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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: Antibiotic Discovery, Regrowing Sensory Hair in the Ear, Trappist-1 Exoplanets

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Feb 24, 2017


Scientists have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star that could hold the conditions for life. Plus, a look at the scientific obstacles and breakthroughs involved in finding and developing new antibiotics. And Boston-based researchers have regrown a high volume of sensory hair cells in the lab using a new technique.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Gene Editing Embryos, Computer Hacks of the Future, and How to Prevent Them

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Feb 24, 2017


As self-driving cars and other artificial intelligence advance, how safe will we be from A.I. hacks and attacks? Plus, a report from a National Academies panel endorses the possible use of gene-editing techniques in human embryos -- under very limited conditions.

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Hr2: Net Neutrality, The Price of Privacy, Expanse

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Feb 17, 2017


As we trade more and more of our personal data to big companies in exchange for their services, internet users must decide for themselves where to draw the line on internet privacy. Plus, the minds behind the The Expanse chat about space flight, space politics, and how they keep the show feeling real.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Emotion Translator, Battery Technology

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Feb 17, 2017


Is there a new battery that can beat lithium ion in electric vehicles? We plug into the world of battery research to find out. Plus, how to squeeze more power out of the electrical grid. And a new wearable aims to help people who feel socially awkward interpret emotions.

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Hr2: Heat-sensitive Prosthetic Skin, Flint Water, Ingestible Electronics

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Feb 10, 2017


Three years after the Flint water crisis began, lead concentrations in the water are below federal action levels, but residents are still drinking filtered and bottled water. Plus, researchers have designed a battery that runs on stomach acid to power ingestible sensors.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Ice, Holographic Cosmology

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Feb 10, 2017


Researchers who study icy places have discovered uncanny phenomena. Plus, Holographic cosmology is a way of simplifying mind-boggling mathematical models of our universe. But it does not necessarily mean we live in a hologram.

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Hr2: Mesh Networks, Frog Tongues, Solid Hydrogen, Science March

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Feb 03, 2017


March for Science organizers want to boost appreciation for research they see as under threat. Plus, scientists theorize that metallic hydrogen could be used to create superconductors and high-powered rocket propellant. And how frog saliva changes from high to low viscosity when it hits an insect.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Chimeras, Astrobiology

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Feb 03, 2017


New advances in stem cell research will one day make it possible to grow human transplant organs in animal hosts. And astrobiologists are looking at unusual environments on Earth for clues on how to search for life elsewhere in the solar system.

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Hr2: Immunizing Against Fake News, Fighting Online Extremism, Paperfuge

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Jan 27, 2017


The Paperfuge is a hand-powered paper centrifuge that costs less than one dollar to produce. And a strategy for building an immunity to fake news.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Jerry Brown, Brilliant Girls

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Jan 27, 2017


California governor Jerry Brown talks about how states can take the lead on issues like climate change and clean energy--with or without Washington, D.C. plus, internalized stereotypes that can guide career choice manifest as young as age 6.

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