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 '70s, millions of people experienced a groovier side of science: the planetarium laser show. Plus, what technology can learn from nature, and a metal material capable of disintegrating a bullet.
How do you measure the IQ of an octopus? The trick, says primatologist Frans de Waal, is to measure animal intelligence not by human standards, but by octopus or elephant or chimpanzee standards. Plus, coral bleaching, and a roundup of science news.
Proponents of sonification hope that listening to data could lead to more scientific discoveries. Plus, how the emotion of emoji could be lost in translation, and how orchids use mimicry, fraud, and deception to attract pollinators.
The story of a quadriplegic man who regained movement of his arm using a brain-computer interface. Plus, new research into the zika virus, and a challenge to explain your world via sampling.
Writer Paolo Bacigalupi is using fiction to help us imagine our climate change futureÂ—and he is not alone. Plus, how did climate change affect the boom-and-bust cycles of of ancient Southwest civilizations in the United States?
Undiscovered tombs and pyramids can be found right on your iPad, if you know what to look for. Plus, the memoir _Lab Girl_ from geobiologist Hope Jahren.