Science Friday with host Ira Flatow discusses the latest in science, technology, health, and the environment. It's brain fun, for curious people.
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?
How does NASA plan to protect the planet against an asteroid or comet strike? Then, Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson argues that we must set aside half the planet for nature.
How do you teach robots to behave ethically? One way is to feed robots human stories, and train them to model their behavior after the protagonists. Plus, theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli explains the fundamentals of modern physics in just 80 pages, and a look at social VR.
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.
More tech companies are pledging to increase diversity in their workforce, but their employee numbers remain the same. Plus, how scientists used living cells to 3-D-print ear, bone, and muscle structures.
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?