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Turning Life into Play
Would grocery shopping be more fun, if it were turned into a game? On the next Science Friday, one game developer tells us how he turns ordinary life into play. Plus, why connected devices may be threatening the internet. And Alan Alda announces the next Flame Challenge.

Fri, Oct 28, 2016 -- 11:00am

Recently on Science Friday:

Oct 21, 2016
Hr2: Return of the Screwworm, Hidden Figures, Political Polls

A flesh-eating parasite, previously eradicated on U.S. soil, has decimated endangered Key deer. Can the screwworm be re-eradicated in time to save them? Plus, we remember the African American women mathematicians and engineers whose calculations got us into space.

Oct 21, 2016
Hr1: News Roundup, Cyber War, Science Education

With rumblings about possible U.S. retaliation for alleged Russian-backed hacks, we ask about the rules and norms that govern international cyber conflicts. Plus, meet the educators who have turned Science Friday media into innovative classroom resources.

Oct 14, 2016
Hr2: DTC Blood Tests, Hornless Cow, Digital Assistants

As tech companies battle to develop the best digital assistant, we ask how they measure up, and why we so often fail to connect. Plus, researchers used gene editing to develop a dairy cow that has no horns. And what happens when direct-to-consumer lab tests take physicians out of the equation?

Oct 14, 2016
Hr1: News Roundup, Carbon and Reservoirs, Science Subpoenas

How Congress, lawsuits, and other challenges are shaping scientific debate over climate science, fetal tissue research, and more. Plus, reservoirs are both sources of renewable energy and one of the worlds biggest producers of greenhouse gases.

Oct 07, 2016
Hr2: Future Commuting, Astronaut Mike Massimino, Humans To Mars

As rideshare companies like Uber strike deals with cities to supplement or replace traditional transit options and parking lots, we ask: What is the future of commuting? Plus astronaut Mike Massimino talks about his journey from the suburbs of Long Island to the crew of two shuttle missions to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. And are we ready to go to Mars?

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