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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, December 5, 2013 1:00pmBBC science editor David Shukman talks about the motivations behind China's moonshot.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 1:00pmThe secret behind The Simpsons math jokes? A writers’ room full of ex-mathematicians.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 1:00pmSeventy thousand miles of track will need to be outfitted with "positive train control" technology by 2015.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 1:00pmUnraveling the speech patterns behind tongue twisters and Valley girls. . .and boys.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 1:00pmSteven Brill discusses "Bitter Pill," his investigation of skyrocketing healthcare costs.