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Science Friday Audio Podcast: Episodes

Experts discuss how the internet impacts public perception of science.
How do these birds turn their heads 270 degrees without damaging their blood vessels?
China burns as much coal as the rest of the world combined. But it also leads in clean tech, and has a national climate change policy in place. A look at how the world is tackling climate change--with or without us.
The Science Friday book club chats about Michael Crichton's 1969 classic sci-fi thriller.
Scientists have transformed baked goods into graphene, worth two million times the price of gold.
If all the world's information were encoded as DNA, it would fit in the back of a station wagon.
Climatologist Jeff Weber explains why this winter could pack a punch.
Mold has become a concern for residents of a Sandy-damaged neighborhood in Queens.
Can beaches be rebuilt to face fiercer storms and rising seas? Is there even enough sand to do it?
Scientists have long debated how -- and when -- dogs first became domesticated.
Severe smog is raising concerns about the cost of China’s rapid industrialization.
The "Galileo of graphics" discusses his latest project: helping people to see information through "fresh" eyes.
Laurie Metcalf is a scientist suffering from the dementia she studies in the play 'The Other Place.'
Aside from getting the flu shot, how do you outsmart the wily flu virus? Hoard hand sanitizer? Dodge door knobs? Or quietly slink away from a coughing commuter?
Astronomers have discovered a clump of 73 quasars spanning four billion light years at its widest point -- that's like 40,000 Milky Way galaxies lined end-to-end.
The gravity-powered device uses a weight to generate up to 30 minutes of light as it descends.
What's it like to live -- and cook -- on Mars? To find out, researchers are simulating Mars missions in Russia and on the slopes of a Hawaiian volcano.
In <em>Fat Chance</em>, obesity doc Robert Lustig deconstructs the mythology on fat and exercise.
Only a handful of researchers (ever) have looked into why fingers get pruney after a water bath.
More than 2.5 million tons of electronic waste is produced each year in the U.S.
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