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Science Friday Videos

Covering everything about science and technology -- from the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies -- Science Friday is your source for entertaining and educational stories and activities. Each week, host Ira Flatow interviews scientists and inventors like Sylvia Earle, Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and more.

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These Stunning Images Were Created Using The Forces Behind Evolution

A computer programmer and artist discovers inspiration in biological growth processes.

10 Feb 2021

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Breakthrough: The Slime Minder

Discover how Audrey Dussutour is breaking new ground in our understanding of animal cognition from an unexpected source: slime molds.

23 Oct 2020

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Discover how earth scientist Africa Flores-Anderson uses satellite data to help underserved communities.

16 Oct 2020

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Breakthrough: The Galaxy Hunter

Learn about how astrophysicist Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil has defied odds—breaking cultural conventions and discovering a completely new kind of galaxy.

7 Oct 2020

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Breakthrough: The Trauma Tracer

Follow Bianca Jones Marlin as she uses cutting-edge neuroscience to uncover how the effects of trauma can be passed down from generation to generation.

1 Oct 2020

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Breakthrough: The Avian Authority

Follow Jingmai O'Connor as she catalogues ancient avian dinosaurs and learn how her Chinese-American roots helped lead her to incredible paleontological discoveries.

25 Sep 2020

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Breakthrough: The Volcano Trekker

Follow Kayla Iacovino as she collects volcanic rock samples from across the world in order to better understand the powerful forces that created them.

18 Sep 2020

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Making Music With Brain Waves And Heartbeats

This computer engineer is developing new technologies that turn her brain and body into musical instruments.

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The Bots And Bees

Two Harvard engineers master the RoboBee to create a future fleet of flying, mini machines.

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Surveying The Northern Lights

For nearly two decades, Don Hampton has been monitoring the Northern Lights in Alaska to understand the energy pouring down from auroras.

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