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Science Friday
Science Friday
Science Friday and WNYC Studios

Brain fun for curious people.

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Episodes

Mannequins Help Teach People How To Spot Ticks | Protecting A Flickering Symbol Of Summer Nights

Two mannequins walk into a science lab, and one’s got a big tick problem. She can teach humans how to... more

20 Jun 2024 · 18 minutes
‘The Singularity Is Nearer,’ Says Futurist Ray Kurzweil

Two decades after his book “The Singularity is Near,” Kurzweil is back with more predictions about the future of AI.

19 Jun 2024 · 18 minutes
Why Do Cephalopods Make Ink?

Squid, octopuses, and cuttlefish use ink to confuse predators and to communicate. But there’s still a lot we don’t understand... more

18 Jun 2024 · 18 minutes
Meet The Emotions Behind Teenage Angst In ‘Inside Out 2’

Psychologist Dr. Lisa Damour helped make the film more scientifically accurate to how a teenager’s mind works.

17 Jun 2024 · 18 minutes
Elephants Seem To Use Names For Each Other | Kids Discover Rare T. Rex Fossil

A new study used machine learning to analyze elephant vocalizations and identified “contact rumbles” that appear to function as names.... more

14 Jun 2024 · 25 minutes
How Sound Rules Life Underwater

In her new book, science journalist Amorina Kingdon explores the astonishing variety of sound in the ocean, and how it... more

13 Jun 2024 · 17 minutes
Metal-Absorbing Plants Could Make Mining Greener | A Tiny Fern's Gigantic Genome

Plants called “hyperaccumulators” have evolved to absorb high levels of metals. Scientists want to harness them for greener metal mining.... more

12 Jun 2024 · 21 minutes
How Psychological Warfare Moved From Battlefields To Politics

A new book looks at the history of psychological warfare, its connections to science fiction, and how it’s been adapted... more

11 Jun 2024 · 18 minutes
Step Aside, DNA. It’s RNA’s Time To Shine.

The COVID vaccines proved that RNA could be extremely powerful. A new book explores even more medical applications for the... more

10 Jun 2024 · 17 minutes
A Week Of Milestones For Spaceflight | Mexico Has Elected A Scientist President

Boeing’s Starliner successfully launched and docked at the ISS, SpaceX’s Starship rocket launched and returned. Also, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo brings... more

07 Jun 2024 · 21 minutes
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Mannequins Help Teach People How To Spot Ticks | Protecting A Flickering Symbol Of Summer Nights
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