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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: Zero-G Music Video, Book Club, Bouba-Kiki Effect

Author: Julie Leibach
Fri, Feb 12, 2016


After three weeks of reading, the SciFri Book Club is back to discuss the autobiography On the Move, by Oliver Sacks. Plus, how the band OK Go choreographed their latest video in zero-G, and a video about pointy-ness and linguistics.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Gravitational Waves, GM Mosquitoes

Author: Julie Leibach
Fri, Feb 12, 2016


For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves, ¬Ä¬Ēthe last unproven part of Einstein'¬Ä¬ôs theory of general relativity. Plus, a roundup of the week in science, and a look at genetically engineering malaria-resistant mosquitoes.

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Hr2: Gene Editing, Mind-Body Medicine, C-Section Microbiome

Author: Charles Bergquist
Fri, Feb 05, 2016


Jo Marchant shares the results of her deep dive into the evidence --and against-- mind-body medicine, from placebo effects to hypnosis and meditation. Plus, gene-editing techniques, and research into restoring the maternal microbiome to babies born via C-section.

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Hr1: News Roundup, War On Cancer, Polling

Author: Charles Bergquist
Fri, Feb 05, 2016


When President Nixon signed the National Cancer Act of 1971, he waged the War on Cancer. Forty-five years and over $100 billion later, are we winning? Plus, why couldnt the polls predict the Iowa primaries?

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Hr2: Zika, Planet Vulcan, Antarctic Meteorite Hunter

Author: Charles Bergquist
Fri, Jan 29, 2016


Meteorite hunter Nina Lanza reports back from six weeks scouring the Antarctic ice for space rocks. Plus, an update on the Zika virus, and the cautionary tale of planet Vulcan.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Depression Screening, Octopus Signaling, Political Bias, Macroscope

Author: Charles Bergquist
Fri, Jan 29, 2016


Between 14-23 percent of women will experience symptoms of depression during pregnancy, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Plus, communication between octopuses, and how sitting quietly in a room can generate a personalized cloud of microbes.

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Hr2: Food Sound, Ancient Violence, Apple Design, Subway Bacteria

Author: Charles Bergquist
Fri, Jan 22, 2016


A look at how sound affects the taste of your food, evidence for a 10,000-year-old massacre, and how an artist creates unconventional portraits of NYC commuters with bacteria.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Planet 9, Drilling Deep, Book Club

Author: Charles Bergquist
Fri, Jan 22, 2016


Researchers calculate that there may be a large undiscovered ninth planet lurking in the distant reaches of our solar system. Plus, a deep drilling project, and the SciFri Book Club tackles an Oliver Sacks autobiography.

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Hr2: California Gas Leak, Con Psychology, Better Light Bulb

Author: Charles Bergquist
Fri, Jan 15, 2016


An update on the methane gas leak in California, how how human psychology predisposes us to take the grifter's bait, and using photonic devices to build a better light bulb.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Deep Space Design, Infant Microbiome

Author: Charles Bergquist
Fri, Jan 15, 2016


Researchers are trying to sort out what effect factors like an infant's delivery method and early diet have on its community of microorganisms. Plus, how space habitations could be constructed out of concrete made of Martian sulfur and inflatable materials, and a roundup of the week's news.

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