Science Friday Audio Podcast: Episodes

Eugenia Bone, president of the New York Mycological Society, talks about the dos and don'ts of wild mushroom foraging.
In <em>The Cost of Cutting</em>, private practice surgeon Paul Ruggieri delves into the shadowy ways money influences health care.
Researchers say artificial sweeteners may alter the microbiome and the body’s ability to control glucose levels. <br />
With their ornately colored bodies, rhythmic pulsations, and booty-shaking dance moves, male peacock spiders attract mates and researchers alike.
Human social interaction may have been the reason faces evolved to be varied and unique.
A computer program named “Dr.Fill” competes against human solvers for crossword puzzle glory.
Ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit, the People’s Climate March in New York City will bring a public voice to the climate change discussion.
As of 2010, generic drugs comprise almost 80 percent of the American pharmaceutical market, compared to 10 percent in 1960.
Blue whale populations are only a fraction of what they once were globally, but a California population has nearly made a comeback.
A look at the effects of conservation efforts and climate change on bird populations in North America.
Researchers say road salt and dissolving concrete have contributed to increased salinization in urban streams.
The icy surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa may undergo processes similar to plate tectonics on Earth.
At least 20 volcanoes are probably erupting as you read these words.
In his new book <em>What If?</em>, xkcd comic artist Randall Munroe answers his reader’s hypothetical questions with math and science.
Researchers found that potentially 95 percent of cab rides in New York City could have been shared.
A former millionaire's estate is becoming an environmental haven and training ground.
Fifty years ago this week, legislation set aside over nine million acres of official wilderness.<br />
Salvador Dalí and Thomas Edison took very brief naps when they were stuck on artistic and scientific problems.
Scientists estimate the dinosaur <em>Dreadnoughtus schrani</em> would have weighed as much as a Boeing 737.
ZMapp, the cocktail of antibodies used to treat two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus, spared 18 severely ill monkeys from death.
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