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LATEST SHOW | 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."

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.