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LATEST SHOW | Friday, January 23, 2015

Science Friday: Lasers And Metal / Black Holes / Putting Down Your Phone

Exploring the science of lasers and metal; black holes go mainstream; Cuba's coral reefs; Explorers Club; the genetic "kill switch;" building blocks of the solar system; and giving your brain (and phone) a break. 11AM and 10PM on the News Station.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Science Friday: Hackers, Planetary Rotation, Sea Turtles and Magnets

This week on Science Friday we explore the cyber hacks we should worry about, making machines talk and our latest installment of the SciFri book club with "The Lost City of Z."

Friday, January 09, 2015

Science Friday: Can Exercise Change Your Genes?

This week we take a look at a diet pill that mimics the effects of eating. We'll talk about the coolest innovations from the International Consumer Electronic Show this week in Las Vegas and Bill Nye stops by to discuss his book on evolution.

Friday, January 02, 2015

Science Friday: Health Apps, Birding And Keeping Resolutions

This week on Science Friday an app to help avoid Dr's visits, birding in the new year, how to keep New Year's Resolutions and the potential for an "ocean" of water to be trapped within the earth.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Science Friday: 2014 Science Year in Review

What stories grabbed your attention this year? Was it the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa or the European Space Agency’s successful landing on a comet? Ira Flatow and a panel of science editors discuss the biggest stories in science this year.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Sciene Friday: Beer Foam, Supporting Life On Mars, Greenland Ice

This week we look at what it takes to support life on Mars; the science of beer foam; defending attacks on science; and the "good carb, bad carb" debate. 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. on the News Station.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Science Friday: Water On Mars, Alan Alda, DIY Holiday Hacks

This week on Science Friday we look at the mounting evidence of liquid water on Mars and Alan Alda challenges scientists to answer: what is sleep?

Friday, November 21, 2014

Science Friday: Languages, Robot Schedulers, Food Failures, Wormholes

Chinese adoptees living in Canada, who now speak only French, still process Chinese sounds as native speakers do, even if they have no conscious recall of word meaning. This and more on Science Friday!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Image by ESA / Rosetta / Philae / CIVA

Science Friday: First Comet Landing / Crowd-Funded Science / New Environmentalism

The European Space Agency’s Philae lander was deployed from the Rosetta spacecraft and touched down on the Comet 67P/C-G. We'll take you through the bumpy ride and landing, 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. on the News Station.

Friday, November 07, 2014

Science Friday: U.S. Internet / Apples / G.W. Carver / Insect Evolution / Synthetic Biology

A mix of technology, biology and biography, with a dive into high-speed Internet in the U.S.; apple science; insect evolution; George Washington Carver; synthetic biology; and decreased diversity in our guts. 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. on the News Station.