Science Friday with host Ira Flatow discusses the latest in science, technology, health, and the environment. It's brain fun, for curious people.
Jo Marchant shares the results of her deep dive into the evidence --and against-- mind-body medicine, from placebo effects to hypnosis and meditation. Plus, gene-editing techniques, and research into restoring the maternal microbiome to babies born via C-section.
When President Nixon signed the National Cancer Act of 1971, he waged the War on Cancer. Forty-five years and over $100 billion later, are we winning? Plus, why couldnt the polls predict the Iowa primaries?
Meteorite hunter Nina Lanza reports back from six weeks scouring the Antarctic ice for space rocks. Plus, an update on the Zika virus, and the cautionary tale of planet Vulcan.
Between 14-23 percent of women will experience symptoms of depression during pregnancy, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Plus, communication between octopuses, and how sitting quietly in a room can generate a personalized cloud of microbes.
A look at how sound affects the taste of your food, evidence for a 10,000-year-old massacre, and how an artist creates unconventional portraits of NYC commuters with bacteria.
Researchers calculate that there may be a large undiscovered ninth planet lurking in the distant reaches of our solar system. Plus, a deep drilling project, and the SciFri Book Club tackles an Oliver Sacks autobiography.