Science Friday Audio Podcast: Episodes

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.
Think monsters are make-believe? In his new book, science journalist Matt Kaplan writes of real-life zombies in Haiti, and how rabies infection could explain the vampire's aversion to garlic and sunlight.
An earthquake, terrorist attack, or even a hole-in-one can cause a heart-stopping surge of adrenaline.
Why you have to overcome irritation in order to examine it.
The money will be used to turn Nikola Tesla’s final laboratory into a museum.
Will the next human pandemic start in an animal? Writer David Quammen talks about Ebola, HIV and other diseases that “Spillover” from animals to humans.
The plan identifies 285,000 acres of public land in six Western states for solar energy projects.
What do Earth’s radiation belts sound like? Wonder no more.
The <em>Old Farmer's Almanac</em> predicts winter weather months in advance. But how scientific are those predictions? And are NOAA and Accuweather any better at the art of seasonal forecasting?
Feeling a little overwhelmed by all the presidential polls? A neuroscientist and statistician talk about how to make sense of the election -- and why not all votes are created equal.
Two new studies present very different ideas about how the Moon was formed -- a riddle that one scientist says may never be solved.
Did the rover shed a piece of plastic while collecting its first scoop of Martian soil?
This year’s Nobel laureates changed our understanding of our bodies and the world around us.
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