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Science Friday Audio Podcast: Episodes

The search for the elusive Higgs boson, a book on the technology and science of airline travel, and a video about flight physics.
Neurologists and therapists discuss how music therapy works. Plus, how Julius Petri created his famous dish.
Two scientists discuss food safety and environmental concerns associated with transgenic salmon, and molecular biologist Leslie Leinwand discusses how studying python metabolism could help treat heart disease.
A study suggests primates are not the only mammals with empathy, a look at a space race in Asia, bedbug inbreeding, and two engineers giving the jump rope a spin.
Author Kate Ascher dissects the architecture and engineering of a modern skyscraper, and a new book looks at the life of the beautiful and brainy movie star Hedy Lamarr.
Next-generation antibiotics that target the bacterial DNA, Dr. Andrew Weil discusses antidepressant alternatives, video of how pigeons fly.
The evolution of the American superhighway system, a 1000-pound pumpkin, An Anatomy of Addiction, and the origins of the stethoscope.
An annual awards ceremony salutes dubious and unusual research and inventions.
Tomorrow is World Toilet Day, so we look at the state of toilet technology. Plus, biotech firm Greon says it is getting out of the business of stem cell research.
Why a moon may not be necessary for life, a battle over solar panel taxes, detecting a genetic difference through observing empathy, and a look at balloon engineering for a major parade.
How much science do kids learn outside the classroom? Then, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman talk mythbusting.
Treatments for the winter blues, Walter Isaacson discusses his biography of the Apple leader, and a hunt for an elusive bird.
Engineering mosquitoes to crash dengue mosquito populations, and a look back at the Antarctic expeditions of Scott and others.
Tying to determing brain function by studying structure, dolphin communication and cognition, questioning the constancy of basic physical rules, and a video about moth flight.
New reports question whether scientific evidence against the prime suspect was ready for court. And a study suggests good bacteria in yogurt affect digestion, but not by repopulating the gut flora.
A new report says evidence that the flu shot works for seniors is lacking. And a new four-part TV series looks at big questions in cosmology.
This weekend, another satellite is scheduled to crash to Earth, just a month after the last one. Then, Amory Lovins advocates a mix of energy efficiency and renewables to get society off fossil fuels. And in Science Diction, historian Howard Markel talks about chemist Robert Bunsen and how his namesake ...
Astronomers have a new theory on how blue straggler stars are formed, an author claims a writer, therapist, and patient created a sensational tale of multiple personality disorder, and a video looks at pumpkin carving.
Could a stash of ancient bones be the work of a giant cephalopod? We look at the controversial idea. Then Sean Otto, author of Fool Me Twice, discusses his idea for an American Science Pledge. And in some people, a fruit and vegetable-filled diet can lower heart attack risk.
Chad Mirkin describes using DNA molecules to shape nanoscale crystal structures, Toaster Project author Thomas Thwaites discusses his quest to build a toaster from scratch, and a student competition seeks space experiments. Plus - eggs in space!
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