Episodes

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September 13, 2019

From facial recognition to risk assessments, AI is guiding the decisions of police departments and courtrooms across the country. Plus, how Euclidean geometry came to influence politics, art and the nature of cities.

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September 6, 2019

Indigenous peoples have been observing the world for thousands of years. Why are they still underrepresented in science? Plus, new concussion research at the start of football season.

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August 30, 2019

How are local tourism businesses—from ski resorts to casinos—adapting to climate change? Plus, training the scientists of the future with lessons from SciFri’s Educator Collaborative.

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August 9, 2019

The Great Red Spot is shrinking, and other news from the giant planets. Plus, high-speed internet access is becoming a necessity of modern life, but connecting over a million rural Texans is a challenge.

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August 2, 2019

The planned Thirty Meter telescope on Mauna Kea raises ethical concerns. Plus, sunscreen ingredients can stay in your bloodstream days after you apply it. How safe exactly is chemical sunscreen?

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July 26, 2019

Wherever you go this vacation season, there are bound to be birds. How beginner birders can find, identify, and appreciate them. Plus, the tasty science of your frozen desserts.

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July 19, 2019

On the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo moon landing, we celebrate the history of the Apollo program and examine its legacy. Plus, we kick off our new book club about bird brilliance of all kinds.

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