Science Friday

Brain fun for curious people.

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Faster COVID-19 Testing, Hell Ants. August 14, 2020, Part 1


Throughout the pandemic, testing has continued to be one of the biggest issues, particularly in the United States. Some scientists say that the solution is to rethink our COVID-19 testing strategy, focusing on making faster, cheaper tests. While these mo


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SciFri en Español: El Río Hirviente De Perú Tiene Más De Lo Que El Ojo Ve


En el verano del 2019, Rosa Vásquez Espinoza bioquímica y candidata a Ph.D. en la Universidad de Michigan Ann Arbor, fue en una expedición al Río Hirviente en la Amazonía peruana para colectar microbios. Ahora, está tratando de comprender el papel que ju


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Biden Climate Plan, Boiling River. August 7, 2020, Part 1


Last month, Vice President Joe Biden unveiled his plan for climate change—a sweeping $2 trillion dollar platform that aims to tighten standards for clean energy, decarbonize the electrical grid by 2035, and reach carbon neutrality for the whole country b


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The End of Everything, Bright Fluorescence, Gene Editing a Squid. August 7, 2020, Part 2


When it comes to the eventual end of our universe, cosmologists have a few classic theories: the Big Crunch, where the universe reverses its expansion and contracts again, setting the stars themselves on fire in the process. Or the Big Rip, where the uni


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COVID In Prisons, How Sperm Swim. July 31, 2020, Part 2


As the COVID-19 pandemic has spread, it’s become clear certain populations are particularly at risk—including those serving sentences in prisons and jails. The virus has torn through correctional and detention centers across the U.S., with more than 78,0


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Science In Space, Sports and COVID, Science Diction. July 31, 2020, Part 1


Astronauts have conducted all sorts of experiments in the International Space Station—from observations of microgravity on the human to body to growing space lettuce. But recently, cosmonauts bioengineered human cartilage cells into 3D structures aboard


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SciFri Extra: The Origin Of The Word 'Ketchup'


Science Diction is back! This time around, the team is investigating the science, language, and history of food. First up: Digging into America's favorite condiment, ketchup! At the turn of the 20th century, 12 young men sat in the basement of the Depart


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Three Missions To Mars, COVID Fact Check, Solar Probes. July 24, 2020, Part 1


As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, your news feed is likely still overflowing with both breaking research and rumors. Virologist Angela Rasmussen of Columbia University joins Ira once again to Fact Check Your Feed, discussing everything from two vaccine


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Long-Term COVID Effects, Dicamba and Agriculture, Mosquitoes. July 24, 2020, Part 2


Since the beginning of the pandemic, hospitals have been treating and triaging an influx of COVID-19 patients. Hundreds of thousands of seriously ill patients have been hospitalized, with some having to stay and receive care for months at a time.   But n


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How Brains Organize Smells, Plant Evolution In Art, New Hearing Aids. July 17, 2020, Part 2


How we smell has been a bit of a mystery to scientists. Other senses are easier to understand: For example, it’s possible to predict what a color will look like based on its wavelength. But predicting what a new molecule will smell like is more difficult


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