Science Friday Audio Podcast: Episodes

Author Scott Weems lets us in on the jokes and uncovers the science of humor.
The White House released its latest climate report this week, with much the same message as recent IPCC findings—climate change is real, and it's happening fast.<br />
Earthquakes have increased by 50 percent in Oklahoma since 2013 and may be linked to drilling disposal wells.
SciFri’s scientist-film critics weigh in on the science behind the Hollywood techno-thriller <em>Transcendence</em>.
The blood of young mice seems to rejuvenate older mice, both strengthening their muscles and improving their ability to learn and remember.
Forget balancing a checkbook. Today there are better ways for the budget-minded to keep track of bank balances.
Electronic musician Squarepusher talks about writing <em>Music for Robots</em>.
The Rubik’s Cube has over 43 quintillion different starting combinations.
Sneezes and coughs generate gas clouds that can spread germs farther than previously imagined.
The gender of a researcher might influence the stress levels of laboratory mice.
Professional forager Tama Matsuoka Wong gives tips for picking wild plants safely and sustainably.
African elephants use different types of rumbles to signal danger from bees or humans.
Scientists are combining genetics and linguistics to trace the origins of these staples of the modern-day menu.
Scientists use Henry David Thoreau’s notes to study climate change at Walden Pond.
Gamers and scientists join forces to develop “serious games” to improve health.
Ecologist Bryan Pijanowski hopes to create a soundscape of every ecosystem on the planet.
Is Aereo a high-tech TV game changer or a clever way to get around broadcast copyright law?
The Science Club meets to recap the month’s ‘Build an Art Machine’ project.
Astronomers have found a planet about the size of Earth, far enough from its star to host liquid water.
E.O. Wilson discusses the recovery and biodiversity of Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park.
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