Science Friday Podcast


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    Ira Flatow - Science is Sexy

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    Ira Flatow, science journalist and host of NPR's Science Friday discusses why Science is Sexy in his acceptance address for the 2010 Nierenberg Prize. Series: Frontiers of Knowledge [1/2011] [Science] [Show ID: 19862]

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    Science Friday - What is a Flame?

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    This is an episode of Science Friday, a podcast on iTunes. This explains exactly what fire is and all the scientific terms and processes that are associated with it. It's a little weird, but way cool, none the less.

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    Neil deGrasse Tyson about Pseudoscience!

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    Neil deGrasse Tyson and Leighann Lord answer fan questions about pseudoscience, from creationism, ouija boards, healing cristals, tarot, and alternative medicine.

    Cosmic Queries: Pseudoscience
    Startalk Radio.

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    Tying Water in a Knot

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    Reporting in the journal Nature Physics, William Irvine and Dustin Kleckner, physicists at the University of Chicago, describe the knotted fluid vortex they created in the lab -- a scientific first, they say. The knots resemble smoke rings -- except these are made of water, and they're shaped like pretzels, not donuts. Understanding knottiness has extra-large applications, including untangling dynamics of the sun.

    More SciFri videos

    Untangling the Hairy Physics of Rapunzel:
    Dive Into the Physics of Splashing:
    Cracking the Egg Sprinkler Mystery:

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    Bill Maher and Billy Crystal Talking About Religion

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    Creating The Never-Ending Bloom

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    *Correction May 1, 2017: At 2:06, a graphic in the video incorrectly wrote the formula for the golden ratio. It should be B/A = A/(A+B). We regret the error.

    John Edmark's sculptures are both mesmerizing and mathematical. Using meticulously crafted platforms, patterns, and layers, Edmark's art explores the seemingly magical properties that are present in spiral geometries. In his most recent body of work, Edmark creates a series of animating “blooms” that endlessly unfold and animate as they spin beneath a strobe light.
    Produced by Luke Groskin
    Filmed by Christian Baker
    Music by Audio Network
    Additional Stills and Video by
    John Edmark
    Charlie Nordstrom
    Shutterstock

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    Getting a Grip on Finger Wrinkles

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    Why do your fingers get pruney after a swim? Only a handful of researchers, including Einar Wilder-Smith, Mark Changizi, and Tom Smulders, have looked into the phenomenon. Publishing in Biology Letters, Smulders lends a hand to the hypothesis, set forth by Changizi and colleagues, that finger wrinkles improve our grip of wet objects.

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    When Water Flows Uphill

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    In the Leidenfrost Effect, a water droplet will float on a layer of its own vapor if heated to certain temperature. This common cooking phenomenon takes center stage in a series of playful experiments by physicists at the University of Bath, who discovered new and fun means to manipulate the movement of water.

    Researchers test ridged surfaces in order to control the movements of hot water.

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    Face Time: How Quickly Do You Judge A Face?

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    By looking at a face for less than a second, we can judge someone’s age, gender, race, emotional state and even their trustworthiness. High-speed scanning and perception experiments by social neurologist Dr. Jon Freeman have revealed our brain’s ability to generate character assessments in less than blink of an eye. These first impressions can linger in our brains and influence our real-world interactions.
    Produced by Luke Groskin
    Music by Audio Network
    MRI Stand-in by Sarah Lewin
    Footage ands Stills Provided by Dr. Jon Freeman, Shutterstock, Warren Goldswain, Glasgow Unfamiliar Face Database, Bruce Gionet (C.C. 3.0), Nina Paley (C.C. 3.0), Kim Cramer (C.C. 3.0), “Brain Optic Nerve Impulses,” Produced by Purdue University Calumet senior engineering students supervised by Professors Bin Chen, Ph.D, and Ge Jin Ph.D, with support of the university’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation. Full video is available at:

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    Richard Dawkins- The God Delusion- Science Friday

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    Science Friday: October 6, 2006
    (part 1 of 3)

    In his book The God Delusion, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins says fundamentalist religion subverts science and saps the intellect. Join guest host Joe Palca in this hour of Science Friday for a chat with Dawkins on religion, the teaching of evolution and creationism in science class, and his call for atheists to out themselves.

