Science Friday with host Ira Flatow discusses the latest in science, technology, health, and the environment. It's brain fun, for curious people.
A look at how stem cells found in the blood can be used to treat cancer, diabetes and other diseases. Them, Hank Greely explores the legal and ethical frontiers of human reproductive technology, and we collect recommendations for summer science fiction reading.
Some researchers argue that we need more research on nearly every interaction people have with guns -- including storage, training, theft, suicides, accidents, and so on. Plus, the amazing world of the octopus, and news from the week in science.
In Grunt, author Mary Roach looks at the technology used to battle disease, shock, and exhaustion in the ranks. Plus, Google Doodle team leader Ryan Germick joins Ira to give some insight into how doodlers doodle, and a peek inside the Hyperloop project.
Two astrophysicists are creating maps and images of the hidden side of the universe: dark matter and black holes. Plus, building a bionic leaf, and a roundup of the week in science.
How well do we understand the emotional well-being of zoo animals? Plus, DIY experiments to keep your kitchen chemists and backyard explorers busy throughout the summer vacation, and a look at how bumblebees use hairs on their bodies to pick up on weak electrical signals emitted by flowers.
Researchers are reviving ideas from the pre-antibiotic age to fight drug-resistant bacteria. Plus, a roundup of the week in science.