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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: 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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Hr2: Lessons From the History of The Gene, How GPS Found Its Way, Robobees

Author: Science Friday
Fri, May 20, 2016


The history of genetics is fraught with ethical conundrums. Plus, the early struggles of modern navigation, and what we can learn from the quest to build a better tiny, flying robot.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Physicist Sean Carroll, Tracking the Hidden Trail Left by Your Smartphone

Author: Science Friday
Fri, May 20, 2016


Does the Big Bang mark the beginning of the universe or the end of our current scientific knowledge? Plus, how much data is being transmitted through phone metadata and third-party keyboard apps?

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Hr2: Exoplanets, Ramanujan, Science Club

Author: Science Friday
Fri, May 13, 2016


This week NASA Kepler mission scientists confirmed a record haul of exoplanets: 1,284. Plus, how an impoverished Indian clerk upended mathematics with strange and beautiful equations, and responses to the Science Club #TakeASample challenge.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Birds, Bees, Mushrooms

Author: Science Friday
Fri, May 13, 2016


Celebrating spring science and the wonders of observation. Plus, a foray into the delicious world of mushroom hunting.

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Hr2: Transit of Mercury, Weight Loss, Camera Traps

Author: Science Friday
Fri, May 06, 2016


What The Biggest Loser can teach us about how the body loses and maintains weight. Plus, Dean Regas shares tips for viewing the upcoming transit of Mercury, and other sights in the spring skies, and a look at camera traps for wildlife.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Biotech Startups, GPS, Robot Surgery

Author: Science Friday
Fri, May 06, 2016


Has your GPS ever gotten you in trouble? It is so common in National Parks that rangers in Death Valley call it death by GPS. Plus, a look at a new robot that can perform sutures and other delicate operations completely autonomously.

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Hr2: Genomics, DNA Data Storage, Garden IoT

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Apr 29, 2016


Genomics pioneer Craig Venter revisits his predictions for the field from a SciFri conversation in 2003. Plus, DNA data storage, and a look at a growing group of apps, sensors, and other technologies that tell you when to water and fertilize, or even what to plant.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Tweeting Sharks, Quantum World

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Apr 29, 2016


Could the space we live in - ¬óour everyday reality¬ó - just be a projection of some underlying quantum structure? Plus, the good and bad of sharks who tweet, and a roundup of the week in science.

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