Science Friday Audio Podcast
Summary: Science Friday, as heard on NPR, is a weekly discussion of the latest news in science, technology, health, and the environment hosted by Ira Flatow. Ira interviews scientists, authors, and policymakers, and listeners can call in and ask questions as well. Watch the latest science videos from the Science Friday website.
Through cloning techniques, researchers created a source of embryonic stem cells genetically identical to a patient.
Can entomophagy, the eating of insects, help improve the world’s food resources?
A visit with psychologist Daniel Kahneman, who won the Nobel Prize in economic sciences in 2002.
Physicist Lee Smolin explains his theory of time, and why the future of physics depends on it.
In Brilliant Blunders, Mario Livio explores colossal errors by science's greatest minds.
Saul Perlmutter discusses his Nobel Prize-winning work measuring the accelerating expansion of the universe.
The SETI Institute’s Jill Tarter talks about her career searching for intelligent life beyond Earth.
Brewmasters discuss how to get the most out of your grinds.
By studying split-second facial expressions, psychologists hope to uncover hidden emotional cues.
Psychologist Clifford Nass says multitasking may be killing our concentration and creativity.
Bacteria-like creatures living nearly two billion years ago belched hydrogen sulfide, the signature stench of rotten eggs.
After spending 17 years underground, millions of Brood II cicadas are expected to emerge this spring.
How can you measure the mass of a particle of antimatter? Might it fall up?
Pollan once advised, "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Now, he tells us how to cook it.
Planning for the next Sandy, a New Jersey mayor has proposed lifting up his town. But at what cost?