Science Friday Audio Podcast: Episodes

Making laws for drones and robots, a look at next-gen payment systems, how circadian rhythms affect sports perfomance, and a video about face judgements.
A look at how scientists and the public disagree on key issues, and the true story behind the movie Spare Parts.
In this hour, we hear about a materials science advance that makes metal repel water, discuss black holes with Roger Penrose, learn about the health of coral reefs off the coast of Cuba, and take a tour of the Explorers Club.
Ira and guests discuss a 'kill switch' for genetically-modified bacteria, an update on recent exploration of the solar system, and a new project from New Tech City urges you to take a closer look at your smartphone use.
Ira and guests explore why some planets stop rotating, how turning off your smartphone can help you sleep better, and how sea turtles navigate using their sense of magnetism.
A look at the science behind your digital assistant’s voice. Plus, what’s at stake when cyber-security is compromised, and the SciFri Book Club goes in search of lost cities.
In this 1993 interview from the Science Friday archives, writer John McPhee talks plate tectonics and global geology.
The aerodynamics of the badminton birdie, along with a complex chain of movements executed by players, enables it to reach 200 mph.
From the Ebola outbreak to the Rosetta mission to a comet, a look at the biggest science stories of the year.
You may know science, but how well do you know <em>movie</em> science?
NASA’s Curiosity rover finds evidence of methane and organics on the Red Planet.<br />
A team of fluid mechanics researchers at Princeton University dive into the anti-sloshing physics of foam.
Curbing “high glycemic” carbs may not benefit healthy eaters.
Bioengineer John Dabiri and conservation biologist Terrie Williams, two targets of Senator Tom Coburn's 2014 “Wastebook” look beyond the caricatures painted by politicians and pundits to tell the story of their research.
SciFri’s scientist-film critics weigh in on the Alan Turing biopic.
By 2060, Greenland’s seasonal “supraglacial” lakes will double in number and move farther inland.
What if anyone could 3-D-print a satellite in space? Or jet from the Earth to the Moon, using just the hydrogen found in a two-liter bottle of water?
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.
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