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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: Soft Robots, Carlo Rovelli, Seahorse Pregnancy

Author: Science Friday
Thu, Jan 01, 1970


Seahorses are one of the few vertebrates where males become pregnant and give birth to offspring. A look at squishy, flexible robots. And physicist Carlo Rovelli explains how our understanding of reality has changed over centuries.

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Hr1: Special Coverage: How Will Scientific Research Fare Under President Donald Trump?

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Jan 20, 2017


From cabinet nominees to Congressional wishlists, a look at what could realistically change for scientists in the coming years.

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Hr2: Automation, Twisted Science, Worm Indecision, Concussions

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Jan 13, 2017


A blood test may help athletes gauge concussion recovery. Plus, a new report looks at potential impacts of automation and artificial intelligence on jobs in a variety of industries.

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Hr1:News Roundup, Uber Data, Obama Science Legacy, Asteroid Missions

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Jan 13, 2017


What effect has the Obama administration had on science? Plus, we discuss two new NASA missions that will investigate the metal world of asteroids.

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Hr2: Malaria Vaccine Trial, Dino Eggs, Tractor Beam, Slow Science

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Jan 06, 2017


A 140-year-old seed study and an evolution project more than 66,000 generations old -- we take a look at long-lived experiments. Plus, A new approach to defeating malaria looks safe, but will it be effective?

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Hr1:CES, Solar Prices, Convincing Climate Change, Rep Bill Foster

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Jan 06, 2017


A conversation with Congressman and physicist Bill Foster. Plus, how to talk about climate change if you want to convince someone it is happening.

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Hr2: Bird Count, Champagne Bubbles

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Dec 30, 2016


Every December, tens of thousands of birders grab binoculars and head outside for Audubon's Christmas Bird Count. Plus, we talk with bubbleologists about the fizz in your champagne flute.

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Hr1: 2016 Year in Review

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Dec 30, 2016


Gravitational waves, CRISPR, and Pokemon Go, a look at the big science stories of 2016.

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Hr 2: Apollo 13, Expanding Universe

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Dec 23, 2016


In this 1995 segment from the Science Friday archives, Apollo 13 mission commander Jim Lovell tells the story of the flight’s survival after an explosion in space. Plus, In a 1999 conversation from the Science Friday archives, astrophysicists Neta Bahcall and Wendy Freedman explain the then-new revelation that the universe’s expansion was accelerating...not decelerating.

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Hr1: Facts From Space, Moana Animation, Science Scores

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Dec 23, 2016


Astronomer Dean Regas shares some of his favorite stellar trivia, and gives an guide to the big skywatching event of 2017 -- the solar eclipse. Plus, the challenges of animating Moana's water, and the subteties of scoring science movies.

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