Science Friday with host Ira Flatow discusses the latest in science, technology, health, and the environment. It's brain fun, for curious people.
Ophthalmologists Lisa Park and Anne Sumers address queries about eyes and vision. Plus, Researchers used stem cells to grow eye tissues. And a look at the potential of quantum computers.
We dive into the world of cheese, from the microbes that help make it, to the chemistry that gives processed cheese its properties. Plus, some of the week's science stories.
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.