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Philosophical Physics
Is the space we live in, the space all around us, just a projection of some deeper reality? Join Ira Flatow on Science Friday for some philosophical physics on a trip through the weird quantum world. Plus the good and bad of tweeting sharks.

Fri, Apr 29, 2016 -- 11:00am

Recently on Science Friday:

Apr 22, 2016
Hr1: News Roundup, Cold Lab Mice, Animal Intelligence, Coral

How do you measure the IQ of an octopus? The trick, says primatologist Frans de Waal, is to measure animal intelligence not by human standards, but by octopus or elephant or chimpanzee standards. Plus, coral bleaching, and a roundup of science news.

Apr 22, 2016
Hr2: Laserium, Biomimicry, Brainprints

In the '70s, millions of people experienced a groovier side of science: the planetarium laser show. Plus, what technology can learn from nature, and a metal material capable of disintegrating a bullet.

Apr 15, 2016
Hr2: Emoji Interpretation, Sonification, Orchid Deception

Proponents of sonification hope that listening to data could lead to more scientific discoveries. Plus, how the emotion of emoji could be lost in translation, and how orchids use mimicry, fraud, and deception to attract pollinators.

Apr 15, 2016
Hr1: News Roundup, Zika Virus, Brain-Computer Interface, Science Club

The story of a quadriplegic man who regained movement of his arm using a brain-computer interface. Plus, new research into the zika virus, and a challenge to explain your world via sampling.

Apr 08, 2016
Hr1: News Roundup, Climate and the Collapse of Ancient Civilizations, Climate Fiction

Writer Paolo Bacigalupi is using fiction to help us imagine our climate change future—and he is not alone. Plus, how did climate change affect the boom-and-bust cycles of of ancient Southwest civilizations in the United States?

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