Science Friday Audio Podcast: Episodes

An early trial of stem cell therapy, making scientific research more open, and what an ancient skull find can tell us about our history with domesticated dogs.
Scientists have created a soap containing iron, solar flares and their effects, mobile payment options, and the coolness of ice.
The surgeon behind a recent synthetic windpipe transplant, a look at new projects in wind power and geothermal energy, the technology behind ship navigation, and the origins of the word moon.
NCSE on teaching about climate, a psychologist discusses meditation and mindfullness, a look at recent meteorites from mars, and a video about speedy critters.
Tattoos of the science obsessed, a surgeon takes readers behind the operating room doors, and Arianna Huffington discusses a new science section at The Huffington Post.
American Astronomical Society meeting, Lawrence Krauss on modern cosmology, a strain of tuberculosis that thwarts all antibiotics, and a video about computing with bubbles.
A parasitic fly may threaten honey bees, and a panel of experts discusses the science of the winter season.
New research suggests placebos may have the power to heal in certain applications, a microbiologist and a biosecurity expert debate publishing two studies, and a video about flies in zero G.
Twin NASA probes ready to enter lunar orbit, how research is done on extreme terrain in Antarctica, and keeping your New Year resolutions.
Four journalists join Ira Flatow to discuss the top science stories of 2011.
The science adviser for the chemistry-themed tv series, an expedition to save a woodpecker, and the annual Christmas Bird Count.
A search for Earth-sized exoplanets, Harold Varmus, and bridge engineering.
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.
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