Science Friday

Brain fun for curious people.

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New Horizons Discovery, Science Fair Finalists, Screams. May 17, 2019, Part 2


The most happening New Year’s Party of 2019 wasn’t at Times Square or Paris—it was in the small town of Laurel, Maryland, halfway between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. There, scientists shared the st


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Degrees Of Change: Sea Level Rise, Coal-Use Decline. May 17, 2019, Part 1


As the frequency of tropical storms and droughts increase and sea levels rise with climate change, forested wetlands along the Atlantic coast are slowly filling with dead and dying trees. The accelerating spread of these “ghost forests” over the past dec


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Biodiversity Report And The Science Of Parenting. May 10, 2019, Part 2


According to a new UN report on global biodiversity, as many as one million species—both plants and animals—are now at risk of extinction, according to a new UN report on global biodiversity. That number includes 40% of all amphibian species, 33% of cora


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Superconductivity Search, Ride-Share Congestion, Lions Vs. Porcupines. May 10, 2019, Part 1


Six decades ago, a group of physicists came up with a theory that described electrons at a low temperature that could attract a second electron. If the electrons were in the right configuration, they could conduct electricity with zero resistance. The Ba


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Neuroscientists Peer Into The Mind's Eye, Alexander von Humboldt. May 3, 2019, Part 2


It sounds like a sci-fi plot: Hook a real brain up to artificial intelligence, and let the two talk to each other. That’s the design of a new study in the journal Cell, in which artificial intelligence networks displayed images to monkeys, and then studi


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Business Planning For Climate Change,The Digital Afterlife. May 3, 2019, Part 1


Scientists have built all sorts of models to predict the likelihood of extreme weather events. But it’s not just scientists who are interested in these models. Telecomm giant AT&T teamed up with scientists at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois t


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Measles, Poetry Month, Lemur Hibernation. April 26, 2019, Part 2


Back in 1963, before the development of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, there were 4 million cases of measles every year. It took nearly four decades, but by 2000, enough people had become vaccinated that the measles virus was eliminated i


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Degrees of Change: Sponge Cities and Pocket Prairies. April 26, 2019, Part 1


Climate change is happening—now we need to deal with it. Degrees of Change, a new series of hour-long radio specials from Science Friday, explores the problem of climate change and how we as a planet are adapting to it. In this first chapter, SciFri look


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New Human Species, Census, Plankton, Brain Etchings. April 19, 2019, Part 2


Last week, researchers announced they’d found the remains of a new species of ancient human on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. It was just a few teeth and bones from toes and hands, but they appeared to have a strange mix of ancient and modern hu


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5G, Pig Brains, Privacy For Nature. April 19, 2019, Part 1


Last week, President Trump announced a new initiative to push forward the implementation of 5G, the next generation of wireless connectivity for smartphones and other devices. How is this faster speed possible, and how quickly will it become accessible t


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