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    Why Spiders Dont Stick To The Web

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    Why Spiders Don't Stick to The Web

    William Eberhard, of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the University of Costa Rica, and colleague Daniel Briceno film spiders in the lab, in the field and under a dissecting microscope to untangle this longstanding arachnological mystery. The secret to not getting stuck? Oily, hairy legs and delicate movements.

    Produced by Flora Lichtman
    Video footage: Daniel Briceno and William Eberhard.
    Additional: archive.org, prelinger archives

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    The Vampire Squid From Hell

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    Its Latin name translates as the vampire squid from hell. And while its crimson skin and glowing eyes support its title, deep sea ecologists like Bruce Robison of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have come to see the vampire squid as the antithesis of a bloodsucking predator. In fact, studies have shown that Vampyroteuthis infernalis is actually a gentle steward of the ocean's depths, gracefully foraging on marine detritus.

    Produced by Christian Baker
    Music by Audio Network
    Additional Footage Provided by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

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    Origins Symposium: Science Friday part 1/10

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    Speakers: Ira Flatlow, Lawrence Krauss, Michael Turner, Brian Greene, Steven Weinberg, Ariel Anbar, Barry Blumberg, Peter Ward, Paul Davies

    Topics: Astrobiology, Big Bang, Evolution, Extraterrestrial Life, Large Hadron Collider, Microbiology, String Theory, Theoretical Physics

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    SciFriday: Robots and Artificial Brains

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    PLEASE SUBSCRIBE AND SHARE! Researchers believe they can replicate the human brain with computer algorithms. The problem is they admit they have no idea how neural networks -- the core of artificial intelligence -- actually work.

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    1964 M9.2 Great Alaska Earthquake—Causes & Effects

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    CORRECTED VERSION: The 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake occurred on Good Friday, March 27th. It and rocked the state with strong ground shaking for 4.5 minutes. At magnitude 9.2, it was the second largest quake ever recorded by seismometers. This animation shows the underlying causes of that earthquake, and tells how research done on the ground deformation contributed to confirmation of early theories of plate tectonics.

    Animation & graphics by Jenda Johnson, geologist, Earth Sciences Animated
    Directed by Robert F. Butler, University of Portland
    U.S. Geological Survey consultants:
    Robert C. Witter, Alaska Science Center
    Peter J. Haeussler, Alaska Science Center
    Narrated by Roger Groom, Mount Tabor Middle School

    Earthquake locations from UAF Alaska Earthquake Center. Maps from Google Earth. Video from US Army Corps of Engineers. Tsunami animation from National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. Photographs from US Geological Survey.
    Funded by the National Science Foundation

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    Shake Your Silk-Maker: The Dance of the Peacock Spider

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    With their ornately-colored bodies, rhythmic pulsations, and booty-shaking dance moves, male peacock spiders attract the attention of spectating females as well as researchers. One such animal behavior specialist, Madeline Girard, collected more than 30 different peacock spider species from the wilds of Australia and brought them back to her lab at UC Berkeley. Under controlled conditions, she recorded their unique dances in the hopes of deciphering what these displays actual say to a female spider and how standards differ between species.
    All lab spider footage ©Madeline Girard

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    Science Friday On-Air: The ABCs of 3D Printing

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    What can't 3D printers do? We've all heard news stories about 3D-printed food and medical prostheses—even cars and entire houses. But how does additive manufacturing, as it's also known, really work? And how can an at-home hobbyist get started? Ira teams up with Makerbot's Bre Pettis to present the ultimate beginner's guide to 3D printing.
    Produced by Annie Minoff
    Video by Luke Groskin

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    Ira Flatow - Science Friday

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    Ira Flatow is the host of Science Friday, bringing 2 million radio and Internet listeners a lively, informative discussion on science, technology, health, space and the environment.
    Ira is president of Science Friday, Inc. and founder and president of Science Friday Initiative, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit company dedicated to creating audio, video and Internet projects that make science a topic of discussion around the dinner table, Twitter or Facebook.
    Ira has shared his enthusiasm with public radio and TV fans for more than 35 years. He recently co-starred on the CBS hit series The Big Bang Theory

    His most recent book is entitled Present At The Future.
    His numerous TV credits include six years as host and writer for the Emmy-award-winning Newton’s Apple on PBS and science reporter for CBS This Morning. He wrote, produced and hosted Transistorized!, an hour-long PBS documentary. He is also host of the four-part PBS series Big Ideas. A winner of numerous awards, his most recent the Isaac Asimov Award.

