Science Friday

Brain fun for curious people.

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Coronavirus Preparedness, Facebook’s History. Feb 28, 2020, Part 2


This week, the world’s attention has turned to the spread of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that was first detected in Wuhan, China, late in 2019. More countries are finding cases, and in the United States, a California patient has become the first k


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Degrees of Change: Building Materials. Feb 28, 2020, Part 1


In order to slow a warming planet on track to increase by 2 degrees celsius, nearly every industry will be forced to adapt: airlines, fashion, and even the unglamorous and often overlooked building materials sector.  Just like the farm to table movement,


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Coronavirus Update, Genuine Fakes, Neanderthal News. Feb. 21, 2020, Part 2


What Is Real And Fake? There are two ways to grow a diamond. You can dig one up from the Earth—a product of billions of years of pressure and heat placed on carbon. Or you can make one in a lab—by applying lots of that same heat and pressure to tiny start


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Ask A Dentist. Feb. 21, 2020, Part 1


Brushing Up On Tooth Science Most of us spend our time at the dentist holding our mouths open, saying “ahhh,” and occasionally sticking out our tongues. But if you could ask a dentist anything, what would you want to know? Ira asks University of Utah rese


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Building A Ghost Heart, The Effect Of Big Tech. Feb 14, 2020, Part 2


The human heart is one of the most complicated organs in our body. The heart is, in a way, like a machine—the muscular organ pumping about 2,000 gallons of blood in an adult human every day. But can we construct a heart in the lab? Some scientists are tu


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Great Lakes Book Club Wrap-Up, California Groundwater. Feb 14, 2020, Part 1


The Great Lakes hold 20% of the world’s surface drinking water, with Lake Superior holding half of that alone. The lakes stretch from New York to Minnesota, and cover a surface area of nearly 100,000 square miles—large enough to cover the entire state of


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SciFri Extra: The Marshall Islands Stare Down Rising Seas


The Republic of the Marshall Islands is a country of 58,000 people spread across 29 coral atolls in the Pacific Ocean. And in a world where seas are both rising and acidifying, the Marshall Islands are exceptionally vulnerable: Those atolls rise a mere t


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Tech And Empathy, The Ball Method. Feb 7, 2020, Part 2


How Tech Can Make Us More—And Less—Empathetic Much of technology was built on the promise of connecting people across the world, fostering a sense of community. But as much as technology gives us, it also may be taking away one of the things that makes us


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Degrees Of Change: How Native American Communities Are Addressing Climate Change. Feb 7, 2020, Part 1


How Native American Communities Are Addressing Climate Change Indigenous peoples are one of the most vulnerable communities when it comes to the effects of climate change. This is due to a mix of cultural, economic, policy and historical factors. Some Nat


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Breast Cancer Cultural History, Butterfly Wings. Jan 31, 2020, Part 2


‘Radical’ Explores The Hidden History Of Breast Cancer  Nearly 270,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, along with a couple thousand men. But the disease manifests in many different ways, meaning few patients have the same story to tell.


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