Science Friday

Science Friday

Brain fun for curious people.

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Climate And Farming, Mars 2020, Fireflies. August 23, 2019, Part 2
From cutting back on fossil fuels to planting a million trees, people and policymakers around the world are looking for more ways to curb climate change. Another solution to add to the list is changing how we use land. The United Nations’ Intergovern...
Book Club Birds, Amazon Burning. August 23, 2019, Part 1
“Bird-brain” has long been an insult meant to imply slow-wittedness or stupidity. But in reading Jennifer Ackerman’s The Genius of Birds, SciFri Book Club readers have been learning that birds often have wits well beyond ours—take the mockingbird’s c...
Live in San Antonio: Deadly Disease, Bats, Birds. Aug. 16, 2019, Part 2
Imagine stepping into a white suit, pulling on thick rubber gloves and a helmet with a clear face plate. You can only talk to your colleagues through an earpiece, and a rubber hose supplies you with breathable air. Sounds like something you wear in s...
Lightning, Electric Scooters, News Roundup. Aug. 16, 2019, Part 1
Lightning during a heavy rainstorm is one of the most dramatic phenomena on the planet—and it happens, somewhere on Earth, an estimated 50 to 100 times a second. But even though scientists have been puzzling over the physics of lightning for decades,...
Wiring Rural Texas, Visiting Jupiter and Saturn. Aug 9, 2019, Part 2
High-speed internet access is becoming a necessity of modern life, but connecting over a million rural Texans is a challenge. How do we bridge the digital divide in Texas' wide open spaces? It turns out the Great Red Spot might not be so great—it's s...

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