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

Atul Gawande: On Being Mortal

In his book Being Mortal, surgeon Atul Gawande argues that more medicine may not be better medicine in end-of-life care.

How to Make Quark Soup

Brookhaven National Laboratory cooks up tiny ephemeral batches of quark-gluon soup that are said to be the most "perfect" fluid ever discovered.

How Did the Violin Get Its Shape?

From its role in biological systems to cultural products, “shape is information that can tell us a story,” says biologist Dan Chitwood.

Do Chimps Have Culture?

Researchers say a real-world case of “monkey see, monkey do” might model the origins of human culture.