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Bugs found in herbivore guts can break down woody plant material for use in biofuel production.
We'll talk with the skipper of a bio-fueled powerboat named Earthrace, which just broke the record for circumnavigation of the globe.
Ira talks with the director of 'Fields of Fuel,' a film about biofuels making its debut next week at the Sundance Film Festival.
Is it possible to engineer diatoms to secrete oil?
Cellulosic ethanol? Cyanobacteria? Algae? Microbial fuel cells? In this hour, we'll talk about some current research into biofuels, and where the field is headed.
Ira Flatow and guests share science funnies and discover an element of humor (pu...
Researchers have tickled gorillas, bonobos, chimps and humans in an effort to un...
Do 'science' and 'comedy' go together?
Can hearty laughter have some of the same physiological effects as exercise?
Smile, smile, smile. Happiness may be catching.
Author Scott Weems lets us in on the jokes and uncovers the science of humor.