal plants, and a Macroscope video about how ant colonies and the multi-nucleated slime mold organize themselves into dynamic structures.||13 11 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHr2: Hairy Animals, Gene Therapy for Hearing, Thunder and Lightning Book||What insect hair could teach materials scientists, a look at several genetic therapies for hearing loss that show promise in animal studies, and a talk with author and artist Lauren Redniss about weather.||13 11 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHr1: Lake Wobegone Effect, Wearable Technology, Limb Regrowth||In an hour taped live in Minnesota, we take a look at a variety of superpowers -- from radar-equipped gloves, to the science of regenerating limbs.||6 11 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHr2: News Roundup, Concussions, Science Club||A roundup of the week in science, the whole story on whole milk, football and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, and a Science Club project that asks you to build your own communications device.||6 11 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHr2: The Brains Ghoulish Glitches, Spider Stories, Diary of A Snakebite Death||Science writer Sam Kean discusses some ghoulish brain glitches, a look at strange spider behaviors, and a Macroscope video about a dying herpetologist.||30 10 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHr1: News Roundup, Monster Microbiome, Scent of Death||A look at this week in science, scientists Rob Dunn and Amanda Hale imagine the microbiomes of monsters, and how a compound found in corpses triggers our defensive responses.||30 10 2015||Free||View In iTunes|