Science Friday Audio Podcast: Episodes

A roundup of the top science stories this week, the whys and how-tos of woolly mammoth de-extinction, and how and why scientists keep a close eye on the activity of our nearest star.
Weightlessness in space, using muons to learn about asteroids, backwards biking, and discovering Egyptian settlements...from space, and more.
Proposed cuts to earth science funding at NASA, a look at what the rise of emoji says about online communication, new research into the microbiome, and how scientists traced the evolution of dinosaurs to birds through the beak of a chicken.
MicroRNAs and cancer therapeutics, digestible lessons about number theory, combining elvolutionary theory big data and music, and a look at some of the matriarchs of the animal kingdom.
A roundup of the top science stories this week, a look inside hog farming, a challenge to explain the sun, and a video about the disco clam.
A look at a new battery from Elon Musk, the debate around gene editing, scientists who have become popular icons, and the other side of Oliver Sacks.
The week in science, a new book about psychiatry's history, and seismic risk and safety in Nepal
A look at the week in science, a graphic novel featuring pioneers of computing, a conversation with NASA administrator Charles Bolden, and a video about teaching evolution in the classroom.
A look inside what may be the most unusual lab available to science, dreaming up the future of space travel, and a conversation with YouTube science star Destin Sandlin.
A coffee cup suitable for space travel, how Rhett Allain uses physics to answer pop culture and everyday science questions, and a look at science on screen, from old to new.
Science blogger Rachel Feltman gives us her top stories this week, a look at snowpack in the Sierra Nevada, studying the microbes that live on and in residents of a remote Amazonian village, and a new look for dark matter.
Microbes living in Arctic permafrost could create greenhouse gases, asking questions about the future of artificial intelligence, and medical ethicist Art Caplan says science and medical journals are plagued by fraud.
Science blogger Rachel Feltman gives us her top stories this week, a tour of the undersea cable network that connects the global internet, Re/Codes Lauren Goode give us her take on Apples new wearable, SciFri producer Luke Groskin introduces the first epis
How dust from passing comets could have darkened the surface of Mercury, a festival that challenges science fans to construct real arguments for completely bogus hypotheses, and looking to the genome of a patients tumor to build a cancer vaccine.
Eric Holthaus breaks down the new U.S. climate pledge, Energy Secretary Moniz talks Iran, Jeff Potter describes egg cookery, and a look at the 1700 mile flight of the blackpoll warbler.
A speedy 3D printing technique, a roundup of physics research, and how the malaria parasite attracts mosquitoes.
A look at conditions on the early Earth, how a choreographer and biologist are tackling the climate conversation, studying the left and right sides of the brain, and our preferences for pictures of moving objects.
A subsurface ocean on a Jupiter moon, judging technological hurdles for a flight to Mars, and how warmer waters are affecting sea lions and birds.
A talk with White House CTO Megan Smith, unsung heroines of science, and early astronomer Caroline Herschel.
Can algorithms break into fiction? Plus, secrets of pi the number, secrets of pie the dessert, and how Pluto got its name 85 years ago this week.
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