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LATEST SHOW | Friday, September 19, 2014

Science Friday: Climate Change, Crossword Puzzles, The Human Face, Peacock Spiders, And More

A mix of science fun, as the UN Climate Summit is discussed, "Dr. Fill" vies for crossword supremacy, the evolution of the human face, and the dance of the Peacock Spider. This and more... 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. on the News Station.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Science Friday: Volcanic Eruptions, Jovian Moon, Urban Ecosystems and More

This week on Science Friday, checking out volcanic eruptions around the world, a jovian moon with earth-like tectonics and can conservation save bird species?

Friday, September 05, 2014

Science Friday: Giant Dinos, Mastering Tests, Wilderness Act, Exotic Gardens, Cabs, & What If?

Explore the world of a dinosaur that weighed as much as a Boeing 737, then learn how Thomas Edison's naps helped his brain. This, and much more. 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. on the News Station.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Science Friday: Experimental Therapy Saves Monkeys From Ebola

Reporting in the journal Nature, researchers write that ZMapp—the cocktail of antibodies used to treat two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus—spared 18 severely ill monkeys from death.

Friday, August 22, 2014

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Science Friday: Gut Bacteria, Antarctic Microbes, SciFri Book Club

This week on Science Friday we look into communication between bacteria in your gut and your brain, microbes thriving in an Antarctic lake buried under ice. The SciFri book club looks at scifi classic Dune. And much more...

Friday, August 01, 2014

Science Friday: Ebola Outbreak; Ultramarathons And Health; Mad Animals

The Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa; Health effects of ultramarathons; Tapping musical memory; Worrying; Big data and health; and pet madness. 11 a.m. & 10 p.m. on the News Station.

Friday, July 11, 2014

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

A close-up look at 3D printing; studies gone awry; concern over pesticides; hypothermia as a treatment; being alone with ones' thoughts; and the predictability of random choice. 11 a.m. & 10 p.m. on the News Station.

Friday, July 04, 2014

Science Friday: Ben Franklin; Patriotic Math; And Fireflies

Ben Franklin was the quintessential Renaissance man—he was a statesman, wordsmith, inventor…and sonic pioneer. This Fourth of July, Iearn more about Franklin, along with patriotic math, NASA's Mars mission, fireflies, the Grid, and doubting the Web.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Science Friday: Beer, Nuclear Education, Spiders, Robot Apocalypse, And New Wheels

A potpourri of topics, including the craft of beer making; milking spiders; a hands-on nuclear education; life after the robot apocalypse; and reinventing urban transportation. 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. on the News Station.

Friday, June 06, 2014

Science Friday: Documenting The Oldest Living Things In The World

A visit to a 7,000-year-old tree launched photographer Rachel Sussman on a quest: to visit and document the oldest living organisms on earth. 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. on the News Station.