Science Friday

Science Friday with host Ira Flatow discusses the latest in science, technology, health, and the environment. It's brain fun, for curious people.

Recent Episodes

Hr1: News Roundup, Political Hangovers, Werner Herzog

Filmmaker Werner Herzog talks about his new documentary "Into the Inferno," about the devastating power of volcanoes. Plus, how believing in the possibility of change can help you come to terms with this long and polarizing election season.

Hr1: News Roundup, Jumping Spiders, Amyloid

Scientists are using electrodes to tap into the brains of jumping spiders to study their ability to plan and carry out complex behaviors. Plus, the results of a Phase III clinical drug trial could reveal whether beta amyloid is at the root of Alzheimers disease.

Hr1: News Roundup, Internet of Things, Play Anything

Would grocery shopping be more fun if it were turned into a game? How about mowing the lawn? One game developer tells us how he turns ordinary life into play. Plus, more on the internet hack last week. Could your internet devices threaten your security?