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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.

nhrisd
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 laymans terms. The hosts 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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SciFri: Busting Bad Bacteria With Their Viral Enemies

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Apr 10, 2014


Phages added to packaged beef or spinach could cut down on E. coli bacteria outbreaks.

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SciFri: Bill Nye Stops By

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Apr 10, 2014


Bill Nye stops by to chat about teaching science, launching solar sails into space, and more.

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SciFri: Up Close With the Lunar Eclipse

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Apr 10, 2014


The lunar eclipse on Tuesday, April 15, will be visible from all over North and South America.

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SciFri: Scientists Study Vole Romance Under the Influence

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Apr 10, 2014


To learn how alcohol affects relationships, scientists mix prairie voles a drink.

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SciFri: Reawakening Limbs After Years of Paralysis

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Apr 10, 2014


Paraplegics were able to stand and move their legs again with the help of a spinal implant.

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SciFri: With Her Kids' Help, Jean Craighead George’s ‘Ice Whale’ Sees Print

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Apr 10, 2014


The final novel from My Side of the Mountain author Jean Craighead George takes children underneath the Arctic Ocean.


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SciFri: How Will Russian-U.S. Politics Affect Our Relationship in Space?

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Apr 03, 2014


NASA suspended a majority of its communications with Russia in response to the conflict in Crimea.

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SciFri: Sir Roger Penrose: Cosmic Inflation Is ‘Fantasy’

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Apr 03, 2014


What's wrong with modern physics—and could alternative theories explain our observations of the universe?

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SciFri: Inside Insight: Clearing and Staining Fish

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Apr 03, 2014


Clearing and staining gobies, stingrays, and sharks has revealed to scientist Adam Summers critical data, as well as the beauty of each fish’s unique form.

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SciFri: Diving Into the Underground Ocean of One of Saturn’s Moons

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Apr 03, 2014


Enceladus, one of Saturn’s moons, may have an underground ocean the size of Lake Superior.


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SciFri: The Origins of Violence

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Apr 03, 2014


An anthropologist, a psychologist, and a crime writer ask: Are humans hard-wired for violence?


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SciFri: Join the Science Club: Build an Art Machine

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Mar 27, 2014


Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Build a machine that can make art.

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SciFri: Robot Builders with Bugs for Brains

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Mar 27, 2014


The bugs meet the bots in the world of swarm robotics.

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SciFri: The Wind Comes Sweeping Down the Plains—of Iowa

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Mar 27, 2014


Texas and California dominate the U.S. in wind power generation—but Iowa isn't far behind.

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SciFri: Racing Towards Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Mar 27, 2014


Toyota plans to release a hydrogen fuel cell car in California by 2015.

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SciFri: Dwarf Planet Found at the Edge of the Solar System

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Mar 27, 2014


Dwarf planet 2012 VP-113 takes approximately 4,000 years to orbit the sun once.

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SciFri: Engineering Life Through Synthetic Biology

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Mar 27, 2014


From designer yeast genomes to batteries made from bacteria, an update on synthetic biology.

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SciFri: Movie Night for Scientists

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Mar 27, 2014


Movie theaters and scientists pair up to present a National Evening of Science on Screen.

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SciFri: Detecting the ‘Bang’ from the Big Bang

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Mar 20, 2014


Researchers detected waves coming just after the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago.

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SciFri: A Bird-Like ‘Chicken From Hell’ Dino Discovery

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Mar 20, 2014


Anzu wyliei was a toothless, bird-like dinosaur that weighed 500 pounds.


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SciFri: Digital Gets Physical

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Mar 20, 2014


Students in MIT’s Tangible Media Group break down the barriers of graphic interfaces and allow users to touch and manipulate pixels in real life.

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SciFri: Food Failures: Knead-to-Know Science Behind Bread

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Mar 20, 2014


America's Test Kitchen editorial director Jack Bishop talks about the science behind a perfect loaf.

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SciFri: Sculpting Science

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Mar 20, 2014


Paleo-artist John Gurche and paleoanthropologist Rick Potts discuss the intersection between art and science.

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SciFri: Scientists Test What the Nose Knows

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Mar 20, 2014


A new study claims the human nose can distinguish one trillion unique smells.

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SciFri: Three Years After the Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Mar 13, 2014


Three out of the six reactors at the Fukushima Daichii nuclear power plant suffered a meltdown.

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SciFri: As the Web Turns 25, Where Is It Going Next?

