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: Van Goghs True Colors, Cheese Science, Cable Box Wars

Are the walls of Van Goghs Bedroom blue, or violet? A chemist shares the results of a scientific investigation into Van Goghs palette. Then, a look at the science of cheese. And will an FCC proposal expand how consumers access pay-TV services?

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?