Science Friday Audio Podcast: Episodes

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.
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?
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