Science Friday with host Ira Flatow discusses the latest in science, technology, health, and the environment. It's brain fun, for curious people.
For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves, the last unproven part of Einstein's theory of general relativity. Plus, a roundup of the week in science, and a look at genetically engineering malaria-resistant mosquitoes.
After three weeks of reading, the SciFri Book Club is back to discuss the autobiography On the Move, by Oliver Sacks. Plus, how the band OK Go choreographed their latest video in zero-G, and a video about pointy-ness and linguistics.
When President Nixon signed the National Cancer Act of 1971, he waged the War on Cancer. Forty-five years and over $100 billion later, are we winning? Plus, why couldnt the polls predict the Iowa primaries?
Jo Marchant shares the results of her deep dive into the evidence --and against-- mind-body medicine, from placebo effects to hypnosis and meditation. Plus, gene-editing techniques, and research into restoring the maternal microbiome to babies born via C-section.
Between 14-23 percent of women will experience symptoms of depression during pregnancy, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Plus, communication between octopuses, and how sitting quietly in a room can generate a personalized cloud of microbes.
Meteorite hunter Nina Lanza reports back from six weeks scouring the Antarctic ice for space rocks. Plus, an update on the Zika virus, and the cautionary tale of planet Vulcan.