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Science Friday
Science Friday
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Episodes

Galaxies ‘Dance’ In Stunning New JWST Image | Why Some Cats Scratch Furniture

As the James Webb Space Telescope marks two years of operations, NASA unveils a new image of two galaxies interacting.... more

12 Jul 2024 · 18 minutes
Your Pain Tolerance May Have Been Passed Down From Neanderthals

Gene variants inherited from Neanderthals can impact pain tolerance and nose shape in modern humans. What else could they influence?

11 Jul 2024 · 13 minutes
How Can Iowa’s Agriculture Adapt To Climate Threats?

From drought-resistant crops to making sure farmers of color thrive, here’s how experts in Iowa are looking at the future... more

10 Jul 2024 · 17 minutes
How Do They Actually Store The Declaration Of Independence?

At a live event in Washington, Ira talks to restoration experts about the science of preserving America’s founding documents.

09 Jul 2024 · 17 minutes
How Politics And Diplomacy Shape Panda Conservation

In this story from 2023, we look back at 80 years of panda conservation, and how “panda diplomacy” paved the... more

08 Jul 2024 · 30 minutes
The Best Science Books For Summer 2024

Two science writers and voracious readers have compiled their summer reading recommendations, just for Science Friday fans.

05 Jul 2024 · 30 minutes
Avoiding Grilling and Barbecue Pitfalls

In a conversation from 2014, Ira talks marinade myths, charcoal chemistry, and the elusive “smoke ring”—the science behind barbecue and... more

04 Jul 2024 · 14 minutes
From Microbes To Mammoths: How Life Transformed The Planet

In “Becoming Earth,” author Ferris Jabr reexamines our relationship to Earth, and makes the case that Earth itself is alive.

03 Jul 2024 · 27 minutes
Study Shows Which Kids Are Getting Periods Younger Than Others

The age of first menstruation trended downward from 1950 to 2005, but more so among low-income kids and kids of... more

02 Jul 2024 · 15 minutes
What To Do When Your Hypothesis Is Wrong? Publish!

In an effort to learn from scientific failure, The Journal of Trial Error only publishes “negative” results.

01 Jul 2024 · 17 minutes
The Sample From The Far Side Of The Moon | Will The Seine Be Clean Enough For The Olympics?

China’s Chang’e 6 return capsule landed in Mongolia, carrying samples from the far side of the moon. Also, Paris has... more

28 Jun 2024 · 25 minutes
The Octopus Overlooked By Science | Squid With ‘Giant’ Eggs Could Be New Species

The larger Pacific striped octopus is unusually social. But it wasn’t recognized by scientists until 2015, despite one man’s efforts.... more

27 Jun 2024 · 18 minutes
House Stalls On Bill To Compensate Victims Of Nuclear Testing

The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act expired on June 10, but supporters are still fighting to expand it.

26 Jun 2024 · 17 minutes
Crowdsourced Data Identifies 126 ‘Lost’ Bird Species

Researchers analyzed photos, videos, and audio from crowdsource platforms to identify bird species that have not been spotted in over... more

25 Jun 2024 · 17 minutes
20 Years Later, How Are City Climate Plans Actually Going?

When the federal government wavered in its commitment to climate action, cities stepped up. But goals, and success, are hard... more

24 Jun 2024 · 18 minutes
It’s Hot. But How Hot? | Canine Cancer Vaccine Shows Promising Results

Researchers say the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature is a better indicator of heat stress. Also, cancer is the leading cause... more

21 Jun 2024 · 25 minutes
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
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The larger Pacific striped octopus is unusually social. But it wasn’t recognized by scientists until 2015, despite one man’s efforts. And, a... more