Science Friday with host Ira Flatow discusses the latest in science, technology, health, and the environment. It's brain fun, for curious people.
A new report says only one quarter of SPF products on the market are up to snuff. And a customizable melanin-like material could offer better protection from the sun.Plus, hominin fossils dating to 300,000 years ago have been found at a site in Morocco.
Biochemist Jennifer Doudna describes her work on developing the CRISPR-Cas9 technique and the ethical concerns of using the revolutionary tool. Plus, regulating algorithms could offer better insight into why they fail. And researchers find a doomed planet orbiting a massive hot star.
Scientists using LIGO detected a third gravitational wave, this time from two colliding black holes located 3 billion light-years away. Plus, the tale of actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr.
A look at why our immune systems turn on us, and why we are still powerless to stop the attack. Plus, an innovative muscle graft could help people with amputations feel their bionic limbs. And how researchers are developing wearable devices that can improve human movement.
Amber Yang, 18, won Intel's Young Scientist Award with her novel space debris tracker. Plus, a look at the White House's proposed science budget.
Scientists report the first scientific results from the Juno mission, now in orbit around Jupiter. Plus reviving a case for foundational science that dates back to Einstein. And Leland Melvin on the perseverance and different communities that helped launch his career into space.