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

Hr1: News Roundup, DTC Drug Ads, Pandemics

In 1994, Laurie Garrett and Stephen Ostroff came on Science Friday to contemplate some troubling trends in public health. Twenty-two years later, they are back for a check-up. Plus, stories from the week in science.

Hr1: News Roundup, El Nino, Malnutrition and the Microbiome

El Nino's atmospheric influence is global, affecting fish stocks off Peru and potentially driving up malaria deaths in East Africa. Plus, is malnutrition due to more than just a lack of access to quality food?

Hr2: Zero-G Music Video, Book Club, Bouba-Kiki Effect

After three weeks of reading, the SciFri Book Club is back to discuss the autobiography On the Move, by Oliver Sacks. Plus, how the band OK Go choreographed their latest video in zero-G, and a video about pointy-ness and linguistics.

Hr1: News Roundup, Gravitational Waves, GM Mosquitoes

For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves, €”the last unproven part of Einstein'€™s theory of general relativity. Plus, a roundup of the week in science, and a look at genetically engineering malaria-resistant mosquitoes.