Eleven-year-olds from around the world will judge entries to the Flame Challenge, and archaeologist Elizabeth Stone describes her recent trip to Iraq.
Ira Flatow and guests share science funnies, and a video looks at a sticky question that has plagued arachnologists for decades.
Tying to determing brain function by studying structure, dolphin communication and cognition, questioning the constancy of basic physical rules, and a video about moth flight.
Host: Marc Pelletier and Special Guest Host Dave Brodbeck, PhD How understanding our mind will shape our futures with Dr. Adam Gazzaley. Guest: Dr. Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D. . We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. Comments and suggestions on Futures in...
Engineering mosquitoes to crash dengue mosquito populations, and a look back at the Antarctic expeditions of Scott and others.
Treatments for the winter blues, Walter Isaacson discusses his biography of the Apple leader, and a hunt for an elusive bird.
How much science do kids learn outside the classroom? Then, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman talk mythbusting.
Why a moon may not be necessary for life, a battle over solar panel taxes, detecting a genetic difference through observing empathy, and a look at balloon engineering for a major parade.
Host: Marc Pelletier Dr. Elizabeth Winzeler describes her approaches to drug discovery in an effort to tackle Malaria. Guest: Dr. Elizabeth Winzeler, Ph.D. . We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. Comments and suggestions on Futures in Biotech. Also thanks to Phil...
Tomorrow is World Toilet Day, so we look at the state of toilet technology. Plus, biotech firm Greon says it is getting out of the business of stem cell research.
In his new book, Present at the Creation, Amir D. Aczel tells the story of the European Organization for Nuclear Research's Large Hadron Collider. With the multibillion-euro collider, researchers hope to recreate the conditions that existed just after the Big Bang.
In his new book Fraser's Penguins, writer Fen Montaigne describes the effect climate change is having on Antarctica's penguins. Montaigne, ecologist Bill Fraser and Science Friday blogger Kayla Iacovino (currently in Antarctica) recount their experiences on the continent.
There may be more mythology about pouring, drinking and storing Champagne than there is about any other fermented grape juice. Chemist Richard Zare and food writer Harold McGee set the record straight on the proper protocol for enjoying sparkling wines this New Year's Eve.
From the Gulf oil spill and the earthquake in Haiti to the creation of synthetic life and the Icelandic volcano eruption, a lot of science stories made headlines in 2010. Science writers Ron Cowen, Robin Lloyd, Andrew Revkin and Paul Raeburn join Ira Flatow to discuss the year's top...
Leaf-cutter ants rely on their razor-sharp mandibles to snip leaves to pieces. But over time, their mandibles dull. Physicist Robert Schofield of the University of Oregon looked at what happens when the aging ants struggle with their snipping. He found they take on a new job.