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May 3, 2019

What happens if you hook up a real brain to artificial intelligence? Plus, how AT&T teamed up with scientists at Argonne National Laboratory to build a climate map of the U.S.

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April 26, 2019

The first episode of the new SciFri series Degrees of Change takes a look at how cities around the world are taming floodwaters, and turning them into freshwater resources. Plus, why scientists have long been drawn to creative takes on science—and why creativity is central to scientific thought.

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April 19, 2019

The next generation of wireless is on its way. Experts explain the science behind the new tech, and why some are cautioning a slower rollout. Plus, researchers have discovered a new species of ancient human—but its placement on the human family tree is still up for debate.

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April 12, 2019

Event Horizon Telescope scientists break down the first image of supermassive black hole and explore what lies beyond in black hole science. Plus, how astronaut Scott Kelly’s gene expression changed after a year in space.

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April 5, 2019

Scientists tap into how trees move gallons of fluids from the ground to the atmosphere every day. Plus, a conversation with climate-focussed presidential candidate Jay Inslee.

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March 29, 2019

Astronomers are trying to figure out how fast the universe is expanding. But two approaches are giving different answers. And for National Poetry Month, we examine science that waxes poetic.

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March 22, 2019

The new face of the U.S. House Science Committee is putting her foot down over partisan bickering over science. And physician Eric Topol talks about how AI can allow your more quality time with your doctor.

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March 15, 2019

Students across the world join together in the Youth Climate Strike to protest government inaction against climate change Plus, primatologist Frans de Waal catalogues the vast spectrum of emotional behaviors in animals.

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March 8, 2019

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine talks about agency ambitions beyond planet Earth. Plus, the story of how our skeletons evolved to look they way they do. And why gene therapy—not bone marrow transplants—could be one piece in the puzzle of neutralizing HIV worldwide.

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March 1, 2019

Scientists are creating unnatural base pairs to better understand DNA—and create new medicines and fuels. Plus, a new book tells the story of the engineering missteps that led to the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl.

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