Science Friday
Brain fun for curious people.

The untold story of jellyfish is one of perception versus reality.Plus, researchers tested if listeners could identify lullabies, dance, love, and healing songs from different cultures.

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What we are learning about how to convince people that vaccines are safe and necessary. Plus, flu infection boosts the risk of heart attack six fold. An infectious disease physician explains why—and how to protect yourself.

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Most volcanic activity happens under the sea—but we know very little about it. Plus, are sleep apps and gadgets really doing anything?

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Algorithms in are being used to aid decision-making in courts, child welfare, and other areas of public policy. Plus the unintended consequences of the tech world, and what CEOs could learn from Mary Shelley.

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A graphic novel that addresses the quantum questions vexing physicists today. And the ecosystem of frozen soil.

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Scientists study meteorites carrying organic matter, including blue salt crystals, to Earth. Plus how squeezing, squishing, and stretching cells can change their biology—and how medicine can benefit from knowing why.

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Lucas Joppa, chief environment officer at Microsoft, says that artificial intelligence has the potential to help answer big environmental questions. Plus, a new way of thinking about hearing loss offers new opportunities for treatment.

 

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Everyday it seems there are more ways to get hacked. We will catch you up on the latest security tricks. Plus, we kick off our first book club of the new year: Frankenstein.

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From colliding neutron stars to the completion of the Cassini mission, a look at 2017’s most important science stories.

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We take alook inside the woderful world of flies and maggots. Plus, fermenting, distillation and aging — test your spirit smarts in the SciFri Bourbon quiz.

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