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Science Friday

Hr1: News Roundup, Psychiatry's Early Days, Earthquake Science

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The week in science, a new book about psychiatry's history, and seismic risk and safety in Nepal

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Science Friday

Hr2: The Tesla Battery, Debating Gene Editing, Celebrity Scientists, and Oliver Sacks

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A look at a new battery from Elon Musk, the debate around gene editing, scientists who have become popular icons, and the other side of Oliver Sacks.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Drone Warfare in Pakistan; Dr. Oz in Hot Water; the 'Ira Glass' of Israel

Friday, April 24, 2015

Dr. Oz under scrutiny from Columbia docs; the ethics of US-led drone strikes in Pakistan; teachers unions against Christie on pensions; a weddings reporter; the “Ira Glass” of Israel.

Science Friday

Hr2: News Roundup, Lovelace and Babbage, NASA Administrator Bolden, Teaching Evolution

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A look at the week in science, a graphic novel featuring pioneers of computing, a conversation with NASA administrator Charles Bolden, and a video about teaching evolution in the classroom.

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Science Friday

Hr1: ISS Science, Solar Sails, Smarter Every Day

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A look inside what may be the most unusual lab available to science, dreaming up the future of space travel, and a conversation with YouTube science star Destin Sandlin.

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PRI's The World

Mozambique's life-saving surgeons aren't doctors at all

Monday, April 20, 2015

What do you do when there are only about 20 practicing surgeons for an entire country? Mozambique decided to train non-physicians to do surgery, giving rise to a class of medical workers called tecnicos who do almost all of the country's operations.

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PRI's The World

Unravelling an 'epidemiological mystery' about the transmission of Ebola in semen

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Scientists are still trying to determine how often and how long the Ebola virus stays active in semen.

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Science Friday

Hr1: News Roundup, Waning Western Water, Remote Microbiome, Less Dark Dark Matter

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Science blogger Rachel Feltman gives us her top stories this week, a look at snowpack in the Sierra Nevada, studying the microbes that live on and in residents of a remote Amazonian village, and a new look for dark matter.

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Science Friday

Hr2: Zero-G Coffee Cup, Geek Physics, Science Documentaries

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A coffee cup suitable for space travel, how Rhett Allain uses physics to answer pop culture and everyday science questions, and a look at science on screen, from old to new.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Dangerous Idea: Trauma

Friday, April 10, 2015

Psychiatrist Bessel Van Der Kolk's Dangerous Idea? Trauma is a leading public health problem and we have to fix it.

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Science Friday

Hr1: News Roundup, Undersea Cables, Apple Watch, The Macroscope

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Science blogger Rachel Feltman gives us her top stories this week, a tour of the undersea cable network that connects the global internet, Re/Codes Lauren Goode give us her take on Apples new wearable, SciFri producer Luke Groskin introduces the first epis

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Science Friday

Hr2: Arctic Permafrost, The Future of Artificial Intelligence, Publication Pollution

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Microbes living in Arctic permafrost could create greenhouse gases, asking questions about the future of artificial intelligence, and medical ethicist Art Caplan says science and medical journals are plagued by fraud.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Malcolm Gladwell; Tsarnaev's Guilty Verdict; Elections in Ferguson

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Malcolm Gladwell on why the underdog sometimes has the upper hand; Tsarnaev's guilty verdict; Ferguson's city council elections; and a doctor reflects on his first year in medicine.

Science Friday

Hr1: News Roundup, Iran Nuclear Deal, Egg Science, Long-flying Bird

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Eric Holthaus breaks down the new U.S. climate pledge, Energy Secretary Moniz talks Iran, Jeff Potter describes egg cookery, and a look at the 1700 mile flight of the blackpoll warbler.

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Science Friday

Hr2: Mercury, BAHFest Science Satire, Cancer Vaccines

Thursday, April 02, 2015

How dust from passing comets could have darkened the surface of Mercury, a festival that challenges science fans to construct real arguments for completely bogus hypotheses, and looking to the genome of a patients tumor to build a cancer vaccine.

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PRI's The World

A deadly modern disease may have an unexpected ancient cure

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Scientists are pleased with preliminary tests for a new cure for MRSA, the deadly antibiotic-resistant infection. But it's not a fancy new technology: The new remedy was found in an Anglo-Saxon medical book that's more than 1000 years old.

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Science Friday

Hr1: Chemistry of Early Life, Climate Dance, Split Brains, Left to Right

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A look at conditions on the early Earth, how a choreographer and biologist are tackling the climate conversation, studying the left and right sides of the brain, and our preferences for pictures of moving objects.

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Science Friday

Hr2: Liquid 3D Printer, The Dark Side of Physics, Malaria Tricks

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A speedy 3D printing technique, a roundup of physics research, and how the malaria parasite attracts mosquitoes.

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Living Cancer

How 2 Children With Leukemia Helped Transform Its Treatment

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cancer treatment for kids has changed dramatically since the 1960s.

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WNYC News

The Two Leukemia Patients Whose Survival Revolutionized Cancer Treatment

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Early experiments in cancer treatment helped move a common pediatric cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, from a death sentence toward a cure.

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