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Moving Ice May Mean More Melting for Greenland

Thursday, December 18, 2014

By 2060, Greenland’s seasonal “supraglacial” lakes will double in number and move farther inland.

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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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Making Space a More Democratic Place

Thursday, December 18, 2014

What if anyone could 3-D-print a satellite in space? Or jet from the Earth to the Moon, using just the hydrogen found in a two-liter bottle of water?

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Science Friday

Food Failures: Cookie Science Secrets

Thursday, December 11, 2014

In this episode, Cooking for Geeks author Jeff Potter gives home bakers tips on how to achieve cookie perfection using different sugars, fats, and flours.

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The Best Science Books of 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Science writers Deborah Blum and Annalee Newitz join Ira to share their favorite science books of 2014.

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Science Friday

DIY Holiday Gift Hacks

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Avoid the long lines and hack your holiday gifts, from homemade perfume to 3-D printed ornaments.

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Science Friday

Evidence Mounts for Liquid Water on Mars

Thursday, December 11, 2014

NASA reveals new evidence for a large lake that could have existed for millions of years on Mars.

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Alan Alda Challenges Scientists to Answer: What Is Sleep?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Alan Alda’s “Flame Challenge” asks scientists to answer the big questions that keep them up at night to 11-year-olds around the world.

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Climate Deal or Not, Fight Against Global Warming Has Begun

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Last year, for example, new solar plants outpaced coal installations in the U.S., and carbon-trading schemes across state and national borders have already begun.

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Science Friday

You Are ‘When’ You Eat

Thursday, December 04, 2014

In mice, eating within an 8-12 hour window helped to prevent and even reverse obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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Test Launch Marks New Phase for NASA

Thursday, December 04, 2014

NASA is in early stage test flights for Orion, its updated crew capsule, but the spaceflight landscape is changing.

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Paola Antonelli: ‘Design Is More Than Cute Chairs’

Thursday, December 04, 2014

For MoMA curator Paola Antonelli, “design” includes computer interfaces, video games, and maker kits.

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What’s Killing West Coast Starfish?

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Scientists have linked an unprecedented starfish die-off along the West Coast to a virus.

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Near City Streets, an Insect Cleaning Crew

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Ants and other insects could be able to remove thousands of pounds of food waste from street medians and city parks each year.

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How Long Does a President’s Legacy Last?

Thursday, December 04, 2014

In 1991, 53 percent of students tested could recall Lyndon Johnson as the 36th president; that number dropped to 20 percent by 2009, according to a new study released in Science.

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Ig Nobel Prizes Salute Science’s Strange and Silly

Thursday, November 27, 2014

In a Science Friday holiday tradition, we’re playing highlights from this year’s 24th First Annual Ig Nobel awards ceremony.

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Does Your Genome Belong to Your Family, Too?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Should doctors share information about your risky genes with your family, since they, too, might harbor that suspect DNA sequence?

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An Art Movement Where Art and Science Collide

Thursday, November 27, 2014

In the new art movement “art-sci,” artists take inspiration from science, use scientific techniques in their artwork, and inspire new science.

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3-D Printing Is Revolutionizing Medicine. Could It Lead to the Engineering of Kidneys and Livers?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Researchers have dreamed of engineering organs and tissues in a lab, and 3-D printing has become a glimpse into the future of medicine. 

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Meet The Brain Scoop’s Emily Graslie

Thursday, November 20, 2014

YouTube science star Emily Graslie takes viewers behind the scenes of natural history museums with “The Brain Scoop.”

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