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: Gun Violence, The BRothers Vonnegut, Kitchen Hacks

Some researchers say that gun violence is a public health issue and needs to be addressed as such. Plus, how Bernard Vonnegut's research on cloud seeding influenced his brother Kurt's fiction, and some DIY tricks for the kitchen.

Hr1: Science Improv, Thing Explainer

Science students at Stony Brook University have an unusual offering on the class roster: JRN 503: Improvisation for Scientists. Plus, Randall Munroe of XKCD explains nuclear power, continental drift, and the periodic table, using just the thousand most common English words.

Hr2:Encryption, Transit Maps, Science Club

What role does encryption play in surveillance, security and privacy? Plus, how psychology and cognitive science are shaping transit maps, and your innovative methods for getting a message from one place to another.