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: Vibrato Physics, Satellite Repair, Charting Physics History

Physicist Lawrence Krauss on the substance of the universe, the Higgs Boson, and how we know what we know. Plus, researchers use the tools of quantum physics to quantify the vibration of sound. And a robotic spacecraft could improve weather forecasting by fixing satellites in geosynchronous orbit.

Hr1: News Roundup, Autonomous Ambulances, New York 2140, Climate and Food

In his new novel, New York 2140, author Kim Stanley Robinson tackles how a drowning city might adapt and thrive after disastrous sea level rise. Plus, as the globe warms, maple syrup, tea, and other specialty foods could suffer from lower quality and lower nutritional value.

Hr2: Atmospheric Microbiome, Content Moderation, Scraps for Dinner

In their book Scraps, Wilt & Weeds, Mads Refslund and Tama Matsuoka Wong describe creative ways to use the parts of produce that we usually toss away. Plus, a look at how content moderators work behind the scenes to keep graphic content off your feed. And why certain types of bacteria in the atmosphere can play a role in rain and snow.