Science Friday with host Ira Flatow discusses the latest in science, technology, health, and the environment. It's brain fun, for curious people.
In the 90s, the Clipper Chip was the big government encryption case. Two Science Friday guests involved in that early debate rejoin us to weigh in on the Apple argument. Plus, two anthropologists are studying an ancient brewery.
Craig Venter and his team have booted up a cell with only the bare minimum genetic instructions required for life. Plus, Janna Levin on LIGO.
A panel of education experts discusses challenges and approaches to teaching climate change science in the classroom. Plus, how a new method convinces cancer cells to gobble up a ball of poison and ferry it directly to the cell nucleus.
Sculptor Tom Sachs has built his own space program, and it is 100 percent DIY. Plus, biologist Sean B. Carroll describes some of the greatest experiments in ecology.
Ophthalmologists Lisa Park and Anne Sumers address queries about eyes and vision. Plus, Researchers used stem cells to grow eye tissues. And a look at the potential of quantum computers.
We dive into the world of cheese, from the microbes that help make it, to the chemistry that gives processed cheese its properties. Plus, some of the week's science stories.