Science Friday

Fridays 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Hosted by Ira Flatow

Science Friday is a weekly science talk show, broadcast live over public radio stations nationwide from 2-4 p.m. Eastern time. 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.

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A New Primer on the Way Things Work

Sep 30, 2016

5 back-to-school books for science-loving kids

Sep 26, 2016

School days are here again, so stuff your kid’s backpack with some worthy reading material. Here’s a short list of science-themed books for kids that we adults thought were pretty cool, too.

Smart About Sharks
By Owen Davey
Flying Eye Books (August 2016), ages 8 & up, $19.95

These cochlear implants can break the silence for people with hearing loss

Sep 25, 2016

Allyson Sisler-Dinwiddie took her first hearing test as a young girl and walked out of the doctor’s office with hearing aids. But she never thought she would end up completely deaf — until 2004, when a car accident following her first year of graduate school accelerated her hearing loss. Six months after the accident, her world went silent.

As the seaweed industry booms, how can we farm seaweed more sustainably?

Sep 24, 2016

Seaweed is trending. Demand for the fast-growing, nutrient-rich food is on the rise, and what’s not being eaten is now used in everything from skincare products to pharmaceuticals and industrial adhesives.

How does a wine's color affect what we think of its flavor?

Sep 24, 2016

Wine aficionados say that drinking wine involves far more than a simple evaluation of taste. Aroma, temperature and a lovely bottle can all factor into our experience of, say, a Bordeaux. But, what if outside factors like a wine’s color, or even the lighting in the room we drink it in, can actually change how we perceive the flavor?

David Munksgard, a winemaker at Iron Horse Vineyards in Sonoma, California, says he uses a bit of red wine in some of his sparkling blends to hint at what the bubbly might taste like — before patrons ever take a sip.

Myth-Busting Your Fitness Routine

Sep 23, 2016

The Fog and the Redwood

Sep 23, 2016

Of Fashion, Faith, and Physics

Sep 23, 2016

A Glimpse Before It’s Gone

Sep 23, 2016

Making the Most of A.I.’s Potential

Sep 23, 2016