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Science Friday is a weekly science talk show, broadcast live each week on KERA Radio. The program focuses on science topics that are in the news, and tries to bring an educated, balanced discussion to bear on the scientific issues at hand. Panels of expert guests join Science Friday‘s host, veteran science journalist Ira Flatow, to discuss science and take questions from listeners during the call-in portion of the program. Recent episodes of the program are also available on demand via the Science Friday podcast (see below).
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Latest Episodes On-Demand
- SciFri: The Sticky Science Behind Maple Syrup
Plant physiologist Abby van den Berg traces how maple sap flows through trees and onto your plate.
- SciFri: Discovering Your Inner Fish
Evolutionary biologist Neil Shubin takes us through the evolutionary story of how the human body evolved from our fish and reptilian ancestors.
- SciFri: Amir Aczel: 'Why Science Does Not Disprove God'
Aczel's latest book chronicles the New Atheist movement, taking aim at scientists like Richard Dawkins.
- SciFri: How a Warming Planet Will Change What's on Your Plate
Climate change has already cut yields of wheat and corn, taking a bite out of gains achieved by better farming technology.
- SciFri: E.O. Wilson: ‘A Window on Eternity’
E.O. Wilson discusses the recovery and biodiversity of Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park.