Science Friday Video Podcast
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Science Friday, as heard on PRI, is a weekly discussion of the latest news in science, technology, health, and the environment hosted by Ira Flatow. Ira interviews scientists, authors, and policymakers, and listeners can call in and ask questions as well. Watch the latest science videos from the Science Friday website.
|1||VideoIn a Flash: Firefly Communication||Fireflies communicate with a "language of light" that scientists still don't completely understand.||7/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoThe Vampire Squid From Hell||Although its latin name translates as "the vampire squid from hell," the vampire squid is actually a gentle steward of the ocean's depths, gracefully foraging on marine detritus.||6/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoTeaching Ancient Nautilus New Tricks||A series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that the ancient Nautilus is incapable of basic learning and memory.||6/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoThe Goat Brigade: Preventing Wildfires in Southern California||A herd of “elite” brush-clearing goats demonstrate why they are a versatile tool to shield against wildfires in Southern California.||6/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoWeeding Out and Dining In: Foraging with Tama Matsuoka Wong||Guided by professional forager and author, Tama Matsuoka Wong, Science Friday toured western New Jersey's meadows and forested trails to discover the native plants and invasive weeds that are used as culinary delicacies.||5/16/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoChoc Full of Science||Crystal formation is essential in making smooth chocolate that's solid at room temperature and melts in your mouth.||5/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoNothing to Sneeze At||Sneezes and coughs generate gas clouds which can spread germs farther than previously imagined.||5/1/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoSuckers for Sap||By vacuum-sucking sap directly from the cut tops of juvenile maple trees, the researchers may revolutionize the maple syrup industry.||4/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoInside Insight: Clearing and Staining Fish||Clearing and staining gobies, stingrays, and sharks has revealed to Dr. Adam Summers critical data and the beauty of each fish’s unique form.||4/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoDigital Gets Physical||--||3/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoEncROACHment: New York City's Invasive Roaches||Rutgers University entomologists unravel clues to identify a new invasive species of cockroach and what its emergence represents.||3/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||VideoThis Fish Sucks||Dr. Adam Summers of the University of Washington's Friday Harbor Labs, details how the Northern Clingfish takes the art of suction to new heights.||2/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||VideoForecasting Avalanches||--||2/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|14||VideoOut of the Bottle: Wine Psychology||Dr. Brian Wansink, Director of Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab, explains how expectations, environment, and social cues can fool us into believing that our wine tastes better or worse than it is.||2/7/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|15||VideoStar-Crossed Galaxies||Collisions between two spiral galaxies can be spectacular affairs, filled with drama and romance.||1/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|16||VideoOut of the Bottle: Tricks of the Trade||Translating wine jargon—how does wine "breathe," "cry," or become "corked."||1/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|17||VideoOut of the Bottle: Wine Flavor||A researcher from Cornell details the chemical composition of wine’s diverse flavor profiles.||12/19/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|18||VideoBuilding a Synth, Bit by Bit||A new tool and toy from Littlebits teaches you how synthesizers work while you make electronic music.||12/12/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|19||VideoWhen Water Flows Uphill||Researchers tested ridged surfaces in order to control the movements of hot water.||11/21/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|20||VideoThe Other Golden Rule||Why most mammals, even elephants, take only 20-30 seconds to urinate.||11/15/13||Free||View In iTunes|
I use these vodcasts as warm-ups to my biology class...they love them!
I like these video clips as illustrations of scientists at work. I will recommend them to other science teachers. However, I would like to actually see an interview in progress, perhaps enhanced with these video clips. Also would appreciate more geology stories.
Quick Little Bites
If you are like me and have a "Jeopardy" style brain, then Science Friday video is for you!