Friday, October 23, 2009

Making Fridays Better

Every Friday, NPR's Talk of the Nation steps into the utility closet, sheds its mild mannered talk radio show disguise and becomes Science Friday.

There's always been a lot to like about Science Friday, but the addition of Flora Lichtman's video of the week is a little like Aquaman learning to fly or the Flash getting x-ray vision.

Flora's videos come in bite-sized pieces and are generally informative and entertaining. Sometimes they are even inspiring, like this week's video which makes me want to buy a security camera:

Speaking of bite-sized pieces, this classic about candy corn in space informs, but falls short of inspiring me to like candy corn:

And while we're talking about space, I have to include this one:

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