Science Friday with host Ira Flatow discusses the latest in science, technology, health, and the environment. It's brain fun, for curious people.
Science students at Stony Brook University have an unusual offering on the class roster: JRN 503: Improvisation for Scientists. Plus, Randall Munroe of XKCD explains nuclear power, continental drift, and the periodic table, using just the thousand most common English words.
The Ig Nobel Prizes honor scientific research that first makes you laugh, and then, makes you think.
A roundup of the week in science, how big data sets can perpetuate the same biases present in our culture, and a look at the science and art of making hard cider.
What role does encryption play in surveillance, security and privacy? Plus, how psychology and cognitive science are shaping transit maps, and your innovative methods for getting a message from one place to another.
A roundup of the week in science, a look at software in the classroom, trade in illegal plants, and a Macroscope video about how ant colonies and the multi-nucleated slime mold organize themselves into dynamic structures.
What insect hair could teach materials scientists, a look at several genetic therapies for hearing loss that show promise in animal studies, and a talk with author and artist Lauren Redniss about weather.