Science Friday Audio Podcast: Episodes

Whole wheat, stone-ground, multi-grain. Have food labels got you confused?
MC Frontalot makes a living rapping about data encryption, rare diseases, video games and the nerd life.
Closer study of the Van Allen radiation belts above Earth is providing new questions for science.
Research and development face across-the-board federal budget cuts.
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) discusses the nation’s top science priorities.
Cathy Cahill, of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, discusses air quality in the Last Frontier.
Why do cockroaches spend so much time cleaning themselves?
Astronomers weigh in on how to keep the planet safe from near-Earth objects.
A new report links cyberespionage attacks on the U.S. to a unit of the Chinese military.
Dian Fossey’s classic account of her fieldwork is on the reading list this month.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. And, it turns out, the dentist. Did you know that the fibery skin is good for your teeth?
Katherine Bouton discusses hearing loss, a condition that affects nearly 50 million Americans.
A new play looks at the rivalry--real and imagined--between scientists Isaac Newton and Robert Hooke.
"This is geek central," says artist Toni Dove of her New York City studio.
Asteroid 2012 DA14 spans half a football field, and will whiz by the Earth a mere 17,000 miles above us--closer than many satellites.
Carmakers are teaming up to develop fuel cell cars. Is the time right for the technology?
Scientists are working to refine the dates for an ancient cosmic collision.
How much of your personal data is really yours to control?
How much sleep does your brain need? Experts discuss the links between sleep, memory, and cognition.
Dung beetles use light from the Milky Way to help them navigate at night.
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