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Science Friday

Science Friday and WNYC Studios

Brain fun for curious people.

1160 - Limits On ‘Forever Chemicals’ In Drinking Water | An Important Winter Home For Bugs | Eclipse Drumroll
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  • 1160 - Limits On ‘Forever Chemicals’ In Drinking Water | An Important Winter Home For Bugs | Eclipse Drumroll

    A long-awaited rule from the EPA limits the amounts of six PFAS chemicals allowed in public drinking water supplies. Also, some spiders, beetles, and centipedes spend winter under snow in a layer called the subnivium. Plus, a drumroll for the total solar eclipse.

    Fri, 12 Apr 2024 - 25min
  • 1159 - Investigating Animal Deaths At The National Zoo

    When an animal dies at Washington, D.C.’s National Zoo, a pathologist gathers clues about its health and death from a necropsy.

    Thu, 11 Apr 2024 - 17min
  • 1158 - Eating More Oysters Helps Us—And The Chesapeake Bay

    In the ever-changing and biodiverse Chesapeake Bay, conservation and food production go hand in hand.

    Wed, 10 Apr 2024 - 18min
  • 1157 - How Trees Keep D.C. And Baltimore Cool

    Satellite technology—and community outreach—can help harness trees’ cooling power for city residents.

    Tue, 9 Apr 2024 - 12min
  • 1156 - Predicting Heart Disease From Chest X-Rays With AI | Storing New Memories During Sleep

    Dr. Eric Topol discusses the promise of “opportunistic” AI, using medical scans for unintended diagnostic purposes. Also, a study in mice found that the brain tags new memories through a “sharp wave ripple” mechanism that then repeats during sleep.

    Mon, 8 Apr 2024 - 18min
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