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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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Science Friday

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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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

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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The Leonard Lopate Show

Will Technology Help More Patients Control Their Medical Data, And Help People Make Better Decisions?

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Eric Topol examines medicine’s “Gutenberg moment,” comparing new technology in medicine to the printing press, which liberated knowledge from the control of an elite class. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Rise of The NRA, 'A Most Violent Year,' And Technology's New Role in Medicine

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Michael Kirk on the NRA, the directors of The Public Theater’s Under the Radar festival, J.C. Chandor's 'A Most Violent Year,' Eric Topol on democratized medicine.

Science Friday

Families Geek Out! Try These DIY Experiments at Home

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Bill Nye the Science Guy writer Lynn Brunelle and Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments author Mike Adamick share fun science experiments parents and kids can do at home.

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Science Friday

An App a Day Keeps the Doctor Away?

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Dr. Eric Topol's book The Patient Will See You Now argues that technology will save patients time and money—and put healthcare back in their hands.

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Science Friday

Birding Into the New Year

Thursday, January 01, 2015

We’ll check in on the 115th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count and hear what birds have made an appearance so far this winter.

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Science Friday

Don’t Stress! How to (Hopefully) Keep New Year’s Resolutions

Thursday, January 01, 2015

A lack of discipline isn’t what might undermine your goals, but rather an abundance of stress.

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Science Friday

Could an ‘Ocean’ of Water Be Trapped Within the Earth?

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Rocks deep within the earth’s mantle could sequester water for billions of years and release small amounts to the surface.

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The Takeaway

The Cold War: Boosting Your Immune System Would Do A World Of Harm

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Rushing to buy some vitamin C or another immune booster? Research says these are expensive placebos that likely do little, if anything at all, to boost your immune system... thankfully!

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Science Friday

2014 Science Year in Review

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

From the Ebola outbreak to the Rosetta mission to a comet, a look at the biggest science stories of the year.

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Science Friday

SciFri Live: Science Movie Quiz

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

You may know science, but how well do you know movie science?

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Science Friday

Birdie in Flight

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The aerodynamics of the badminton birdie, along with a complex chain of movements executed by players, enables it to reach 200 mph.

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Science Friday

John McPhee Assembles California

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

In this 1993 interview from the Science Friday archives, writer John McPhee talks plate tectonics and global geology.

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Science Friday

Under the Influence of Beer Foam

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A team of fluid mechanics researchers at Princeton University dive into the anti-sloshing physics of foam.

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Science Friday

Scientists Speak Out About Attacks on Science

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Bioengineer John Dabiri and conservation biologist Terrie Williams, two targets of Senator Tom Coburn's 2014 “Wastebook” look beyond the caricatures painted by politicians and pundits to tell the story of their research.

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Science Friday

Does Mars Have What It Takes to Support Life?

Thursday, December 18, 2014

NASA’s Curiosity rover finds evidence of methane and organics on the Red Planet.

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Science Friday

Science Goes to the Movies: ‘The Imitation Game’

Thursday, December 18, 2014

SciFri’s scientist-film critics weigh in on the Alan Turing biopic.

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