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    Microscopic Movie Stars

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    Photographer Roman Vishniac is perhaps best-known for documenting Jewish communities in Eastern Europe before World War II, but he also was a science buff. In the 1950s-1970s, with funding from the Educational Testing Service, the National Science Foundation and others, he made educational science films, featuring footage he shot through his microscope. Vishniac was a pioneer of cinemicroscopy (as he called it). The craft has changed with digital photography, says Dutch photographer Wim van Egmond, who has won numerous awards for his photomicrographs. van Egmond explains some of the techniques he uses to capture the micro-world in action

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    What is Sleep on Science Friday

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    Eric Galicia's radio interview on Science Friday with Ira Flatow and Alan Alda! Edited so you guys can just hear my segment, hear the full segment at

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    How Owls Turn Heads

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    A mystery of the animal kingdom: How do owls turn their heads 270 degrees without damaging their blood vessels? At last an answer, published this week in Science, as the winning poster in the 2012 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge. Fabian de Kok-Mercado, of Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Philippe Gailloud, of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, dissected and X-rayed owls to discover how the birds do the twist.

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    NASA SDO - Seeing A Star In A New Light

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    NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), launched in February of 2010, has started to send back data. The instruments are giving solar scientists an unprecedented look at the sun, says Dean Pesnell, SDO project scientist. The hope is to better understand how solar activity--solar flares, coronal mass ejections, coronal holes--is linked to the sun's magnetic field.

    Thank you sciencefriday.com

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    Yet Another Reason to Spike That Eggnog

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    A few years ago, Science Friday, in collaboration with microbiologist Vince Fischetti and his lab at The Rockefeller University, conducted an experiment looking into a perennial holiday concern: will alcohol kill bacteria in homemade eggnog? We bring you the results. Please note: the sample size in this study is rather small, a single batch of nog.

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    Science Friday - Inside the Studio

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    This is how live radio looks! Watch Ira Flatow talk to scientist turned playwright Carl Djerassi, actor Simon Jones and chemist Alfred Vendl talk about Djerassi's new play Phallacy.

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    Isnt this Octopus Adorabilis?

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    This video is part of Science Friday's #CephalopodWeek 2015! Join the cephaloparty starting Friday, June 19th.

    What do you call an tiny octopus with big eyes, gelatinous skin and is cute as a button? Nobody knows quite yet! Stephanie Bush of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute aims to classify and name this presently undescribed deep-sea cephalopod using preserved specimens and a clutch of eggs hatch housed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

    **DISCLAIMER** from Dr. Stephanie Bush: The Opisthoteuthis eggs depicted in this video are preserved specimens, not the eggs laid at the Monterey Bay Aquarium (which are still being lovingly incubated at MBARI's Cold Storage Facility!)

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    How to Make Quark Soup

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    You don't need a time machine to marvel at the hot broth of quarks and gluons that made up all matter a microsecond after the Big Bang. You just need a ticket on the Long Island Railroad. Using massive feats of engineering, Brookhaven National Laboratory has devised a recipe for cooking up tiny ephemeral batches of this quark-gluon soup, a fluid which physicists Paul Sorensen say is the most perfect fluid ever discovered.
    Produced by Luke Groskin, Music by Audio Network, Additional Footage and Stills by Brookhaven National Laboratory NASA and Shutterstock

