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Science Friday Audio Podcast: Episodes

Science writers Deborah Blum and Annalee Newitz join Ira to share their favorite science books of 2014.
Avoid the long lines and hack your holiday gifts, from homemade perfume to 3-D printed ornaments.
In this episode, <em>Cooking for Geeks</em> author Jeff Potter gives home bakers tips on how to achieve cookie perfection using different sugars, fats, and flours.
Alan Alda’s “Flame Challenge” asks scientists to answer the big questions that keep them up at night to 11-year-olds around the world.
NASA reveals new evidence for a large lake that could have existed for millions of years on Mars.
Last year, for example, new solar plants outpaced coal installations in the U.S., and carbon-trading schemes across state and national borders have already begun.<br />
Ants and other insects could be able to remove thousands of pounds of food waste from street medians and city parks each year.<br />
Scientists have linked an unprecedented starfish die-off along the West Coast to a virus.<br />
NASA is in early stage test flights for Orion, its updated crew capsule, but the spaceflight landscape is changing.
In mice, eating within an 8-12 hour window helped to prevent and even reverse obesity and type 2 diabetes.
For MoMA curator Paola Antonelli, “design” includes computer interfaces, video games, and maker kits.
In 1991, 53 percent of students tested could recall Lyndon Johnson as the 36th president; that number dropped to 20 percent by 2009, according to a new study released in <em>Science</em>.
Should doctors share information about your risky genes with your family, since they, too, might harbor that suspect DNA sequence?
In a Science Friday holiday tradition, we’re playing highlights from this year’s 24th First Annual Ig Nobel awards ceremony.
In the new art movement “art-sci,” artists take inspiration from science, use scientific techniques in their artwork, and inspire new science.
Female wild turkeys parse the courtship performances of males to determine their genetic potential.
Find out how to avoid Turkey Day trip-ups in the latest episode of our “Food Failures” series.
Given access to your Google calendar, a personal assistant named Amy will happily schedule all your appointments. The catch? She's a machine—a digital personal assistant.
YouTube science star Emily Graslie takes viewers behind the scenes of natural history museums with “The Brain Scoop.”
It’s a sci-fi epic set among black holes, wormholes, and tesseracts. But director Christopher Nolan and physicist Kip Thorne say <em>Interstellar</em> doesn’t break the laws of physics.
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