From Science Friday - Astronomer and SETI co-founder Jill Tarter reflects on her career as an alien hunter. Plus, simple exercise seems to be an effective way to keep the tongue muscles toned, and a look under the skin of aging aircraft.
Science Friday 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: Tongue Muscles, Jill Tarter, Aging Aircraft 2017-09-08 12:00:00 Astronomer and SETI co-founder Jill Tarter reflects on her career as an alien hunter. Plus, simple exercise seems to be an effective way to keep the tongue muscles toned, and a look under the skin of aging aircraft. 46 minutes, 13 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hr2: US Space Goals, Other Worlds 2017-10-13 12:00:00 From other planets to our own future, writers can take us places we’ve never seen. Authors Cory Doctorow, N.K. Jemisin, and Annalee Newitz are among them. Plus, a recent meeting of the National Space Council signaled a shift of U.S. goals in space.
Hr2: Neanderthal DNA, Mustangs, CFS, Science Club 2017-10-06 12:00:00 Some 75,000 wild horses roam the sagebrush-lined slopes and basins of the American WestÃ¢and the government can not figure out what to do with them. Plus, what genetic advances are telling us about Neanderthal DNA.
Hr2: The Experiments of Darwin, Bored and Brilliant 2017-09-29 12:00:00 Paddling a duck foot in water and other small experiments led to Darwin’s big theory of evolution. Plus, how our smartphones are robbing us of an undervalued cognitive resource–and what to do about it.
Hr2:Jellyfish Sleep, Why Dinos Matter, Memory 2017-09-22 12:00:00 Is memory manipulation the stuff of Hollywood, or a glimpse into the near future? Plus, long dead dinosaurs have plenty to teach us about the future of Earth. And new research indicates that even animals as simple as jellyfish have the need to doze.
Hr2:Ancient Inland Sea, Beetles, Ancient Americans 2017-09-15 12:00:00 Paleontologists are piecing together the bones of giant fish and ancient reptiles that inhabited the long-dried North American inland sea. Plus, great recyclers: dung and carrion beetles. And how anthropologists use genetic information and found artifacts to piece together how the first Americans populated the continent.
Hr1: Hurricane Irma, Cassini Farewell 2017-09-15 12:00:00 Biologists wait to assess the damage done to a delicate ecosystem by Irma. And in 13 years, the Cassini orbiter showed us lakes on Titan, geysers on Enceladus, and a new understanding of all things Saturn.
Hr2: Tongue Muscles, Jill Tarter, Aging Aircraft 2017-09-08 12:00:00 Astronomer and SETI co-founder Jill Tarter reflects on her career as an alien hunter. Plus, simple exercise seems to be an effective way to keep the tongue muscles toned, and a look under the skin of aging aircraft.
Hr1: News Roundup, Big Chicken, Black-Footed Ferrets 2017-09-08 12:00:00 In her new book Big Chicken, journalist Maryn McKenna uncovers how the overuse of antibiotics created the current chicken industry. Plus, on the western prairies, black footed ferrets face an invasive plague, limited food, and the work of staying alive.
Hr2: Florida Textbooks, Education Myths, Educator Collaborative 2017-09-01 12:00:00 Seven innovative science teachers have turned Science Friday stories into lessons you can use in the classroom and at home. Plus, there is little evidence to support the idea that some people are visual versus auditory learners. But the theory persists.
Simple Solutions Sometimes, the best solutions to complex problems are simple. But simple doesn't always mean easy. This hour, TED speakers describe the innovation and hard work that goes into achieving simplicity. Guests include designer Mileha Soneji, chef Sam Kass, sleep researcher Wendy Troxel, public health advocate Myriam Sidibe, and engineer Amos Winter.
#448 Pavlov (Rebroadcast) This week, we're learning about the life and work of a groundbreaking physiologist whose work on learning and instinct is familiar worldwide, and almost universally misunderstood. We'll spend the hour with Daniel Todes, Ph.D, Professor of History of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University, discussing his book "Ivan Pavlov: A Russian Life in Science."