Science Friday with host Ira Flatow discusses the latest in science, technology, health, and the environment. It's brain fun, for curious people.
The viral storm has made landfall in the U.S, but a vaccine remains elusive. Plus, Kor Adana, a write for Mr. Robot, unpacks the toolkit of real-life hackers that inspired the show. And a discussion of Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwoood.
Educators argue over how to shake up math education, like ditching pre-calculus and emphasizing real-world thinking. Plus what a fish and a rare amphibian can tell us about how limbs develop, grow, and even re-grow.
Margaret Atwood, author of 'Oryx and Crake,' discusses the book with Ira Flatow in a live book club discussion at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York. Recorded August 23 2016.
A visit with the Twitter bots that are brightening our social media experience. Plus, what gives the hot habanero and mild jalapeno their heat profile?
Mice appear to be more susceptible to viral infection during their sleep cycle, suggesting that circadian rhythms can affect our immune systems. Plus, how an icy space object with a rebellious orbit may be a clue to the mystery of the early solar system.
What could sterile neutrinos, gravitons, and axions tell us about the Standard Model? Plus, the most famous patient in neuroscience is the subject of a new book by the grandson of the man who changed his brain forever.