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Climate scientist Stephen Schneider passed away this week at the age of 65. We'll talk about his life and accomplishments.
This week, President Obama unveiled his proposed budget for 2011. We'll talk about how the proposed budget might affect science.
There's been plenty of attention paid in recent weeks to the idea of rebuilding our nation's electric infrastructure using new technologies. But just what is a 'smart grid,' how would one work, and is the idea realistic?
What's going on in biofuels beyond ethanol from corn? In this hour, Ira and guests talk about different types of biofuels, including biodiesel from algae and cellulosic ethanol technology.
Join Ira Flatow in this hour of Science Friday for a discussion of alternative energy and biofuels.
In this month's Science Diction, we look at the origins of the word 'comet.'
The comet ISON, discovered by two amateur astronomers last year, will zoom past ...
The European Space Agency’s Philae lander is the first probe to touch down on a ...
The Rosetta spacecraft has detected the scent of a comet...and it stinks.
As Comet ISON skirts the sun, it could be destroyed—or emerge, even more spectac...
\tIn 2011, comet Lovejoy traveled through the sun’s corona and lived to tell the tale. But its tail was the most telling. Reporting in the journal Science, Cooper Downs, an astrophysicist at Predictive Science Inc. in San Diego, Calif., says that the wiggly path of the comet’s tail helps explain the sun’s magnetic field. \t