Science Friday with host Ira Flatow discusses the latest in science, technology, health, and the environment. It's brain fun, for curious people.
Between 14-23 percent of women will experience symptoms of depression during pregnancy, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Plus, communication between octopuses, and how sitting quietly in a room can generate a personalized cloud of microbes.
A look at how sound affects the taste of your food, evidence for a 10,000-year-old massacre, and how an artist creates unconventional portraits of NYC commuters with bacteria.
Researchers calculate that there may be a large undiscovered ninth planet lurking in the distant reaches of our solar system. Plus, a deep drilling project, and the SciFri Book Club tackles an Oliver Sacks autobiography.
An update on the methane gas leak in California, how how human psychology predisposes us to take the grifter's bait, and using photonic devices to build a better light bulb.
Researchers are trying to sort out what effect factors like an infant's delivery method and early diet have on its community of microorganisms. Plus, how space habitations could be constructed out of concrete made of Martian sulfur and inflatable materials, and a roundup of the week's news.
An update on the drought situation in the western US, how certain diets might cause fat cells to suck up too much fuel, and tips for guarding your garden against the winter chill.