Science Friday with host Ira Flatow discusses the latest in science, technology, health, and the environment. It's brain fun, for curious people.
The viral storm has made landfall in the U.S, but a vaccine remains elusive. Plus, Kor Adana, a write for Mr. Robot, unpacks the toolkit of real-life hackers that inspired the show. And a discussion of Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwoood.
Mice appear to be more susceptible to viral infection during their sleep cycle, suggesting that circadian rhythms can affect our immune systems. Plus, how an icy space object with a rebellious orbit may be a clue to the mystery of the early solar system.
A visit with the Twitter bots that are brightening our social media experience. Plus, what gives the hot habanero and mild jalapeno their heat profile?
A group proposes 20 science-based policy questions for the presidential candidates to address in the months ahead. Plus, as robots that can weld cars give way to robots that can drive cars, what is ahead for the workforce?
What could sterile neutrinos, gravitons, and axions tell us about the Standard Model? Plus, the most famous patient in neuroscience is the subject of a new book by the grandson of the man who changed his brain forever.
Ed Yong examines the connections between species and ecosystems from a microbial point of view. Plus, bulldog genetics, and the reproducibility of important scientific papers.