Friday 12:00 - 1:00pm
Science Friday is a weekly science talk show, broadcast live over public radio stations nationwide. Each week, we focus on science topics that are in the news and try to bring an educated, balanced discussion to bear on the scientific issues at hand. Panels of expert guests join Science Friday’s host, Ira Flatow, a veteran science journalist, to discuss science – and to take questions from listeners during the call-in portion of the program.
SciFri: Annual Prizes Honor the Stranger Side of Science
The IgNobel Prizes salute unusual research, such as an investigation of dung beetle navigation.
SciFri: Eating ‘Wilder’ Foods for a Healthier Diet
Author Jo Robinson digs up tips on how to get the most nutrition out of our fruits and vegetables.
SciFri: At STREB Action Lab, Dance and Physics Collide
Choreographer and gravity-junkie Elizabeth Streb pushes the boundaries of physics—with dance.
SciFri: Using Modern Ballistics to Crack ‘Cold Case JFK’
Fifty years later, forensic scientists apply modern tech to the JFK assassination.
SciFri: How to Avoid ‘Food Failures’ This Thanksgiving
Jeff Potter, author of Cooking for Geeks, dishes up a few cooking hacks for Turkey Day.
SciFri: When Water Flows Uphill
Researchers test ridged surfaces in order to control the movements of hot water.
SciFri: ISON: The Comet of the Century . . . or Is It?
As Comet ISON skirts the sun, it could be destroyed—or emerge, even more spectacular than before.
SciFri: Stores May Be Snooping Into Your Smartphone
Stores can tap into your smartphone’s Wifi signal to track your in-store movements.
SciFri: A Handful of Nuts, a Lifetime of Benefits?
Researchers linked daily nut consumption to a lower risk of dying from major chronic diseases.
SciFri: Budget Cuts Leave Curiosity and Cassini in Limbo
Under NASA’s proposed 2013 budget, planetary science would receive $1.217 billion.
SciFri: Gauging the Impact of Climate Change on Hurricanes
Is there a link between climate change and stronger hurricanes?
SciFri: ‘Hatching Twitter’: A Tale of Booze and Backstabbing
New York Times columnist Nick Bilton's new book reveals the social network's dark side.
SciFri: The Other Golden Rule
Why most mammals—even elephants—take only 20-30 seconds to urinate.
SciFri: Searching for Earth 2.0
New data suggest one in every five stars like the sun may have an Earth-like planet circling it.
SciFri: Early Balloonists Took Science ‘Up, Up and Away’
Falling Upwards chronicles the balloonists who took science into the stratosphere.
SciFri: Should Sending Cash Be As Easy As Sending E-mail?
In this episode of App Chat, Ellis Hamburger debates the pros and cons of Square Cash.
SciFri: Biosecurity for the Age of Redesigned Life
Bioethicists--and the FBI--are rethinking biosecurity for the synthetic biology revolution.
SciFri: So Far, No Silver Bullet to Stop Lethal Bat Fungus
Scientists say antifungal bacteria could help fight the fungus causing white-nose syndrome.
SciFri: India and NASA Home In on Mars
The Mangalyaan orbiter would make India the fourth space program to reach the Red Planet.
SciFri: Navigating Dietary Supplement Regulations
Dietary supplements don’t fall under the conventional food or drug FDA regulations.