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A Florida airport recently had to close its main runway to repaint directional signs, due to the changing location of magnetic north. We'll talk about the planet's magnetic field.
In A Planet of Viruses, Zimmer writes of viruses that cause cancer and others that cure disease.
Researchers are studying our moon's effects on the Earth to guide their search for habitable worlds elsewhere.
From barely-alive to bits of a biocomputer, a look at two different microbes and their unusual stories.
A new book looks at the mucus-filled world of some of the oceans’ oddest inhabitants.
Science teacher Christopher Emdin knows how to get his students interested in sc...
Why hasn’t an increases in the number of female students studying the sciences l...
Zack Kopplin is campaigning to keep creationism off the science class syllabus.
Actress and author Danica McKellar joins us to talk about getting young girls fi...
How much science do kids learn outside the classroom?
\tScience Friday salutes a great science teacher. "Office hours are some of my favorite hours of the week," says Tom Carlson, a medical doctor, ethnobotanist, and instructor of 1700 students annually at the University of California, Berkeley. One of Carlson's former students, SciFri associate senior producer Christopher Intagliata, told us that Carlson's class was the reason he got into science (listen here).