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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Weighing In on the ‘Good Carb, Bad Carb’ Debate

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Curbing “high glycemic” carbs may not benefit healthy eaters.

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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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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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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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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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