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Science Friday

Stories to Make You Think BIG

Thursday, September 25, 2014

With his new story about a 20-kilometer-high skyscraper, sci-fi author Neal Stephenson hopes to get engineers thinking big.

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Science Friday

Water on Earth Is a Million Years Older Than the Sun

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The cloud of gas and dust that eventually condensed to form the Sun contained "thousands of oceans of water," says astronomer Ted Bergin.

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Science Friday

Plant Emissions: How Do Trees Interact With Pollution?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Certain tree species can add to pollution if they’re planted in certain locations.

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Science Friday

Science Friday Science Club: Observe Everything

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Science Club embarks on its next project and explores observation.

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Science Friday

MAVEN Maneuvers Into Mars’s Orbit

Thursday, September 25, 2014

MAVEN makes into Mars’ orbit in time to meet a comet and begin unraveling mysteries of the Martian atmosphere.

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Science Friday

‘Internal Medicine’ Gives a Resident’s Eye View of the Hospital

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A writer-doctor’s stories reveal the hospital through the eyes of a resident.

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Science Friday

Sprouting a Forest in the City

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Foresters are piecing together the complicated ecosystem of the urban forest.

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The Takeaway

Childhood Trauma as a Medical Problem

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Neuroscience research shows that early trauma can have a severe impact on children. One pediatrician explains how her practice aims to reverse that damage. 

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PRI's The World

A scientist on the cutting edge of Ebola research calls for calm and focus

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The grim forecasts for the growing Ebola epidemic shouldn't spark panic, says one geneticist. Instead, the response to the outbreak calls for worldwide collaboration and a globally crowdsourced battle plan.

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The Takeaway

Audio Diary: A Doctor's Fight Against Ebola

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Rhode Island emergency medicine physician working to treat Ebola patients in rural Liberia shares the high and low points of his daily work.

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PRI's The World

Sierra Leone celebrates the end of its lockdown, but Ebola still looms

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Ebola stricken nation of Sierra Leone was on lockdown over the past weekend as part of a national effort to stop the spread of Ebola. During the curfews, thousands of health workers and volunteers went house-to-house, looking for suspected Ebola cases.

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Science Friday

Shake Your Silk-Maker: The Dance of the Peacock Spider

Thursday, September 18, 2014

With their ornately colored bodies, rhythmic pulsations, and booty-shaking dance moves, male peacock spiders attract mates and researchers alike.

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Science Friday

Functional Features: The Evolution of the Human Face

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Human social interaction may have been the reason faces evolved to be varied and unique.

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Science Friday

The People's March Against Climate Change

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit, the People’s Climate March in New York City will bring a public voice to the climate change discussion.

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Science Friday

‘Dr.Fill’ Vies for Crossword Solving Supremacy

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A computer program named “Dr.Fill” competes against human solvers for crossword puzzle glory.

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Science Friday

Dissecting the Politics and Money Behind Health Care

Thursday, September 18, 2014

In The Cost of Cutting, private practice surgeon Paul Ruggieri delves into the shadowy ways money influences health care.

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Science Friday

Artificial Sweeteners Might Sour Your Microbiome

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Researchers say artificial sweeteners may alter the microbiome and the body’s ability to control glucose levels.

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Science Friday

Food Failures: How to Collect Mushrooms (and Eat Them, Too)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Eugenia Bone, president of the New York Mycological Society, talks about the dos and don'ts of wild mushroom foraging.

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Freakonomics Radio

Outsiders by Design

Thursday, September 18, 2014

What does it mean to pursue something that everyone else thinks is nuts? And what does it take to succeed?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Doctor, Speak Up for Yourself

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hillary Frank, host of WNYC's podcast The Longest Shortest Time, and Jessica Franklin, a pediatrician, talk about Jessica's newborn baby who needed medical attention.

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