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Science Friday Audio Podcast: Episodes

From beavers to flying squirrels -- researchers discuss how cities like New York are home to diverse plant and animal life. Plus, a video about coyotes in the Big Apple.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg discusses his vision to turn the Big Apple into the technology capital of the world, and paleoanthropologist Ian Tattersall discusses our human origins.
Neuroscientist Eric Kandel writes of artists and scientists in 20th-century Vienna, and a look at a recent dive to the deepest point on Earth.
Ira Flatow and guests share science funnies, and a video looks at a sticky question that has plagued arachnologists for decades.
Eleven-year-olds from around the world will judge entries to the Flame Challenge, and archaeologist Elizabeth Stone describes her recent trip to Iraq.
Experts discuss electric car technology and the auto industry, scientist stars as the main character in a new romantic comedy, and a look at images of the developing embryo.
Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist Adam Riess discusses the mysterious force known as dark energy, and a look at an upcoming expedition to Mount Everest.
A panel of experts debate whether there is a shortage of scientists and engineers in America, and an amateur trip to the skies.
Mapping dark matter in a distant galaxy, how an early spring affects the natural world, and an update on a mission to Pluto.
A look at how the gorilla genome compares to our own, a chat about how to taste, how exercise affects your genes, and a trip to the Concord Field Station.
In Space Chronicles, Tyson argues that space exploration is vital to human progress.
Drug development and the patient, Michael Mann on climate, and an off-Broadway production of Galileo.
An update on the flu season, a personal look at genome testing, a fuel cell of microbes and mud, and the history of the word tuberculosis.
Building a transistor from a single atom, companies sidestepping web privacy controls, new research into geologic activity on the moon.
Federal agency approves a license to build two nuclear reactors, a look at concrete--from its use in the Paleolithic Age to modern greener alternatives, and a linguist unveils thousands of audio recordings of words and sentences from dying languages.
A potential for seven gigawatts of solar power farms, the health effects of large quantities of fructose, the health effects of smog exposure, and cuttlefish camouflage.
Why it may not be to late to learn how to play a musical instrument, and two experts explain the audio science behind the music.
A drug given to mice with Alzheimers quickly improved symptoms, NYT science writer William Broad investigates popular health claims about yoga, theories on where the next supercontinent will form, and a look at the pupil.
Experts discuss the military and commercial applications of increasingly sophisticated drones, and a study details how researchers decoded brain electrical activity to reconstruct speech.
Studying the composition of the Milky Way, why people find things disgusting, tracking the progression of Alzheimers in mouse brains, and a video about the making of the iconic Earth-from-space images.
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