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

Hr2: Alzheimers, Wind Power, Reef Soundscapes

The U.S. is already a global leader in land-based wind energy. Now momentum is building for offshore wind power, with a new wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island. Plus, why we can be cautiously optimistic about a new drug designed to remove amyloid plaques from the brain.

Hr1: News Roundup, National Parks, Teaching Math, Limbs

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.

Hr2: Zika, Book Club, Mr. Robot

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.