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Mar 13, 2014


We celebrate the web’s 25th birthday with an archival clip of Tim Berners-Lee, the web’s inventor, and take a look ahead with Lee Rainie of the Pew Research Center.

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SciFri: EncROACHment: New York’s Invasive Cockroaches

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Mar 13, 2014


Rutgers University entomologists unravel clues to identify a new invasive roach species in New York City.

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SciFri: Could a Blood Test Help Diagnose Alzheimer’s?

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Mar 13, 2014


In a preliminary study, researchers identified 10 lipids in the blood that correlated with an increased risk for Alzheimer’s.

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SciFri: Celebrating Irrational, Transcendental Pi

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Mar 13, 2014


As we celebrate Pi Day, mathematician Steven Strogatz talks about how the ancients calculated pi—and how you can do it at home.


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SciFri: SciFri’s Winter Nature Photo Contest Winner...Revealed!

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Mar 13, 2014


Winter Nature Photo Contest judge John Weller discusses your top shots.

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SciFri: Battling HIV, Using a Body’s Own Immune Cells

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Mar 06, 2014


Researchers are exploring a new approach to fighting HIV infection by genetically modifying a person’s own immune cells to be resistant to the virus.

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SciFri: Delving Into the Security of an Internet of Things

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Mar 06, 2014


As more devices come online, is enough attention being given to security and privacy?

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SciFri: Where Do Sea Turtles Go During Their ‘Lost Years’?

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Mar 06, 2014


Biologists crack the case of sea turtles’ “lost years” with a little help from a nail salon technician.

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SciFri: Michio Kaku Imagines ‘The Future of the Mind’

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Mar 06, 2014


In "The Future of the Mind," physicist Michio Kaku predicts big advances for our brains.

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SciFri: ‘Particle Fever’ Captures the Excitement of the Higgs Discovery

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Mar 06, 2014


Particle Fever takes filmgoers behind the scenes of physics’ big breakthrough: the discovery of the Higgs Boson.

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SciFri: On Social Media, the Kids Are All Right

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Feb 27, 2014


In It’s Complicated, Internet scholar danah boyd debunks myths about teens’ online lives.

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SciFri: Your Brain on Jazz

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Feb 27, 2014


Researcher and musician Charles Limb created an fMRI-safe keyboard to study the effects of jazz on the brain.

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SciFri: This Fish Sucks

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Feb 27, 2014


Adam Summers of the University of Washington's Friday Harbor Labs details how the northern clingfish takes the art of suction to new heights.

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SciFri: A Diverse Energy Diet, to Face a Changing Climate

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Feb 27, 2014


U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz talks about progress on President Obama’s “all-of-the-above” energy strategy.

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SciFri: Pulsar Pulverizes Incoming Asteroids

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Feb 27, 2014


A pulsar 37,000 light-years from Earth collided with a billion-ton asteroid.

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SciFri: A 10,000-Year Stopover En Route to the New World

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Feb 27, 2014


The ancestors of Native Americans may have lived for millennia on the Bering land bridge before fanning out across the Americas.

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SciFri: Making Sense Out of Bitcoin

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Feb 27, 2014


Bitcoin is a digital currency that was created by an anonymous developer in 2009.

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SciFri: Artificial Muscles Flex Using Fishing Line and Thread

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Feb 20, 2014


Researchers create superhuman strength from sewing thread and fishing line.

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SciFri: Building an Open 'Internet of Things'

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Feb 20, 2014


Will the 'Internet of Things' be open to developers—or hindered by proprietary smart boxes?

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SciFri: App Chat: Social Media Gets Newsy

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Feb 20, 2014


Ellis Hamburger, a reporter at The Verge, talks about why social media giants are betting on news.

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SciFri: Beneath a Sleeping Volcano, Magma Mush Lies in Wait

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Feb 20, 2014


Despite what Hollywood might show you, there’s no big tank of liquid rock under a volcano. Stored magma spends most of its time as a crystalline mush.

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SciFri: The Science Behind the World’s Strangest Sounds

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Feb 20, 2014


Acoustic engineer Trevor Cox recorded the world’s longest reverberation.

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SciFri: Olympians Look to Science for a Competitive Edge

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Feb 20, 2014


Physiologist and aerospace engineer Troy Flanagan shares the science behind Olympic training.

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SciFri: Can Technology Build a Better Athlete?

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Feb 20, 2014


Will the next big Olympics competition be a race for more technology?

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SciFri: Stem Cell Research Update

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Feb 13, 2014


Researchers in a recent study report creating stem cells in 30 minutes through an acid bath.

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