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: Florida Textbooks, Education Myths, Educator Collaborative

Seven innovative science teachers have turned Science Friday stories into lessons you can use in the classroom and at home. Plus, there is little evidence to support the idea that some people are visual versus auditory learners. But the theory persists.

Hr2: Renewable Energy Transition, Speech and Pitch, Max Tegmark

A new study maps out the path for 139 countries to switch entirely to renewable energy sources by 2050. And physicist Max Tegmark contemplates how artificial intelligence could reshape work, justice, and society in the future.

Hr2: FDA Fast Track, Evolution, Solar Eclipse App for Visually Impaired

Researchers say fast-tracked drugs are not being rigorously tested after the approval process. Plus, modern evolutionary science has some advantages Darwin did not. What are we learning from DNA, experimentation, and more? And how researchers are using sound and vibrations to describe the eclipse to visually impaired viewers.

Hr1: News Roundup, 13 Reasons, Volcanoes, Fake Flavors

Researchers are using magma trapped in crystal structures to study the life beneath volcanoes. Plus, modern fake flavors owe more to the chemistry of the past than their real fruit counterparts.