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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, May 27, 2016 -- 11:00am

Recently on Science Friday:

May 20, 2016
Hr2: Lessons From the History of The Gene, How GPS Found Its Way, Robobees

The history of genetics is fraught with ethical conundrums. Plus, the early struggles of modern navigation, and what we can learn from the quest to build a better tiny, flying robot.

May 20, 2016
Hr1: News Roundup, Physicist Sean Carroll, Tracking the Hidden Trail Left by Your Smartphone

Does the Big Bang mark the beginning of the universe or the end of our current scientific knowledge? Plus, how much data is being transmitted through phone metadata and third-party keyboard apps?

May 13, 2016
Hr2: Exoplanets, Ramanujan, Science Club

This week NASA Kepler mission scientists confirmed a record haul of exoplanets: 1,284. Plus, how an impoverished Indian clerk upended mathematics with strange and beautiful equations, and responses to the Science Club #TakeASample challenge.

May 13, 2016
Hr1: News Roundup, Birds, Bees, Mushrooms

Celebrating spring science and the wonders of observation. Plus, a foray into the delicious world of mushroom hunting.

May 06, 2016
Hr2: Transit of Mercury, Weight Loss, Camera Traps

What The Biggest Loser can teach us about how the body loses and maintains weight. Plus, Dean Regas shares tips for viewing the upcoming transit of Mercury, and other sights in the spring skies, and a look at camera traps for wildlife.

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