Science Friday

Fridays at 10 am

Covering the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the trusted source for news about science, technology, and other cool stuff. Host Ira Flatow mixes it up by featuring people in the know and those who want to be. Science Friday frequently features listeners that call in with their most riveting science questions. In addition, Science Friday also produces award-winning videos. It's brain fun, for curious people.

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Podcasts

  • Friday, May 19, 2017 11:00am
    Moldy compost? Compacted soil? Here comes some soil science to help your garden spring into shape. Plus how one researcher plays pretend to shed light on species survival in a warming climate.
  • Friday, May 19, 2017 11:00am
    A look at efforts to improve forensics after the death of a key federal commission. Plus, when should the government alert the computer industry about software flaws that could become cyberweapons? And the story of meteorite hunter Nina Lanza, and what life is really like in Antarctica.
  • Friday, May 12, 2017 11:00am
    We have been microwaving our food for 50 years. Why are some people still worried about their safety? And new research looks at the connections between the oceans, the phytoplankton and bacteria that live in them, and the aerosolized materials that can end up high in the atmosphere.
  • Friday, May 12, 2017 11:00am
    The team of paleoanthropologists that discovered fossils of Homo naledi in a South African cave two years ago say the bones are between 335,000 and 236,000 years old. Plus, Science Friday has a new show! Undiscovered tells the back stories of great scientific discoveries.
  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017 11:00am
    Introducing Undiscovered, a brand-new podcast spinoff from SciFri! A team of social scientists stumbles onto a cache of censored Chinese social media posts—and decides to find out what the Chinese government wants wiped from the internet.

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This is SCIENCE FRIDAY. I'm Ira Flatow. If you tuned into "Jeopardy!" in 2011, you might have heard an exchange like this.

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "JEOPARDY!")

ALEX TREBEK: Watson, start us, please.

WATSON: The European Union for $200.

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