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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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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: Wildflowers and Bees, Infinity and Beyond

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Mar 24, 2017


The wildflower explosion in the southern California desert provides plentiful food to wild bees. In this springtime special, we talk about which wildflowers—and pollinators—to spot this season, and how to log your observations at www.inaturalist.org. Plus, mathematician Eugenia Cheng explores infinity.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Residents Hours, BP Oil Spill, Gerrymandering

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Mar 24, 2017


A play explores the loss of human and animal life after the Deepwater Horizon exploded in 2010. Plus, can the shape of a congressional district tell us everything we need to know about its fairness?

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Hr2: Vibrato Physics, Satellite Repair, Charting Physics History

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Mar 17, 2017


Physicist Lawrence Krauss on the substance of the universe, the Higgs Boson, and how we know what we know. Plus, researchers use the tools of quantum physics to quantify the vibration of sound. And a robotic spacecraft could improve weather forecasting by fixing satellites in geosynchronous orbit.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Autonomous Ambulances, New York 2140, Climate and Food

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Mar 17, 2017


In his new novel, New York 2140, author Kim Stanley Robinson tackles how a drowning city might adapt and thrive after disastrous sea level rise. Plus, as the globe warms, maple syrup, tea, and other specialty foods could suffer from lower quality and lower nutritional value.

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Hr2: Atmospheric Microbiome, Content Moderation, Scraps for Dinner

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Mar 10, 2017


In their book Scraps, Wilt & Weeds, Mads Refslund and Tama Matsuoka Wong describe creative ways to use the parts of produce that we usually toss away. Plus, a look at how content moderators work behind the scenes to keep graphic content off your feed. And why certain types of bacteria in the atmosphere can play a role in rain and snow.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Gamifying Communication, Trump and the EPA, Tuvan Throat Singing

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Mar 10, 2017


How the president and Congress have been quietly and successfully tearing down U.S environmental and climate change policy. Plus, Tuvan throat singers have developed a technique that allows them to produce two notes at one time.

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Hr2: Ancient Earth Crust, Farmers and Conservation, California Water Supply

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Mar 03, 2017


Some farmers are using techniques like no-till and dry irrigation that conserve natural resources as a way to cultivate crops according to the biology of the soil and land. Plus, predicting rain, snow, and water supply in the warming west.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Bee Intelligence, Genetic Data Storage

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Mar 03, 2017


Bees are more intelligent than we thought, and can count and recognize faces. Plus, could DNA become a mainstream data storage option?

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