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Friday, July 11, 2014 Permalink

Science Friday: 3D Printing, Wayward Studies, Monitoring Pesticides, And Random Choice


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This Week on Science Friday

Hour 1:

Makerbot’s Bre Pettis explains what you need to know to try your own 3D printing.

Ivan Oransky, co-founder of the Retraction Watch blog, discusses what happens when scientific studies go bad.

Neonicotinoid pesticides have been banned in the E.U. but are still approved for use in the U.S. while the EPA reviews them.

Hour 2:

In a procedure called “Emergency Preservation and Resuscitation,” doctors would replace the blood of patients with cold saline to help buy valuable operating time.

A study finds that many people would rather shock themselves than be alone with their thoughts.

In his new book, Rock Breaks Scissors, author William Poundstone decodes the patterns in big data, sports, and human behaviors.