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Dec. 12, 2014

The Best Science Books of 2014

Science writers Deborah Blum and Annalee Newitz join Ira to share their favorite science books of 2014.

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Dec. 13, 2013

Science Book Picks for 2013

Journalist Deborah Blum and Maria Popova of Brainpickings.org share their top science books of 2013.

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May. 31, 2013

The SciFri Book Club Takes a Hike

Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods is this month’s book club read.

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May. 20, 2011

Making a List for Summer Science Reading

Listeners suggest science books for summer reading.

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Apr. 02, 2010

Deborah Blum and The Poisoner's Handbook

Before CSI or Law and Order, how did chemical crimes come to light? Ira talks with author Deborah Blum about her new book about the dawn of medical forensics.

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Feb. 19, 2010

Communicating Science

With newspapers and cable news slashing budgets for science reporting, where can you go to get accurate, unbiased science news? We'll look at how science news is changing.

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Dec. 07, 2007

Science Book Picks for 2007

In this segment, Ira and guests discuss notable books about science, medicine, and the environment that were published in the last year. Call in with your own suggestions!

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