Episodes

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March 27, 2020

How citizen scientists can help the CDC track the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. Plus, rethinking invasive species with Pablo Escobar’s hippos.

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March 20, 2020

Experiencing COVID-19 information overload? Two experts offer clarity on the studies taking over news headlines this week. Plus, Jane Goodall reflects on 60 years of research and conservation.

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March 13, 2020

The coronavirus is easy to kill with soap and water. We talk how it works, and why it matters for more people than you. Plus, a new podcast from Science Friday looks at the scientific backstories behind words.

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March 6, 2020

NASA is accepting applications for a new class of astronaut candidates. Do you have what it takes? Plus, surgery and AI are teaming up to make artificial limbs more intuitive and user-friendly—and expanding the capabilities of the next generation of prosthetics.

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February 28, 2020

Public health experts explain why more testing and protecting healthcare workers will be key in dealing with the coronavirus. Plus, how the world of building materials—wood, steel, and concrete—is responding to climate change.

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February 21, 2020

We talk with dental experts about how your gums affect your heart, frontiers in cavity prevention, and why the future of dentistry is personal. Plus, an update on the coronavirus.

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February 14, 2020

The SciFri Book Club wraps its month-long investigation of the Great Lakes with questions about the the recovery of the Great Lake ecosystem. Plus, how some massive tech companies have grown into something larger—resembling nation states.

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February 7, 2020

How Native American communities are planning for climate change, from traditional fire management strategies to the use of satellite data. Plus, a new book covers why empathy is important to society, and how technology is changing that.

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January 31, 2020

Chinese scientists sequenced the genome of the new coronavirus from some of the patients who were infected early on. Plus, journalist Kate Pickert tells the surprising cultural history of breast cancer in her book ‘Radical.’

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January 24, 2020

Officials in China have quarantined two large cities, where some 20 million people live, over fears of a novel virus outbreak. Plus, an investigation finds that almost a third of registered drug studies are not reporting data to the government.

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