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Hr2: Tongue Muscles, Jill Tarter, Aging Aircraft

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.


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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: 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: 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.


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.


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: 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Hr1: News Roundup, P-Values, Jane Goodall, Baby Talk
2017-10-13 12:00:00
Jane Goodall reflects on her life, and A.I. researchers decode baby talk.


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 West—and the government can not figure out what to do with them. Plus, what genetic advances are telling us about Neanderthal DNA.


Hr1: News Roundup, Flooding, Cryptocurrency, New York Whales
2017-10-06 12:00:00
The ABCs of altcoins, blockchains and cryptocurrency. Plus, one of the largest animals in the world is making a return to New York harbor.


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.


Hr1: News Roundup, Offshore Wind, Nuclear War, Puerto Rico
2017-09-29 12:00:00
In Puerto Rico, how will rescue efforts progress on a flooded island? Plus, we break down what would actually happen during a nuclear war.


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.


Hr1: News Roundup, Malaria Test, Wildfires, Glow Worm
2017-09-22 12:00:00
Most wildfires are started by humans. Will that number increase in the future? Plus, how does a glow worm glow? Hint: not the same way as a firefly.


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.


Hr1: News Roundup, Flood Planning, Hurricane Harvey
2017-09-01 12:00:00
What does Hurricane Harvey mean for future storms and the cities that may be unprepared for them?


Hr2: Renewable Energy Transition, Speech and Pitch, Max Tegmark
2017-08-25 12:00:00
A new study maps out the path for 139 countries to switch entirely to renewable energy sources by 2050. And physicist Max Tegmark contemplates how artificial intelligence could reshape work, justice, and society in the future.


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