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    Suckers for Sap

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    For centuries, maple syrup producers across New England and Canada harvested sap by drilling into the bark of fully grown wild trees. While commercial syrup producers have adopted vacuum pumps and plastic tubing to aid these efforts, recent experiments at the University of Vermont's Proctor Maple Research Center may further pull the industry from its pastoral roots. By vacuum-sucking sap directly from the cut tops of juvenile trees, the researchers increased syrup production 5 to 6 times per acre compared to the traditional sap collecting methods.
    Produced by Luke Groskin
    Music by Audio Network
    Additional Video and Stills by Kieth Silva © Across the Fence, Abby van den Berg, Mark Isselhardt Shutterstock, Leonora Enking, Ben Ramirez, Sally McCay, Jim Hood, Kevstan

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    The Medical Wonders of Worm Spit

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    From the mandibles of a creepy crawly to your body comes a revolution in biomedical engineering. It's worm spit, from the silk worm moth caterpillar, although you may know it by its more common name, silk. Dr. David Kaplan explains how bioengineers at Tufts University are crafting this versatile protein into a myriad of medical materials.

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    BJ Leiderman Plays NPR Theme Songs

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    NPR's jingle writer BJ Leiderman plays an improvised version of his newly written theme song for NPR's Science Friday. Read more about the musician in our September 2013 issue.

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    Unwinding the Cucumber Tendril Mystery

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    Plants may be stationary but they're rarely still, says biologist Roger Hangarter, creator of the website Plants in Motion. Researchers are using time-lapse photography to study the biomechanics of plant movement. For example, this week in the journal Science, physicist Sharon Gerbode, of Harvey Mudd College, and biologist Joshua Puzey, of Harvard University, explain how they used time-lapse, mathematical modelling and a prosthetic plant to understand how cucumber tendrils twist.

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    Run, Octopus, Run!

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    This video is part of Science Friday's #CephalopodWeek 2015! Join the cephaloparty starting Friday, June 19th.

    Crawling, swimming, squeezing, jetting—the range of movement available to an octopus is impressive. Yet some species occasionally choose to stand up on two arms and run backwards. Chrissy Huffard, a Senior Researcher at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, explains the pros and cons of this seemingly silly behavior and why an octopus might find looking foolish useful.

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    Tardigrades - NPR Science Friday video

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    Tardigrades - NPR Science Friday video (Jan 23, 2009)
    Behold The Mighty, Microscopic Water Bear


    Microscopic water bears, also known as tardigrades, can withstand boiling, freezing, radiation, the vacuum of space and years of dehydration. Biologist Bob Goldstein of the University of North Carolina describes the creatures and why he studies them.

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    SciFri Videos: Candy Corn in Space

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    Astronauts are allowed to bring special crew preference items when they go up in space. NASA astronaut Don Pettit chose candy corn for his five and a half month stint aboard the International Space Station. But these candy corn were more than a snack, Pettit used them for experimentation.

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    Noam Chomsky - Thought

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    Noam Chomsky on thought, consciousness and free will.

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    Science Friday with Michio Kaku

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    STARSNOVA Science & Astronomy
    Science friday with Prof. Michio Kaku
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    Hot For Turkey

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    With its fanned plumage and bold strut, a male wild turkey's display conjures images of Americana and festive feasts. But this grandstanding isn't intended for human eyes - it's for female turkeys who actually use it to discern a male's genetic prowess. How exactly she parses his performance to pick her suitor can be a fairly complex enterprise but thanks to the research of Dr. Richard Buchholz of the University of Mississippi, we have some clues as to what a female turkey finds hot in a male.
    Produced by Luke Groskin
    Footage ands Stills Provided by
    Pronghorn Productions - pronghornproductions.comRichard Buchholz, Ph.d.
    Pond5,
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife
    Sgt. White Knight YT User (C.C. 3.0)
    Light Curve on the Road (C.C. 3.0)
    Music by Audio Network, Ponchielli, Dance of the Hours

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    The Great Debate: THE STORYTELLING OF SCIENCE

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    Link to Part 2 (of 2):

    The Origins Project at ASU presents the final night in the Origins Stories weekend, focusing on the science of storytelling and the storytelling of science. The Storytelling of Science features a panel of esteemed scientists, public intellectuals, and award-winning writers including well-known science educator Bill Nye, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, theoretical physicist Brian Greene, Science Friday's Ira Flatow, popular science fiction writer Neal Stephenson, executive director of the World Science Festival Tracy Day, and Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss as they discuss the stories behind cutting edge science from the origin of the universe to a discussion of exciting technologies that will change our future. They demonstrate how to convey the excitement of science and the importance helping promote a public understanding of science.

