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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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January 17, 2020

With the 2020 presidential primaries close by, how has technology changed the way pollsters poll? And can these new polls be trusted? Plus, the math behind big decision making.

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January 10, 2020

The SciFri Bookclub is back! Meet the heroes, villains, and sheer blunders that changed the world’s largest lakes forever in Dan Egan’s ‘The Life and Death of the Great Lakes.’ Plus, why the future holds more destructive fire seasons for Australia and the rest of the globe.

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January 3, 2020

Why large-scale geoengineering should be part of the conversation about stopping climate change—and why changing the planet might also mean changing us. Plus, the next addition to our charismatic creature series: the Tasmanian tiger.

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December 13, 2019

In this chapter of Science Friday’s Degrees of Change series, Ira and guests look at how the transportation industry is adapting to the changing climate. Plus, due to high costs and other barriers, patients are turning to each other online to share and exchange insulin.

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December 6, 2019

We take a look at the best science books and board games of 2019. Plus, the first data from the Parker Solar Probe mission shines light on the mysteries of the star at the center of our galaxy.

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