Hr2: NASA And Civil Rights, Future Crimes, Dietary...02/26/15
NASA during the civil rights era, how criminals are using emergent technologies, and changing guidelines on cholesterol.
Hr1: Airport Apiaries, Ideas That Must Die, Food Coaching Apps, Cyborg...
Bees by the runway, sweeping away outdated ideas, apps for healthy eating, and bacteria-powered robots.
Hr2: Bilingual Babies, Alzheimers and Women, Future of Mapping
What bilingual babies can teach us about language acquisition, studies on the role of genes and hormones in Alzheimers, and a look at the future of mapping technology.
Hr1: Kivalina, Shifting Habitats, Hunger Behavior
Relocating an Alaskan village, shifting Arctic animal habitats, and the finding that hunger may make you want to acquire things -- even things that are not food.
Hr2: Ocean Plastics, Dog Behavior, Broken Hearts
Plastic pollution in the oceans, surprising insights about breed-specific dog behaviors, and a history of treatments for maladies of the heart.
Hr1: Megadroughts, Medical Fraud, Constellations Play
An investigation of the FDA claims the agency is not doing enough to expose instances of fraud and misconduct. Plus, future drought predictions, and a play about love in the multiverse.
Hr2: Net Neutrality, Climate Confessions, Sea Slug Explosion, Carl...
FCC Internet regulations, confessing climate sins, catching up on sea slug science, and remembering the father of the Pill.
Hr1: Smartphone HIV Test, Lost City Exploration, Mars Rover Budget
The SciFri Book Club discusses the Lost City of Z. Plus, a smartphone STD test, and budgets for space science.
Robot Rules, Future of Money, Athlete Body Clock, Video Pick
Making laws for drones and robots, a look at next-gen payment systems, how circadian rhythms affect sports perfomance, and a video about face judgements.
Scientific Beliefs, Spare Parts
A look at how scientists and the public disagree on key issues, and the true story behind the movie Spare Parts.
Bacterial Kill Switch, Comets Asteroids and Protoplanets, Bored and...
Ira and guests discuss a 'kill switch' for genetically-modified bacteria, an update on recent exploration of the solar system, and a new project from New Tech City urges you to take a closer look at your smartphone use.
Laser-patterned Metals, Black Holes, Cuban Coral, Explorers Club
In this hour, we hear about a materials science advance that makes metal repel water, discuss black holes with Roger Penrose, learn about the health of coral reefs off the coast of Cuba, and take a tour of the Explorers Club.
STEM, Planet Rotation, Sea Turtle Navigation, Smartphones, and Sleep
Ira and guests explore why some planets stop rotating, how turning off your smartphone can help you sleep better, and how sea turtles navigate using their sense of magnetism.
Cybersecurity, Synthetic Speech, Book Club Hunts Lost Cities
A look at the science behind your digital assistant’s voice. Plus, what’s at stake when cyber-security is compromised, and the SciFri Book Club goes in search of lost cities.
Bill Nye on the Origins of Evolution
When it comes to evolution, Bill Nye the Science Guy won’t be denied.
Mapping White-Nose Syndrome’s Lethal Course in Bats
Bats infected with white-nose syndrome use up twice as much energy during hibernation as uninfected bats.
Diet Pill Mimics the Effects of Eating
The “imaginary meal” pill helps mice lose weight—but can it do the same in humans?
The Cold Virus Seeks Safety in the Nose
One out of five people harbors a cold virus in their nose at any one time.
A Broadway Hit, With an Autistic Math Whiz at Its Center
Actor Alex Sharp talks about playing a 15-year-old math whiz on the Autism spectrum in the hit Broadway play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Sifting Soils for New Approaches to Antibiotics
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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