    Video by Black Chalk Productions

    Get the most recent updates from the Origins Project by following us on Facebook /ASUOriginsProject and Twitter @asuORIGINS. Contact origins.project@asu.eduwith questions.

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    A message from Ira Flatow, host of Science Friday

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    In which Ira Flatow, host of Science Friday, explains why your financial support makes PRI's coverage of science and technology possible. Would you consider making a gift today? Donate here:

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    Careers in Patent Law

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    Big Picture Science Celebrates 150 Years of Science with Notre Dame

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    Big Picture Science celebrates 150 years of science at the University of Notre Dame. Show hosts Seth Shostak and Molly Bentley presented, “Sesquicentennial Science: You can’t pronounce it, but you’re going to hear about it,” at the Eck Visitors Center Auditorium on February 4, 2015.

    Astrophysicist Justin Crepp, the Frank M. Freimann Assistant Professor of Physics, was interviewed about his work involving the search for exoplanets. Segments from the interview are featured in this video.

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    HOW TO PICK A COLOGNE - Scentual Science - Smarter Every Day 125

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    My beautiful wife is forever patient with me. Ask her the results:
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    If you'd like to ask my wife what she thought about this experiment feel free to tweet her:

    If you did what I do, there's a cool way you can make it easier for me to do it:


    Will Leahy compiled all the data.

    If you want to play with the graph, it's here!


    Outro music by A Shell in the Pit
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    METHODOLOGY:

    My first attempts with a new cologne would be to just apply it and wait for a comment. We have busy lives so often she wouldn't say anything. If one reached out and grabbed her attention (I try to apply only enough for her to smell me when she's close... not like a high school boy who pours it on) I knew it was an interesting scent to her. I tried to be honest, so many times I would wear one an entire day without a single comment from her. That was pretty hard to do because I was hungry for data. Sometimes if the mood was right and we were getting ready or something I'd casually ask what she thought about a certain fragrance. She's conducted serious biological research projects before so she understood all along the importance of the data set.

    Some colognes I only tried once because it was obvious one of us hated it. Others were kind of in the whatever region. Those I would often try multiple times. Some she really liked one day, but not another. Those took multiple tries to weed out.

    Often I would go without wearing anything, or perhaps my old aftershave just to make sure she wasn't gaming the system. The first or second day or so I realized that if she knew the names of the colognes it DRASTICALLY influenced her opinions. That just goes to show you how powerful marketing is on our perceptions.

    At some points she got confused because she couldn't tell if I was re-wearing something I had tried earlier. For example, she became a bit self conscious about whether or not she had already told me she liked one... I could tell she was trying to give me consistent answers, but I kept shifting it up so much I filtered out all her attempts to game the data.

    I also noticed that if I wore one that she complimented or mentioned without being prompted.

    In the end, I'm really happy with what we chose. It's light and a bit sweet, but still has swagger to it. I fancy myself a manly man, and I think she likes that about me. If you want to try to pull the answer out of her, I'm sure she would get a kick out of that. Tweet her at and see if you can talk her out of the answer. If you're a normal supporter, PM me on Patreon and I'll tell you the result.
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    If you like what I do and want to support my efforts to create Smart kids and Smarter Every Day here are a couple of links you can use to help. You will be notified when every single video is released!
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    Destin

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    NDFCU partnership with the Road to Discovery

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    Notre Dame Federal Credit Union is a proud sponsor of the Road to Discovery. Tom Gryp, president & CEO of NDFCU, speaks to Coach Ara Parseghian about the Road to Discovery.

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    Connecting Science and Art

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    'Science and art often seem to develop in separate silos, but many thinkers are inspired by both. Novelist Cormac McCarthy, filmmaker Werner Herzog, and physicist Lawrence Krauss discuss science as inspiration for art and Herzog's new film on the earliest known cave paintings.'

