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April 20, 2018

Seismologist Lucy Jones catalogues devastating earthquake and tsunamis throughout history, and what happened in the aftermath. Plus, how evolutionary adaptation have let humans live comfortably in some of the world’s extreme places.

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Building Social Robots

Sure, robots can weld car parts or stack cartons on an assembly line. But can they develop friendships with people? In this hour, Ira talks with inventors developing robots with personalities. How soon will it be before social, lovable robots enter our homes?

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Sputnik Anniversary

Fifty years ago, a little beeping ball stunned the world. Join Ira Flatow in this hour of Science Friday for a look back at Sputnik and its effect on the way we look at the world.

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