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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 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: 21st Century Cures Act, Space Photography, Glass Universe

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Dec 09, 2016


Astronaut Don Pettit has taken hundreds of thousands of photos from the International Space Station. Plus, how at the beginning of the 20th century, a team of female astronomers at the Harvard College Observatory worked to classify the stars.

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Hr1: Drug Co-Pay Coupons, US Data Science, Science Club

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Dec 09, 2016


What will be the legacy of the Obama administration's big data programs? Plus, the Science Friday Science Club meets to wrap up their latest project, devoted to the idea of disassemby.

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Hr2: Personal Medical Records, Taxidermy, Gut Microbes

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Dec 02, 2016


A look at the science—and art—of preserving dead animals through taxidermy. Plus, tips on obtaining your personal medical records, and tracking the rhythms of the microbiome.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Winter Boots, Best Science Books, Cassini

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Dec 02, 2016


The best science books of 2016. Plus, updates on Cassini and Juno, and a cold, hard look at how winter boots fare in icy conditions.

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Hr2: IgNobel Awards 2016

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Nov 25, 2016


An annual awards ceremony honors scientific research that first makes you laugh, but then makes you think.

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Hr1: Indigenous Genes, Beatrix Potter, Never Built New York

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Nov 25, 2016


Outside of Mr. McGregor's garden and in her own life, Beatrix Potter--author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit--had a curious eye for the nature world around her. Plus an alternate history of New York City architecture lives on in Never Built New York.

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Hr2: Science Goes To The Movies in Arrival, Thanksgiving Food Failures, Mushroom Leather

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Nov 18, 2016


The science behind roasting a browner bird and sweetening sweet potatoes. Plus, how would real scientists achieve mutual understanding with an alien race?

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Hr1: News Roundup, Fake News, The Common Cold

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Nov 18, 2016


We answer your questions about the cold virus, and introduce you to the viruses you have to thank for that stuffy nose.

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Hr2: Wireless Spinal Tech, Climate Policy, Moon Impact

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Nov 11, 2016


Swiss researchers created a wireless device that enabled paralyzed monkeys to walk again. Plus, how might climate change policy fare under President Trump?

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Hr1: News Roundup, Political Hangovers, Werner Herzog

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Nov 11, 2016


Filmmaker Werner Herzog talks about his new documentary "Into the Inferno," about the devastating power of volcanoes. Plus, how believing in the possibility of change can help you come to terms with this long and polarizing election season.

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