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    NPR - Science Friday | The Science of Wingsuit BASE Jumping | Luke Hively

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    Drift HD Athlete: Luke Hively joins NPR's Science Friday to discuss the physics of wingsuit BASE jumping & why time seems to slow down. Join Science Friday's Multimedia Editor Flora Lichtman, physicists Leif Ristroph & David Hu, neuroscientist Chess Stetson, and Drift Innovation Athlete / Dallas BASE Crew (DBC) team member Luke Hively on Plunging into the Science of BASE jumping. Watch the Drift HD video of Luke's wingsuit creating a vortex as he flies through a waterfall in his X-Bird, made by Tony Wingsuits (Tony Uragallo) and learn how we fly.

    Also featuring Michael Biederman of iFly Seattle and Drift HD Athletes / DBC team members, Brad Perkins & Eugene Edwards.

    Footage courtesy of Luke Hively
    Shot with Drift HD, available at: driftinnovation.com
    Music: Broke for Free/Swimming, Free Music Archive
    Additional images: wikimedia

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    Hear the On-Air discussion at:

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    Worlds Roundest Object!

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    The world's roundest object helps solve the longest running problem in measurement -- how to define the kilogram.
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    A kilogram isn't what it used to be. Literally. The original name for it was the 'grave', proposed in 1793 but it fell victim to the French Revolution like its creator, Lavoisier. So begins the tale of the most unusual SI unit. The kilogram is the only base unit with a prefix in its name, and the only one still defined by a physical artifact, the international prototype kilogram or IPK.

    But the problem with this definition has long been apparent. The IPK doesn't seem to maintain its mass compared to 40 similar cylinders minted at the same time. The goal is therefore to eliminate the kilogram's dependence on a physical object. Two main approaches are being considered to achieve this end: the Avogadro Project and the Watt Balance.

    The Avogadro project aims to redefine Avogadro's constant (currently defined by the kilogram -- the number of atoms in 12 g of carbon-12) and reverse the relationship so that the kilogram is precisely specified by Avogadro's constant. This method required creating the most perfect sphere on Earth. It is made out of a single crystal of silicon 28 atoms. By carefully measuring the diameter, the volume can be precisely specified. Since the atom spacing of silicon is well known, the number of atoms in a sphere can be accurately calculated. This allows for a very precise determination of Avogadro's constant.

    Special thanks to Katie Green, Dr. David Farrant, the CSIRO, and the National Measurment Institute for their help. Thanks also to Nessy Hill for filming and reviewing earlier drafts of this video.

    There is debate as to whether this is truly the roundest object ever created. The Gravity Probe-B rotors are also spherical with very low tolerances such that they may in fact be rounder.

    Music by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com) Decision, Danse Macabre, Scissors

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    Science Friday Sept. 23, 2016

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    See how to cut ice with your bare hands.

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    GE puts on science camp at Notre Dame

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    General Electric is making another investment in South Bend. Just weeks after its announcement of a new research facility in the area, GE is putting on a week-long camp for local 7th and 8th grade girls at Notre Dame. WSBT's Zach Crenshaw reports.

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    Notre Dame Ice Bucket Challenge

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    Over the weekend O'Neill and Farley hall staff issued an ice bucket challenge to University president Fr. John Jenkins to raise awareness and research funding for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Fr. Jenkins gave a donation to the Notre Dame College of Science which is participating in neurodegenerative disease research.

    He also issued his own challenge to Erin Hoffmann Harding, Vice President for Student Affairs, Lauren Vidal, Student Body President, and Matt Devine, Student Body Vice President.

    For more information on the neurodegenerative disease research being done at the Notre Dame College of Science:

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    Build Your Own Research Experience

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    With the help of the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts and the College of Science, engineering major Lauren Fritz designed her own research experience to study great white shark conservation in South Africa and created a documentary about her experience.

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    Science Fridays Gift To You!

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    Science Friday hopes to provide all our listeners, subscribers, readers, and supporters the joy of discovery and knowledge. But this year, we want to give you a little bit more... Watch the video to find out what Science Friday is giving ... to you!


    (No puppies were harmed in the making of the video. In fact, if you feel so inclined you can actually adopt one at

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