Science Friday with host Ira Flatow discusses the latest in science, technology, health, and the environment. It's brain fun, for curious people.
In this 1995 segment from the Science Friday archives, Apollo 13 mission commander Jim Lovell tells the story of the flight’s survival after an explosion in space. Plus, In a 1999 conversation from the Science Friday archives, astrophysicists Neta Bahcall and Wendy Freedman explain the then-new revelation that the universe’s expansion was accelerating...not decelerating.
Astronomer Dean Regas shares some of his favorite stellar trivia, and gives an guide to the big skywatching event of 2017 -- the solar eclipse. Plus, the challenges of animating Moana's water, and the subteties of scoring science movies.
A deep dive on the hurdles still facing women scientists in 2016, from sexual harassment down to the grant gap. Plus, a new group of wealthy investors are betting a billion dollars on an uncrowded but risky market.
Possible solutions to stem the flow of prescription pain pills contributing to the opioid epidemic. Plus, how scientists are studying the environmental and genetic factors that cause Christmas trees to drop their needles.
Astronaut Don Pettit has taken hundreds of thousands of photos from the International Space Station. Plus, how at the beginning of the 20th century, a team of female astronomers at the Harvard College Observatory worked to classify the stars.
What will be the legacy of the Obama administration's big data programs? Plus, the Science Friday Science Club meets to wrap up their latest project, devoted to the idea of disassemby.