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: Heat Waves, Blocking Cell Phone Cameras, Building Better Violins

Self-taught scientist and luthier Carleen Hutchins brought new scientific rigor to violin-making. Plus Apple patents a technology that could stop our phones from recording concerts, and an epidemiologist looks at how many deaths extreme heat could cause, and how we can prevent them.

Hr2: Differential Privacy, Tropical Vaccines, Planetary Sciences

Several vaccines for Zika virus have triumphed in animal tests and are now ready for human trials. Plus, how 'differential privacy' allows companies to randomize user data, preserving individual privacy while pulling out larger trends. And a look at planetary sciences - from Jupiter to Pluto, new windows into the origins of our largest and smallest friends around the sun.