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Science Friday | Best Science Podcasts (2017)

Our selection of the best science podcasts of 2017. New science podcasts are updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.


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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.

Hr2: Artemis Builds An Lunar City, Crows, Passenger Pigeons
2017-11-17 16:30:00
In his new novel, author Andy Weir creates a sprawling moon metropolis. Plus an ode to the brainy antics of the corvid family, from funerals to tool use to human facial recognition.
46 minutes, 52 seconds


Hr1: News Roundup, Coal Ash, Geoengineering, Blood Video
2017-11-17 16:30:00
Spraying sulfur into the stratosphere could slow global warming--but climate engineering is not without risks. Plus, a method to see all the way down to the smallest capillary.
46 minutes, 27 seconds


Hr2: Mathematical Careers, Net States
2017-11-10 16:30:00
Three mathematicians give us a peek into their abstract and beautiful world. Plus, should large tech companies be subject to the same regulations as nations?
47 minutes, 19 seconds


Hr1: News Roundup, Florida Panthers, Climate Policy, Tiny Bees
2017-11-10 16:30:00
As the world works together to lower carbon emissions, what role will the United States play in fighting climate change? Plus, some small bees—the size of a grain of rice—drink the sweat and tears of animals.
47 minutes, 32 seconds


Hr2: Cancer Microbiome, World Microbiome, Math in the Courtroom
2017-11-03 12:00:00
Researchers found that patients who responded well to immunotherapy had a more diverse mix of gut bacteria. And Supreme Court justices appear befuddled by math in gerrymandering case.
47 minutes, 4 seconds


Hr1: Freelance Science, Thinking Critcally, Space Rock, Cone Snails
2017-11-03 12:00:00
Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Gates Foundation, says scientists and science journalists can do more to help the public think critically about scientific news. Plus, astronomers detect the first object to travel from another galaxy into our own based on its orbit and speed.
47 minutes, 5 seconds


Hr2: Robo-Insect, CRISPR Advances, Soonish
2017-10-27 12:00:00
Scientists expand the gene editing functions of CRISPR, making it safer and more precise. Plus, an insect-like robot can take off using-and from under-water. And Kelly and Zach Weinersmith ponder the good and bad of emerging technologies.
46 minutes, 48 seconds


Hr1: News Roundup, CAPTCHAs, Death Practices, Spiders
2017-10-27 12:00:00
Caitlin Doughty traveled the world to document how different cultures deal with their dead. Now, she challenges us to develop a better relationship with mortality. Plus, two scientists want you to stop worrying and love spiders.
47 minutes, 32 seconds


Hr2: Post-Wildfire Health, Unconscious Mind, Blade Runner 2049
2017-10-20 12:00:00
A look at the potential health hazards of the smoke and debris from California wildfires. Plus, a new book explains how hidden influences affect our behavior and feelings towards others. And a look at the science of Blade Runner 2049.
46 minutes, 45 seconds


Hr1: News Roundup, Wifi Security, LIGO Update, DaVinci
2017-10-20 12:00:00
Walter Isaacson discusses how Leonardo da Vinci combined the arts and sciences to create his masterworks. Plus, astronomers talk about the impact of an ancient neutron star collision.
46 minutes, 55 seconds




Best Science Podcasts 2017

We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2017. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
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