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Covering everything about science and technology -- from the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies -- Science Friday is your source for entertaining and educational stories and activities. Each week, host Ira Flatow interviews scientists and inventors like Sylvia Earle, Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and more.

Covering everything about science and technology -- from the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies -- Science Friday is your source for entertaining and educational stories and activities. Each week, host Ira Flatow interviews scientists and inventors like Sylvia Earle, Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and more.
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Covering everything about science and technology -- from the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies -- Science Friday is your source for entertaining and educational stories and activities. Each week, host Ira Flatow interviews scientists and inventors like Sylvia Earle, Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and more.

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A Squid’s Eye View

6/21/2019
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Squid eyes are a feast of fascinating physics.

The Distributed Mind: Octopus Neurology

6/19/2019
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In a highly-anticipated experiment, researchers are attempting to decode how the octopus controls its multi-armed mind.

Children Of Invention

6/5/2019
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From a worry shredder to an odd sock sorter, Little Inventors brings kids’ ideas to life.

The Unisexuals: A Story of Salamanders and Sex

5/22/2019
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What does a world look like without males or sexual reproduction?

The Seeds Of Ghost Forests

5/15/2019
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As sea levels rise and drainage systems become defunct, dead forests are spreading across the coasts of North Carolina.

To See Gulls Anew

5/1/2019
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Gulls are much more than the scavengers. They lead intricate lives at inland saline lakes when it’s time to breed.

Tough Times for the World’s Oldest Trees

4/4/2019
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The bristlecone pine tree can live up to 5,000 years. Will these ancients continue to survive under climate change?

Discovering The Past Through Dino Poop

12/20/2018
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Inside these fossilized feces is a fortune of information about ancient ecosystems.

Got Your Cat Tongue?

11/19/2018
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Think you know everything about your cat? Take a closer look at their tongues.

For The Love Of Lichen

11/7/2018
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From craggy deserts to pebbly vistas, the landscape of lichens is diverse—if you take a close look.

The Joy Of Cooking Asteroids

9/26/2018
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How making simulated asteroid dirt paves the way for a future of space mining.

Dark Skies

9/19/2018
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Darkness can be scary for humans. But illuminating our cities comes with a cost.

Cephalopod Inc.

6/15/2018
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Will cephalopods one day be as ubiquitous in labs as mice and fruit flies?

Bobtails + Bacteria = BFF

6/15/2018
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This tiny squid works with bacteria to camouflage itself.

Kelp: It’s What’s For Dinner

6/8/2018
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Meet the farmers who want to make cheap, environmentally friendly kelp America's next favorite vegetable.

How To Grow Coral

6/1/2018
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Corals have long been at risk of bleaching. At Georgia Aquarium, a team of biologists are helping restore coral in the wild—by cultivating them in the lab.

Big Ideas, Tiny Museum

5/24/2018
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Traditional museums can be intimidating and are usually in wealthier neighborhoods. A new company that makes portable museums is hoping to change that.

Reading A Dog’s Mind

5/4/2018
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How can you get a glimpse into a dog’s mind? Start with an MRI machine.

Hurricane In A Box

4/26/2018
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Unable to study Category 5 hurricanes in the field, University of Miami researchers create them from scratch in a giant box.

The Very Hungry Maggot

4/13/2018
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What happens when you give hundreds of puppies a single bowl of food? This mechanical engineer is trying to solve this problem with physics…and maggots.