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

2014 Science Year in Review

From the Ebola outbreak to the Rosetta mission to a comet, a look at the biggest science stories of the year.

Birdie in Flight

The aerodynamics of the badminton birdie, along with a complex chain of movements executed by players, enables it to reach 200 mph.

John McPhee Assembles California

In this 1993 interview from the Science Friday archives, writer John McPhee talks plate tectonics and global geology.

Scientists Speak Out About Attacks on Science

Bioengineer John Dabiri and conservation biologist Terrie Williams, two targets of Senator Tom Coburn's 2014 “Wastebook” look beyond the caricatures painted by politicians and pundits to tell the story of their research.