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Science Friday is a weekly science talk show, broadcast live over public radio stations nationwide as part of NPR's Talk of the Nation programming. Each week, we focus on science topics that are in the news and try to bring an educated, balanced discussion to bear on the scientific issues at hand. Panels of expert guests join Science Friday's host, Ira Flatow, a veteran science journalist, to discuss science — and to take questions from listeners during the call-in portion of the program.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 1:00pmPlant physiologist Abby van den Berg traces how maple sap flows through trees and onto your plate.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 1:00pmEvolutionary biologist Neil Shubin takes us through the evolutionary story of how the human body evolved from our fish and reptilian ancestors.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 1:00pmAczel's latest book chronicles the New Atheist movement, taking aim at scientists like Richard Dawkins.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 1:00pmClimate change has already cut yields of wheat and corn, taking a bite out of gains achieved by better farming technology.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 1:00pmE.O. Wilson discusses the recovery and biodiversity of Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park.