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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: Atomic Data Storage, Living in Political Bubbles, Leaping Electric Eels, Women of the Apollo 11 Mission

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Jul 22, 2016


A look at the problems with living in a political bubble, and the stories of women who wrote code for the Apollo 11 mission.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Open Access Research Papers, The Future of Robotics

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Jul 22, 2016


Will all research papers be open access in the future? Plus, we explore the robots of the past and how they might be designed in the future.

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Hr2:Tracking Online Terrorist Networks With Math Models, Pokemon Go and Augmented Reality, Science in Ghostbusters

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Jul 15, 2016


Repurposing mathematical models to track extremist networks on social media. Plus, finding nuggets of science in the new Ghostbusters.

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Hr1:News Roundup, Direct-Injection Engines, Recycling Questions, Health Effects of Racism

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Jul 15, 2016


How does racism affect the mental and physical health of people of color? Plus, sorting out your questions about reducing, reusing, and recycling.

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Hr2: Heat Waves, Blocking Cell Phone Cameras, Building Better Violins

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Jul 08, 2016


Self-taught scientist and luthier Carleen Hutchins brought new scientific rigor to violin-making. Plus Apple patents a technology that could stop our phones from recording concerts, and an epidemiologist looks at how many deaths extreme heat could cause, and how we can prevent them.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Medical Samples, Space Archaeology, Flyover Country, Biodesign Summit

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Jul 08, 2016


How could historically significant satellites, spacecraft, and landing sites be preserved in space? Plus how Flyover Country, a new app, will help you spot geological features during your next long-haul flight.

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Hr2: Differential Privacy, Tropical Vaccines, Planetary Sciences

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Jul 01, 2016


Several vaccines for Zika virus have triumphed in animal tests and are now ready for human trials. Plus, how 'differential privacy' allows companies to randomize user data, preserving individual privacy while pulling out larger trends. And a look at planetary sciences - from Jupiter to Pluto, new windows into the origins of our largest and smallest friends around the sun.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Brain Trauma and PTSD

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Jul 01, 2016


Military doctors are starting to pay more attention to concussions and other traumatic brain injuries on the battlefield.

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Hr2: Bird Call ID, Predicting the Car of the Future, Heat and Flight Physics

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Jun 24, 2016


Will electric cars ever be popular? A trip into the Science Friday archives for a look at the rise of alternative-fuel vehicles. Plus, developing a way to track nighttime bird migrations, and how heat waves affect air flight.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Sting, Closing Out the Cephaloparty

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Jun 24, 2016


What we can learn from the man who got stung, willingly, for science. Plus, at the end of Cephalopod Week 2016, we delve into the mysteries of cephalopod ink and the squid microbiome.

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