Science Friday with host Ira Flatow discusses the latest in science, technology, health, and the environment. It's brain fun, for curious people.
In Grunt, author Mary Roach looks at the technology used to battle disease, shock, and exhaustion in the ranks. Plus, Google Doodle team leader Ryan Germick joins Ira to give some insight into how doodlers doodle, and a peek inside the Hyperloop project.
Two astrophysicists are creating maps and images of the hidden side of the universe: dark matter and black holes. Plus, building a bionic leaf, and a roundup of the week in science.
How well do we understand the emotional well-being of zoo animals? Plus, DIY experiments to keep your kitchen chemists and backyard explorers busy throughout the summer vacation, and a look at how bumblebees use hairs on their bodies to pick up on weak electrical signals emitted by flowers.
Researchers are reviving ideas from the pre-antibiotic age to fight drug-resistant bacteria. Plus, a roundup of the week in science.
A provocative new study suggests that infection may spur the buildup of amyloid-beta, and that Alzheimer's disease could be a toxic side effect. Plus, assessing risk, known and unknown, in the age of vaping, and a look at what vocal fry in music conveyed to listeners.
Science Friday dips into its archives for a look at the past-and future-of electronic newspapers. Plus, how imaginary companions help kids develop a theory of mind.