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Fresh Android Apps for Jan. 3: Science Friday, My-Cast Weather Lite

by Ian Black

Make a resolution to stay current on science and nature this year. We’ll help you out with today’s Fresh Apps list. Get brand new apps explaining the latest science happenings and the up-to-the-minute weather.

Science Friday (Free)

National Public Radio’s Science Friday show explores the latest developments in science and explains how they relate to our everyday world. This new app delivers “tasty tidbits” of audio and video from the show, but be aware, phones running earlier than Android version 2.xx will get only the audio.

Ira Flatow hosts the popular radio show and you can hear him interview top scientists and other high-profile people working in science-related endeavors. In this free beta release, the app creators are requesting your feedback. Get your "Sci-Fri," as it’s known to fans, on the go!

My-Cast Weather Lite (Free)

Keep tabs on the winter weather. Browse through the weather in several modes. View a snapshot of the current weather trend or dive into hour-by-hour forecasts for the next 24 hours. Then, scope out the seven-day predictions using seven different types of weather data.

You can personalize the skin of the app, rotate to landscape for a full-screen view of maps and graphs, and pinch-zoom for more detail.