Science Friday

Science Friday

From PRI

Covering everything about science and technology — from the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies — Science Friday is your source for entertaining and educational stories and activities. Each week, host Ira Flatow interviews scientists and inventors like Sylvia Earle, Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and more.More from Science Friday »

Most Recent Episodes

Hr1: Drug Co-Pay Coupons, US Data Science, Science Club

What will be the legacy of the Obama administration's big data programs? Plus, the Science Friday Science Club meets to wrap up their latest project, devoted to the idea of disassemby.

Hr2: Personal Medical Records, Taxidermy, Gut Microbes

A look at the science—and art—of preserving dead animals through taxidermy. Plus, tips on obtaining your personal medical records, and tracking the rhythms of the microbiome.

Hr1: News Roundup, Winter Boots, Best Science Books, Cassini

The best science books of 2016. Plus, updates on Cassini and Juno, and a cold, hard look at how winter boots fare in icy conditions.

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.

Hr2: IgNobel Awards 2016

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

Hr1: News Roundup, Fake News, The Common Cold

We answer your questions about the cold virus, and introduce you to the viruses you have to thank for that stuffy nose.

Hr2: Science Goes To The Movies in Arrival, Thanksgiving Food Failures, Mushroom Leather

The science behind roasting a browner bird and sweetening sweet potatoes. Plus, how would real scientists achieve mutual understanding with an alien race?

Hr2: Science Goes To The Movies in Arrival, Thanksgiving Food Failures, Mushroom Leather

Hr1: News Roundup, Political Hangovers, Werner Herzog

Filmmaker Werner Herzog talks about his new documentary "Into the Inferno," about the devastating power of volcanoes. Plus, how believing in the possibility of change can help you come to terms with this long and polarizing election season.

Hr2: Wireless Spinal Tech, Climate Policy, Moon Impact

Swiss researchers created a wireless device that enabled paralyzed monkeys to walk again. Plus, how might climate change policy fare under President Trump?

Hr2: Editing DNA, Male Contraception, Bomb-sniffing Spinach

The CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system is a less perfect fix for gene editing than news reports make it out to be. Plus, hormonal male birth control can work. But why isnt it commercially available?

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