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NPR: Science Friday Podcast by Ira Flatow

NPR: Science Friday Podcast

Making Science Radioactive

by Ira Flatow

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A weekly staple on many NPR stations across the United States, Science Friday is a great way to keep up to date on the latest trends and issues that surround the scientific community. With the podcast edition, host Ira Flatow and guests discuss topics such as Space Travel, Ancient Archeology, Current Scientific Legislation, Nanotechnology and much more. In a field that grows every day with new discoveries, Flatow manages to present the material in a way that never talks down to the audience and always strives to include listeners in the discussion.


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Science Friday, as heard on NPR, 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. Hear it each week on NPR stations nationwide -- or online here!


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Always a good listen
Reviewer ckazilek
 September 26, 2007
This is one show that always has some great content. I look forward to Fridays.

Solid content; some discretion advised
Reviewer jct405
 September 17, 2007
An earlier reviewer's critique labeling this program 'poor science' was based on one program. One would have to agree with him that it is frustrating to waste time listening to shoddy science. But do not throw the baby out with the bathwater. Mr. Flatow has interviewed many, many good scientists along with a few nimrods. His recent interview of Jonathan Graff is one darn good reason to listen regularly. Graff's team at UTSW has published a stunningly important finding: a gene that regulates fat accumulation and metabolism in organisms from fruit flies, worms and mammals that could reasonably (given the current findings) turn out to be the cure for diabetes. It has all the markings of rigorous scientific investigation. And what is more interesting is that the major media has yet to pick up on it. Good work, Mr. Flatow! Yes, screen out the nimrods. But, wow, keep this stuff coming. Thanks.

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Reviewer nhrisd
 February 17, 2006
There is really something for everyone in these shows. From leeches and stem cells, to new planets and weight reduction surgery, Science Friday covers a wide range of topics in laymanís terms. The hostís inquisitive and direct questions dissect the issues and help to shed light on the mystery of everyday and esoteric science and related issues. Never boring and always chock full of info, these are a great listen.

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Hr2: Bird Call ID, Predicting the Car of the Future, Heat and Flight Physics

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Jun 24, 2016


Will electric cars ever be popular? A trip into the Science Friday archives for a look at the rise of alternative-fuel vehicles. Plus, developing a way to track nighttime bird migrations, and how heat waves affect air flight.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Sting, Closing Out the Cephaloparty

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Jun 24, 2016


What we can learn from the man who got stung, willingly, for science. Plus, at the end of Cephalopod Week 2016, we delve into the mysteries of cephalopod ink and the squid microbiome.

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Hr2: Stem Cells, Future of Sex, Summer Sci-Fi Reading

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Jun 17, 2016


A look at how stem cells found in the blood can be used to treat cancer, diabetes and other diseases. Them, Hank Greely explores the legal and ethical frontiers of human reproductive technology, and we collect recommendations for summer science fiction reading.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Firearms Research, Cephalopod Week

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Jun 17, 2016


Some researchers argue that we need more research on nearly every interaction people have with guns -- including storage, training, theft, suicides, accidents, and so on. Plus, the amazing world of the octopus, and news from the week in science.

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Hr2: Google Doodles, Mary Roach and Grunt, Hyperloop

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Jun 10, 2016


In Grunt, author Mary Roach looks at the technology used to battle disease, shock, and exhaustion in the ranks. Plus, Google Doodle team leader Ryan Germick joins Ira to give some insight into how doodlers doodle, and a peek inside the Hyperloop project.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Bionic Leaf, Dark Matter, Black Holes

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Jun 10, 2016


Two astrophysicists are creating maps and images of the hidden side of the universe: dark matter and black holes. Plus, building a bionic leaf, and a roundup of the week in science.

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Hr2: Bumblebee Senses, Summer Science Projects, Inside the Minds of Zoo Animals

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Jun 03, 2016


How well do we understand the emotional well-being of zoo animals? Plus, DIY experiments to keep your kitchen chemists and backyard explorers busy throughout the summer vacation, and a look at how bumblebees use hairs on their bodies to pick up on weak electrical signals emitted by flowers.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Adblocking, Fighting Antibiotic Resistance

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Jun 03, 2016


Researchers are reviving ideas from the pre-antibiotic age to fight drug-resistant bacteria. Plus, a roundup of the week in science.

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Hr2: Alzheimers and Infection, E-Cigarettes, Earthquake App, Vocal Fry

Author: Science Friday
Fri, May 27, 2016


A provocative new study suggests that infection may spur the buildup of amyloid-beta, and that Alzheimer's disease could be a toxic side effect. Plus, assessing risk, known and unknown, in the age of vaping, and a look at what vocal fry in music conveyed to listeners.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Electronic Newspapers, Imaginary Companions

Author: Science Friday
Fri, May 27, 2016


Science Friday dips into its archives for a look at the past¬ó-and future¬ó-of electronic newspapers. Plus, how imaginary companions help kids develop a theory of mind.

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  • Published: 2002
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: N007036