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Covering the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the trusted source for news about science, technology, and other cool stuff. Each week host Ira Flatow mixes it up with people in the know and those who want to be. It's brain fun, for curious people. For over 22 years, Science Friday has brought the top stories in science to radio listeners and given them a chance to join in the discussion by asking questions and making comments during the live broadcast. http://www.sciencefriday.com/

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This is SCIENCE FRIDAY. I'm Ira Flatow. If you tuned into "Jeopardy!" in 2011, you might have heard an exchange like this.

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ALEX TREBEK: Watson, start us, please.

WATSON: The European Union for $200.

Science Book Picks for 2013

Dec 13, 2013

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This Doc's Miracle Drug? Exercise

Dec 13, 2013

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Would More Technology Mean Safer Trains?

Dec 6, 2013

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If you're headed to the ballet this season, chances are to hear something like the "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from "The Nutcracker," this season's dance blockbuster as usual. But dance doesn't always sound this sweet. Sometimes it sounds more like this.

Eating 'Wilder' Foods for a Healthier Diet

Nov 26, 2013

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UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Touchdown confirmed. We're safe on Mars.

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Stores Are Snooping Into Your Smartphone

Nov 22, 2013

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A Handful of Nuts, a Lifetime of Benefits?

Nov 22, 2013

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Searching for Earth 2.0

Nov 15, 2013

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The Myth of the Woolly Bear

Nov 8, 2013

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And it's time for the Video Pick of the Week. And joining me now is video producer Luke Groskin. Hello there, Luke.

LUKE GROSKIN, BYLINE: Hi, John.

DANKOSKY: So what do you got for us this week?

GROSKIN: Well, the video pick this week is the myth of the woolly bear.

India and NASA Home In on Mars

Nov 8, 2013

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UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: Zero plus one, two, three, four...

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UNIDENTIFIED MAN #2: Liftoff.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #3: Liftoff normal.

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Navigating Dietary Supplement Regulations

Nov 8, 2013

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When you think about space, usually the big questions come to mind. Is there life on Mars? Did time and space exist before the Big Bang? How do our bodies react to long periods of time in zero gravity? What about some of the smaller questions?

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