Science Friday

Brain fun for curious people.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Zika Virus, Brain-Computer Interface, Science Club

The story of a quadriplegic man who regained movement of his arm using a brain-computer interface. Plus, new research into the zika virus, and a challenge to explain your world via sampling.


 2016-04-15  47m

Hr1: News Roundup, Climate and the Collapse of Ancient Civilizations, Climate Fiction

Writer Paolo Bacigalupi is using fiction to help us imagine our climate change future—and he is not alone. Plus, how did climate change affect the boom-and-bust cycles of of ancient Southwest civilizations in the United States?


 2016-04-08  46m

Hr2: Insulin Pricing, Science From Space, Lab Girl Memoir

Undiscovered tombs and pyramids can be found right on your iPad, if you know what to look for. Plus, the memoir _Lab Girl_ from geobiologist Hope Jahren.


 2016-04-08  45m

Hr1: News Roundup, How Games Move Us, Spot the Spoof Science Study

Some of todays video games are pushing players into new emotional territory, engaging complex feelings like complicity, empathy, and grief. Plus, how good are you at picking out an authentic research study from a spoof?


 2016-04-01  46m

Hr2: Sea Level Rise, Sorting Out Social Media Feeds, Springtime Blooms

A new study suggests a melting Antarctica could pump up global sea levels much more than previously predicted. Plus, social media feed curation, and how springtime can bring some unexpected blooms.


 2016-04-01  47m

Hr2: Ancient Beer, Unlocking the Encryption Debate

In the 90s, the Clipper Chip was the big government encryption case. Two Science Friday guests involved in that early debate rejoin us to weigh in on the Apple argument. Plus, two anthropologists are studying an ancient brewery.


 2016-03-25  48m

Hr1: News Roundup, Minimalist Biology, The Road to LIGO

Craig Venter and his team have booted up a cell with only the bare minimum genetic instructions required for life. Plus, Janna Levin on LIGO.


 2016-03-25  49m

Hr2: Tricking Tumor Cells, Investigating Sea Level Rise on a Local Level, Teaching Climate Change Science

A panel of education experts discusses challenges and approaches to teaching climate change science in the classroom. Plus, how a new method convinces cancer cells to gobble up a ball of poison and ferry it directly to the cell nucleus.


 2016-03-18  47m

Hr1: News Roundup, Serengeti Rules, A Space Program

Sculptor Tom Sachs has built his own space program—, and it is 100 percent DIY. Plus, biologist Sean B. Carroll describes some of the greatest experiments in ecology.


 2016-03-18  47m

Hr2: Ocular Stem Cell Therapy, Ask an Ophthalmologist, Quantum Computing, Pi

Ophthalmologists Lisa Park and Anne Sumers address queries about eyes and vision. Plus, Researchers used stem cells to grow eye tissues. And a look at the potential of quantum computers.


 2016-03-11  46m