Science Friday Audio Podcast: Episodes

This week, HP announced its new 3-D printer, which it claims can print materials strong enough to lift up a car—and do it 10 times faster than anything on the market today.
Jon Cohen, a staff writer covering the outbreak for <em>Science</em> magazine, says that despite the vaccines’ success in monkeys, their efficacy in humans is far from guaranteed.
Researchers try to counteract age-related memory decline with cocoa flavanols.
The Rosetta spacecraft has detected the scent of a comet...and it stinks.
Radiologists use CT scans to piece together the life, and death, of Egyptian mummies.<br />
Witness two tales that will make your skin crawl and your mind reel with fear and curiosity.
Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin and <em>Sound Opinions</em> co-host Jim DeRogatis discuss the neuroscience of spooky songs.
Scientists turn Pittsburgh’s ScareHouse into a real-world lab to discover why some brains thrive on fear.
Walter Isaacson’s <em>The Innovators</em> shows how the digital revolution was a team effort.
The pioneering treatment uses cells from the nasal cavity and strips of nerve from the ankle to repair a spinal injury.
The Science Club meets to discuss your observations of the world around you, from spider habitats to lunar eclipses.
Hand sanitizer and similar products could increase the amount of BPA absorbed by the skin.
Researchers say a leg bone discovered in a Siberian river bank belongs to a man who lived some 45,000 years ago.
A manta ray can filter 240 gallons of seawater per minute.
Techniques from physics and chemistry can help scientists and art historians sniff out art forgeries.
As plug-in electric vehicles struggle to carve out a slice of today's auto market, it's worth remembering the <em>first</em> such battle—at the turn of the 1900s.<br />
A recently developed technique called "environmental DNA" allows invasive species trackers to get a time-sensitive fingerprint of which species are living where—including underwater.
To help piece together a crime scene, forensic entomologists examine the insects found in the area.
John Harvey Kellogg and his brother, W.K., are known today for their most famous discovery—corn flakes—but invented many other health foods along the way.
Scientists are uncovering the importance of the plant microbiome for fighting off pathogens and increasing crop yields.
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