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: Battling HIV, Using a Body’s Own Immune Cells
Researchers are exploring a new approach to fighting HIV infection by genetically modifying a person’s own immune cells to be resistant to the virus.
SciFri: Delving Into the Security of an Internet of Things
As more devices come online, is enough attention being given to security and privacy?
SciFri: Where Do Sea Turtles Go During Their ‘Lost Years’?
Biologists crack the case of sea turtles’ “lost years” with a little help from a nail salon technician.
SciFri: Michio Kaku Imagines ‘The Future of the Mind’
In "The Future of the Mind," physicist Michio Kaku predicts big advances for our brains.
SciFri: ‘Particle Fever’ Captures the Excitement of the Higgs Discovery
Particle Fever takes filmgoers behind the scenes of physics’ big breakthrough: the discovery of the Higgs Boson.
SciFri: On Social Media, the Kids Are All Right
In It’s Complicated, Internet scholar danah boyd debunks myths about teens’ online lives.
SciFri: Your Brain on Jazz
Researcher and musician Charles Limb created an fMRI-safe keyboard to study the effects of jazz on the brain.
SciFri: This Fish Sucks
Adam Summers of the University of Washington's Friday Harbor Labs details how the northern clingfish takes the art of suction to new heights.
SciFri: A Diverse Energy Diet, to Face a Changing Climate
U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz talks about progress on President Obama’s “all-of-the-above” energy strategy.
SciFri: Pulsar Pulverizes Incoming Asteroids
A pulsar 37,000 light-years from Earth collided with a billion-ton asteroid.
SciFri: A 10,000-Year Stopover En Route to the New World
The ancestors of Native Americans may have lived for millennia on the Bering land bridge before fanning out across the Americas.
SciFri: Making Sense Out of Bitcoin
Bitcoin is a digital currency that was created by an anonymous developer in 2009.
SciFri: Artificial Muscles Flex Using Fishing Line and Thread
Researchers create superhuman strength from sewing thread and fishing line.
SciFri: Building an Open 'Internet of Things'
Will the 'Internet of Things' be open to developers—or hindered by proprietary smart boxes?
SciFri: App Chat: Social Media Gets Newsy
Ellis Hamburger, a reporter at The Verge, talks about why social media giants are betting on news.
SciFri: Beneath a Sleeping Volcano, Magma Mush Lies in Wait
Despite what Hollywood might show you, there’s no big tank of liquid rock under a volcano. Stored magma spends most of its time as a crystalline mush.
SciFri: The Science Behind the World’s Strangest Sounds
Acoustic engineer Trevor Cox recorded the world’s longest reverberation.
SciFri: Olympians Look to Science for a Competitive Edge
Physiologist and aerospace engineer Troy Flanagan shares the science behind Olympic training.
SciFri: Can Technology Build a Better Athlete?
Will the next big Olympics competition be a race for more technology?
SciFri: Stem Cell Research Update
Researchers in a recent study report creating stem cells in 30 minutes through an acid bath.