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: Differential Privacy, Tropical Vaccines, Planetary Sciences

Several vaccines for Zika virus have triumphed in animal tests and are now ready for human trials. Plus, how 'differential privacy' allows companies to randomize user data, preserving individual privacy while pulling out larger trends. And a look at planetary sciences - from Jupiter to Pluto, new windows into the origins of our largest and smallest friends around the sun.

Hr2: Stem Cells, Future of Sex, Summer Sci-Fi Reading

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.