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SciFri 110411 Hour 2: Anti-Dengue Mosquitoes, Early Antarctic Expeditions

November 15, 2011 4:49 am | Comments

Engineering mosquitoes to crash dengue mosquito populations, and a look back at the Antarctic expeditions of Scott and others.

SciFri 111111 Hour 1: Seasonal Affective Disorder, Walter Isaacson re Steve Jobs, Woodpecker Video

November 15, 2011 4:49 am | Comments

Treatments for the winter blues, Walter Isaacson discusses his biography of the Apple leader, and a hunt for an elusive bird.

SciFri 111111 Hour 2: Informal Science Education, Meet the Mythbusters

November 15, 2011 4:49 am | Comments

How much science do kids learn outside the classroom? Then, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman talk mythbusting.


SciFri 101411 Hour 2: Kraken Controversy, Politics Meets Science, Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

October 18, 2011 6:48 am | Comments

Could a stash of ancient bones be the work of a giant cephalopod? We look at the controversial idea. Then Sean Otto, author of Fool Me Twice, discusses his idea for an American Science Pledge. And in some people, a fruit and vegetable-filled diet can lower heart attack risk.

SciFri 101411 Hour 1: Nanostructure Crystals, Toaster Project, Space Experiments, Eggs In Space

October 16, 2011 8:46 pm | Comments

Chad Mirkin describes using DNA molecules to shape nanoscale crystal structures, Toaster Project author Thomas Thwaites discusses his quest to build a toaster from scratch, and a student competition seeks space experiments. Plus - eggs in space!

SciFri 100711 Hour 2: Steven Pinker on Violence, Prosthetic Advances

October 9, 2011 10:46 pm | Comments

In his book The Better Angels of Our Nature, Steven Pinker argues that violence is decreasing. Plus, a virtual arm tested in monkeys is a step toward artificial limbs that communicate with the brain.

SciFri 100711 Hour 1: Rover Update, Physics Nobel, Remembering Steve Jobs, Mapping Flames

October 7, 2011 7:47 pm | Comments

Opportunity has reached a 14-mile-wide crater on Mars, the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics has gone to three American astronomers, and author Steven Levy remembers the life and contributions of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Plus the video pick - mapping flames.

Futures In Biotech 87: Anti-Matter Message In A Magnetic Bottle

October 3, 2011 5:48 pm | Comments

Host: Marc Pelletier We talk with Jeffrey Hangst about the successful trapping of anti-hydrogen to hopefully answer some of our most important questions about the universe. Guest: Prof. Jeffrey Hangst . We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. Comments and...


SciFri 093011 Hour 1: Pterosaurs, Cosmology, Dome Home

October 3, 2011 7:48 am | Comments

David Attenborough takes wing with pterosaurs, physicist Lisa Randall on cosmology and the LHC, and living in a geodesic dome home.

SciFri 093011 Hour 2: China Lab Launch, Empathy, Science Diction, Contagion

October 3, 2011 7:48 am | Comments

China launches a space laboratory, empathy and cruelty, origins of the word epilepsy, and the virology behind the Contagion movie.

SciFri 092311 Hour 1: Arizona Remote: Wildfires, Science Festival

September 28, 2011 9:47 am | Comments

Scientists discuss how to control the fires that have shaped and scarred the Southwest, and a ten-day event in Flagstaff highlights science in Northern Arizona.

SciFri 092311 Hour 2: Arizona Remote: Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory

September 28, 2011 9:47 am | Comments

Most geologists agree on the approximate age of the canyon, but puzzles remain about its carving. Plus, Lowell Observatory, famous for spotting Pluto, hunts for exoplanets today.

SciFri 091611 Hour 2: In the Plex, Biofuel Prospecting, Video Pick

September 18, 2011 10:47 pm | Comments

Steven Levy on Google, bugs found in herbivore guts for use in biofuel production, and a video about using algae to boost water quality.

SciFri 091611 Hour 1: Science Budget, Siblings, Hackerspaces

September 16, 2011 2:47 pm | Comments

Rush Holt on science fuding, Jeffrey Kluger on the science of brothers and sisters, and building a d.i.y club workshop.

SciFri 090911 Hour 2: Psychology and 9-11, Video Pick: Stalking the Wild Mushroom

September 11, 2011 9:47 pm | Comments

Dealing with psychological trauma, and a video about fungi.


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