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LATEST SHOW | Friday, March 20, 2015

Science Friday: Landing On Mars / Presidential Tech / Women In Science History

What will it take to land people on Mars? We explore this, along with a look at the technology in the Oval Office; water on Jupiter's largest moon; warming West Coast waters; and much more. 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. on the News Station.

Friday, March 13, 2015

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Science Friday: Ebola Rates Decline / Giant Arthropod / Food Failures

In the Ordovician period, some 443–485 million years ago, life was different. Peter Van Roy describes a fossil found in Morocco dating back to that time—and it’s one of the largest arthropods ever discovered. 11 a.m. & 8 p.m. on the News Station.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Science Friday: General Relativity, Your Health, And Interstellar Tourism

This week on Science Friday we look at the world 100 years after Einstein published his theory of general relativity. NASA's Dawn spacecraft slips into orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres this week and how to avoid the doctor.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Bees On Planes, Cyborg Bacteria, NASA And The Civil Rights Movement

This week on Science Friday we take a look at transporting bees on planes, Scientific ideas that just need to die and apps to help with food choices.

Friday, February 20, 2015

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Science Friday: Rising Seas, Habitats And Arctic Temps, Shopping On An Empty Stomach

Rising Arctic temperatures are causing habitats to shift and seas to rise; the hazards of shopping on an empty stomach; bilingual babies; Alzheimer's risk for women; the future of maps. 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. on the News Channel.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Science Friday: Mega Droughts, Medical Fraud, Multiverse Love Story, Plastics In Our Oceans

Today on Science Friday, are we looking forward to more decades-long megadroughts? Also, tales of broken hearts and an in-depth survey of dogs reveal surprising insights about breed specific behaviors.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Science Friday: Smartphone STD Testing, SciFri Book Club, Lost Cities Of The Amazon

This week on Science Friday we look at miniature STD diagnostic tests that could work on a smartphone. The SciFri book club talks "The Lost City Of Z" and then we look at some actual lost cities in the Amazon.

Friday, January 30, 2015

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Science Friday: Scientist, Public Disagree On Issues / Small Drones / Modern Money

How science and the public disagree on key issues; a look at "Spare Parts;" small drones raise big questions; modernizing money; sleep and athletics; and trusting faces. 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. on the News Station.

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."