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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: Antibiotic Discovery, Regrowing Sensory Hair in the Ear, Trappist-1 Exoplanets||Scientists have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star that could hold the conditions for life. Plus, a look at the scientific obstacles and breakthroughs involved in finding and developing new antibiotics. And Boston-based researcher||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr1: News Roundup, Gene Editing Embryos, Computer Hacks of the Future, and How to Prevent Them||As self-driving cars and other artificial intelligence advance, how safe will we be from A.I. hacks and attacks? Plus, a report from a National Academies panel endorses the possible use of gene-editing techniques in human embryos -- under very limited co||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr2: Net Neutrality, The Price of Privacy, Expanse||As we trade more and more of our personal data to big companies in exchange for their services, internet users must decide for themselves where to draw the line on internet privacy. Plus, the minds behind the The Expanse chat about space flight, space po||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr1: News Roundup, Emotion Translator, Battery Technology||Is there a new battery that can beat lithium ion in electric vehicles? We plug into the world of battery research to find out. Plus, how to squeeze more power out of the electrical grid. And a new wearable aims to help people who feel socially awkward in||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr2: Heat-sensitive Prosthetic Skin, Flint Water, Ingestible Electronics||Three years after the Flint water crisis began, lead concentrations in the water are below federal action levels, but residents are still drinking filtered and bottled water. Plus, researchers have designed a battery that runs on stomach acid to power in||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr1: News Roundup, Ice, Holographic Cosmology||Researchers who study icy places have discovered uncanny phenomena. Plus, Holographic cosmology is a way of simplifying mind-boggling mathematical models of our universe. But it does not necessarily mean we live in a hologram.||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr1: News Roundup, Chimeras, Astrobiology||New advances in stem cell research will one day make it possible to grow human transplant organs in animal hosts. And astrobiologists are looking at unusual environments on Earth for clues on how to search for life elsewhere in the solar system.||2/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr2: Mesh Networks, Frog Tongues, Solid Hydrogen, Science March||March for Science organizers want to boost appreciation for research they see as under threat. Plus, scientists theorize that metallic hydrogen could be used to create superconductors and high-powered rocket propellant. And how frog saliva changes from h||2/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr1: News Roundup, Jerry Brown, Brilliant Girls||California governor Jerry Brown talks about how states can take the lead on issues like climate change and clean energy--with or without Washington, D.C. plus, internalized stereotypes that can guide career choice manifest as young as age 6.||1/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr2: Immunizing Against Fake News, Fighting Online Extremism, Paperfuge||The Paperfuge is a hand-powered paper centrifuge that costs less than one dollar to produce. And a strategy for building an immunity to fake news.||1/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Still one of the best programs on the air
I love this program. Science *is* agnostic and liberal--that's what allows people to start with questions and end with answers (rather than the other way around). It's a shame some people want to politicize facts. If you want something that affirms your beliefs, gather each Sunday with a group of people who believe what you do. If you want to question your beliefs and learn a little something, listen to this program each Friday. Of course, some of us are comfortable doing both. ;-)
Give us back the individual items!
I HATE the new format of an entire hour. I loved that this was one long radio show that divided things up so I could listen to the sections I was interested in. You can easily get your podcasts to play one after the other, but it's far harder to fast forward past a section you aren't interested in. Very, very disappointed. :(
listen and decide
There are some very odd reviews here concerning Flatow's abilities as a host. I really like the show and download them all. I listen at the gym and on long flights. Flatow is more than good; he's one of the best. Everyone I recommend this show to thinks so too. Granted that opinions vary on anything and everyone, but the nature of the criticisms seems a bit absurd to me. A little like some of the critiques of Darwin on Amazon... if you catch my drift. It's getting increasingly difficult to separate an honest reviewer from a clever religious or political fanatic. I don't pretend that I can. Anyway, I don't know Flatow, but I hope he keeps it up.