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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African Wild Dogs, Spotted Lanternfly, Seashells. July 9, 2021, Part 1


Sniffing Out How To Save African Wild Dogs One of the most endangered mammals on Earth, African wild dogs are known for their oversized ears, social bonds, and highly efficient hunting style. That predatory nature is now contributing to their threatened s


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 2021-07-10  47m
 
 

John McPhee’s Annals Of The Former World. July 9, 2021, Part 2


Writing, Like Geology, Requires A Little Digging When author John McPhee first considered the piece of writing that would become his 1998 book, Annals of the Former World, he envisioned a short, un-bylined article in The New Yorker, in which he would visi


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 2021-07-09  46m
 
 

Garden Hotline, Benjamin Franklin. July 2, 2021, Part 2


The Science Of Your Summer Vegetable Garden Planting and tending to a vegetable garden is both an art and a science. If all goes well, you’ll be enjoying delicious homemade salads all summer long. But if your tomatoes get too little water, or if the soil


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 2021-07-02  47m
 
 

Extreme Heat, COVID Delta Variant, Poe’s Science. July 2, 2021, Part 1


The Alarming Impacts Of Extreme Heat This week, the Pacific Northwest was hit by a record breaking heat wave, with temperatures rising as high as 116 degrees Fahrenheit in Portland, Oregon. Experts say of all the extreme weather events brought on by clima


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 2021-07-02  46m
 
 

Cephalopod Week Wrap Up, California Carbon Credits Error. June 25, 2021, Part 1


California’s Climate Program Is Actually Adding Carbon To The Atmosphere California has a reputation as the state that’s doing the most about climate change. And the lynchpin of those efforts is California’s Cap-and-Trade program, where the state’s bigges


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 2021-06-25  46m
 
 

UFO Report, Animal Play, Alzheimers and Music. June 25, 2021, Part 2


Is The Truth About UFOs Out There? Over the past several years, U.S. Navy pilots have reported several instances of ”unexplained aerial phenomena” while in flight. They’ve recorded videos that show shapes that appear to move in unusual ways, zooming and t


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 2021-06-25  47m
 
 

Immunocompromised and Covid, Summer SciFi Reading. June 18, 2021, Part 2


COVID-19 Vaccines May Not Protect Immunocompromised People This week, California and New York, two of the states hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, announced that they were relaxing almost all coronavirus-related business restrictions. Across the count


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 2021-06-18  47m
 
 

Marijuana And Medicine, Cephalopod Week, Environmental Antidepressants. June 18, 2021, Part 1


How To Talk About Medical Marijuana With Your Doctor Over the last decade, cannabis has had a moment. Thirty-six states and Washington D.C. have legalized it for medical use. (Fifteen states, plus D.C., have also legalized weed recreationally.) Altogether


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 2021-06-18  47m
 
 

Health Equity And Trans Health, Human-Robot Relationship. June 11, 2020, Part 1


Biden’s New Assistant Secretary Of Health On Protecting Trans Youth The American healthcare system is facing some incredible challenges: Black and Latino communities were hit harder by COVID-19, and have lower vaccination rates than white, Asian, and Nati


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 2021-06-11  47m
 
 

Alzheimer’s Treatment Controversy, Science Mistakes, Chonky Fish. June 11, 2020, Part 2


FDA’s Approval Of Debated Alzheimer’s Treatment Raises Controversy This week, the FDA gave the green light to a drug for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The drug, a monoclonal antibody called aducanumab, is the first Alzheimer’s treatment to receive


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 2021-06-11  1h0m