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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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Radiolab

Reckoning With End of Life Care

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Listen to Jad and producer Sean Cole discuss the chasm between the end-of-life care doctors want for themselves and the care end-of-life patients often receive, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Changing Cancer Treatment

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A leading researcher in immunotheraphy and one of his patients discuss the treatment and how it could radically change cancer treatment.

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News

Talking About Cancer, Then and Now

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

WNYC
In the past, doctors suggested that perhaps their patients should not be told they have cancer.

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Living Cancer

Cancer Patients And Doctors Struggle To Predict Survival

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

After being diagnosed with cancer, people often ask one question first: "How long do I have?"

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The Takeaway

Preparing to Die: Dr. Atul Gawande on Medicine's Struggle with Mortality

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

How do you help a dying person? Boston surgeon Atul Gawande discusses some of the difficulties doctors—including himself—have helping patients with end-of-life care.

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Science Friday

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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Science Friday

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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The Takeaway

How Fraud & Lazy Science Led Us to Vaccine Madness

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

A study linking autism to vaccines was debunked and retracted but the perception it created lives on. The journalist who exposed the faulty science weighs in.

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Science Friday

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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Science Friday

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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Is It OK To Pay Pregnant Women To Stop Smoking?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

It's notoriously hard to get people to quit smoking. Pregnant women in Scotland were more apt to stop smoking if they got $600 in gift cards. But are those kinds of payments ethical?

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Science Friday

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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Science Friday

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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Science Friday

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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Science Friday

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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Science Friday

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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Science Friday

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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Science Friday

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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Science Friday

Can Diet and Exercise Affect Your Genes?

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Researchers are examining how exercise, diet, and your environment play a role in gene expression.

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