SciFriday: 2020 Hindsight

February 19, 2021

2020 is in the history books, and while we’re not sorry to see it go, we’ve learned some valuable lessons. We discuss the global crisis response and the reports of spreading Ebola outbreaks in western and Central Africa.

SciFriday: Your Secret Surveillance Score

August 7, 2020

Surveillance capitalism reaches much deeper into your life than you know. Specialized tech companies are mining your personal data to assemble digital profiles to predict your future behavior.

SciFriday: Photobombing the Comet

July 31, 2020

We’ve reached a strange point in human history: Taking photographs of the stars is becoming more difficult because of the man-made satellites in orbit that keep getting in the way.

SciFriday: Stardust, Saturn, and Subterranean Goat

July 10, 2020

Scientists have proposed that life was seeded on Earth by carbon floating into our atmosphere from a burned-out star. We also discuss Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001 and 2010, the importance of Saturn (the planet and the god).

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