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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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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 layman’s terms. The host’s 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: Jupiter, Useless Research, Leland Melvin

Author: Science Friday
Fri, May 26, 2017


Scientists report the first scientific results from the Juno mission, now in orbit around Jupiter. Plus reviving a case for foundational science that dates back to Einstein. And Leland Melvin on the perseverance and different communities that helped launch his career into space.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Fidget Spinners, Award-Winning Space Tracker, Science Budget, Undiscovered

Author: Science Friday
Fri, May 26, 2017


Amber Yang, 18, won Intel's Young Scientist Award with her novel space debris tracker. Plus, a look at the White House's proposed science budget.

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Hr2: Springtime Soil, Muskox

Author: Science Friday
Fri, May 19, 2017


Moldy compost? Compacted soil? Here comes some soil science to help your garden spring into shape. Plus how one researcher plays pretend to shed light on species survival in a warming climate.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Forensic Science, Hack Stockpile, Undiscovered

Author: Science Friday
Fri, May 19, 2017


A look at efforts to improve forensics after the death of a key federal commission. Plus, when should the government alert the computer industry about software flaws that could become cyberweapons? And the story of meteorite hunter Nina Lanza, and what life is really like in Antarctica.

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Hr2: Microwaves, Sea Spray, THC, Sea Lion Pups

Author: Science Friday
Fri, May 12, 2017


We have been microwaving our food for 50 years. Why are some people still worried about their safety? And new research looks at the connections between the oceans, the phytoplankton and bacteria that live in them, and the aerosolized materials that can end up high in the atmosphere.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Bird Tracking, Homo Naledi, Undiscovered

Author: Science Friday
Fri, May 12, 2017


The team of paleoanthropologists that discovered fossils of Homo naledi in a South African cave two years ago say the bones are between 335,000 and 236,000 years old. Plus, Science Friday has a new show! Undiscovered tells the back stories of great scientific discoveries.

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Introducing Undiscovered: Episode 1, Boss Hua and the Black Box

Author: Science Friday
Tue, May 09, 2017


Introducing Undiscovered, a brand-new podcast spinoff from SciFri! A team of social scientists stumbles onto a cache of censored Chinese social media posts—and decides to find out what the Chinese government wants wiped from the internet.

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Hr2: Endurance, Borne, Giant Larvacean

Author: Science Friday
Fri, May 05, 2017


In Jeff VanderMeer's latest book, a future world overrun by biotech mutants still has hope. And scientists investigate the genetic pathway that leads to better endurance in mice.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Spacesuits, Eclipse, Aurora, Hypoliths

Author: Science Friday
Fri, May 05, 2017


The solar eclipse provides an opportunity for scientists to study the solar atmosphere and polar plumes. Plus, in the driest deserts, hardy bacteria cling to the underside of translucent rocks, eking out an existence where nothing else can.

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Hr2: Star-nosed Moles, Transportation Infrastructure, Richard Garwin Biography

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Apr 28, 2017


Physicist Richard Garwin has played a prominent role in fields ranging from nuclear weapons, personal computing technology, and science policy. Plus, a look at the state of our transportation infrastructure, and the secrets of the star-nosed mole.

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