Science Friday

Brain fun for curious people.

https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/science-friday

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 47m. Bisher sind 717 Folge(n) erschienen. .

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Elephantquakes and Margaret Atwood. August 13, 2021, Part 2


A Stomp, A Roar, An Elephantquake? An adult African elephant, the largest land animal on Earth, can weigh as much as two tons. Their activities—walking, playing, even bellowing—might shake the ground beneath them. But research in the journal Current Biolo


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 2021-08-13  45m
 
 

Electric Fish Communication, Science Crimes, Lighting Cave Art. August 13, 2021, Part 1


This Fish Is The Master Of The Poignant Pause When listening to a well-practiced speaker, like during a lecture, a political event or during a favorite public radio show, you may notice they use pauses for dramatic effect.  This type of nuance in communic


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 2021-08-13  46m
 
 

Bad Data, CRISPR Therapies, Wildfire Impact, Oilbirds. August 6, 2021, Part 2


How Imperfect Data Leads Us Astray Datasets are increasingly shaping important decisions, from where companies target their advertising, to how governments allocate resources. But what happens when the data they rely on is wrong or incomplete? Ira talks t


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 2021-08-06  47m
 
 

Infrastructure Package, Covid News, Line3 Pipeline. August 6, 2021, Part 1


President Biden’s Infrastructure Bill Sees The End Of The Road President Biden’s huge infrastructure bill is finally seeing the end of the road. The nearly 2,000 page bill covers infrastructure improvements—everything from roads to broadband. The package


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 2021-08-06  46m
 
 

Gut Fungi, Olympic Challenges, Planetary Seismology. July 30, 2021, Part 2


Getting To Know The Fungus Among Us (In Our Guts) Your gut microbiome is composed of more than bacteria—a less populous, but still important, resident is fungi. Many people’s lower digestive tract is home to the yeast Candida albicans, the species implica


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 2021-07-30  47m
 
 

New CDC Mask Rules, Viral Persistence, Disaster Preparedness. July 30, 2021, Part 1


With Delta Rising, New Rules On Masks And Vaccines This week, the CDC released new guidelines for mask use in the U.S., just months after many cities and towns relaxed mask mandates. The guidance says that “to reduce their risk of becoming infected with t


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 2021-07-30  46m
 
 

Shellfish Deaths, Chemical Safety, Humpback Songs. July 23, 2021, Part 2


Billions Of Sea Creatures, Lost To Heat Waves A couple weeks ago, the Pacific Northwest saw record-breaking temperatures. News coverage captured countless people suffering, and dying, during triple-digit heat the region had never seen before. Portland and


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 2021-07-23  46m
 
 

Surgeon General, Blockchain. July 23, 2021, Part 1


Flooding Worldwide Fits Climate Change Models While the western United States is burning again this summer, other parts of the world are drowning. Germany, Belgium, and China saw floods this week after intense rainstorms that dropped many inches of rain i


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 2021-07-23  47m
 
 

Songbird Mystery, Sweat, Betelgeuse. July 16, 2021, Part 2


Songbirds Suffer Mystery Illness From The East Coast To The Midwest The reports started in late May: Songbirds in Washington, D.C. and neighboring regions were being found dead, often with swollen and crusty eyes. In the days that followed, similar sighti


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 2021-07-16  47m
 
 

New Battery Technology, COVID Rise From Unvaccinated Populations. July 16, 2021, Part 1


Research For New Battery Technology Is Gaining Steam As countries around the world set their goals for decarbonizing their economies, it’s becoming clear that batteries may play a pivotal role in smoothing out the peaks and valleys of solar and wind power


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 2021-07-16  47m