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: 21st Century Cures Act, Space Photography, Glass Universe

Astronaut Don Pettit has taken hundreds of thousands of photos from the International Space Station. Plus, how at the beginning of the 20th century, a team of female astronomers at the Harvard College Observatory worked to classify the stars.

Hr2: IgNobel Awards 2016

An annual awards ceremony honors scientific research that first makes you laugh, but then makes you think.

Hr1: Indigenous Genes, Beatrix Potter, Never Built New York

Outside of Mr. McGregor's garden and in her own life, Beatrix Potter--author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit--had a curious eye for the nature world around her. Plus an alternate history of New York City architecture lives on in Never Built New York.