Science Friday Audio Podcast: Episodes

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.
Thousands of mice at one of New York University’s research facilities were lost due to flooding.
Researchers devised a recipe for improving beer foam.
An ecological anomaly is at the center of the story in Barbara Kingsolver’s “Flight Behavior.”
Can electronic voting machines be hacked? An expert gives us a pre-election update on voting technologies.
Better treatment options are being developed, but the cause of Crohn’s disease is still unknown.
Themes of power, integrity, and truth still resonate in a new production of Ibsen’s classic play.
Scientists are taking a long view of Sandy.
With Sandy leaving destruction in her wake, a look at how cities might plan for future storms.
The Science Friday Book Club discusses the classic book <i>“Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”</i>
Scientists are examining how social media can influence the opinions of voters.
The physics and neuroscience of jumping off cliffs.
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