Recently on Science Friday:

Jun 24, 2016
Hr2: Bird Call ID, Predicting the Car of the Future, Heat and Flight Physics

Will electric cars ever be popular? A trip into the Science Friday archives for a look at the rise of alternative-fuel vehicles. Plus, developing a way to track nighttime bird migrations, and how heat waves affect air flight.

Jun 24, 2016
Hr1: News Roundup, Sting, Closing Out the Cephaloparty

What we can learn from the man who got stung, willingly, for science. Plus, at the end of Cephalopod Week 2016, we delve into the mysteries of cephalopod ink and the squid microbiome.

Jun 17, 2016
Hr2: Stem Cells, Future of Sex, Summer Sci-Fi Reading

A look at how stem cells found in the blood can be used to treat cancer, diabetes and other diseases. Them, Hank Greely explores the legal and ethical frontiers of human reproductive technology, and we collect recommendations for summer science fiction reading.

Jun 17, 2016
Hr1: News Roundup, Firearms Research, Cephalopod Week

Some researchers argue that we need more research on nearly every interaction people have with guns -- including storage, training, theft, suicides, accidents, and so on. Plus, the amazing world of the octopus, and news from the week in science.

Jun 10, 2016
Hr2: Google Doodles, Mary Roach and Grunt, Hyperloop

In Grunt, author Mary Roach looks at the technology used to battle disease, shock, and exhaustion in the ranks. Plus, Google Doodle team leader Ryan Germick joins Ira to give some insight into how doodlers doodle, and a peek inside the Hyperloop project.

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