Science Friday with host Ira Flatow discusses the latest in science, technology, health, and the environment. It's brain fun, for curious people.
Will all research papers be open access in the future? Plus, we explore the robots of the past and how they might be designed in the future.
Repurposing mathematical models to track extremist networks on social media. Plus, finding nuggets of science in the new Ghostbusters.
How does racism affect the mental and physical health of people of color? Plus, sorting out your questions about reducing, reusing, and recycling.
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.
How could historically significant satellites, spacecraft, and landing sites be preserved in space? Plus how Flyover Country, a new app, will help you spot geological features during your next long-haul flight.
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.