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Hr1: Airport Apiaries, Ideas That Must Die, Food Coaching Apps, Cyborg Bacteria

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Bees by the runway, sweeping away outdated ideas, apps for healthy eating, and bacteria-powered robots.

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Hr2: NASA And Civil Rights, Future Crimes, Dietary Guidelines

Thursday, February 26, 2015

NASA during the civil rights era, how criminals are using emergent technologies, and changing guidelines on cholesterol.

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Hr2: Bilingual Babies, Alzheimers and Women, Future of Mapping

Thursday, February 19, 2015

What bilingual babies can teach us about language acquisition, studies on the role of genes and hormones in Alzheimers, and a look at the future of mapping technology.

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Hr1: Kivalina, Shifting Habitats, Hunger Behavior

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Relocating an Alaskan village, shifting Arctic animal habitats, and the finding that hunger may make you want to acquire things -- even things that are not food.

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Hr1: Megadroughts, Medical Fraud, Constellations Play

Thursday, February 12, 2015

An investigation of the FDA claims the agency is not doing enough to expose instances of fraud and misconduct. Plus, future drought predictions, and a play about love in the multiverse.

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Hr2: Ocean Plastics, Dog Behavior, Broken Hearts

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Plastic pollution in the oceans, surprising insights about breed-specific dog behaviors, and a history of treatments for maladies of the heart.

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Hr2: Net Neutrality, Climate Confessions, Sea Slug Explosion, Carl Djerassi

Thursday, February 05, 2015

FCC Internet regulations, confessing climate sins, catching up on sea slug science, and remembering the father of the Pill.

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Hr1: Smartphone HIV Test, Lost City Exploration, Mars Rover Budget

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The SciFri Book Club discusses the Lost City of Z. Plus, a smartphone STD test, and budgets for space science.

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Scientific Beliefs, Spare Parts

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A look at how scientists and the public disagree on key issues, and the true story behind the movie Spare Parts.

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Robot Rules, Future of Money, Athlete Body Clock, Video Pick

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Making laws for drones and robots, a look at next-gen payment systems, how circadian rhythms affect sports perfomance, and a video about face judgements.

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Bacterial Kill Switch, Comets Asteroids and Protoplanets, Bored and Brilliant

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ira and guests discuss a 'kill switch' for genetically-modified bacteria, an update on recent exploration of the solar system, and a new project from New Tech City urges you to take a closer look at your smartphone use.

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Laser-patterned Metals, Black Holes, Cuban Coral, Explorers Club

Thursday, January 22, 2015

In this hour, we hear about a materials science advance that makes metal repel water, discuss black holes with Roger Penrose, learn about the health of coral reefs off the coast of Cuba, and take a tour of the Explorers Club.

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Cybersecurity, Synthetic Speech, Book Club Hunts Lost Cities

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A look at the science behind your digital assistant’s voice. Plus, what’s at stake when cyber-security is compromised, and the SciFri Book Club goes in search of lost cities.

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STEM, Planet Rotation, Sea Turtle Navigation, Smartphones, and Sleep

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Ira and guests explore why some planets stop rotating, how turning off your smartphone can help you sleep better, and how sea turtles navigate using their sense of magnetism.

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The Cold Virus Seeks Safety in the Nose

Thursday, January 08, 2015

One out of five people harbors a cold virus in their nose at any one time.

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Diet Pill Mimics the Effects of Eating

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The “imaginary meal” pill helps mice lose weight—but can it do the same in humans?

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Mapping White-Nose Syndrome’s Lethal Course in Bats

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Bats infected with white-nose syndrome use up twice as much energy during hibernation as uninfected bats.

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Bill Nye on the Origins of Evolution

Thursday, January 08, 2015

When it comes to evolution, Bill Nye the Science Guy won’t be denied.

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A Broadway Hit, With an Autistic Math Whiz at Its Center

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Actor Alex Sharp talks about playing a 15-year-old math whiz on the Autism spectrum in the hit Broadway play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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Sifting Soils for New Approaches to Antibiotics

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Researchers report that they’ve isolated a new type of antibiotic compound from soil-dwelling bacteria that previously couldn’t be cultured.

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