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Science Friday is a weekly two-hour science talk show, broadcast live over public radio stations nationwide. Each week, the show focuses on science topics that are in the news and tries to bring an educated, balanced discussion to bear on the scientific issues at hand. Panels of expert guests join host Ira Flatow, a veteran science journalist, to discuss science and to take questions from listeners during the call-in portion of the program.

Fri, Sep 2, 2016 -- 11:00am


Recently on Science Friday:

Aug 26, 2016
Hr2: Zika, Book Club, Mr. Robot

The viral storm has made landfall in the U.S, but a vaccine remains elusive. Plus, Kor Adana, a write for Mr. Robot, unpacks the toolkit of real-life hackers that inspired the show. And a discussion of Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwoood.

Aug 26, 2016
Bonus Episode: A Conversation With Margaret Atwood (SciFri Book Club)

Margaret Atwood, author of 'Oryx and Crake,' discusses the book with Ira Flatow in a live book club discussion at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York. Recorded August 23 2016.

Aug 26, 2016
Hr1: News Roundup, National Parks, Teaching Math, Limbs

Educators argue over how to shake up math education, like ditching pre-calculus and emphasizing real-world thinking. Plus what a fish and a rare amphibian can tell us about how limbs develop, grow, and even re-grow.

Aug 19, 2016
Hr2: Circadian Clock for Virus Infection, Dark Matter Novel, Small Launch Systems, Niku

Mice appear to be more susceptible to viral infection during their sleep cycle, suggesting that circadian rhythms can affect our immune systems. Plus, how an icy space object with a rebellious orbit may be a clue to the mystery of the early solar system.

Aug 19, 2016
Hr1: News Roundup, Marijuana Research, Twitter Bots, Chili Peppers

A visit with the Twitter bots that are brightening our social media experience. Plus, what gives the hot habanero and mild jalapeno their heat profile?

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