Science Friday with host Ira Flatow discusses the latest in science, technology, health, and the environment. It's brain fun, for curious people.
A deep dive on the hurdles still facing women scientists in 2016, from sexual harassment down to the grant gap. Plus, a new group of wealthy investors are betting a billion dollars on an uncrowded but risky market.
Possible solutions to stem the flow of prescription pain pills contributing to the opioid epidemic. Plus, how scientists are studying the environmental and genetic factors that cause Christmas trees to drop their needles.
Astronaut Don Pettit has taken hundreds of thousands of photos from the International Space Station. Plus, how at the beginning of the 20th century, a team of female astronomers at the Harvard College Observatory worked to classify the stars.
What will be the legacy of the Obama administration's big data programs? Plus, the Science Friday Science Club meets to wrap up their latest project, devoted to the idea of disassemby.
A look at the science—and art—of preserving dead animals through taxidermy. Plus, tips on obtaining your personal medical records, and tracking the rhythms of the microbiome.
The best science books of 2016. Plus, updates on Cassini and Juno, and a cold, hard look at how winter boots fare in icy conditions.