Science Friday with host Ira Flatow discusses the latest in science, technology, health, and the environment. It's brain fun, for curious people.
Tracing the DNA of the earliest Americans, new data from the Kepler and New Horizons missions, why self-described experts are more likely to claim knowledge of phony information, and the discovery of a pentaquark at CERN.
A roundup of the top science stories this week, a new view of Pluto, and why scientists are looking to redefine the standard of what a kilogram really means.
Are the digital building blocks of Minecraft the teaching tools of the future? Plus, how sci-fi writer Kim Stanley Robinson puts the dream of interstellar colonization under the microscope, a food scientist explores the microstructure of ice cream, and t
A roundup of the top science stories this week, Pluto prepares for its closeup, how climate change is affecting bumblebee habitats, and fluid dynamics tackles a question of licking lollipops.
Eric Kandel discusses the role of prions in maintaining long-term memories, Geek Atlas author John Graham-Cumming help us plot the ultimate geek road trip, and a universe containing millions of hidden supermassive black holes.
In The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons, science writer Sam Kean explains how the field of neuroscience emerged from stories of brains gone awry. Then, is there a better way to teach and learn math?