Science Friday Audio Podcast: Episodes

Little is known about the monstrously long oarfish, its life cycle, and how it navigates its deep sea environment.
Elena Tartaglia, a co-founder of National Moth Week, gives tips on spotting butterflies' neglected cousins.
A round-up of the latest HIV/AIDS research news and an update from the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.
A new online tracker is snooping on visitors to over 5,600 popular sites—and it's nearly impossible to block.
Sci-fi author Kim Stanley Robinson and astrobiologist Sara Imari Walker introduce the SciFri Book Club’s summer selection: <em>Dune</em>.
Cattle require 28 times more land and 11 times more irrigation water than eggs or poultry.
Researchers discovered a virus that lives in the gut of half of the world’s population.
This summer, two different and currently untreatable mosquito-borne viruses were identified on the East Coast.
Confidence in how well our garments suit us shouldn't be taken for granted—we owe much to textile quality assurance.
A scientist and a designer imagine fashion’s high-tech future.
A third of California is now clenched by exceptional drought, and this week the state announced $500 fines for water-wasters. But many residents continue to hope for rain.
Reporter Bob Parks guides us through his favorite outdoor and camping apps.
A virus large enough to be seen through a light microscope was recovered from the Siberian permafrost.
With gene therapy, scientists reprogram pig heart cells to improve heartbeat.
Whales stabilize the ocean ecosystem through a mechanism scientists call the “whale pump,” or fecal plumes.
In his new book, <em>Rock Breaks Scissors</em>, author William Poundstone decodes the patterns in big data, sports, and human behaviors.
A study finds that many people would rather shock themselves than be alone with their thoughts.
In a procedure called “Emergency Preservation and Resuscitation,” doctors would replace the blood of patients with cold saline to help buy valuable operating time.
Neonicotinoid pesticides have been banned in the E.U. but are still approved for use in the U.S. while the EPA reviews them.
Ivan Oransky, co-founder of the Retraction Watch blog, discusses what happens when scientific studies go bad.
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