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Science Friday Audio Podcast: Episodes

Bacteria locked under Antarctic lake ice may shed light on life’s limits, and the possibility of life on other worlds.
Biologists are using data tags and a National Geographic Crittercam to study the dining habits of the largest animal on the planet.
The film tells the stories of a soldier addicted to painkillers, and a doctor with no time for her patients.
A comedian and a neuroscientist walk into a bar.. er, nevermind. Tig Notaro and Robert Provine talk about why we laugh at even the grimmest of subjects, like cancer and death.
The law has many protections for patients -- but could it cause higher premiums and doctor shortages?
A perennial holiday mystery: will alcohol kill bacteria in homemade eggnog?
A new documentary explores how climate change is affecting the world's glaciers.
Join the SciFri Book Club regulars for a look back, er...up, at 'The Right Stuff.'
Ponytail physics, the sloshing in a coffee cup, and an opera about the universe feature in this year’s Ig Nobel Prize ceremony.
Did you know some infinities are bigger than others? Or that one is equal to .99999999999 repeating? Just a few of the math mysteries in <em>The Joy of X</em>, a new book by Steven Strogatz.
Food waste is a growing problem in the U.S., so what can we do to fix it?
A provocative new study suggests humans are slowly becoming less intelligent and emotionally stable.
Nearly 60 years later, James Watson reflects on the legendary race to solve the structure of DNA.
“I’m pure geek, pure logic,” says Grandin, an animal scientist at Colorado State University.
Despite a national push to electronic voting, why did it take days to tally the vote in some states?
Physicist Sean Carroll of Caltech talks about the search for the Higgs boson, and what comes next.
No millipede has 1000 feet -- but the species <em>Illacme plenipes</em> comes closest, with up to 750.
If Congress fails to act, some $15 billion will be cut from science funding in January 2013.
In his latest book, neurologist Oliver Sacks explores the strange world of hallucinations, and documents his own experiments with psychedelic drugs.
A look beneath Earth’s surface at what may be causing the planet’s poles to wander back and forth.
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